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Bristol County's Cold Case Unit has a new missing person project

BRISTOL - The Bristol County District Attorney is making a new push to find people who have vanished. District Attorney Thomas Quinn said its Cold Case Unit will begin a "Missing Person Project." The unit will use forensic technologies including DNA testing in order to try to solve cases of people who have disappeared without a trace over the past 50 years. "Finding missing persons and unidentified bodies is part of our ongoing Cold Case initiative. We are trying to locate each and every one of these missing persons in order to bring some closure to families and friends who...
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Bristol County DA Candidates Face Off in Heated Debate

DARTMOUTH — The current Bristol County District Attorney faced off against a challenger for his seat in the democratic primary this fall in a spirited and often heated debate at Dartmouth Town Hall Tuesday night. Incumbent D.A. Thomas Quinn III took on challenger and former prosecutor Shannon McMahon, discussing...
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Bristol County DA to Expand Missing Persons Search

Families of missing people who vanished without a trace from Bristol County in the past 50 years may finally get some answers. The county District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that it will be expanding the scope of its cold case unit to include unsolved missing persons cases from the 1970s until today.
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Lightning strikes cause several fires in Bristol

BRISTOl, R.I. (WJAR) — Intense lightning strikes led to multiple fires in Bristol, Rhode Island during Tuesday evening's storms. Bristol Fire Department Deputy Chief Daniel Cheatom said the department received about eight calls within a 5-minute span. Summer storms rolled across Rhode Island and Bristol County, Massachusetts, causing damage...
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Peter B. Gay Lodge and Columbia Cultural Trust award scholarships

TAUNTON — The Peter B. Gay Lodge #450 OSIA and the Columbia Cultural Trust have awarded nine $1,000 scholarships to graduates from local high schools. These students will be seeking higher education at colleges and universities, including: Western New England College; Fitchburg State University; UMass Dartmouth; University of Rhode Island; University of Vermont; Roger Williams University; University of New England; University of New Hampshire; and Bridgewater State University.
TAUNTON, MA
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Bristol County District attorney aids investigation that leads to prison sentence for Massachusetts drug trafficker

BOSTON – A Massachusetts drug trafficker was sentenced in federal court in Boston for his role in a cocaine trafficking conspiracy. 38-year-old Hassan Monroe was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to six years in prison and four years of supervised release. On Feb. 17, 2022, Monroe pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Monroe purchased and distributed wholesale quantities of cocaine and is estimated to have distributed over one kilogram of cocaine and 200 grams of cocaine base.
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Letter_Fishing Captain Supports Straus

As a Fishing Industry constituent of the 10th Bristol District, I would like to voice my support for Rep. Bill Straus and explain why. Things have not always been so lucrative for the scallop fleet. Bill Straus played a vital role in creating the successful scallop fishery we now enjoy.
NEW BEDFORD, MA