Region Roundup: Attempted Murder, Bank Robber, and Aesthetic Changes

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Stoughton Man Turns to Attempted Murder After Argument Turns Violent

A 42-year-old Stoughton man is charged with attempted murder after an argument turned violent early Sunday morning, according to Stoughton Police.

Police were called to 16 Bell St. in Stoughton at 12:54 a.m. on Oct. 21 after "several calls [reported] a fight and people yelling/screaming," according to the Stoughton Police log.

In addition to attempted murder, Michael Safranek, 42, of 29 Bell St. in Stoughton, is charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; and single counts of possession of a firearm while intoxicated and possession of more than one ounce of marijuana, according to the log.

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Makeover Proposed to East Main Street in Norton

Plans are in the works to repave E. Main Street and add sidewalks and a shoulder, starting with the stretch from Pine Street to Route 495.

Improvements, scheduled to start in 2016, will consist of box widening and repaving the roadway to provide a consistent roadway cross section and maintain the existing two 11-foot travel lanes and add two 4-foot paved shoulders. The hump where the old railroad tracks were may also be leveled out to create greater visibility.

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Woman Arrested for Whitman Mank Robbery Also Suspected of Robbing Stoughton Bank

A Bridgewater woman arrested by Whitman Police on Saturday for allegedly robbing a Citizens Bank in Stop & Shop in that town, is also suspected of robbing the Citizens Bank in Stop & Shop in Stoughton back in September, according to a press release from the Whitman Police Department.

KerriAnn Heffernan, 31, of Bridgewater, is charged in connection with robbing the Citizens Bank in the Whitman Stop & Shop Friday, Oct. 19 at 6:27 p.m., according to Whitman Police. This is roughly the same time of evening the Citizens Bank in the Stoughton Shop & Shop was robbed on Sept. 6.

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Columns Come Off at Capron Park

There was action taking placing Monday morning at the entrance to Capron Park on County Street. The two columns that stood on each side of the once mighty arched gateway sign were removed.

Mayor Kevin Dumas told Attleboro Patch the columns will be replaced, as will the 75-year-old metal sign that was destroyed in August when it was struck by a soda truck.

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