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Fall River Police Cleared in 2016 Stun Gun Death
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Fall River police officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the death of a man who died after police subdued him with a stun gun.
The Bristol District Attorney's concluded that officers did not use excessive force against Scott Macomber after the 48-year-old Brockt…
New Bedford Man Found Dead of Suspected Overdose
NEW BEDFORD - A 53-year-old New Bedford man is found dead in a Purchase Street home Sunday night.
Local police and the State Medical Examiner's Office are investigating the cause of death, which is believed to be a drug overdose. Police say no immediate evidence of drug use was found at the scen…
EXCLUSIVE: Overdoses in New Bedford Nearly Doubled in 2016
NEW BEDFORD - Staggering totals as New Bedford Police release the number of opioid overdose calls they responded to in 2016. Last year, police reported a total of 679 overdoses, with 42 deaths resulting. That's nearly twice the amount of overdoses in 2015, when police responded to 389 overdoses…
Judge: Carter’s Statements Allowed in Suicide Trial
PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts judge has ruled that statements made by a woman who sent her boyfriend text messages encouraging him to kill himself can be used by prosecutors at her manslaughter trial.
The Sun Chronicle reports a Taunton Juvenile Court judge on Tuesday denied a motion by 20…

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