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Credit: Massachusetts State Police

Rochester Man Charged With Heroin Possession

A Rochester man is facing Heroin possession charges after being pulled over on Route 140 in Taunton.

State police say a Volkswagen Jetta was stopped for a motor vehicle violation at 10:17 a.m. Tuesday

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(Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images
(Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images

Obama: US Ending Outdated Approach To Cuba

President Barack Obama says the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests.

Obama is announcing Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties

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Children in car seats
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Coat Check for Car Seat

There are a lot of safety issues to remember as the weather grows colder, but this one may be overlooked. Keep your babies out of harm’s way this season.

Do you put your baby in the car seat while wearing a big, poofy coat? Research states that it’s dangerous

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Mayor Jon Mitchell testifies at Fisheries Council hearing / Greg Desrosiers / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell testifies at Fisheries Council hearing / Greg Desrosiers / TSM

Mitchell Testifies At New England Council Hearing

Members of the New England Regional Fishery Management Council were in New Bedford Tuesday night, listening to suggestions from the community on the best ways to manage fisheries in the North Atlantic

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Nasketucket Bay / Photo from Mass. DCR and Buzzards Bay Coalition
Nasketucket Bay / Photo from Mass. DCR and Buzzards Bay Coalition

Conservation Project Protects 410 Acres Around Nasketucket Bay

More than 400 acres of land surrounding Nasketucket Bay in Fairhaven and Mattapoisett are being preserved and turned into a state park, thanks to the work of the Buzzards Bay Coalition and the state Dept

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Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Blackstone Woman Indicted For Murder

A Massachusetts woman has been indicted on two murder charges after the skeletal remains of three babies were found in her squalid home in September.

District Attorney Joseph Early announced the charges Tuesday against Erika Murray

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ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images
ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images

Taliban Attack School In Pakistan

A spokesman for the Pakistani military says that 141 people, most of them children, were killed in a Taliban assault on a school.

Asim Bajwa told a news conference Tuesday that 132 of the dead were children and another nine were staff members

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Photo by Gleb Shchelkunov/ Kommersant Photo via Getty Images
Photo by Gleb Shchelkunov/ Kommersant Photo via Getty Images

More Sanctions Coming Against Russia

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says President Obama will likely sign a bill slapping more sanctions on Russia by week's end.

Earnest told a briefing that the costs on Moscow will continue to increase as a result of Russian incursions in Ukraine

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Federal Appeals Court Blocks Kosilek’s Sex-Change Surgery

A federal appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder.

Michelle Kosilek, born Robert Kosilek, has waged a protracted legal battle for the surgery she says is needed to relieve the mental anguish caused by gender-identity disorder

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Dartmouth Panning Director Donald Perry/ TSM
Dartmouth Panning Director Donald Perry/ TSM

Dartmouth’s Planning Director Honored For His Services

Dartmouth Planning Director Donald Perry received a citation from the Selectboard last night, as he will officially retire from the position on January 2nd.

The board thanked him for his 34 years of service to the town

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