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Pistorius Not Guilty Of Murder

The judge in the case of South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius says the defendant is not guilty of the premeditated murder his girlfriend.

After a six and-a-half month trial, a judge in Pretoria said this morning that the state did not prove Pistoirus deliberately acted to kill Reeva Steenkamp

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Hearing Will Focus On New Flood Insurance Law

The Massachusetts Division of Banks will hold a public informational hearing to get input on rules that require creditors to provide disclosures when a borrower is required to purchase flood insurance

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President Obama Announces Strategy to ‘Degrade and Destroy’ the Islamic State

Tonight President Obama took to the national airwaves for a rare prime-time address to describe what America's response would be to the Islamic State (aka ISIL or ISIS), the terrorist group that has taken over parts of Syria and Iraq, and also beheaded two American journalists.

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New Parking Meters Coming To New Bedford

New parking meters are coming to the Downtown and North End Business Districts in New Bedford.

Mayor Jon Mitchell, speaking on his weekly radio program on WBSM, said the new meters will be installed over the next week

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Martins Seeks Action Against Pushy Energy Sales Teams

With many area residents reporting unpleasant experiences with representatives of "Just Energy", New Bedford City Councilor Steven Martins is calling for an investigation of their operations.

Martins has fielded numerous complaints from constituents, saying the door to door representatives insist on seeing the customer's energy bill, trying to persuade them to switch to their service

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Second West Nile Case Reported In Middlesex County

The Massachusetts Department of Health says the state has confirmed its second human case of West Nile virus this year.

Officials said Wednesday the case, like the first one, is from Middlesex County

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Gates Foundation Pledges $50 Million To Fight Ebola

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is stepping up the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Today the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it was pledging $50-million to help with emergency efforts in containing the deadly virus

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University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

UMass System Reports Record-High Endowment

The University of Massachusetts' endowment has grown to record high $757 million after fundraising efforts exceeded expectations during the latest fiscal year.

President Robert Caret announced Wednesday that the five-campus system raised almost $117 million in gifts and pledges during the 2014 fiscal year, a 12 percent increase over the previous year and about $12 million more than the goal

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Rhode Island Man Arrested In Mass. On Child Molestation Charge

A North Kingstown man has been charged with child molestation on accusations he touched two children inappropriately at the Newport International Polo match in Portsmouth in July.

Brian Smith was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree child molestation and one count of simple assault

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New Rules For Fire Alarms And Sprinkler Systems Criticized

Some fire officials in Massachusetts are criticizing proposed new rules they fear would roll back requirements for fire alarm and sprinkler systems in some multi-unit residential buildings.

About 40 fire officials attended a meeting Tuesday of the Board of Building Regulations and Standards in Wellesley to oppose the draft white paper, which examines the cost and effectiveness of fire alarm and sprinkler systems in buildings with three to six units

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