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Wareham Man Arrested On Drug And Gun Charges

A traffic stop by Wareham Police resulted in the confiscation of drugs, knives, and an illegal firearm.

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

SJC Overturns Murder Conviction In New Bedford Case

The highest court in Massachusetts has overturned a murder conviction in the 2005 slaying of a man in New Bedford and ordered a new trial.

The Supreme Judicial Court on Friday ruled that a lower court judge should not have allowed a secretly recorded prison confession to be admitted as evidence in the case against John Burgos

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FSU President Responds To Shooting

The president of Florida State University says the campus is safe and there is no further threat.

The university in Tallahassee was the scene of a shooting early Thursday in which three students were injured

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FBI Director James Comey / Photo by Mark Wilson / Getty Images
FBI Director James Comey / Photo by Mark Wilson / Getty Images

FBI Director James Comey Visits Boston

FBI Director James Comey says he believes authorities are well prepared to provide security for the terrorism trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect .

During a visit to the Boston FBI office Tuesday, Comey said the U

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Man Draws 2 Years For Killing Ex-Girlfriend’s Dog

A Providence man who was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend's Chihuahua puppy has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Area media report Luis Laboy was sentenced yesterday in Superior Court

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Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images

State Department Shuts Down Email After Hacking Discovered

The State Department's unclassified email system is shut down because someone hacked into it.

A Department official says the system is offline after "activity of concern" was detected recently.

The official says no classified systems were compromised

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Ed and Paula Kassig attend vigil in October for their son, aid worker Peter Kassig / photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images
Ed and Paula Kassig attend vigil in October for their son, aid worker Peter Kassig / photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images

ISIS Claims To Have Beheaded U.S. Aid Worker

An Islamic State group video released Sunday purports to show extremists beheading a dozen Syrian soldiers and ends with a militant claiming to have killed U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, the latest slaughter proudly broadcast by the group on the Internet

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Getty Images

ABCC Investigating Beer Companies

Massachusetts alcohol regulators are investigating whether beer distributors, brewers, and retailers are violating the law by paying to have certain brands sold in bars and at liquor stores, while shutting out others

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Mayor Frustrated With City Council’s Inaction On Problem Property Ordinance

Mayor Jon Mitchell is steaming that the City Council has again tabled his proposed "Problem Property Ordinance."

Mitchell says he first offered the plan two years ago, and has met repeatedly with representatives of the Council to iron out differences

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Former Probation Commissioner Sentenced to 18 Months In Prison

A former Massachusetts probation commissioner convicted of rigging the agency's hiring process to favor politically connected candidates has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.

U.S. District Court Judge William Young sentenced John O'Brien on Thursday, saying ``every judge in Massachusetts'' must stand ``appalled'' by the extent of corruption in the state probation department revealed by the two-month trial

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