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6 hrs ago | The News Tribune

Death of TV personality ruled natural

The medical examiner tells The Standard-Times of New Bedford that the 58-year-old Martines Pina died of natural causes.


Related Topix: Today, Entertainment, Television, Matt Lauer

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Evangelidis, other sheriffs back from border visit

From left, Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson and Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis get a close look at the border crisis along the Rio Grande.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Worcester County, MA, US News, Illegal Immigration

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WLNE-TV Providence

Sheriff Hodgson Returns from Southern Border; More Immigration Debate

"We're a country of laws, and we can't start to break those laws down," said Sheriff Tom Hodgson, of Bristol County Massachusetts.


Related Topix: Family, Kids

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Bonafide Saints raise almost $10K for Vassal scholarships

Courtesy photo Bonafide Saints Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club presented a $9,660 check for the Derek Vassal Memorial Scholarship Fund.


Sat Jul 19, 2014

Old-fashioned family fun at 59th Westport Fair

The screams of chainsaws pierced the air of the Westport Fair on Saturday, as woodsmen and woodswomen from all around cut through logs like hot sticks of butter.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Dottie Sutter to lead Moniz campaign

This is Moniz's third run at a Governor's Council seat; his other bids were in 2010 and 2012.


Related Topix: New Bedford, MA, Fall River, MA

Thu Jul 17, 2014

State would house hundreds of migrant children

Governor Deval Patrick provided new details Thursday about a federal request to house some of the migrant children crossing the US border, saying he has asked officials to find a location for several hundred Central American children for about four months.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Massachusetts

Mass. sheriff tours Texas border security

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is one of the sheriffs getting a firsthand look at the border crisis involving illegal immigrants.


Related Topix: Illegal Immigration, US News, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Mosquito tests underway in Bristol County and beyond

Efforts to collect and test mosquito samples across the state are underway as Massachusetts prepares to safeguard against EEE and West Nile virus.


Related Topix: Massachusetts, West Nile Virus, Health, Suffolk County, MA, Fall River, MA

Flash Flood Warning Issued for Bristol and Plymouth Counties

The National Weather service has issued a flash flood warning for northern Bristol county and western Plymouth county until 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Plymouth County, MA, Taunton, MA

LeBeau does not like TOB's appearance

Selectman Scott LeBeau said last week that the appearance of the Town Office Building is "dreadful" and he is "embarrassed" when asking lawyers and other people to come to the building for meetings.


Tue Jul 15, 2014

Sheriff Hodgson in Texas to see border security

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is one of six sheriffs from across the country who are visiting the Rio Grande Valley this week to discuss border security with federal and state law enforcement authorities.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, US News, Illegal Immigration

Influx of undocumented children will increase costs for schools

With a rising tide of unaccompanied immigrant children landing in receiving communities, officials say hundreds of new students are enrolling in city schools.


Related Topix: New Bedford, MA, Family, Kids

Sutter endorses Grossman for governor

Standing behind a podium surrounded by orange and blue campaign signs in a banquet room at White's of Westport, Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter formally endorsed state Treasurer Steven Grossman in his bid to become Massachusetts' next governor.


DA's office: Bank robbery suspect a gambling addict

Gambling debts and an ongoing eviction drove a 67-year-old Taunton man to rob two banks within 15 minutes, prosecutors said Monday.


Related Topix: Taunton, MA, Raynham, MA

Mon Jul 14, 2014

18-year-old found dead in Fairhaven parking lot after suicide

An 18-year-old man was found dead in his car in the parking lot near the Fairhaven Kmart on Sunday after committing suicide, according to the Bristol County District Attorney's office.


Related Topix: Fairhaven, MA, Suicide

Sheriff Hodgson: 'We're all becoming border states'

Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson said Monday that he's dealing with a problem in Dartmouth that shouldn't be his responsibility.


Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration

Hernandez loses bid to suppress search evidence

Prosecutors have alleged that Hernandez was captured by his home's surveillance cameras carrying a gun after Lloyd's slaying.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Boston Herald

Illegal immigrants flown to Bay state

SOMETHING TO CHEW ON: Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, above, disagrees with comments made by Mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh, seen below serving food yesterday during the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy's annual Thanksgiving Luncheon at the State House.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Prison, Opinion

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Officials acknowledge flights of immigrants

Federal immigration officials acknowledged Friday that they increased the number of charter flights this year carrying immigrant detainees to Massachusetts.


Related Topix: Reading, MA, North Reading, MA