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Embattled Massachusetts mayor takes leave of absence

Oct. 15, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor facing federal fraud and extortion charges who has consistently resisted efforts to remove him from office has taken a voluntary leave of absence. Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia also announced Tuesday that he will suspend his reelection campaign and hand most...

Mayor facing federal charges announces leave of absence

Oct. 14, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The embattled mayor of Fall River has announced he plans to take a leave of absence from office and suspend his reelection campaign as he faces federal charges. In an interview with The Boston Globe , 27-year-old Mayor Jasiel Correia says he plans to retain the title of mayor as...

Domestic violence suspect returns to Massachusetts

Oct. 14, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who skipped a July court appearance on domestic violence allegations in Massachusetts has been returned to the state to face the charges. The Bristol district attorney's office says 53-year-old Brian Jagielski, of Tiverton, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in...

Judge rules in favor of indicted Massachusetts mayor

Oct. 11, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

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 order that would temporarily oust Mayor Jasiel Correia from office. The council voted last month to remove Correia, who...

15-year-old girl held without bail in stabbing death

Oct. 8, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

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. Heavenly Arroyo faces a murder charge in the death of Ana Vazquez in Fall River. Arroyo was charged as an adult and pleaded not guilty in open...

Police: 15-year-old girl stabs 68-year-old woman to death

Oct. 7, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

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 to a Fall River apartment just after 5 p.m. Sunday for a medical emergency. First responders found the victim,...

Massachusetts man convicted of second-degree murder

Oct. 4, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

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 Weekes in 2016 and was convicted on Thursday. Twenty-three-year-old Marrero was also charged with illegal possession...

Authorities recover body of man missing in boat accident

Oct. 3, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Massachusetts have recovered the body of a man missing in a boating accident after searching for several days. Bristol District Attorney Thomas Quinn announced Wednesday that the body of 35-year-old Marc Hanoud, of Berkley, was recovered near the site of a fatal...

1 dead, 1 still missing after boat capsizes

Sep. 29, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

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 incident occurred after a blue powerboat hopped in the wake of another boat at a high speed off the coast of Fall River...

Fall River council goes to court to remove embattled mayor

Sep. 25, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

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. The Herald News reported Tuesday that the council filed a complaint in Bristol Superior Court seeking confirmation and "judicial enforcement" of...