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Encouraging Decision For Mashpee Wampanoags

The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is pointing to a recent legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Interior as a major boost for its bid to have land placed into trust for a resort casino in Taunton.
 
    The department said tribes are not required to have been federally recognized before 1934 to be eligible for a land-in-trust designation by the Bureau of Indian Affairs

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Truck Operator Identified In Route 24 Crash

A tanker truck transporting 11,000 gallons of gasoline that rolled over and burst into flames on Route 24 in Fall River sent think black smoke into air, shook nearby houses, and brought traffic to a standstill

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Car Windows Shot Out by BBs on Rt 24 Berkley

State Police say a part of Route 24 was shut down for a time Friday night after receiving reports of cars being targeted by a suspect with a gun.

Reports came in around 9pm Friday, with police responding to Route 24 in Berkley between exits 10 and 12

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Providence Woman Faces Motor Vehicle Charges In RI And Mass.

 

Massachusetts State Police say they have arrested a woman after a highway chase that began in Rhode Island and reached speeds over 100 mph.

State Police said 26-year-old Chelsea Smith of Providence was fleeing from officers in Central Falls on Interstate 95 and they assisted after the car crossed into Massachusetts.

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Mass. State Police Announce Additional Patrols For Holiday Weekend

Mass. State Police say they're stepping up patrols this Memorial Day weekend, to keep drivers safe. 

State Police Major Anthony Thomas says 90 additional patrols have been scheduled this weekend in Southeastern Massachusetts and the Cape

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20 Years Since The Rodney King Verdict Sparked Infamous L.A. Riots

Taunton Man Found Guilty Of Murder In Highway Shooting

A Fall River Superior Court jury has found a Taunton man guilty of first degree murder, in the May, 2009, Route 24 shooting of 29-year old Troy Pina, also of Taunton. 

27-year old Jose Fernandes was also found guilty of three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, three counts of armed assault with intent to murder, and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm

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Fall River Officer Injured in Route 24 Crash

Fall River police say a motorcycle officer has been struck by a car as he was escorting a funeral procession on Route 24.
 
    Fall River Police Lt. Kevin Tetrault tells the Fall River Herald-News Wednesday afternoon that the officer appears to be in good condition

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Fall River Man Suffers Broken Leg, Then Arrested On 195

Massachusetts State police say a Fall River man has ended up in the hospital with a broken leg after fleeing police.
 
    State police said the episode began around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday when 25-year-old Cleveland Clay rammed two Fall River police cruisers trying to avoid arrest

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