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SJC Overturns Murder Conviction In New Bedford Case

The highest court in Massachusetts has overturned a murder conviction in the 2005 slaying of a man in New Bedford and ordered a new trial.

The Supreme Judicial Court on Friday ruled that a lower court judge should not have allowed a secretly recorded prison confession to be admitted as evidence in the case against John Burgos

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Mass. Regulators Want to Limit How Much Gamblers Spend At Casinos

Casino companies are voicing strong concerns about a plan by state gambling regulators to limit the time and money gamblers spend at casinos.

Representatives from Wynn Resorts, MGM Resorts International and Penn National Gaming all said they support finding innovative ways to prevent gambling addiction

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Town Withdraws Tobacco Ban Proposal

Health officials in a small Massachusetts town have withdrawn a first-in-the-nation proposal to ban all tobacco sales.

Westminster's board of health voted 2-1 at its regular meeting Wednesday to drop the proposal, a week after rowdy opposition led them to end a public hearing early

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Officials Identify ABC Disposal Worker Killed By Truck

A worker at a New Bedford trash hauling and recycling company has been killed on the job.

A spokesman for the Bristol district attorney's office says 64-year-old Manuel Viera was walking in ABC Disposal's parking lot at about 4:30 p

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Regulators Considering More Cod Restrictions

Federal regulators are considering additional restrictions to the Gulf of Maine cod fishing industry.

The New England Fishery Management Council is set to vote on the restrictions at a meeting in Newport, Rhode Island, on Wednesday

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