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KG Urban Proposes June 23rd As Date For Casino Referendum

New Bedford is one step closer to a referendum on the Host City Agreement that would establish a waterfront casino in the city.

Developer KG Urban Enterprises is recommending a date of June 23rd for that city-wide vote

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Braga Bridge Painting Company Fined By OSHA For Lead Contamination

A New Jersey-based company subcontracted to paint the Braga Bridge is facing thousands of dollars in fines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for allegedly using lead based paint.

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High School Program Offers Students A Pathway After Graduation

It's the time of year high school seniors start hearing back from colleges they've applied to attend in the fall. It's also time younger students can start planning their own futures.

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Wareham Crash Victim Identified

Mass. State Police have identified the man killed in a one car crash on Route 25 in Wareham Wednesday night.

One of the occupants, identified as 24-year-old Timothy Melcher II of Cotuit was pronounced dead at the scene

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Baker Faces Weather and Budget Challenges During First 100 Days

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says he accomplished many of the goals he set for his first 100 days in office despite having to deal with a winter of record-setting snow.

The Republican pointed to the bipartisan team he named to lead his administration, steps taken to balance the state's budget and a strengthening of the state's relationship with cities and towns

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John George Found Guilty In Federal Embezzlement Case

A Federal Court jury has found Dartmouth Selectboard member John George guilty of conspiracy and embezzlement. The news was first reported by the Standard Times.

The ten-day trial included testimony from George on Wednesday, who denied doing anything wrong

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NFL Reinstates Adrian Peterson

The NFL is reinstating Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

The league announced that he will become an active NFL player again effective Friday and may participate in all scheduled team activities

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Credit: New Bedford Police Department

Missing New Bedford Teen Found

A New Bedford teen, who was reported missing, has been found and is now home.

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Photo credit should read Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

Mass. Unemployment Drops To 4.8%

The Massachusetts unemployment rate dropped to 4.8 percent last month, a slight drop from February and a full 1.1 percentage points lower than March 2014.

The state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development also announced on Thursday that the state added 10,500 jobs last month, and there were 34,000 fewer unemployed people last month compared to the year-ago month

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Aaron Hernandez Has More Trials In His Future

(Associated Press) - Even after being found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole, former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez is nowhere near done with his legal troubles

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