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Prosecution, Defense Rests in Fatal Fairhaven Hit And Run Trial

The prosecution and the defense have rested on the third day of the Renee Andrews trial.

Andrews is charged with motor vehicle homicide in the 2011 Fairhaven hit-and-run death of Katelyn Brienzo

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Fairhaven Fatal Hit And Run Trial Continues In Fall River

Day two of the trial of 37-year-old Renee Andrews of Fairhaven is continuing today in Fall River Superior Court.

The day began with the jury of seven men and seven women traveling to Sconticut Neck Road in Fairhaven to view the scene where Katelyn Brienzo was struck and killed by Ms

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Fernando Garcia/Facebook

Prominent Businessman And Philanthropist, Fernando Garcia, Dead

Prominent local business owner and Portuguese icon Fernando Garcia has passed away.

Friends confirmed Garcia's passing this morning.

Longtime friend of Garcia and former New Bedford Mayor Fred Kalisz tells WBSM News Garcia was known for standing up for the Portuguese community, and fighting for several issues including keeping the New Bedford Portuguese consulate open

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Sutter To Seek Re-Election In 2014

Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter says he's running for re-election in 2014.  He made the announcement Monday in Fall River. 

He says the campaign will not in anyway hamper his preparation for the Aaron Hernandez trial

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Mello Arrested in Drug Raid

The son of former SouthCoast crime boss Timothy Mello was arrested Friday during a drug raid in Fall River.

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Fall River Man Arrested On OUI Was Carrying Heroin

A Fall River man faces numerous charges after being stopped by police in Fall River.

State Police responding to reports of an erratic driver headed eastbound on Rt 195 just before 10pm Wednesday night, pulled the car over in Fall River

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Fall River Residents Target of Sweepstakes Scam

Fall River Police are warning residents of a scam making it's way throughout the city via "snail mail".

According to Detective J.D. Costa, some Fall River residents have reported receiving letters stating they are the winners of a cash prize, and have received a partial check to cover "non-resident taxes"

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UPDATE: BCC Lockdown Lifted

UPDATE 11:09:

The lockdown placed on the BCC Fall River campus has been lifted as of 10:52am. The lockdown was put in place after reports of an armed individual in the campus's G-Building.

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Ruddy Joseph(L) and McKenzy Blanc(R) - Fall River Police
Ruddy Joseph(L) and McKenzy Blanc(R) - Fall River Police

Two Arrested in BCC Sex Assault Allegations

Fall River Police have arrested two men in connection with alleged sexual assaults at or near the Bristol Community College campus.

Fall River and BCC Police began investigations after initial complaints on Thursday, and were able to request a warrant for the arrest of 22-year-old Ruddy Joseph

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NB Health Department To Lead Southeast Health Initiative

The New Bedford Health Department will be leading a major health initiative in the region.

The Health Department will partner with the City of Fall River to develop a series of health initiatives that will focus on prevention

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