Latest Fall River News

Rhode Island adds jobs, unemployment rate drops to 16.3%

Jun. 25, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — After shedding tens of thousands of jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, Rhode Island added jobs and saw a decrease in its unemployment rate last month, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. The state added more than 13,000 nonfarm jobs in May, for an...

Boston gang members, associates face federal charges

Jun. 16, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nearly three dozen members and associates of a Boston-based street gang are facing federal charges for a slew of violent crimes, authorities said Tuesday. Fifteen members and associates of the NOB gang were arrested Tuesday by Boston police and federal authorities and six others remain...

Police: 82-year-old man holding Trump sign assaulted

Jun. 4, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — An 82-year-old veteran holding a Donald Trump sign was pushed to the ground and kicked in the ribs and legs by a man who first ripped the sign from his hands and tore it in half, police in Massachusetts said. Aidan Courtright, 27, of Fall River, is charged with committing a civil...

2 killed in Massachusetts car crash identified

May. 21, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Two victims of a fatal car crash in Massachusetts have been identified as Fall River residents, according to state officials. The victims were identified as Dinasalia Medeiros, 74, and Chantel Gould, 29, the Herald News reported, citing a spokesman for District Attorney Thomas M....

2 dead, 2 hurt when car crashes into building

May. 20, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Two people were killed and two others including an 18-month old child were injured when the car they were in veered out of control and struck a building in Fall River, authorities said. The car appears to have struck the curb, gone out of control and struck a building that houses a...

$159M contract to help expand commuter rail service

May. 12, 2020 10:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has approved a $159 million contract to help build a commuter rail link from southeastern Massachusetts to Boston. The contract approved Monday by the MBTA's board includes new train stations in Freetown and Fall River, construction of a layover...

ADL: Anti-Semitism remains a problem in Massachusetts

May. 12, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — There were 114 reported anti-Semitic incidents in Massachusetts last year, about a 20% decrease from the previous year, but in line with a surge in cases seen every year since 2015, the Anti-Defamation League said in a report released Tuesday. The statewide count includes arson attempts at...

Police make arrest in fatal shooting in Fall River

May. 7, 2020 8:32 AM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting in Fall River. Rayquan Robinson, 23, faces murder and several weapons charges in connection with the shooting Wednesday of Jake Williams, according to a statement from Bristol District Attorney Thomas Quinn III and...

Police investigate fatal shooting in Fall River

May. 6, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in Fall River late Wednesday morning, authorities said. Police responding to 911 calls at about 11:25 a.m. found the victim in the area of Mott and Warren streets, according to an emailed statement from the Bristol district...