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New Bedford, Fishermen Await Ruling on Fishing Grounds Lawsuit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Lawyers representing northeast fishermen are waiting to hear a U.S. District Court ruling that would temporarily halt the lease of 127 square miles of ocean off the coast of Long Island...

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TSM

Lawsuit Over Fishing Monitors to Reach Court of Appeals Soon

HAMPTON, New Hampshire (AP) - A New England fishermen's group suing the federal government over the cost of at-sea monitoring is scheduled to present oral arguments before the federal Court of Appeals in March...

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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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Getty Images

New Bedford Latin King Gang Leader Sentenced in Court

BOSTON - A Latin King gang member has been sentenced in U.S. District Court in Boston.

31-year-old Luis Lopez of New Bedford has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and three years of supervised release...

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Photo by Jim Phillips / Town Square Media
Photo by Jim Phillips / Town Square Media

Dartmouth Man Brings Drugs into Court

NEW BEDFORD - A Dartmouth man is arrested after bringing drugs into court.

Police say 40-year-old Jason Costa of Center Street in Dartmouth was being searched before being placed into a holding cell Wednesday morning at Third District Court when he was found to be in possession of a bag of heroin and ten suboxone strips...

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ABC 6
ABC 6

Codfather and Sheriff’s Deputy to be Tried Separately

NEW BEDFORD - A New Bedford fishing magnate and a Bristol County Sheriff's Deputy will be tried separately in court next year.

According to The Gloucester Times, lawyers for Carlos Rafael and Deputy Antonio Freitas filed separate motions in November to sever their cases from each other, allowing each of them to have their own trial...

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Taylor Cormier/TSM
Taylor Cormier/TSM

Mistrial Declared in New Bedford Murder By Fire

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) _ The trial of a Rhode Island man charged with killing a man whose body was found in his burned out Massachusetts home has ended with a hung jury...

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Photo by Jim Phillips / Town Square Media
Photo by Jim Phillips / Town Square Media

No Cause for Concern as New Bedford Courthouse Trains for Active Shooter Scenario

The Third District Courthouse in New Bedford may look more like a crime scene Saturday morning, but police say it's nothing to worry about...

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Photo by Jim Phillips / Town Square Media
Photo by Jim Phillips / Town Square Media

Police: Couple Steal Car Outside of New Bedford Courthouse

Crimes are prosecuted in court everyday, but it's not often the crimes are actually committed in the court. That's what happened Tuesday at the New Bedford District Court, when 23-year-old Clifton Jefferson allegedly stole a remote car key from a bin near the X-ray machine at the courthouse entrance and found the car nearby...

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Grand Jury Indicts Father Accused of Fatally Shooting Daughter in New Bedford

The man accused of fatally shooting his daughter in the parking lot of her New Bedford apartment building has been indicted by a grand jury...

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