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West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquitoes from Marion

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced today that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Marion, Massachusetts. Statewide, in 2016, 6,414 mosquito samples were tested for WNV and 189 samples were positive. This is two weeks after the West Nile Virus was confirmed in …

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New Bedford firefighters battle house fire on Adams Street

At approximately 1:20 a.m. today, New Bedford Fire Department firefighters reported to a structure fire on Adams Street. Upon arrival, a second-alarm was activated. It appears that the fire started in the stairwell and the owner, the sole resident, was able to evacuate safely. Firefighters worked through the early morning …

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Freetown man charged with assaulting man with prosthetic arm

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 9:35, Freetown police received a 911 call from a Christopher Drive resident reporting that a suspect was being detained for stealing a power washer from the resident’s garage. The suspect was subsequently identified as Brandon W. Demoranville, age 31, of Freetown. Sgt. Elton Ashley, …

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56-year old man killed in motorcycle crash in Foxborough

At approximately 08:50 a.m. today, troopers from the State Police barracks in Foxborough responded to a report of a crash involving a motorcycle and a car on Route 1 (Washington Street) just north of Main Street, in Foxborough, which resulted in the death of the motorcycle operator. Preliminary investigation by …

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