FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A man found dead at a Massachusetts landfill 17 years ago has finally been identified using modern forensic technology, and based on the circumstances, authorities have initiated a suspicious death investigation.
BOSTON (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to conspiring with a former Massachusetts mayor to extort a marijuana vendor has been sentenced to three years of probation.
David Hebert was sentenced this week in the case involving former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia, who is serving six-year prison sentence after being convicted of defrauding investors in a smartphone app and extorting money from marijuana companies.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Seven people were injured during a Saturday afternoon melee between rival motorcycle clubs in a Massachusetts city.
Police in Fall River say more than fifty people were involved in the brawl at around 12:30 p.m.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — An initiative by a Massachusetts district attorney to clear a backlog of more than 1,100 untested rape kits from his jurisdiction has resulted in an indictment in a 2010 sexual assault, authorities said Friday.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts mayor convicted of corruption charges has reported to federal prison after a judge rejected his latest request for a delay.
The federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed that former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia entered the Federal Correctional Institution in Berlin, New Hampshire, on Friday as required in order to begin a six-year sentence.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts mayor convicted of corruption charges is set to report to prison after a court rejected his request for a delay.
Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II will report to a federal medium security prison in New Hampshire on Friday to begin a six-year sentence after a federal appellate court refused his request for a delay on Wednesday.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A police department in Massachusetts told prosecutors it lost at least two years of evidence for drug cases.
WPRI-TV reports that Fall River Interim Chief Paul Gauvin sent a letter to Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn in late March, informing his office that controlled-buy logs for 2019 and 2020 are missing.
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday pushed back the prison reporting date of a former Massachusetts mayor convicted of corruption charges for a seventh time, but denied a request to allow him to remain free pending his appeal.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Rhode Island man convicted of killing his friend and setting fire to his home after they had a falling out was sentenced to prison for life on Monday.
Sayyid Coggins, 44, of Pawtucket, was found guilty by a jury last week of first-degree murder and arson in the April 2014 killing of Justin Downey in New Bedford, according to a statement from the office of Bristol District Attorney Thomas Quinn III.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man says he has the answer for those singing the blues about stratospheric gas prices.
Rick Madeira, of Fall River, has taken to riding his electric unicycle to work, saving on gas and cutting his commute time in the process.
BOSTON (AP) — The former chief of staff to a Massachusetts mayor convicted of federal corruption charges has avoided prison time, federal prosecutors said.
Genoveva Andrade, who worked for former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II, was sentenced Monday in U.S.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Over the objections of prosecutors, a federal judge on Thursday pushed back the prison reporting date of a former Massachusetts mayor convicted of corruption charges.
Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia, who was supposed to report to a federal medium security prison in Berlin, New Hampshire, to start serving a six-year sentence on Friday, will instead be required report on April 5, U.S.
BOSTON (AP) — The former chief of staff to a Massachusetts mayor convicted of federal corruption charges has reached another plea deal on related offenses that — if approved — would spare her prison time, according to court documents.
BOSTON (AP) — Fifteen retired and active-duty firefighters from Massachusetts say in a federal lawsuit filed against two dozen companies that so-called “forever chemicals” in their gear and in firefighting foam manufactured by the businesses contributed to their cancer diagnoses.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Fall River man who stabbed his teenage cousin to death during an argument over a stolen backpack has been sentenced to a maximum of 12 1/2 years in prison, prosecutors said Tuesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Three people have been apprehended and two additional people are being sought in connection with the fatal shooting of a Maine man in Providence last month, police said Friday.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The family of Anthony Harden, who was shot and killed by Fall River police in November, is suing the district attorney over the refusal to release information about the investigation that cleared the the officers involved.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The first Polish Roman Catholic church in New Bedford is set to close this month after 117 years, following years of declining membership and the death of its pastor.
Less than 30 people attended a recent Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, said John Kearns, spokesperson for the Diocese of Fall River.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Police officers in Massachusetts were justified when they shot and killed an armed New Hampshire man who opened fire at them last month, investigators said Wednesday.
Two Seekonk officers fired a combined 10 rounds at Jeffrey W.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A man shot and killed by a police officer in Fall River last month was armed with a knife and tried to stab another officer in the head and neck area, investigators said.
The report released Wednesday by Bristol District Attorney Thomas Quinn III’s office into the Nov.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A man was convicted in a second trial of killing his father-in-law in 2010 after a dispute over the renovations of a duplex that they both lived in.
Richard Carreiro-Forbes, 40, was convicted of first-degree murder for killing 59-year-old Doug Carreiro, Bristol District Attorney Thomas M.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Hospital systems in Massachusetts have started firing workers who refused to comply with coronavirus vaccine mandates.
New Bedford-based Southcoast Health fired 216 employees last week, a system spokesperson told The Herald News of Fall River.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts mayor convicted of extorting recreational marijuana businesses will be allowed to enjoy the holidays as a free man.
A federal judge on Wednesday granted former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia's request to report to prison on Jan.
BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed legislation Monday creating new lines for Massachusetts' nine congressional districts.
