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New Bedford Beaches Reopen

The New Bedford Health Department has announced that all beaches have been reopened for swimming.

Sections of East Beach, located on East Rodney French Boulevard, and West Beach, located on West Rodney French Boulevard were shut down Thursday due to elevated bacteria counts

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Lakeville Couple Arrested For Home Depot Thefts

Police have identified a man and woman they say have been stealing thousands of dollars' worth of big-ticket items from Home Depot stores across southeastern Massachusetts.

Taunton police say the Lakeville couple will be summoned to court to face charges of larceny and criminal conspiracy

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City Council Appoints Former Member, Current Employee, As City Clerk

The City Council appointed former councilor Dennis Farias to the position of city clerk Thursday night, with the body voting nine-to-two to accept Farias over Assistant Carver Town Clerk Elizabeth Nichols

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City Council Wants Update on Downtown Post Office Closure

The U.S. Postal Service is poised to shutter the downtown post office for good, and that's not sitting well with At-Large City Councilor Naomi Carney. Carney said it makes no sense that the post office will be moved out of downtown

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Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images

Hodgson Doubts Many Children Will Be Deported Soon

Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson expects some of the thousands of migrant children who crossed the southwest border into the U-S will find their way to Massachusetts, and New Bedford.

Hodgson is visiting processing and detention centers along the border with a delegation of Sheriffs to get a first hand look at the immigration crisis

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Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Patrick says Cape Cod Base Considered for Secure Detention Facility

Gov. Deval Patrick says he has still not made a final decision on whether Massachusetts will shelter some of the unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border illegally.

Patrick did confirm on Thursday that the Camp Edwards military base on Cape Cod was among the possible sites being considered for a secure detention facility

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Israeli tanks on the move.  Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images
Israeli tanks on the move. Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images

Israel Begins Ground Offensive in Gaza

Israel is launching a new ground offensive against Gaza.

The military claims it's targeting tunnels that allow terrorists to infiltrate Israel and carry out attacks. Hellfire missiles, drones and boots on the ground are all a part of the operation

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Boeing 777. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Boeing Releases Statement On Airliner Crash

Boeing is releasing a statement on the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine that appears to have killed all 295 people on board.

The Chicago-based plane manufacturer said "our thoughts and prayers are with those on board MH17, as well as their families and loved ones

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Photo Courtesy of New Bedford Police

Twitter Pic Leads To Arrest In New Bedford

A 17 year old was arrested Wednesday night after New Bedford Police say he posted photos of himself on Twitter posing with a gun, bragging about the jewelry on his neck, and tempting people to try and rob him

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Photo courtesy Swansea Fire Dept via Facebook.
Photo courtesy Swansea Fire Dept via Facebook.

Lightning Strikes In Swansea

They say lightning doesn't strike the same place twice, but it can strike the same town twice.

The Swansea Fire Department says two buildings were struck by lightning Wednesday morning.

According to the Department's Facebook page a tree on Locust Street was struck around 8:15 a

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