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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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Statewide Boating And Fishing Improvements Have Local Impact

If you're a boat owner in the area, you may have noticed some improvements in several communities. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs has invested $2.2 million for fixing or replacing boat ramps and docks throughout the state

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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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Officials: Health Connector Glitches Being Ironed Out

There may be light at the end of the tunnel for those attempting to sign up for the new Federal health coverage, know as the Affordable Health Care Act.  For several months, Mass. residents  attempting to register on line were unable to, because of glitches in the computer system

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Getty Imiges - R. Gil Kerlikowske will join Sen. Markey in Taunton on Monday.

Markey And Drug Czar To Discuss Heroin Crisis In Taunton

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is set to join President Barack Obama's drug czar in Massachusetts to discuss ways of curbing fatalities caused by prescription drug abuse and an epidemic of heroin deaths this year

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Taunton Seeks Answers To Increase In Heroin Overdose Cases

The southeastern Massachusetts city of Taunton is trying to combat a recent spike in heroin overdoses.
 
    City leaders and law enforcement officials held a community forum on Monday night to discuss what might be done including prevention, treatment and stricter enforcement

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Mashpee Tribe Enters “Final Stages” With Federal Agency

The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe says it has entered the final stage of its federal land-in-trust request for a proposed casino in Taunton.
 
    Tribal chairman Cedric Cromwell said in a statement on Tuesday that the time period set aside for public input has ended and the tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs are now working on a final environmental impact report

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Los Angeles To Not Enforce Ban On Marijuana Dispensaries

Twenty Medical Marijuana Licenses Awarded By DPH

State public health officials have approved the first 20 licenses to operate medical marijuana dispensaries, the first in Massachusetts under a voter-approved law.

The announcement was made Friday by the state Public Health Department, which had been reviewing applications from 100 finalists seeking to operate the dispensaries

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