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Mass. Man Accused Of Human Trafficking and Rape

 

A Massachusetts man who served a prison sentence for coercing a teenager to prostitution is facing new charges including human trafficking along the East coast.

Attorney General Martha Coakley said 31-year-old Ryan Duntin of Randolph was indicted Tuesday by a statewide grand jury on charges that also include rape, deriving support from prostitution and failing to register as a sex offender.

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Bill To Regulate E-Cigarettes Under Review At State House

A legislative panel has heard testimony on a bill that would regulate electronic cigarettes in Massachusetts.

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Forty Attorneys-General Want Regulations For E-Cigarettes

Forty attorneys general are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products.
 
    The letter dated Tuesday is co-sponsored by Massachusetts Attorney Martha Coakley and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine

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Federal Judge Approves Settlement For NB Harbor Cleanup

 A federal court has accepted a $366 million settlement to remove PCB's from New Bedford Harbor.
 
Attorney General Martha Coakley said Wednesday that she's pleased the United States District Court has accepted the settlement.
 
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Remy Murder Case Prompts A-G To Seek Review Of Domestic Violence Laws

 The murder case involving the son of Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy has led Attorney General Martha Coakley to call for a re-examination of the state's domestic violence laws. 
 
    Coakley on Monday also sought a full review of the circumstances surrounding the case, which she called a ``horrible tragedy

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Coakley Releases Report On “Human Trafficking” In Mass.

A report says Massachusetts needs to provide more safe houses and other services for victims of human trafficking as part of a comprehensive plan to address the sex trade.
 
    A 19-member human trafficking task force created under a 2011 law that increased penalties for human trafficking released its findings on Monday

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Mitchell Supports Changes To State’s Wiretap Law

 

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell was in Boston this week, testifying in support of changes to the state's wiretap laws. 

Speaking on his weekly program on WBSM, the Mayor said the current laws on the books were written in the 1960's to combat organized crime, and there's some question whether wiretaps can be used today on the cell phones of suspected drug dealers. 

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Boston Man Charged With Making False Claim To Bombing Fund

A Boston man has been arrested after allegedly making a fake claim of nearly $2.2 million to the main compensation fund for Boston Marathon bombing victims.

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Mitchell, Coakley Urge Federal Court To Approve AVX Settlement

Mayor Jon Mitchell is joining the Attorney General and AVX Corporation in asking a Federal Court to approve a $366 million settlement with AVX to remove pcb's from New Bedford Harbor. 

The funding, if approved, would enable the cleanup to be finished within five to seven years, compared to 40 years without it

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Coakley Sues NOAA Over Fishing Regulations

Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley is filing suit against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric  Administration, saying the agency has shown "callous disregard for the well being of New England Fishermen

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