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Violent Crime Down, Drug Deaths Up In Massachusetts

A new report by state health officials is showing a drop in violent crime but continued problems with heroin deaths, rising childhood asthma and obesity.

The Massachusetts Health Council report, citing FBI crime reports, said that the state's murder rate fell by 34% and all violent crime fell by 4

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Police Investigate Market Basket Purse Snatching

New Bedford Police are investigating a purse snatching at Market Basket over the weekend.

New Bedford Police say just before 9pm Friday night, a Dartmouth couple was returning to their car after shopping at Market Basket, when a man came running up from behind, snatching a purse from the victim's arm

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Update: Stabbing Investigation At UMass Dartmouth

UMass Dartmouth Police are investigating after a stabbing Thursday night.

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Update: Grisham Apologizes For Comments On Child Porn Sentences

 

Best-selling author John Grisham is backpedaling on comments he made that suggested sentences for child pornography may be too harsh.

Out promoting his new novel "Gray Mountain," Grisham railed against judges he said had "gone crazy" for locking up too many people for minor charges.  H

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Man Gets Prison In Rhode Island Amber Alert Case

A New Jersey man has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for traveling to Rhode Island to meet a 13-year-old girl, then taking her back and sexually molesting her.

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Judge To Hear Hernandez Motions To Toss Evidence

A judge is expected to hear arguments on a motion by lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to suppress evidence in his murder trial.

Hernandez is awaiting trial in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd

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New Bedford Purse Snatching

A woman had her purse stolen as she walking Thursday night in New Bedford.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says the 46-year-old woman was walking David St. and West Rodney French Blvd. when a man came up behind her, grabbed her purse, then fled

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Unarmed Robbery In New Bedford

New Bedford Police are investigating after an Unarmed Robbery Wednesday night.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says an 81-year-old man was walking home near Bonney St. and Washington St around 9 p

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Attleboro Man Faces Charges After Son Injured

An Attleboro man is facing charges after his 3-month-old son was taken to the hospital with a broken arm and other injuries that appeared to be older.

Joshua Pulsinelli pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Attleboro District Court to assault and battery and reckless endangerment of a child charges

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Unarmed Robbery suspect Brett Lourenco. Credit: New Bedford Police
Unarmed Robbery suspect Brett Lourenco. Credit: New Bedford Police

Man Charged With Unarmed Robbery In The South End

A man was hospitalized with minor injuries following an unarmed robbery in New Bedford's South End Wednesday afternoon.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says the 53-year-old man was found bleeding from the face when officers arrived near Division and County street around 4:30 p

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