TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts county's cold case unit is working to identify a dozen unidentified bodies or skeletal remains that have been found through the years, some dating back nearly four decades.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts man wrongly imprisoned for 13 years has been awarded more than $550,000 by a Rhode Island judge.
Paul Courteau became the first beneficiary of a new state law allowing those wrongly imprisoned to seek redress from the state Superior Court, The Providence Journal reports.
BOSTON (AP) — A woman who founded a Boston nonprofit that works to reduce violence in the city and help its victims — and her husband — pleaded not guilty Tuesday to using the organization's funds for personal expenses including hotel stays, restaurant meals, and a trip to a nail salon.
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A group of anti-casino residents in Taunton, where the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe plans a $1 billion resort casino, are suing the federal government for a second time over tribal reservation land rights.
STOW, Mass. (AP) — Nearly 40 people are scheduled to graduate from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in two separate graduation ceremonies this week.
Nineteen recruits will receive certificates of completion during a ceremony this Friday at Department of Fire Services headquarters in Stow, according to a statement from the agency.
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police trooper was treated at the hospital for minor injuries after his cruiser was struck by a man authorities say was driving drunk.
The trooper, who is assigned to the Middleborough Barracks, advised the barracks over his radio at about 10 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A drifter convicted of killing two Massachusetts men in carjackings in 2001 and sentenced to death has died, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
The bureau said Gary Lee Sampson, 62, died Tuesday at the medical center for federal prisoners in Springfield, Missouri.
TAUNTON RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A long way from its home in Asia, a rare Steller's sea eagle was spotted by 200 bird watchers around Taunton River, Massachusetts on Monday.
MACHIAS, Maine (AP) — A fourth man was arrested Friday in connection with the killing of a teenager from New York in eastern Maine, police said.
Jorge Pagan-Sanchez, 41, of Taunton, Massachusetts, was charged with felony murder, joining three others who were previously charged, the Maine State Police said in a statement.
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man was charged with illegally obtaining unemployment benefits meant for people who lost their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic, and claiming that the assets of a nonprofit he worked for were his own in a mortgage application, federal prosecutors said.
SOMERSET, Mass. (AP) — The body of a man reported missing after failing to return from a boating trip on Friday has been found, authorities said.
The person's body was recovered from the Taunton River on Sunday, Somerset Fire Chief Jamison Barros said in a statement.
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — The woman suspected of stabbing an employee of a Massachusetts hospital in an unprovoked attack was held without bail at her arraignment Thursday and ordered to undergo a competency evaluation.
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — An employee of a Massachusetts hospital was stabbed multiple times during an unprovoked attack and the alleged assailant remains on the loose, police said.
The worker at Morton Hospital in Taunton was outside on a break on Tuesday afternoon when a woman approached her from behind and stabbed her several times, Taunton police said in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A veteran Massachusetts police officer is facing a drunken driving charge in connection with an off-duty crash over the weekend that left a motorcycle operator in the hospital with serious injuries, police said Monday.
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A 59-year-old woman has died after being being struck by a driver under the influence of drugs who then left the scene, authorities said.
Lisa Rocha, of Taunton, was struck at about 4:30 p.m.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A man already in prison for two rapes in Massachusetts in the 1990s has pleaded guilty to raping two more women, prosecutors say...
BOSTON (AP) — A rift is widening between Native American groups in New England over who has claim to scores of acres south of Boston where one tribe has been trying for years to build a $1 billion casino...
A judge has stopped the federal government from rescinding its reservation designation for a Native American tribe's land in Massachusetts, ordering the Interior Department to review the matter and issue new findings...
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who sent her suicidal boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself was jailed Monday on an involuntary manslaughter conviction nearly five years after he died in a truck filled with toxic gas...
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say three men seen on a social media video blowing marijuana smoke in a goat's face and laughing have been charged with animal cruelty...
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A couple born on the same day at the same Massachusetts hospital have exchanged vows more than two decades later...
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A woman who sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers was convicted Friday of involuntary manslaughter in a trial that raised questions about whether words can kill...
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A teenager charged with using text messages to encourage her boyfriend to kill himself played a "sick game" with another person's life, a prosecutor said Tuesday...
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts woman charged with manslaughter for sending her boyfriend text messages encouraging him to kill himself has waived her right to a jury trial...
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A team of firefighters and animal control officers has rescued a dog from a 25-foot deep well in Taunton.
The Taunton Daily Gazette (http://bit.ly/1MZ5lmD ) reports that emergency responders were dispatched to a home at about 8:30 a.m.