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Taunton Police Officer Dave DeOliveira leads his team to victory / Chris Arsenault / TSM
Taunton Police Officer Dave DeOliveira leads his team to victory / Chris Arsenault / TSM

Wing-Eating Contest Raises Money To Help Victims Of Child Abuse

Emergency personnel responded to a five-alarm incident in Westport Thursday night, but there was no fire. Police and firefighters from all over Bristol County participated in the annual chicken wing-eating contest at White's of Westport to benefit the Children's Advocacy Center

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Quinn Officially Sworn In As Bristol County District Attorney

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn is officially sworn in to his position.

After Sam Sutter was elected Mayor of Fall River, then Governor Deval Patrick appointed Quinn as Acting DA, until Governor Charlie Baker made Quinn's position permanent last month

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District Attorney Thomas Quinn / Credit: Steve Klamkin WPRO News
District Attorney Thomas Quinn / Credit: Steve Klamkin WPRO News

Baker To Swear In Quinn As DA

The new district attorney overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is due to be sworn in.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Ammonia Leak Reported At South Terminal Fish Plant

A South Terminal fish processing plant was evacuated Thursday night after reporting an ammonia leak in the plant sometime around 9pm.

Officials say the leak forced the evacuation of the Pier Fish Company on Conway Street

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District Attorney Thomas Quinn / Credit: Steve Klamkin WPRO News
District Attorney Thomas Quinn / Credit: Steve Klamkin WPRO News

Baker Names Thomas Quinn Permanent D-A

Gov. Charlie Baker has appointed Thomas Quinn as Bristol County district attorney, putting to rest questions that had been raised in recent days about Quinn's future.

The Republican governor announced Thursday that Quinn will serve until the next election in November 2016

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District Attorney Thomas Quinn / Credit: Steve Klamkin WPRO News
District Attorney Thomas Quinn / Credit: Steve Klamkin WPRO News

Gov. Moves To Clarify Status Of DA

Gov. Charlie Baker is clarifying the status of acting Bristol District Attorney Thomas Quinn, whose office is prosecuting the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez.

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Two High-Profile MA Trials Set To Begin Next Week

Two of the most anticipated trials in recent years will begin this coming week. Monday, Jan. 5th, marks the beginning of jury selection in the Boston Marathon Bombing trial while the murder trial involving ex-Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will begin to select jurors on Friday, Jan. 9th. Details from the Associated Press below.

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District Attorney Thomas Quinn / Credit: Steve Klamkin WPRO News
District Attorney Thomas Quinn / Credit: Steve Klamkin WPRO News

Quinn Named Acting DA

A new top prosecutor has been appointed to oversee the murder case against former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez, after Bristol District Attorney Sam Sutter left the job to become mayor of Fall River.

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Sobriety Checkpoint In Bristol County This Weekend

The Massachusetts State Police have announced that a "Sobriety Checkpoint" will be in effect this weekend on a public way in Bristol County.

The checkpoint begins Friday and will run through Saturday

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ABC Disposal Worker Killed By Garbage Truck

An ABC Disposal employee has been killed on the job.

Bristol County District Attorney spokesman Gregg Miliote says the employee was struck and killed by an ABC Disposal garbage truck as he was crossing the company parking lot late Tuesday afternoon

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