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Region Roundup: Hurricane Sandy, Bearded Bandit, Vandals [And More]

A look at what is happening around the region.

Stoughton Lending Hand to Victims of Hurricane Sandy

The Stoughton Police ran a donation drive from Monday, Nov. 5 to Saturday, Nov. 10 for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The Police collected donations of non-perishable foods; cleaning products; bottled water; gently used clothing; jackets (and cold weather gear) for men, women and children; packages of new socks; underwear; and toiletries, etc. at the Police Station, filling the Community Room.

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Norton Police Trying to Identify Everett Leonard Park Vandals

Police are investigating the vandalization of Everett Leonard Park after members of Norton Parks and Recreation found the property in disarray last week.

Though for the most part respect the park, it was vandalized in the past. As a result, Norton Parks and Recreation installed new cameras a few months ago to keep an eye on the new basketball hoops. Though the suspects put tape over the camera in the pavillion, they were caught on another one. Norton Police Department is in the process of reviewing the DVD to see if any of the suspects can be identified.

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Grand Jury Indicts Alleged Bearded Bandit

The man accused of conducting a recent string of bank robberies while wearing a fake beard, including one in Seekonk, was indicted on eight counts Thursday by a federal grand Jury. Justin Worley, 33, was arrested in September at Motel 6 in Seekonk.

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Oliver Ames Girls' Soccer Headed to South Sectional Finals

For the second straight year, the Oliver Ames girls' soccer team will make a trip to the South Sectional Finals.

The Tigers beat No. 2 Needham, 1-0 Friday night in Taunton thanks to Senior Captain Kendall Andrew's goal in the 14th minute of the second half.

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