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Taunton is the largest city on the Connecticut River, and it is historically the first Taunton in the U.S. Taunton is notable as the birthplace of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. This is city where James Naismith invented basketball, and it is home to the Basketball Hall of Fame. It also holds the largest collection of Chinese cloisonné outside Asia.

Population: 150640
Local Newspapers: The Republican
Local Sports Teams: Taunton Falcons (AHL hockey) Taunton Armor (NBA Development League)
Local Colleges: Taunton College

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Towns/Cities near taunton, massachusetts : Raynham Center Middleborough Bridgewater Somerset Oakland North Dighton Norton Center

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State pitches New Bedford as possible Amazon home

New Bedford is one of 26 sites the state put forth in its bid to attract the online-retail giant and the 50,000 jobs that will accompany it, according to a proposal state officials released Friday. "The historic city of New Bedford is the SouthCoast's hotspot for dining and the arts, while retaining its authentic character as the nation's largest fishing port," the state wrote in its bid.

Bristol sheriff's deputy sentenced to one year in prison for smuggling illegal fishing profits

A federal judge sentenced a former Bristol County sheriff's deputy Thursday to a year in prison and three years of supervised release for smuggling thousands of dollars in profits to Portugal for a Massachusetts fishing magnate who was trying to dodge fishing rules, prosecutors said. Antonio Freitas, a longtime task force officer with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, smuggled $17,500 through airport security in February 2016, according to a statement from the US attorney's office in Boston.

Pair get 6 months in jail for beating elderly man

Two men will serve six months in jail after being convicted on assault charges stemming from the beating of an elderly man last summer at a Fall River Hotel. Al Marceau, 80, the victim who suffered facial injuries and had difficulty breathing for weeks after the attack, said the convictions late last week in Fall River District Court gave him some satisfaction.

New Bedford homicides reach highest in eight years

With Tuesday's double shooting, New Bedford has reached its highest homicide count in eight years, and city officials are putting some of the blame on judges' bail decisions. "We need a stronger court system that works with the Police Department," City Council President Joseph P. Lopes said.

Taunton man slain in New Bedford

Police received a 911 call around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday from a person who reported hearing popping sounds followed by a crash, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn's office said in a statement. When officers arrived at 200 Central Ave., the 27-year-old Taunton man was already dead, the district attorney's office said.

13-year-old Taunton boy in custody for allegedly shooting 12-year-old with mother's gun

A 13-year-old boy in Taunton allegedly used his mother's rifle Monday to shoot a 12-year-old boy he was feuding with, police said. Officers arrived on Highstone Street shortly after noon and found the 12-year-old with a gunshot wound to his rib cage, Taunton Police Lieutenant Paul Roderick said.

Shooting leaves 1 in critical condition

WPRI-TV reports the victim was transported to Morton Hospital after being found shot around 4 a.m. Monday near Weir Street and Taunton Green. The name of the victim has not yet been released.

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Tropical Storm Nate could bring heavy rain to Mass. on Columbus Day

Tropical Storm Nate is heading toward New England and will likely bring heavy rain to Massachusetts by Columbus Day, according to the National Weather Service in Taunton. The storm, which originated as a tropical depression in Nicaragua on Wednesday gathered steam as it moved north toward the Gulf of Mexico, meterologist Nicole Belk said.

Newlyweds Were Born Same Day, Same Hospital

On April 28, 1990, only two babies were born at Morton Hospital in Taunton, Massachusetts, a city whose population was just shy of 50,000 at the time. What seemed like a quiet springtime Saturday would prove to be the very beginning of a beautiful coincidence for the children's two families, because 27 years later, the pair wed in that same Although Jessica and Aaron Bairos's marriage wasn't arranged by their parents, their moms did meet before either of them entered the world: "It sounds silly, but both of our families are Portuguese, and when you're Portuguese, you know everyone around you," Jessica told ABC News with a laugh.

Couple Born on the Same Day in the Same Hospital Marry 27 Years Later

Marking National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, Megyn Kelly is joined by child psychotherapist Katie Hurley and Rosalind Wiseman, author of "Queen Bees and Wannabes." Hurley says to "empathize and listen" to your child first and foremost; Wiseman stresses the importance of documenting the bullying when talking to your child's school.

DA: Ex-New Bedford travel agent stole $40K from clients

A 48-year-old New Bedford travel agent who bilked several of her clients out of more than $40,000 pleaded guilty last week in Fall River Superior Court to larceny charges and was ordered to pay all of her victims back in full, District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced Wednesday. Lucy Pimental pleaded guilty a multi-count indictment charging her with nine counts of larceny over $250 and one count of larceny over $250 of a person over 60 years old.

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Benton County SO K9 Receives Protective Vest

Lucas, a police dog with the Benton County Sheriff's Office, has received a bullet and stab-protective vest thanks to a donation from Vested Interested in K9s, Inc., according to a news release. "As the K-9 Unit Supervisor, I can always count on Deputy Powell and K9 Lucas giving 100 percent in everything they do," said Cpl.

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Born in same hospital, on same day. Now they're married

TAUNTON, Mass. - A couple born on the same day at the same Massachusetts hospital have exchanged vows more than two decades later.

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