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Local Runners Complete Boston Marathon

The 119th Boston Marathon is over, but runners certainly won't forget the event anytime soon.

24 members of the Greater New Bedford Track Club ran the marathon on Monday. Many of the runners are veterans to the course, but first year runners say its unlike any other race

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Photo by Artie Raslich/Getty Images

NOAA Proposes Removal Of Most Humpback Whale Populations From Endangered Species List

NOAA Fisheries is proposing that ten of fourteen humpback whale populations around the world be removed from the Endangered Species list. That's because the number of humpback whales has increased dramatically since they were first listed in 1970

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Additional Arrests Made Related To Boston Marathon Bombing
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Penalty Phase Of Tsarnaev Trial Begins Tuesday

The guilt phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial was considered a slam dunk for prosecutors, especially after his lawyer admitted he participated in the deadly 2013 attack.

But the outcome of the second phase of the trial is more difficult to predict

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Photo from Wareham Police
Photo from Wareham Police

Fall River Woman Arrested In Wareham On Drug Charges

A Fall River woman has been charged in Wareham with various drug violations.

Police say they found 32 year old Victoria Quintal early Monday standing outside a vehicle parked on Main Street.  According to officers, the woman appeared to have been involved in a fight

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - 2015 Council President Brian Gomes
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - 2015 Council President Brian Gomes

Brian Gomes Expects Quick Approval Of Casino Referendum Date

The campaign to bring a casino to New Bedford will likely heat up in the next few weeks.

Developer KG Urban Enterprises has suggested June 23rd for a city-wide referendum on the project.

Council President Brian Gomes expects the City Council to quickly approve the referendum date at its meeting on Thursday, and then get involved in the campaign

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Runners in Kenmore Square / Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images
Runners in Kenmore Square / Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Two Years After Bombings, A Festive Mood In Boston

(Associated Press) - The weather was cold and damp but the atmosphere festive at Monday's running of the Boston Marathon, two years after pressure-cooker bombs exploded at the finish line and shattered one of sports' most cherished events

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Lelisa Desisa wins the 2015 Boston Marathon / Getty Images
Lelisa Desisa wins the 2015 Boston Marathon / Getty Images

Ethiopian Runner Wins 119th Boston Marathon

(Associated Press) - Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the 119th Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 17 seconds.

It's his second victory here. He also won the 2013 race just hours before a pair of bombs exploded at the finish line

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Mass. Gas Prices Climb 12-Cents Per Gallon

The rising price of crude oil as well as the increased costs of refining summer blends has sent Massachusetts gasoline prices soaring.

AAA Northeast announced Monday that its weekly survey found that the average price of self-serve, regular in the Bay State is up 12 cents per gallon in the past week to $2

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Cigarette Packs
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Teen Smoking Redo

It's good news that many middle school kids aren't smoking traditional cigarettes as much anymore. Instead, they've swapped a Marlboro for an e-cigarette! Federal data just found a sharp increase in e-cigarette use among teenagers, which tripled among middle and high school students from 2013 to 2014

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Police Hunt For Stabbing Suspect.

New Bedford Police are looking for a suspect in a stabbing early Saturday.

Police say two men became involved in a fight around 1:45 am outside Tony's bar and grille on County Street.

One of the suffered a stab wound and was transported to Rhode Island Hospital and is now listed in good condition

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