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Remembering Figo: A special dog from Afghanistan to Lowell
LOWELL — The move was drastic for the former military dog Figo.
The German shepherd — with his military “brand number” K345 tattooed to his ear — went from bomb sniffing in Afghanistan to his days of retirement that included games of keep away with a rubber toy in a Lowell home’s backyard.
Sean McKenna, who served as a K-9 handler in the Air Force, was partnered with Figo and then adopted the thoroughly trained animal when the dog was retired from service at age 9
Whitman men charged with setting vehicles on fire
WHITMAN — Two town residents set three vehicles on fire Tuesday morning, left the scene, then returned and spoke to investigators before being arrested, officials said.
Shaun Minnock, 23, and Zachary Ralph, 22, were each arraigned in Brockton District Court on Friday on three counts of burning a motor vehicle and single counts of wanton destruction of property over $1,200 and trespassing.
New Bedford Man Arrested for Recent Suspicious Fires Read More: New Bedford Man Arrested for Recent Suspicious Fires
30-year-old Jose DeBritto of New Bedford was arrested Thursday night and charged with setting two fires Wednesday night and Thursday morning in the city. The arrest was announced by State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn, New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro and New Bedford Fire Chief Michael Gomes.
Officials investigating attempted arson to East Bridgewater home
EAST BRIDGEWATER – Town and state authorities are asking for the public’s help after someone attempted to burn down a home that was under construction.
Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey, Fire Chief Timothy M. Harhen and Police Chief Scott Allen asked for the public’s help on Monday evening after evidence of attempted arson was found in the attic of the home at 77 Captain’s Way.
First Responders Converge On Massachusetts To Learn How To Deal With Makeshift Drug Labs
DENNIS (CBS) – First responders got a look at what they will face when they’re taking action at an improvised drug lab.
Members of law enforcement and firefighters from all corners of the country converged Thursday on a clandestine drug lab assembled in a landfill. The makeshift lab was in a back corner of Dennis’ Public Works Facility.
Man arrested in connection to Saturday car fire
NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford Police arrested a man early Saturday in connection to breaking into a motor vehicle and setting the interior console on fire, according to a police department spokesman.
I-Team: How Investigators Pinpoint The Cause Of A Fire
CBS Boston- Understanding the why and how can be critically important for victims of fire. Those answers can have financial and emotional consequences.
Chief Investigative reporter Cheryl Fiandaca has an exclusive look at how investigators carefully pick apart the clues and one dad who says getting those answers will help him cope with the loss of his sons.