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Swansea Crash Victims Identified

State police have identified two people who were killed in a fiery, single-vehicle crash on Interstate 195 in Swansea.

Authorities say the victims of the accident on Thursday night were 22-year-old Katrina Gomes and 19-year-old Joseph Vodden

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President Promises Review Of Drone Strike

President Obama is promising that there will be a review of a drone strike in January that killed an American and Italian hostage along with al-Qaeda operatives.

In a speech to members of the U

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Former City Solicitor Expresses Doubts About Tiverton Casino

Twin River has expressed interest in moving the Newport Grand casino from Newport, R.I. to Tiverton, R.I. right across from the Massachusetts border.

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Deadly Crash In Swansea

Two people were killed and one person injured after a crash Thursday night on Interstate 195 westbound in Swansea.

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EPA Changes Plan For New Bedford Harbor Cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency is changing its plans to dispose of contaminated sediment from New Bedford's harbor cleanup along the shoreline.

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Two Years Later, Problem Properties Ordinance Gains Approval

The "Problem Properties" Ordinance in now in the books after a 8-3 vote by the City Council Thursday.

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New Bedford Casino Vote Slated For June

New Bedford voters will decide the future of the proposed waterfront casino in less than two months.

The City Council approved a June 23 ballot question during Thursday night's meeting with a 10-0 vote.

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No Decision On Whether To Reopen Scallop Grounds

A regional fisheries panel has put off a vote on whether to reopen scallop areas on the northern edge of Georges Bank.

The New England Fisheries Management Council, meeting in Mystic Connecticut, couldn't agree on specifics of the plan, and put off any action till at least June

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Alcohol Consumption By Americans Is Way Up

Thanks to women, Americans are drinking alcohol much more heavily now than in the past.

A study out Thursday in the "American Journal of Public Health" says more people now are considered heavy or binge drinkers than in recent years

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Richard Davey talks with reporters at UMass School of Law / Jim Phillips / TSM

Olympic Chief Meets With Southcoast Business And Education Leaders

Boston 2024, the organization looking to bring the Olympics to Boston nine years from now, continues to lobby for support around the state.

C-E-O Richard Davey was at the UMass School of Law in Dartmouth on Thursday, making a pitch to the Southcoast Development Partnership, a group of business and education leaders in the region

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