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Dartmouth Asking Gov. Baker For Help With Robinson/Smith Landfill

The Dartmouth Select Board is reaching out to Governor-elect Charlie Baker about current plans for the privately owned Smith-Robinson landfill.

State environmental officials want to cap the North Dartmouth landfill with contaminated soil trucked from the Boston area to Dartmouth

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - 2015 Council President Brian Gomes
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - 2015 Council President Brian Gomes

Brian Gomes Elected City Council President For Third Term

The New Bedford City Council elected a familiar face to serve as the 2015 Council President.

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Photo from Bristol County District Attorney's Office
Photo from Bristol County District Attorney's Office

D-A Quinn Sworn In During Private Ceremony

Thomas Quinn was officially sworn-in Monday as the Acting District Attorney in Bristol County.  Here's a statement from the District Attorney's Office.

 

Tom Quinn was sworn as Acting Bristol County District Attorney  late this afternoon at the Fall River Justice Center during a private ceremony attended by staff members, a large contingent of Bristol County Police Chiefs and members of District Attorney Quinn’s family.

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(Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
(Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Jury Selection Begins In Marathon Bombing Trial

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in court Monday for the start of jury selection in his federal death penalty trial.

Potential jurors stared intently at Tsarnaev as he sat down at a table in the front of the jury assembly room

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Fall River Justice Center
Fall River Justice Center

Murder Charge Filed In Fall River New Year’s Day Slaying

A 24-year-old Fall River man has been charged with murder in the New Year's Day killing of another man in the city.

District Attorney Tom Quinn and Fall River Police Chief Daniel Racine announced the upgraded charge against Jeffrey Souza on Monday

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Credit: findagrave.com
Credit: findagrave.com

Dozens Of Headstones Knocked Over In Whitman

Whitman police are looking for the vandals who knocked over and damaged 67 headstones at a cemetery in town, including one belonging to the family of a World War II Medal of Honor winner.

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Credit: New Bedford Police
Credit: New Bedford Police

Maine Man Charged In Convenience Store Robbery

A man from Maine is facing charges following an armed robbery of a New Bedford convenience store.

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Credit: Acushnet Police
Credit: Acushnet Police

Acushnet Break-In Suspect Detained By Off-Duty New Bedford Cop

An off duty New Bedford Police Sergeant detained a New Hampshire woman who is now charged with breaking in to an Acushnet home on Saturday.

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Facebook/New Bedford Whaling Museum
Facebook/New Bedford Whaling Museum

Chapter Closes On 19th Moby Dick Marathon In New Bedford

An historic claim to fame for New Bedford was relived over the weekend through the Moby Dick Marathon.

The epic novel by Herman Melville endured it's 19th annual readthrough at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, with readers like City Councilor Joseph Lopes trudging through nearly 25 hours of text

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John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Jury Selection In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Begins Monday

The trial of marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can begin as scheduled Monday in Boston after a federal appeals court ruled yesterday the defense had not met the ``extraordinary'' standard required to justify its intervention

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