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Fall River Man Sentenced in Landlord Assault

A 37-year-old Fall River man was sentenced to serve up to six-and-a-half-years in state prison this week after pleading guilty to charges that he assaulted his landlord and was carrying an illegal sawed off shotgun around the city, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M...

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SouthCoast Woman Nominated for State’s Highest Court

A local woman has been nominated to the state's highest court.

Elspeth Cypher, 57, of Assonet was nominated today by Governor Charlie Baker to replace Justice Margot Botsford, who will reach the mandatory retirement age of 70 this March...

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Tim Weisberg/TSM Staff

Suspect in New Bedford Murder Ordered Held Without Bail

NEW BEDFORD--Jorge Arce, the Taunton man arrested Wednesday night in connection with New Bedford's first murder of 2017, was arraigned in New Bedford District Court Thursday afternoon and ordered held without bail...

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Tim Weisberg/TSM Staff

Rep. Cabral Files Two Bills to Block Hodgson Programs

State Representative Antonio Cabral has filed two bills this legislative session that take a direct shot at programs touted by Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson...

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New Bedford Man Killed in First Murder of 2017, Investigation Underway

UPDATE (1:34 p.m.): The Bristol County District Attorney's Office has identified the victim as 22-year-old Emmanuel Fuentes. The DA's office says Fuentes is believed to be homeless, but resides in New Bedford...

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Dan McCready / TSM

Sheriff Hodgson Issues Strong Warning to Mayor Walsh, Mayor Curtatone

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson has a warning for Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone and any other mayor or civic leader that wants to turn their city into a "sanctuary city...

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ABC 6

New Bedford’s ‘Codfather’ Looking for Deal with Feds

BOSTON - New Bedford fishing magnate Carlos Rafael is reportedly looking for a deal with the feds.

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Dan McCready / TSM

Protesters of Sheriff Hodgson Policies, Flop Miserably Outside Ash Street Jail

Ken Pittman is a talk show host on 1420 WBSM New Bedford.  He can be heard Saturdays from 9am-Noon.  The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Protesters Rally Against Sheriff Hodgson’s Proposals

NEW BEDFORD - A rally protesting several proposed programs by Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson took place outside the Ash Street Jail downtown Thursday evening.

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Judge Sets Low Bail for New Bedford Man Who’s Been Arraigned 80 Times

NEW BEDFORD - A New Bedford man who appears to be chronically in and out of the judicial system receives a low-bail setting after the D.A...

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