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DPH Approves Marijuana Dispensaries for Fairhaven And Taunton

The Mass. Dept of Public Health has approved  four more Registered Marijuana Dispensaries in counties that were not represented in the initial group of dispensaries approved earlier this year.

The four new proposals include two in Bristol County: Coastal Compassion, Inc in Fairhaven and Mass Medicum Corp

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Taunton Hit And Run

Taunton Police are investigating after a hit and run Saturday night.

The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Tremont Street near Shores Street when two people in their 20's were hit, sustaining serious, but non-life threatening injuries

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Taunton Man Faces Murder Trial In January

The trial of a Taunton man charged with killing his father-in-law in 2010 is scheduled to start early next year.

The Taunton Daily Gazette reports that prosecutors announced Monday that Richard Forbes is scheduled to face a murder charge on Jan

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Early Work Begins Along South Coast Rail Route

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has been given the green light to award an $18 million contract for early work on South Coast Rail.

The contract with LM Heavy Civil Construction will improve five grade crossings along the South Coast Rail corridor, including one in Taunton, one in New Bedford, and three in Freetown

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From left kidnapping suspects Adynew Alves and Stephanie Walker. Credit :Bristol Country District Attorney's Office
From left kidnapping suspects Adynew Alves and Stephanie Walker. Credit :Bristol Country District Attorney's Office

Kidnap Suspects’ Vehicle Found, Suspects Remain At Large

The vehicle belonging to two suspects being sought for a kidnapping Tuesday night has been found, but the two suspects remain at large.

Gregg Miliote, a spokesman with the Bristol County District Attorney's Office, says the 1996 blue Nissan Sentra was spotted Wednesday morning near the Taunton/Freetown border

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From left kidnapping suspects Adynew Alves and Stephanie Walker. Credit :Bristol Country District Attorney's Office
From left kidnapping suspects Adynew Alves and Stephanie Walker. Credit :Bristol Country District Attorney's Office

State Police Searching For Two Kidnapping Suspects

State police are looking for two suspects after a female kidnapping victim escaped on Route 24 in Taunton.

The gunpoint kidnapping is believed to have taken place in the Boston area Tuesday night, according to a press release from the Bristol County District Attorney's Office

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Shark Spotted In Dighton Harbor [VIDEO]

Another shark sighting in the area after fins were spotted in Dighton Harbor Wednesday evening.

Dighton Harbormaster Ronald Marino hopped into his powerboat and found the shark stranded on a sandbar

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Taunton Man Gets Life Sentence For 2010 Slaying

A 22-year-old Taunton man has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for fatally stabbing a 17-year-old youth in 2010.

The Taunton Daily Gazette reports that Etnid Lopez was sentenced Thursday following his conviction earlier this week in the death of Tigan Hollingsworth in June 2010

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Third Person Convicted In Taunton Teen’s Death

A third person has been convicted of murder in connection with the 2010 beating and stabbing death of a 17-year-old Taunton youth.

Etnid Lopez, of Taunton, was convicted Wednesday in Fall River Superior Court of first-degree murder for the June 2010 slaying of Tigan Hollingsworth

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Mugshot of Robert Damon. Courtesy of Taunton Police.

Taunton Man Accused Of Hitting Cop With Cellphone

A Taunton man is facing charges after he allegedly hit a police officer with a cellphone.

Police tell the Taunton Gazette the incident took place Friday morning inside a bathroom at the Taunton Trial Court building on Broadway

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