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7 people injured during clash between motorcycle clubs

May. 14, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

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. on Saturday. Fall River...

Suspect indicted in connection with 2010 rape in New Bedford

May. 06, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

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. It is the first time someone has been indicted...

Ex-mayor reports to prison after losing latest bid for delay

Apr. 22, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

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...

Ex-mayor to report to prison Friday after delay rejected

Apr. 20, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

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...

Police department says it lost 2 years of drug case evidence

Apr. 07, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

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...

Ex-mayor's prison term reporting date again delayed

Apr. 04, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

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. Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II was...

Man convicted of killing friend after a falling out

Mar. 28, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

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...

Man touts electric unicycle as answer to high gas prices

Mar. 24, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

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. ...

Convicted mayor's aide avoids prison but gets hefty fine

Mar. 08, 2022 14:17 PM EST

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. District Court in...

Convicted ex-mayor's prison sentence reporting date delayed

Mar. 03, 2022 13:55 PM EST

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...