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New Bedford Man Pleads Guilty to Raping Child

A New Bedford man is sentenced to up to a decade in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to the sexual assault of an underage girl.

The Bristol County District Attorney's office says 38-year-old Nathaniel Rodrigues pleaded guilty Monday in Fall River Superior Court to multiple charges including rape of a child with force and indecent assault and battery of a person under 14

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Carter, Roy/Facebook
Carter, Roy/Facebook

Newly Revealed Texts Suggest Further Encouragement in Teen Suicide Case

The Plainville teen accused of encouraging a Mattapoisett man to committ suicide appears to have helped him plan his suicide.

You just have to do it.In a court filing from the Bristol County District Attorney's office Friday, text messages between 18-year-old Michelle Carter and then 18-year-old Conrad Roy III detail the days leading up to his suicide in July of 2014

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Photo from New Bedford Police

Arraignment Of Murder Suspect Delayed

A delay in the District Court arraignment of a New Bedford murder suspect.

Seventeen year old Darian Cardoza was arrested Thursday night, and was supposed to be arraigned Friday for the August 2nd murder of 24 year old Jeffrey Sylvia Jr

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Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

Hernandez Murder Trial Cost Nearly $500K

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) _ The investigation and trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez cost Massachusetts prosecutors nearly half a million dollars.

The tally was released Friday by the Bristol District Attorney's office.

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Domestic Violence Cases Nets City Man State Prison Sentence

A New Bedford man is going to prison for brutally beating his girlfriend between August of 2013 and February of 2014.

The District Attorney's office says 30 year old Terry Ward pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a host of domestic violence related charges

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1 Killed, 2 Wounded In Shooting, Stabbing In Brockton

(AP) -  Authorities say a man was killed and two others injured in an early morning shooting in Brockton.

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DA’s Office, Taunton Police Investigate Homicide

Taunton Police and State Police detectives assigned to the District Attorney's office are investigating a homicide in Taunton Saturday evening.

Police were called to Wier St. in Taunton around 5:45pm Saturday regarding gunshots in the area

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Harding, Brousseau/New Bedford Police
Harding, Brousseau/New Bedford Police

Low Bail Set For New Bedford ‘House of Horrors’ Couple

The two individuals arrested on animal cruelty charges in New Bedford this week have been arraigned.

The Bristol County District Attorney's Office asked the judge to set bail at $5,000 each for 23-year-old Sabrina Harding and 24-year-old Jake Brousseau. The judge set Harding's bail at $500. She was ordered to have no contact with animals, and to

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Bristol County District Attorney's Office/Facebook

Bristol County DA Hosting Employers for Domestic Violence Seminar

Though it may take place at home, domestic violence can take a toll in the work environment as well.

Bristol County District Attorney Tom Quinn's office is hosting a seminar this week, informing employers of their rights, responsibilities, and liabilities when it comes to dealing with sensitive matters like domestic violence

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Photo from Mass. State Police

State Police Smash Suspected Cocaine Distribution Ring In Taunton

The District Attorney's office says State Police investigators have smashed a major cocaine organization that dealt with the international distribution of narcotics.

A spokesman for D-A Thomas Quinn says State Police arrested three Taunton men last week, and seized two vehicles plus $35,000 worth of cocaine

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