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Former MA Probation Commissioner At Moakley Court
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Former Probation Commissioner Sentenced to 18 Months In Prison

A former Massachusetts probation commissioner convicted of rigging the agency's hiring process to favor politically connected candidates has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.

U.S. District Court Judge William Young sentenced John O'Brien on Thursday, saying ``every judge in Massachusetts'' must stand ``appalled'' by the extent of corruption in the state probation department revealed by the two-month trial

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Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
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UPDATE: Southcoast Health CEO Named to Baker’s Transition Team

UPDATE:  The President of Southcoast Health system has been named to Governor-Elect Charlie Baker's transition team.

Keith Hovan and Deb Enos of Neighborhood Health Plan Inc. will co-chair the Healthcare Committee on the team

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Fall River Justice Center
Fall River Justice Center

Rhode Island Men Plead Guilty in Attleboro Slaying

Two cousins from Rhode Island have pleaded guilty for their roles in the drug-related slaying four years ago of an Attleboro man.

Jose Polanco was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty in Fall River Superior Court to charges including second-degree murder and home invasion in the June 2010 death of Dylan Adams

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Flag Stolen From WWII Memorial In Fall River

 

Military veterans are reacting with disgust after someone stole a flag from atop a memorial erected to honor those who served in World War II.

Police in Fall River say they don't have any suspects in the theft, which occurred as families were stopping by the city's Iwo Jima Memorial in Bicentennial Park to reflect and lay flowers on Veterans Day.

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