Judge rules in favor of indicted Massachusetts mayor
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The embattled mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts has won a legal battle in his effort to stay in office.
A judge Thursday denied the City Council's request for an...
15-year-old girl held without bail in stabbing death
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl charged with fatally stabbing a 68-year-old woman she was staying with in Massachusetts has been held without bail.
Police: 15-year-old girl stabs 68-year-old woman to death
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Massachusetts have charged a 15-year-old girl with fatally stabbing a 68-year-old woman.
The Bristol district attorney's office says police responded...
Massachusetts man convicted of second-degree murder
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been convicted of second-degree murder.
Miguel Marrero, of Taunton, was accused of using a .38-caliber semi-automatic pistol to murder Gordon...
Authorities recover body of man missing in boat accident
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Massachusetts have recovered the body of a man missing in a boating accident after searching for several days.
1 dead, 1 still missing after boat capsizes
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts authorities say one person has died and another is still missing after a boating accident.
The Bristol County District Attorney's Office says the...
Fall River council goes to court to remove embattled mayor
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The Fall River City Council is stepping up the legal battle to temporarily remove federally-indicted Mayor Jasiel Correia from office.
Mayor wants to skip next court date on pot extortion charges
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor facing charges of extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana companies is seeking to skip his next court date.
Man who robbed 3 doughnut shops sentenced to up to 13 years
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who robbed three doughnut shops on consecutive days in 2017 has been sentenced to up to 13 years in prison.
Correction: Mayor Charged story
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — In a story Sept. 17 about a preliminary mayoral election in Fall River, Massachusetts, The Associated Press reported erroneously that embattled incumbent mayor Jasiel...
The Latest: Mayor facing charges wins reelection bid
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on preliminary election of Jasiel Correia (all times local):
A Massachusetts mayor facing multiple federal corruption charges will be on...
DA: Motorcycle gang dispute led to fatal shooting
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say a dispute between rival motorcycle gangs led to a fatal shooting outside a Massachusetts bar.
Joseph Noe was held without bail after pleading not...
Man wanted in fatal shooting turns himself in
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts man wanted in connection with fatally shooting a man and injuring two others at a Fall River bar has turned himself in.
State’s Catholic leaders call for climate change action
BOSTON (AP) — The leaders of the four Roman Catholic dioceses in Massachusetts are calling on the faithful to address climate change.
In a pastoral letter released Monday, the bishops wrote...
Mayor facing corruption charges among candidates in election
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor facing multiple federal corruption charges is among the candidates in an upcoming election for mayor.
Officials ID victim in deadly bar shooting in Fall River
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Authorities are identifying the victim of a fatal shooting at a Massachusetts bar that left two others injured.
Bar shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 injured in Fall River
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A shooting at a Massachusetts bar has left one person dead and two others injured.
The Bristol County District Attorney's Office says the shooting happened just...
Beleaguered Massachusetts mayor back in court
BOSTON (AP) — The list of 27 people a Massachusetts mayor charged with extortion cannot contact while his case is pending has been amended.
After a meeting in the judge's chambers during a...
Embattled Massachusetts mayor ousted by city council
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor charged with extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana companies has been temporarily ousted from office.
Gov. Baker: I’ll take cue from commission on pot law changes
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is saying he'll take his cues from the state's Cannabis Control Commission on any proposed changes to the state's marijuana law.
Mayor charged with taking bribes to help pot businesses
BOSTON (AP) — A young Massachusetts mayor's tortuous tenure took another strange turn Friday when he was arrested on charges that he conspired to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from...
The Latest: Mayor defiant after extortion, bribery arrest
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Massachusetts mayor (all times local):
A Massachusetts mayor already accused of stealing investor funds to bankroll a lavish...
Woman indicted in fatal stabbing during road rage incident
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Fall River woman who authorities say fatally stabbed another woman in the neck during a road rage incident has been indicted.
Woman dies after fall from third-floor window
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has died after falling from a third-floor window at a condominium complex.
A spokesman for the Bristol district attorney says investigators are...
Woman who stole from boosters club gets probation
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman authorities say stole more than $34,000 from the high school athletic boosters club whose finances she oversaw has been sentenced to a year of...
Lizzie Borden anniversary events planned
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Several events are planned for this weekend to mark the 127th anniversary of the death of Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man convicted of sexually assaulting a pre-teen female relative on a daily basis for about two years has been sentenced to up to 35 years in...
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman authorities say fatally stabbed another woman in the neck during a traffic dispute has been held without bail.
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Fall River woman has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of another woman in an apparent road rage incident.
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor charged with stealing investor funds intended for his app company is headed for trial in February.
The Feb. 24 trial date for Fall River Mayor Jasiel...
8 UMass students awarded $5,000 scholarships
BOSTON (AP) — Eight University of Massachusetts students have received $5,000 scholarships from the James J. Karam Scholarship Fund.
The scholarships awarded this week are designed to...
BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island library says it will go forward with a Drag Queen Story Hour after an earlier decision to cancel the event amid "threats of protest."
Suspect in fatal hit-and-run heads back to court
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged in connection with a deadly hit-and-run is heading back to court for a dangerousness hearing.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds have turned out for a Drag Queen Storytime for children at a Massachusetts public library despite some opposition to the event.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Drag Queen Storytime for children at a Massachusetts public library is going on as planned despite opposition.
Meanwhile, a similar event at a Rhode Island library...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man authorities say fatally struck a woman walking along the road, got out of his car to apologize, then drove away, has been held without...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Massachusetts says a longtime priest has been suspended amid an allegation of sexual misconduct.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who evaded authorities for three years after he was charged with stealing more than $100,000 in veterans' benefits from his father has been sent to...
Pawtucket man pleads guilty to drug charges
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who fled a traffic stop as federal investigators were about to arrest him during a drug investigation has pleaded guilty to fentanyl and cocaine...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts city has agreed to pay nearly a quarter of a million dollars to settle a civil rights lawsuit brought by a man who says city police used excessive force...
A long-promised transit project is quietly chugging forward
BOSTON (AP) — While a new survey found that Massachusetts commuters are fed up with traffic congestion and transit delays, a long-promised public transit project has been quietly chugging...
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Five nursing homes in southeastern Massachusetts plan to close their doors amid financial problems, leaving about 300 residents and their families in search of...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who opened an antique bottle of rat poison he thought contained whiskey was taken to the hospital after complaining of burning on his hands and...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a trooper was involved in a shooting in Brockton Saturday morning.
State Police Spokesman Dave Procopio said preliminary information suggests the...
Construction fire also destroyed Fall River’s Notre Dame
BOSTON (AP) — For Fall River resident Roland Masse, the images of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burning Monday brought immediate flashbacks to an eerily similar church inferno he escaped decades...
BOSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts has filed a lawsuit against Fall River arguing it is aggressively enforcing an unconstitutional state law making it illegal for...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Police now say 59 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts were defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti, about twice as many as initially thought.