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Gaming Commission Set To Approve Commercial Developers For Southeast Region

The state gambling commission appears poised to end the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe's exclusive right to develop a casino in southeastern Massachusetts.
 
    But the Massachusetts Gaming Commission declined to vote Tuesday on opening up the region to bids from commercial casino developers

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Man Convicted In 2010 Slaying Of Taunton Teen

A former Taunton man has been convicted of second-degree murder for his role in the 2010 stabbing death of a teenager. 
 
    Twenty-seven-year-old Erving Cruz was convicted Monday in Fall River Superior Court and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 15 years

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Taunton Man Gets Life Term

A Taunton man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility for parole for the shooting of a passenger in another moving car on Route 24.

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Questions Over Taunton Casino Arise

Questions over exactly what land the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is eying in Taunton has prompted an amendment to the deal reached between the tribe and the city.

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Gov. Deval Patrick: State And Tribe Making Progress On Compact

The state and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe may be moving closer to finalizing a revised casino compact.
 
    Gov. Deval Patrick said Monday that officials from his administration and representatives of the tribe discussed a framework for a new compact with the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington last week

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Gov. Patrick Finalizing Compact With Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

 

Gov. Deval Patrick says he is close to finalizing a new casino compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe but plans to run it by federal officials before submitting it for final approval.

The governor is trying to avoid a repeat of last year's event, when an agreement he signed with the tribe was approved by the Legislature, only to be rejected later by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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Massachusetts State Rep. Posts Confederate Flag Bikini Clad Snowman Photo

A Massachusetts state representative says she meant no offense when she posted a photo online of a snowman wearing a Confederate battle flag bikini top.

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Report: Mashpee Tribe Has Ties To Taunton

 

A report prepared for the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe finds historical evidence of the tribe's links to land on which it hopes to build a $500 million casino.

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Taunton Man Found Guilty of Murder

A Taunton man has been convicted of murder for fatally shooting a gas station attendant during a 2009 robbery.

The Taunton Daily Gazette reports Steven Foster was found guilty yesterday.

 Prosecutors say Foster shot 45-year-old Hegazy Sayed at Planet Petroleum in Taunton during a robbery to get rent money

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Massachusetts Gets Ready For The Next Winter Storm

Just as one system leaves, another one rears it's ugly head. Another burst of snow is ready to hit Massachusetts, so how much can the Southcoast expect?

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