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Rockland: Selectman Placed on Probabtion, Loses Driving Privilages

Rockland: Selectman Placed on Probabtion, Loses Driving Privilages

A Rockland Selectman has lost his privilege to drive and has been placed on probation, after he was arrested for drunk driving and carried a loaded pistol. Korey Welch received one year of probation and has lost use of his driver s license for 45 days after being charged with driving drunk and carrying a loaded pistol while under the influence of alcohol. Welch had passed out in his pickup truck at around 1:30 a.m.

Saturday while waiting in the drive-through lane of a McDonald s restaurant on Route 123. Police were called and upon arrival subjected the first term Rockland Selectman to a field sobriety test in the parking lot. Officers also found Welch in possession of a loaded semi-automatic pistol in a holster.

On Tuesday, Welch admitted to sufficient facts in the charges stemming from the incident. Hingham District Court Judge Paul McCallum continued his case without a finding. McCallum also ordered Welch to surrender his firearm and not possess any firearm for one year.

He must also pay $665 in fines.

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Rockland: Selectman Faces Charges for Carrying a Loaded Gun …

Rockland: Selectman Faces Charges for Carrying a Loaded Gun …

A Rockland Selectman has lost his privilege to drive and has been placed on probation, after he was arrested for drunk driving and carried a loaded pistol. Korey Welch received one year of probation and has lost use of his driver s license for 45 days after being charged with driving drunk and carrying a loaded pistol while under the influence of alcohol. Welch had passed out in his pickup truck at around 1:30 a.m.

Saturday while waiting in the drive-through lane of a McDonald s restaurant on Route 123. Police were called and upon arrival subjected the first term Rockland Selectman to a field sobriety test in the parking lot. Officers also found Welch in possession of a loaded semi-automatic pistol in a holster.

On Tuesday, Welch admitted to sufficient facts in the charges stemming from the incident. Hingham District Court Judge Paul McCallum continued his case without a finding. McCallum also ordered Welch to surrender his firearm and not possess any firearm for one year.

He must also pay $665 in fines.

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Norwell: 30 Year-Old Man Who Set His Family's Kitchen on Fire Due …

Norwell: 30 Year-Old Man Who Set His Family's Kitchen on Fire Due …

The Norwell man who is accused of torching his family s kitchen and then barricading himself in their attic during a standoff with police faces a competency hearing and evaluation today.

30 year-old Ryan Palmer was in court last month for a dangerousness hearing Palmer was arrested January 11th after a SWAT team subdued him with a stun gun, ending the five-hour standoff. No one was injured, but police said the kitchen cabinets were burnt and melted from floor to ceiling. Police said Palmer lit a propane tank that he had ripped off an outdoor gas grille, and brought it into the house where he started the fire.

Norwell police said Palmer had had several encounters with the department in the past, and had quote shown a history of mental illness and a high propensity for violence and violence toward police.

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Weymouth: House Fire Blamed on Electrical Problems

Weymouth: House Fire Blamed on Electrical Problems

Damage is estimated at around $40,000 to a two story home in Weymouth after a fire that broke out around 4:00 this morning. The fire in the home of 8 Mace Avenue started in the walls and ceiling of the second floor and the attic. No injuries were reported.

The Red Cross was called in to provide temporary housing for the victims of the fire.

The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical in nature.

Mutual aid was provided by Quincy, Braintree and Hingham.

Weymouth: Kay and Hedlund Win Preliminary Mayoral Election

Weymouth: Kay and Hedlund Win Preliminary Mayoral Election

Weymouth held their preliminary mayoral election Thursday night, and chose two out of six candidates to move forward to the general election. It s Incumbent Mayor Sue Kay and State Senator Bob Hedlund, pulling the votes to win the Weymouth preliminary mayoral election. The two are now ready to square off in the general election in November Hedlund soared above Kay in this preliminary, garnering 5,209 votes against the incumbent s 2200.

Here s the rundown on the rest of the four candidates Sean Guilfoyle comes in at 1459, Robert Montgomery Thomas 277, Joseph Cellini 210, and Edward Conway at the bottom of the list with 63 votes.

27.82% of Weymouth s registered voters turned out to cast their ballots.

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