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Taunton Man Faces Murder Trial In January

The trial of a Taunton man charged with killing his father-in-law in 2010 is scheduled to start early next year.

The Taunton Daily Gazette reports that prosecutors announced Monday that Richard Forbes is scheduled to face a murder charge on Jan

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Date Rape Drug Reported In Sexual Assault At Brown University

A Brown University student reported to campus police she was sexually assaulted after she and another student drank an alcoholic punch with a suspected date-rape drug at a fraternity party.

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Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images

New Bedford Hacker Gets 4 Years In Prison

A New Bedford man who hacked into corporate and law enforcement computers, and even hacked into a college's system so he could change his grades, has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Cameron Lacroix was also sentenced Monday in federal court to three years' probation

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Credit: Right Entertainment

Bombing Suspect’s Friend Convicted Of Lying To FBI

A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted of lying during the investigation into the 2013 attack.

Robel Phillipos, of Cambridge, was convicted of both counts Tuesday

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Website photo from UMass Dartmouth SMAST

SMAST Launches Ocean Glider To Study Water Properties In Mid-Atlantic

An ocean glider belonging to the UMass Dartmouth School of Marine Science and Technology will begin a 250-mile trip on Tuesday, studying water properties in the Mid-Atlantic, between Cape Cod and Cape Hatteras

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Attorney Lesley Rich / Jim Phillips / TSM

Judge Hears Arguments On Request To Halt Fall River’s Recall Election

A judge hears arguments on whether the recall election to remove Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan from office should be allowed to go forward.

Attorneys for the petitioners and Mayor Flanagan appeared before Judge Thomas McGuire on Monday, who pledged to rule as quickly as possible

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David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Still No Verdict In Phillipos Trial

Jurors in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev  have ended a fifth day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.

Robel Phillipos is accused of lying about being in Tsarnaev's UMass Dartmouth dorm room three days after the deadly bombing, when two other friends removed a backpack containing fireworks and other potential evidence

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Police Investigate Market Basket Purse Snatching

New Bedford Police are investigating a purse snatching at Market Basket over the weekend.

New Bedford Police say just before 9pm Friday night, a Dartmouth couple was returning to their car after shopping at Market Basket, when a man came running up from behind, snatching a purse from the victim's arm

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Credit: Getty Images

Raimondo And Fung To Get Help On Campaign Trail

The candidates for governor are getting some help from their party's biggest names in the final week before the Nov. 4 election.

First lady Michelle Obama plans to attend a get-out-the-vote rally with Democratic candidate Gina Raimondo on Thursday at the Juanita Sanchez School in Providence

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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Massachusetts Gas Prices Still Falling

Massachusetts gas prices have fallen another eight cents per gallon in the past week, and are now down 29 cents in the past month.

AAA Southern New England reports Monday that self-serve, regular has dropped to an average of $3

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