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TSM -  Fall River Mayor William Flanagan announcing proposed resort casino plan.
TSM - Fall River Mayor William Flanagan announcing proposed resort casino plan.

Fall River And Foxwoods Team Up On Casino Proposal

An economic engine for the region.  That's how Fall River officials describe a resort casino proposal announced Tuesday by Mayor Wil Flanagan and Foxwoods.  The casino will create 2,000 construction jobs and up to 5,000 permanent jobs

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Sutter Pledges To Continue War On Gun Violence

Both New Bedford and Fall River have seen an uptick in gun violence over the past few weeks.

During his monthly appearance on WBSM, District Attorney Sam Sutter said he'll continue to seek dangerousness hearings for those caught with illegal guns

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A Hatchet Job on Lizzie Borden?

This past Saturday, the Lifetime network aired its controversial new made-for-TV movie Lizzie Borden Took An Ax. Starring Christina Ricci as Fall River's most notorious alleged murderess, the film was under a very big microscope by quite a few different communities of which I am a part--the paranormal field, local history buffs, and of course, all of us as SouthCoasters. Lizzie

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Fall River Justice Center

Fall River Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Prostitution Charges

A Fall River courtroom was cleared after an emotional outburst from a woman who insisted she's innocent of sex trafficking of underage girls.

The Fall River Herald News reports 38-year-old Olivia Lara pleaded not guilty Thursday to state human trafficking charges, then screamed and cried when a judge set her bail at $100,000 cash

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Local Man Convicted of Robberies in New Bedford and Fall River

A 20-year-old Fall River man is sentenced to at least a decade in state prison in connection with three armed robberies last year.

New Bedford Police say 20-year-old Glenn Antonio Ortiz of County Street in Fall River will face 10-18 years in prison for a string of robberies, two of which took place in Fall River, and one in New Bedford

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The Stephens family of Berkley with Dad holding new arrival, Evan.  Photo from Southcoast Hospital
The Stephens family of Berkley with Dad holding new arrival, Evan. Photo from Southcoast Hospital

New Year Babies Born In New Bedford And Fall River

  

The first New Year's Baby on the Southcoast was born at 1:54am at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River to Cindy and Joseph Stephens of Berkley.  Evan Stephens, a baby girl, weighed in at 7 lbs and 4 ounces and was almost 20 inches long

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TSM - Line of people to see World Series Trophy extends out William St. entrance of City Hall
TSM - Line of people to see World Series Trophy extends out William St. entrance of City Hall

Red Sox Fans Line Up To See World Series Trophy

 

Having the 2013 World Series Trophy in New Bedford is something Red Sox fan Andy McCartney won't soon forget....

Andy was one of hundreds of local residents who lined up at City Hall on Wednesday, to view the trophy won by the Red Sox in October.  B

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Raynham, Neighbors Support Slots Parlor and Casino

Even with the possibility of a casino just one city over, Raynham residents and neighbors are very supportive of welcoming a slots parlor to the town.

Raynham Park developers pleaded their case before the Mass

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Fall River Man Facing Child Sex Abuse Charges

A Bristol County Grand Jury has indicted a Fall River man on numerous child sex abuse charges.

The charges against 62-year-old Wesley Allardice stem from at least three known victims, and include indecent assault and battery of two boys, assault with intent to rape, delivering alcohol to underaged persons, and indecent exposure

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Stoughton Gears Up To Challenge Southcoast Rail

 

The town of Stoughton is putting its money where its mouth is. 

A special Town Meeting last week approved $150,000 to pay for a legal challenge of an Army Corps of Engineers report, naming the Stoughton-route as the best alternative for bringing commuter rail service to the Southcoast. 

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