The map avoids any dramatic shifts in district lines, in large part because the state retains the same number of existing congressional districts.
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Two unrelated fatal shootings by police just hours apart in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are under investigation, authorities said.
The first occurred around 6 p.m. Monday in Fall River, Massachusetts, and the other occurred in Warwick, Rhode Island, around 11 p.m.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Boston man charged with fatally shooting another man during a botched drug robbery in Attleboro in 2017 has been convicted by a jury of first-degree murder.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts mayor set to report to federal prison for extorting recreational marijuana businesses is hoping to enjoy one last holiday season as a free man.
Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia has requested to move the date he must surrender to federal officials for at least a month, from Dec.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison in the fatal stabbing of a woman in 2018.
BOSTON (AP) — State lawmakers released a proposed new map of Massachusetts congressional districts Monday.
The map avoids any large-scale dramatic shifts in district lines, in large part because the state retained the same number of congressional districts — nine.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The owner of a Massachusetts convenience store found by a customer on the floor of his business with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest has died, authorities said Tuesday.
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A Roman Catholic high school in Massachusetts has suspended football activities pending an investigation into reports that at least one of its players directed racial slurs at opposing players during a game last weekend.
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed two more charges faced by a disgraced former Massachusetts mayor and ordered him to repay more than $300,000 to investors in his smartphone app, according to court records.
BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts mayor, once a rising Democratic star after being elected at just 23 years old, was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday after being convicted of extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana businesses that wanted to operate in his city.
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday said he planned to toss several convictions against the Massachusetts mayor elected at just 23 years old who was found guilty by jurors of bilking investors and extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana businesses.
BOSTON (AP) — A former mayor from Massachusetts who was convicted of felony fraud and corruption charges is seeking a three-year prison sentence, much less than the 11 years prosecutors had requested.
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking an 11-year prison term for disgraced former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia following his May conviction on felony fraud and corruption charges.
BOSTON (AP) — A once celebrated young Massachusetts mayor urged a court on Tuesday to throw out a jury's verdict convicting him of fraud and corruption, accusing prosecutors of carrying out an “unfair smear campaign in the courtroom."
BOSTON (AP) — An associate of the recently convicted former mayor of Fall River has been sentenced for his role in a scheme to extort money from marijuana vendors.
Federal prosecutors said Hildegar Camara was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation, including 18 months of home confinement.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A man who went on a shooting rampage in New Bedford around Halloween in 2018 has been sentenced to serve 15 to 20 years in state prison, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn III said Monday.
BOSTON (AP) — A mobile vaccination clinic is working its way through Massachusetts, one arm at a time.
The so-called Vax Bus had scheduled stops in Brockton Sunday and Monday. It was in Revere on Saturday.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is being charged with domestic assault and child neglect, alongside other charges, after police say he assaulted a woman and threw a baby in a car seat to the ground.
BOSTON (AP) — An associate of a Massachusetts mayor convicted last month of corruption charges has avoided prison and was sentenced Monday to probation.
Antonio Costa, whose testimony helped convict former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia, was sentenced in U.S.
BOSTON (AP) — A judge has rejected a plea deal in the extortion case against the ex-chief of staff to a former Massachusetts mayor that called for her to serve no time behind bars.
Genoveva Andrade, who was the former chief of staff to former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia, was set to be sentenced on Thursday.
BOSTON (AP) — Roman Catholics across Massachusetts are being called back to Sunday Mass.
Cardinal Sean O'Malley of the Archdiocese of Boston as well as the bishops of Springfield and Fall River in similar statements Wednesday announced that the faithful are once again required to attend Mass starting the weekend of June 19-20.
BOSTON (AP) — Getting a coronavirus shot in Massachusetts could save residents a few dollars off their grocery bills, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday.
Starting Thursday, shoppers who get their vaccine at clinics set up outside one of a select few Market Basket supermarkets in the state will get a $25 store gift card, the Republican governor said at a news conference in Chelsea.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who caused a car crash that killed a married couple in their 70s has been found not guilty by a judge who determined she lacked criminal responsibility because of her mental state.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday released the names of the 14-year-old boy and 29-year-old man shot and killed near a Fall River park on Tuesday afternoon.
Miguel Sanjurjo, 14, and Jovaughn Antonio Mills, 29, who both lived in the city, were found by police responding to 911 calls about gunfire at about 4:30 p.m.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in Fall River over the weekend for the dedication of the city's new Vietnam War memorial.
The $1.5 million project, which has been four years in the making led by a group of 16 volunteers, is an 80% replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.
BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts mayor first elected at the age of 23 by touting himself as a successful entrepreneur was convicted Friday of stealing money from investors in his start-up to bankroll his lavish lifestyle and soliciting bribes from marijuana vendors who wanted to operate in the struggling mill city.
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers made their final pitch to jurors Monday in the fraud and corruption case against a once-celebrated young Massachusetts mayor, painting contrasting pictures of a shrewd con man driven by greed to line his own pockets or a victim of lies who never committed a crime...