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Teens Escape From Tennessee Youth Detention Center

Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and 10 of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said.

The teens — ages 14 to 19 — left their rooms and went into a common area, where they overwhelmed 16 to 18 staff members, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services spokesman Rob Johnson said

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Kasey's Closet
Clean out time!

Make Room For Fall

September was always the start of a new school year for me. It marked a changing of the seasons and I always took advantage of the opportunity to clean out my closet and change out the summer clothes for fall apparel

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Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Japan Urges Stockpiling Of Toilet Paper

 A message Japan began delivering Monday is a bit unusual, but true enough: Don’t wait until it’s too late to think about toilet paper.

The government and paper companies kicked off a ‘‘Let’s stockpile toilet paper!’’ campaign to mark Disaster Prevention Day, warning of a possible crisis because nearly half of the supply comes from one of Japan’s most earthquake-prone areas.

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TSM - Supt. Pia Durkin (L) during recent School Committee meeting (Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
TSM - Supt. Pia Durkin (L) during recent School Committee meeting (Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

New Bedford Superintendent Says District Prepared for New Year

School is set to begin Tuesday and Superintendent Pia Durkin says the district is ready to take on a challenging academic year. With two struggling elementary schools and other difficulties, Durkin said it's heartening that the district's turnaround plan recently was lauded by the state

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Marvel
Marvel

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Trounces All Newcomers

A few weeks ago, this column was skeptical that Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' could reach $300 million. Now, it seems impossible that it won't. Thanks to ecstatic word of mouth, killer marketing and only one genuinely successful box office challenger (that would be 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'), Marvel's oddball space opera has managed to spend three of the past four weekends at the number one spot at the box office, giving it enough momentum to officially become the highest grossing film of 2014.

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Photo from NOAA

Fort Taber Search Suspended

The search for a missing adolescent in waters off Fort Taber has been suspended, pending further developments.

The search began Saturday afternoon when an adult reported seeing a boy, about 12 or 13 years old, jump into the water from a fishing pier and never resurface

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Seastreak Sunset Canal Cruise

Sunset Canal Cruise [PHOTOS]

The weather could not have been better for the Sunset Canal Cruise with the Seastreak this past Saturday night.  With more than 350 people aboard- the boat cruised for three and a half hours under a star-lit sky as it made its way down the Cape Cod Canal and back again

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Getty Images

Obama Offers Remarks On Labor Day

President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted.

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he’s optimistic about the growing economy

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One Person Injured In New Bedford Shooting

One person was taken to St. Luke's Hospital following a shooting Friday night in the near-North End.

Police were called to an area near 164 Sawyer Street around 8pm after getting reports of gunfire

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Handcuffs and Fingerprints
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New Bedford Police Arrest One Of Fall River’s Most Wanted

One of Fall River's Most Wanted criminals was arrested this week in New Bedford.

Twenty-eight year old Nathaniel Lewis was wanted in the Spindle City for a shooting on July 5th,  Police told the Herald News Lewis shot another man in the head in a dispute over a backpack full of marijuana

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