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New Bedford High School Marching Band performing recently in Dartmouth / Greg Desrosiers/TSM
New Bedford High School Marching Band performing recently in Dartmouth / Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Instruments Needed For Students In New Bedford

New Bedford Public Schools and the Symphony Music Shop on State Road in Dartmouth are teaming up to collect "gently used" instruments for school kids in New Bedford.

Bob Williamson with Symphony Music says his shop has been working with the school system off and on, for years

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CELLOU BINANI/AFP/Getty Images

Sierra Leone Plans Nationwide Shutdown To Slow Ebola Virus

The Western African nation of Sierra Leone is taking drastic steps to try to slow the spread of the Ebola virus. Starting at midnight tonight, there will be a three-day nationwide shutdown. The nation's six million people will be confined to their homes while volunteers search house-to-house for Ebola victims in hiding

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New Bedford Police

Unarmed Robbery In New Bedford

New Bedford Police are investigating after an Unarmed Robbery Wednesday night.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says an 81-year-old man was walking home near Bonney St. and Washington St around 9 p

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Photo by Jim Phillips / Town Square Media
Photo by Jim Phillips / Town Square Media

Charges Dropped Against Michelle Hodgson

A special prosecutor has dropped charges against Michelle Hodgson, the daughter of Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, because of insufficient evidence.

According to the Clerk's Office at New Bedford District Court, the case was "nol processed" Thursday morning

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Johnson And Johnson Recalls Children's Cold Medicines
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Medicine Cabinet Necessities

It seems like a good idea to ask the professionals for the best advice when it comes to your health right? 1,000 pharmacists were asked to recommend certain medications for various symptoms and we have the list here! When sickness hits your home this winter, be sure to have the best products in stock for your family

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Great White Sharks Spotted Off Cape Cod

 

Two great white sharks have been spotted off the coast of Cape Cod.

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy says the two were spotted around 50 yards off the beach in Chatham yesterday.

The sharks were identified and tagged by officials, who say they have been coming close to shore at the location every year since 2009.

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Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Pro-Casino Group Accepts Challenge To Debate

A casino-funded group hoping to defeat November's ballot question to repeal the state casino law says it will debate its opponents.

The Committee to Protect Mass Jobs, which is financed by MGM Resorts and Penn National Gaming, said Wednesday it is ``committed to participating in a vigorous debate'' on the question

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Photo by Christopher Furlong / Getty Images
Photo by Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

Scotland Votes On Independence Today

The fate of the United Kingdom was at stake Thursday as Scotland began voting in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage that helped build an empire but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as stifling and one-sided

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Photo by Aaron Vincent Elkaim / Getty Images

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Has Cancer

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s doctor says the mayor has cancer.

Dr. Zane Cohen, a colorectal surgeon at Mount Sinai hospital, said Wednesday Ford has a malignant sarcoma tumor which he described as ‘‘very rare’’ and ‘‘very difficult

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Mayor Jon Mitchell / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Defends School Committee Letter

Mayor Jon Mitchell says the operational and policy issues facing the New Bedford School Committee are not the business of the City Council.

The School Committee wrote the Council a letter this week, asking Councilors to respect the school board's boundaries

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