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Environmental Groups Challenge Navy's Use Of Sonar In West Coast Training Exercises

Right Whales Gathering In Cape Cod Bay

The Center for Coastal Studies reports that a large cluster of endangered right whales is feeding in the Cape Cod Bay.

The Provincetown-based nonprofit group reported Friday that about 100 whales are concentrated near the western shore of Cape Cod Bay and near the entrance to the Cape Cod Canal

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Al Bello / Getty Images

Homers by Gomes and Sizemore Power Red Sox To Victory

Jon Lester pitched into the seventh inning, and key home runs by Jonny Gomes and Grady Sizemore powered the Red Sox to a 4-2 over the New York Yankees Friday at Yankee Stadium. It was Lester's first win of the season

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Elijah Nouvelage / Getty Images

Bus Crash in California Kills 10

The California Highway Patrol says it does not yet know what caused a FedEx tractor-trailer to veer across a grassy highway median and slam into a bus, killing 10 people.

Lt. Scott Fredrick said at a news conference Friday that investigators will try to determine whether the FedEx driver fell asleep, experienced mechanical failure or lost control because of a separate collision on the southbound side of the freeway

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Saul Loeb / Getty Images

President And First Lady Pay $98,000 In Income Taxes

The White House says President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama paid just over $98,000 in taxes on income of nearly half a million dollars last year.

The couple's 2013 income tax returns were posted on the White House website four days before the tax filing deadline

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TSM - New Bedford Fairhaven Bridge
TSM - New Bedford Fairhaven Bridge

State Says Bridge To Reopen On Schedule

The New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge will reopen for motor vehicle traffic Saturday at 6pm as scheduled.

The bridge has been closed since March 30th, so contractors could make repairs to the bridge's floor beams

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Google Street view

Student Seriously Injured In Fight At Normandin

New Bedford Police have now released information about a fight involving two students at Normandin Middle School.

A teacher reported to police on Thursday she saw a 13 year old male student holding a 12 year old boy in a choke hold

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Matt Camara TSM
Matt Camara TSM

City Council Supports Teacher Facing Discipline Over Chair-Throwing Incident

The City Council unanimously voted Thursday night to go on record opposing any disciplinary action that may come against New Bedford High School teacher Joanne Maura. Maura is the teacher who had a chair thrown at her by an 18-year-old student after she took his cell phone

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TSM-Scott Reiniche
TSM-Scott Reiniche

Three Fires Keep NB Fire Crews Busy On Thursday

Thursday was a day for fires in New Bedford.  Firefighters spent several hours Thursday afternoon dousing a smokey blaze in a three-story tenament at 141 Peckham Street. District Chief David Cooper says the fire started on the third floor

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State Increases Death Benefit For Families Of Public Safety Officers

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill increasing the state's line-of-duty death benefit for the families of public safety officers.

The Massachusetts House and Senate quickly approved the bill after two Boston firefighters _ Firefighter Michael Kennedy and Lt

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David Silverman / Getty Images

Clergy Members Push For Minimum Wage Increase

A group representing clergy from around the state is urging lawmakers to agree on a bill that not only raises the minimum wage but also ties future increases in the wage to inflation.

Massachusetts Faith Voices met Thursday with representatives of House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray and delivered a letter signed by 344 religious leaders of several faiths

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