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Local businessman contributes final amount needed for new North Attleboro school playground

The Sun Chronicle - 7 hours 9 min ago
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Sunshine broke through the rain Wednesday afternoon just long enough for the Falls Elementary School kids to come out and play.

Norton man accused of drunken driving after Mansfield crash

The Sun Chronicle - 8 hours 25 min ago
MANSFIELD — The driver whose car went airborne and crashed into a van parked at a West Street home earlier this week will face drunken driving charges.

Woman killed after being struck by train near Mansfield station

The Sun Chronicle - 12 hours 35 min ago
MANSFIELD — Police say a woman was struck by a commuter train late Tuesday night near the Mansfield train station but her death is not being considered suspicious.

License plate left at Norton hit-run accident scene, alleged drunken driver arrested

The Sun Chronicle - 12 hours 38 min ago
NORTON — Police say an alleged drunken driver left his license plate at the scene of a hit-and-run accident late Tuesday night.

In North Attleboro, a short course in Islam

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 23:25
NORTH ATTLEBORO - Umer Akbar wants people of all faiths to understand two things: We can co-exist. And his religion ensures it.

North Attleboro official takes heat over legal expenses

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 23:10
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Town Administrator Michael Gallagher came under fire Monday night after a Representative Town Meeting member and former selectman challenged a request for additional labor counsel funds.

Drugged candy case gets Attleboro woman probation

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 23:08
ATTLEBORO — A 31-year-old woman was placed on probation Tuesday for allegedly making THC-laced gummy bears that were linked to her as a result of an investigation into the unrelated overdose of a Norton man last year.

Carbon monoxide readings clear Mansfield hotel

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 23:03
MANSFIELD — About 50 people were evacuated for about an hour from the Holiday Inn early Tuesday night after high readings of carbon monoxide were detected.

Man sentenced to jail in dragging death of Wrentham motel employee struck by pickup truck

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 15:59
WRENTHAM — A man was sentenced to jail Tuesday for running over a local hotel employee in 2013 in front of her husband and dragging her body for more than three miles on Route 1 before stopping

Education emerging as a key issue in Attleboro mayor’s race

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 13:57
ATTLEBORO — The mayor’s race is just getting started and already education is emerging as a prime issue.

Seekonk fire victim: ‘I had an angel on my shoulder’

The Sun Chronicle - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 13:01
SEEKONK — Malcolm Jones said there was an angel on his shoulder.

Leaving notebooks behind

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 21:32
Google has redefined "classroom," allowing teachers to distribute and grade assignments with nary a scrap of paper.

Deer rescued from tight spot in Foxboro

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 21:22
FOXBORO - A deer that got stuck between two tight-spaced fences and landed upside down had to be rescued Monday by the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

Colon cancer rises for young adults

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 21:19
A sharp rise in colorectal cancers among younger people is prompting concern among doctors, and could eventually lead to changes in guidelines for preventing or detecting the disease.

Reward offered for information on Norton arson fires

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 16:14
NORTON — Authorities are offering a reward to identify who was responsible for setting a two-alarm blaze at a house where firefighters rescued a sleeping elderly woman moments before the fire spread into her bedroom.

Brockton man accused of harassing ex-girlfriend in Attleboro, posting pics on social media

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:38
ATTLEBORO — A 30-year-old man faces charges of harassing an ex-girlfriend and posting nude photos of her on Facebook before breaking into and trashing her apartment.

Suspicious Norton house fire still under investigation

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:50
NORTON — Police and fire officials are still investigating the cause of a suspicious two-alarm fire in which firefighters rescued a sleeping elderly woman moments before the blaze spread into her bedroom.

Man held in jail after allegedly beating, stabbing girlfriend in North Attleboro

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:33
NORTH ATTLEBORO — A 46-year-old man is accused of beating, stabbing and threatening to kill his girlfriend after stuffing a shirt in her mouth earlier this month.

Brockton woman accused of grabbing wheel from boyfriend charged in Attleboro crash

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:33
ATTLEBORO — State police say a domestic assault resulted in a car crash on Interstate 95 early Sunday morning.

Two men face heroin charges following Attleboro traffic stop

The Sun Chronicle - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:05
ATTLEBORO — Two men were arrested Sunday night and charged with heroin possession as a result of a traffic stop on North Avenue.