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Student explores civil rights through grandmother’s eyes

Jan. 21, 2020 2:47 PM EST

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — When Brockton High School junior Chloe Livingston started a documentary film project examining the civil rights movement, she decided to include a special source: her grandmother. Through interviews with her grandmother, Sandra, and her own research, Livingston juxtaposed historical...

2 men killed in overnight crash

Jan. 19, 2020 11:16 AM EST

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Two men died in Massachusetts early Sunday morning after the car they were driving in struck a tree. The Brockton Enterprise reports the crash happened around 1:25 a.m. in Brockton, a city near the Rhode Island state line. Officials say the car had been travelling north on Main...

Bail set for mom charged with endangerment in toddler death

Jan. 14, 2020 2:26 PM EST

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mother charged with failing to seek timely medical help for her toddler daughter who later died has been granted bail and will be allowed to attend the girl's funeral, a judge has ruled. Shaniqua Leonard, 29, of Whitman, appeared in court Monday for a dangerousness...

Police: Motorcycle club members arrested on weapons charges

Jan. 4, 2020 4:46 PM EST

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Four motorcycle club members and an associate of the group have been charged with gun crimes while in Massachusetts to attend a fellow member's memorial service, state police said Saturday. The arrests on Friday afternoon and evening were the result of an investigation that began at...

Authorities identify woman killed in car crash

Dec. 24, 2019 10:06 AM EST

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have identified a driver who died in a violent crash in Massachusetts. Diana Lancy, 41, of Rochester, was killed while a passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries following the Sunday morning crash, according to a statement from the office of Plymouth County...

1 killed, 1 injured in violent crash in Brockton

Dec. 23, 2019 8:29 AM EST

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A driver involved in a violent crash in Brockton on Sunday morning has died, authorities said. The crash on North Quincy Street near the Abington line just after 9 a.m. left the car severely damaged and resting against a utility pole. The woman driving was killed while a male...

Working at emergency shelter helps Brockton Army vet heal

Dec. 17, 2019 1:01 PM EST

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — From finding himself homeless in Father Bill’s and MainSpring’s emergency shelter to landing a job there helping other residents in his position, CJ said the experience has made him softer. “It’s gotten me back to loving people,” said CJ, who asked...

Police investigating fatal shooting on man in his driveway

Dec. 14, 2019 4:04 PM EST

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old man who was slain in his Brockton driveway. Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz's office said in a tweet issued Saturday that investigators do not believe the Friday night shooting was a random...

Prosecutors: Woman struck, killed by police cruiser

Dec. 12, 2019 2:51 PM EST

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman was struck and killed by a police cruiser that was responding to an emergency call, prosecutors said. Maria Graca, 75, of Brockton, was walking when she was hit by a police officer just after 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney's...

Police: 2 people hurt after truck strikes a Cape Cod bridge

Dec. 7, 2019 4:35 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A truck driver towing a hydraulic lift struck a Cape Cod bridge and two people were injured by falling concrete Friday night, Massachusetts State Police said. The lift was too high to pass under the Old Bass River Road Bridge in Dennis, Massachusetts above Route 6 and falling chunks of...