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Three arrested as authorities break up drug trafficking in Plymouth, Bristol counties
Police have seized a large stash of narcotics, prescription pills, and guns from homes in Plymouth and Carver in simultaneous raids, and arrested three men who allegedly distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of drugs throughout Plymouth and Bristol counties, prosecutors said.
Thu May 23, 2013
Sobriety Check Scheduled for Bristol County
Massachusetts State Police announced this week a sobriety checkpoint will be set up "Friday into Saturday" during "varied hours" on a "public way" in Bristol County "The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public's awareness to the need of detecting and removing those motorists who operate under the influence of ... (more)
D.A. criticizes judge for not holding New Bedford shooting suspect
Bristol County District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter criticized a district court judge for not holding a New Bedford shooting suspect without bail.
New bill would treat 17-year-olds as juveniles
It is legal in Massachusetts for a 17-year-old charged with a very serious crime to be tried and incarcerated as an adult.
Wed May 22, 2013
5 Things: How to Help Relay for Life, School Committee Meeting Tonight
Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 73. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Tonight: Scattered showers, mainly after 1am.
Mon May 20, 2013
Sobriety Checkpoint in Bristol County This Weekend
From the Massachusetts State Police: Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced that a "Sobriety Checkpoint" will be implemented by the Massachusetts State Police on a Public Way in the Counties named below.
Fri May 17, 2013
One year later: Conversation continues on Malcolm Gracia shooting
One year after police shot and killed a troubled 15-year-old boy, city and community leaders are still working to extract lessons from the incident.
Thu May 16, 2013
Are Medical Procedures More Expensive in Norfolk County?
It costs $230 more to get an MRI in Norfolk County than in neighboring Bristol County.
Wed May 15, 2013
Two arrests made in Fairhaven farm stand break
A New Bedford man and his girlfriend, arrested in connection with last month's break-in at Kenny's Garden Center, went on "a shopping spree" that included a trip to Foxwoods, police said.
Tue May 14, 2013
Bristol County Enjoying Lower Costs for Medical Procedures
It costs $230 less to get a MRI in Bristol County than Norfolk County. That's according to data from New Choice Health , a private company that encourages people to become smarter healthcare consumers.
Thu May 09, 2013
New Bedford's Juvenile Drug Court expanding to Fall River, Taunton, Attleboro
Through the use of video conferencing, Bristol County Juvenile Drug Court is expanding from New Bedford into the juvenile courts in Fall River and eventually Taunton and Attleboro.
Patrick Picks Attleboro Lawyer for Bench
A North Easton woman who works as an attorney at a law firm in Attleboro has been nominated by Gov.
Wed May 08, 2013
Community calls for 'master plan' to help turn boys into better men
Community leaders called Wednesday for an action plan to help steer boys more effectively to adulthood, as they described a city suffering from the effects of drug abuse, violence and a paucity of male role models.
Tue May 07, 2013
New Bedford man arraigned in Superior Court in baby's death
A New Bedford man pleaded not guilty Tuesday at his arraignment in Superior Court to charges he beat and killed his ex-girlfriend's 9-month-old daughter.
Killer pens letter about '88 slaying
Stone-cold killer Daniel Tavares tells the Herald in a chilling letter from prison he "will plea to the charge of murder" in the 1988 stabbing death of a 32-year-old Fall River mother, but he's showing no remorse - and cruelly refusing to apologize to her three daughters.
Sun May 05, 2013
Spring job fair is May 7 at city's Career Center
At least 13 local employers are seeking to fill positions across an array of fields - and they'll all be at the Greater New Bedford Career Center's spring job fair Tuesday morning.
Fri May 03, 2013
Second arrest made in Westport break
Detectives made a second arrest Thursday in connection with the theft last month of a 1,000-pound safe from Bristol County Precast at 23 Alberto Drive, police said.
Thu May 02, 2013
Senator Spilka Files Bill to Establish MetroWest Women's Commission
Senator Karen Spilka has filed legislation to establish a permanent commission on the status of women in the MetroWest region.
After retirement party, Dollars for Scholars founder plans next chapter
PHOTO BY PHIL DEVITT/FALL RIVER SPIRIT Dollars for Scholars founder Dr. Irving Fradkin celebrates at his retirement party with wife Charlotte April 28.
Wed May 01, 2013
SouthCoast Media Group Public Forum: Raising Good Boys
Please join us in the New Bedford Whaling Museum auditorium from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday as we put our heads together to understand what it takes to bring boys through the complexities of modern life to grow into happy, healthy men.