In Depth: Police


Southcoast Health CEO taking leave of absence

Keith Hovan wrote Southcoast Health “deserves a leader unencumbered by current personal matters to run what I believe to be the most exceptional health care system in the state.”

Hovan decried weapons used in ‘killing sprees’ but he collected them

ROCHESTER — Southcoast Health President Keith A. Hovan, who faces a felony charge for allegedly possessing illegal firearm ammunition, penned an impassioned plea for sensible gun policies after the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. “Weapons like those used in Newtown and in so many other killing sprees have no purpose but to murder men, women and children,” he wrote, while also acknowledging that law-abiding…

Difficult questions persist in City Councilor Dunn’s OUI case

The three New Bedford patrolmen had no good answers for why they did not ask Dunn where he was coming from that rainy Friday night; if he had been drinking; and how he crashed his Hyundai Genesis into both a Chevy truck and a Toyota SUV.

DA seeks justice in case of Councilor Hugh Dunn

State police say an EMT and paramedic on the scene the night of the accidents described it as “obvious” that he had been drinking and that they smelled alcohol on his breath.

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