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New Bedford Man Sentenced for Strangling, Assaulting Girlfriend

A 30-year-old New Bedford man who strangled and assaulted his girlfriend this past January was sentenced to serve four to five years in state prison this week in Fall River Superior Court, District Attorney Thomas M...

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Fall River Woman Killed, Boyfriend Charged with Murder

FALL RIVER - A Fall River man is charged with the stabbing death of his girlfriend Monday night.

The Bristol County District Attorney's Office says Scott Rego, 26, of 17 Linden Street, Apartment #3, was charged with murder and arrested at Rhode Island Hospital late Tuesday morning...

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Greg Desrosiers/Townsquare Media

Cypher Sworn In as Newest Supreme Judicial Court Justice

DARTMOUTH — For the first time in over 100 years, a representative of Bristol County sits on Massachusetts' highest court.

Elspeth "Ellie" Cypher was sworn in Thursday at a ceremony at UMass Dartmouth to the Supreme Judicial Court...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Civil Rights Group Files Lawsuit Against Sheriff Hodgson

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is being sued by a civil rights group over his decision to enter into a federal immigration enforcement program, as well as his offer to send Bristol County inmates to build President Donald Trump's proposed wall along the U...

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Credit: Mass State Police

Sobriety Checkpoint in Bristol County Friday Night

Colonel Richard D. McKeon, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced that a Sobriety Checkpoint will be implemented by the Massachusetts State Police on a public way in Bristol County this Friday night into early Saturday morning...

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Fall River Man Sentenced in Non-Fatal Shooting and Home Invasion

A 33-year-old Fall River man will spend the next 12 to 15 years in state prison after being convicted Monday in Fall River Superior Court of a non-fatal shooting and home invasion, District Attorney Thomas M...

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Hernandez’s Fiancée Appearing in New Bedford Court Today

NEW BEDFORD - The State Medical Examiner's Office has officially ruled Aaron Hernandez's death as a suicide, and now his family is filing suit...

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Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn - Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn - Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Over 1,500 Drug Cases Dismissed Due to Former Chemist’s Meddling

NEW BEDFORD - Over 1,500 drug cases pending in district and superior courts are being dropped by the Bristol County District Attorney's Office as a direct result of a former state drug lab chemist's tampering with evidence...

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Courtesy New Bedford Police

New Bedford Man Convicted of Heroin Trafficking

A 26-year-old New Bedford heroin trafficker with a lengthy history of dealing drugs in and around the Whaling City was convicted last week and sentenced to serve five to seven years in state prison, District Attorney Thomas M...

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Fall River Carjacker Sentenced to Prison

A 39-year-old Fall River man who carjacked a senior citizen, robbed a city convenience store and drove the wrong way down a one-way street in an attempt to elude police was sentenced to serve 12 to 15 years in state prison last week, District Attorney Thomas M...

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