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.
The monitors are workers who collect data that help the government craft fishing regu…
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.
Lopez pleaded guilty in October to being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession with i…
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…
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…
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.
A New Bedford Superior Court judge on Monday declared a mistrial in the case of Sayyid Coggins after several failed attempts t…

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