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Retired Judge John Tierney Dies At 83

Retired Judge and Former District Attorney John Tierney died on Friday at the age of 83. His death was first reported by the Standard Times.

Tierney was appointed Superior Court Judge in 1990 by then-Governor Michael Dukakis and he served 12 years on the bench

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - DA Tom Quinn alongside local elected officials and police officers from across Bristol County outside Taunton Superior Court.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - DA Tom Quinn alongside local elected officials and police officers from across Bristol County outside Taunton Superior Court.

DA Tom Quinn Spreads Awareness Of Underage Drinking

Bristol County District Attorney Tom Quinn announced a county-wide initiative aimed at stemming underage drinking outside Taunton Superior Court Wednesday morning.

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Attorney Lesley Rich / Jim Phillips / TSM
Attorney Lesley Rich / Jim Phillips / TSM

Judge Hears Arguments On Request To Halt Fall River’s Recall Election

A judge hears arguments on whether the recall election to remove Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan from office should be allowed to go forward.

Attorneys for the petitioners and Mayor Flanagan appeared before Judge Thomas McGuire on Monday, who pledged to rule as quickly as possible

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Hernandez Defense Loses Bid To Toss Cellphone

Ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has lost a bid to have his cellphone and some other evidence thrown out in the murder case against him.

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Lawyers Want Hernandez Moved Closer To Boston

Aaron Hernandez's lawyers are asking a judge to transfer the former New England Patriots star to a jail closer to Boston, citing safety and other concerns.

Hernandez's Boston-based attorneys, in a request filed Friday, say they have to travel too far to meet him at the Bristol County jail in Dartmouth

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Jathan Fink/Townsquare Media

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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Joshua Silva Indicted For Murder Of Retired Fairhaven Teacher

 

The man held in connection with the murder of a Fairhaven woman last month has been indicted by a Grand Jury.

The Bristol County D-A's office says 36-year-old Joshua Silva of New Bedford is now formally charged with the murder of 69-year-old Joyce Howland on October 14th.

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Board of Health Dispute Rages On in Fairhaven

The hotly contested Board of Health race in Fairhaven may head to court, but without the Board of Selectmen's blessing.

Losing candidate John Wethington's attorney had asked the board to petition for a new election

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elbertchu, flickr

New Bedford Middle Schoolers to Participate in Mock Trials

Potential attornies in the making will put their skills to the test tonight in New Bedford Superior Court.

Nearly 25 students from Normandin Middle School are taking part in two mock trials prepared by the Discovering Justice group

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