As we prepare to kick off a new week, let's take a look back at the week that was.
Top stories this past week included:
A look at the local baseball postseason. With the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association state tournament getting underway, we put together a list of Fall River area athletes to keep an eye on this postseason.
The latest Greater Fall River real estate report, featuring a custom ranch in Swansea that sold for $780,000. The Wood Street home features a custom kitchen with a large island, a fireplaced great room, a laundry room, and a sunny breakfast area. See what else this property has to offer, and check out other top-sellers.
These were the most read stories of the week on HeraldNews.com:
Fall River man charged with murder in car wash killing of New Bedford woman
Angelo O. Leo, 33, of Fall River is charged with murder in the killing of Jessenia Simmons.
Leo was arraigned on the murder charge after allegedly shooting and killing Simmons, of New Bedford, at the Globe Car Wash on Broadway early in the afternoon on Monday, May 29.
Simmons, 45, was the mother of two children aged 14 and 16, according to prosecutors.
Arraigned on murder charge: Fall River man charged with murder in car wash killing of New Bedford woman
Apparent murder suicide in New Bedford connected to missing woman from Taunton and Fall River
An apparent murder-suicide of a man and child, believed to be a father and son, that took place in New Bedford, was under investigation Friday, District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III said.
Police found a boy of approximately 8 years old and an older man deceased during a well-being check on Friday. As of this writing, it has not been confirmed by the State Medical Examiner's office, but the DA's office believes the older man to be George Scott III, age 54.
Quinn said he believes Scott is the father of the boy.
The DA also said the 8-year-old is the son of Lisa Hazard, who Scott reported missing to Fall River police in April 2019.
Case has connection to missing woman: Apparent murder-suicide at George Scott III's New Bedford home: What DA Quinn has shared
Food trucks return to Fall River
Food Trucks at the Gates held its kickoff event this past week, returning to the city with an array of culinary delights.
Organized by PVD Food Truck Events, in partnership with the City of Fall River, food trucks from across the region descend on the Gates of the City on Ponta Delgada Boulevard for evenings of delicious eats.
Food Trucks at the Gates: The food trucks are returning to Fall River this summer. Here's the lineup so far.
Fall River ex-cop Michael Pessoa guilty of excessive force
Former Fall River police officer Michael Pessoa was found guilty this week of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, witness intimidation, civil rights violations and filing false reports in the case involving city resident David Lafrance.
Bishop Connolly's last ever graduating class faces the future with faith and dignity
Bishop Connolly High School held its 54th and final commencement on Wednesday.
With only 37 seniors in the graduating class, each graduate had their moment in the spotlight.
Last Connolly class: Bishop Connolly's last ever graduating class faces the future with faith and dignity
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