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Rhode Island Man Arrested In Mass. On Child Molestation Charge

A North Kingstown man has been charged with child molestation on accusations he touched two children inappropriately at the Newport International Polo match in Portsmouth in July.

Brian Smith was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree child molestation and one count of simple assault

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From Left 22-year-old Jareyn Carroll of New Bedford,  21-year-old Lawrence Ford of Fall River, 19-year-old Nicholas Miller of New Bedford, and 19-year-old Caesar Soares of New Bedford. (Courtesy: New Bedford Police Dept.)
From Left 22-year-old Jareyn Carroll of New Bedford, 21-year-old Lawrence Ford of Fall River, 19-year-old Nicholas Miller of New Bedford, and 19-year-old Caesar Soares of New Bedford. (Courtesy: New Bedford Police Dept.)

Four Arrested For ATV Thefts

Four men were arrested Saturday morning after New Bedford Police say they attempted to steal 2 ATVs.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says the four men were spotted by a neighbor pushing the ATVs down the street near Mandell Street and Briar Street around 6 a

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Police Shoot Man In South Boston

17-Year-Old Boy Shot In Boston

Police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting in Boston over the weekend as a 17-year-old city teen.

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Indictments Returned In Alex Silva Murder Case

Two New Bedford residents have been indicted in connection with the fatal stabbing of 22 year old Alex Silva of New Bedford last July.

Silva staggered into the South End Police Station on July 31st suffering from a stab wound

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UNKNOWN - APRIL 19: In this image released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on April 19, 2013, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing is seen. The twin bombings at the 116-year-old Boston race resulted in the deaths of three people with more than 170 others injured. (Photo provided by FBI via Getty Images)
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Prosecutors Respond To Jury Arguments In Tsarnaev Case

Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to reject a bid by Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to dismiss charges against him over concerns about an under representation of African-Americans and people over 70 on federal juries in Massachusetts

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Naval Officer Faces Jail Time For Domestic Assault

A U.S. Navy lieutenant commander has been sentenced to two years in prison for assaulting his wife in Newport last December.

A Providence Superior Court judge sentenced Jason Wenzel on Wednesday and also ordered him to undergo domestic violence counseling and a mental health evaluation

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Second Madoff Son Dies

Andrew Madoff, the only surviving son of convicted financier schemer Bernard Madoff, has died of lymphoma.  He was 48.

Relatives say he died Wednesday morning at Sloan Kettering Memorial Cancer Center in New York

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Child Pornography Investigation In Plymouth

Federal authorities say they found several guns and a handwritten journal entitled "Mass Murder Book" in the home of a child pornography suspect from Plymouth.

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New officers take oath at New Bedford City Hall / Jim Phillips / TSM
New officers take oath at New Bedford City Hall / Jim Phillips / TSM

City Welcomes Five New Police Officers

The City of New Bedford has added five new officers to the ranks of the police department.

All five recently graduated from the New Bedford Police Acadamy, and were sworn in Monday at New Bedford City Hall

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Teens Escape From Tennessee Youth Detention Center

Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and 10 of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said.

The teens — ages 14 to 19 — left their rooms and went into a common area, where they overwhelmed 16 to 18 staff members, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services spokesman Rob Johnson said

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