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Salary, Pension Changes Prompt Exodus of Massachusetts Judges

An unusual number of state judges retired from the bench this year, a development likely tied to a recent salary increase for the jurists.

The Boston Globe reports that 32 judges announced their retirements in 2014, including 17 who had not yet reached the mandatory retirement age of 70

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Steven Viera
Steven Viera

Bay Coast Bank Robbery Suspect Sought

Fall River police are looking for a suspect in connection with Wednesday's robbery of the Bay Coast Bank at 335 Stafford Road.

Detective J.D. Costa says a man entered the bank around 12:40 p.m., told a teller he had a weapon, and then demanded money

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Update: Shooting In New Bedford’s North End

A Wednesday night shooting in the North End sent a New Bedford man to Rhode Island Hospital after he was shot in the right shin.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says the shooting took place around 7:00 p

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Death Penalty Challenge Heard In ’01 Murders

Lawyers for a man who confessed to carjacking and killing two men in Massachusetts and killing a third man in New Hampshire have argued that the federal government should not force the death penalty on Massachusetts, a state that has rejected capital punishment

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Shooting Reported In New Bedford’s North End

New Bedford Police responded to the scene of a shooting in the North End Wednesday night.

Scanner reports indicate the shooting took place around 7pm at an apartment complex located at 878 Old Plainville Road

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Jim Phillips / TSM

MBTA Receives $1 Billion For Green Line Upgrades

The federal government is providing Massachusetts with $996 million for rail improvements, but not on the South Coast. The funds amount to just 43% of the total cost of the extension of the MBTA's Green Line to Somerville and Medford

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Silva, Trinidad - New Bedford Police
Silva, Trinidad - New Bedford Police

New Bedford Teens Arrested For Tire Theft

Two New Bedford men have been arrested in connection with an early morning tire theft.

Around 2am Wednesday morning, officers were called to the area of Grape and Oak Street in the South End regarding two males stealing tires from a Honda Accord

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A Somber Day In Worcester As The City Marks The Anniversary Of A Tragic Fire

It's a somber day in Worcester as the city marks the 15th anniversary of a blaze that claimed the lives of six firefighters.

A ceremony is scheduled for later Wednesday at the Franklin Street Fire station, which sits on the site of what was once the Worcester cold storage warehouse

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Ohio State Football Team Attends Funeral For Teamate

Two busloads of football players and coaches are among the mourners attending the funeral for an Ohio State athlete who died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Where You Can See Christmas Lights This Weekend

 

This is going to be a busy weekend with Holiday Events and Christmas Lightings in a number of places.

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