Sep 24 2016

Warren says Trump, Republicans are ‘making hate OK’

Hillary Clinton’s campaign sent Warren to New Hampshire for the day to fire up Democrats in the battleground state. Warren is also campaigning Saturday alongside Gov. Maggie Hassan, who is challenging Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte.

Warren told reporters that Trump has scapegoated groups of Americans in a way she never expected from a major party candidate.

And she’s criticizing Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for saying he’ll vote for Trump, after months of speaking out against the GOP nominee.

She asked, “Is that really what your word is worth, Ted Cruz?”

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Sep 24 2016

Fall River man sentenced for cutting off another man’s finger

A Fall River man has been sentenced to prison for cutting off another man’s finger with a pipe cutter.

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn says 43-year-old John Soares was sentenced Friday to 10-15 years behind bars. Soares was convicted by a jury earlier this month of mayhem, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Prosecutors say it happened March 28, 2012, after an employee at Columbia Towing in Fall River was accused by his employer of stealing money from the business. He was ordered to write a confession, but he refused.

Soares arrived soon after and spoke with the management before bringing the man into a garage, where Soares used a pair of pipe cutters to remove the man’s right pinky finger. Soares then left, taking the finger. It was never recovered.

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Sep 22 2016

Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run

Family of a motorcyclist who died in a hit-and-run early Thursday morning brought flowers to the scene. 

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The crash happened on Route 114, which is Waverly Road, at about 12:30 a.m. It is on the Lawrence/North Andover line. 

“I was shocked. I had never seen anything like that before,” said David Soriano, who works at the nearby Boston Market.

Lawrence police said the motorcyclist was traveling from Lawrence to North Andover, when he hit two pedestrians and was thrown from his bike. He was then run over by a black Mercedes, police said.

“After the motorcycle crashed into the pedestrians, the deceased victim was lying in the street and he was struck by a car — an oncoming vehicle,” said police chief James Fitzpatrick. 

That Mercedes did not stop. 

The motorcyclist, a 64-year-old man from Methuen, died.

One of the pedestrians, 33-year-old man, was taken to a Boston hospital with serious injuries. The second pedestrian, a 37-year-old woman, was taken to Lawrence General Hospital.

Police said they’re looking for a 2000-2002 black Mercedes with high intensity lights in connection with the crash.

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Sep 22 2016

Teen shot inside Stoughton CVS

An investigation is underway after a shooting is reported Thursday afternoon inside a CVS store in Stoughton.

The incident was reported on Central Street.

The Brockton Enterprise reported that an 18-year-old was shot inside the store.

The store is closed while police investigate.

Massachusetts State Police said they were assisting in the investigation.

No other information was released.

Stay with WCVB and for the latest on this breaking news story.

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