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New Bedford Police are investigating a shooting in the south end Wednesday night.

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Manuel Garcia Courtesy of Ed Camara
Manuel Garcia Courtesy of Ed Camara

Portuguese Feast Kitchen Manager Dies

Members of the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Committee are remembering 85-year-old Manuel Garcia of Onset, who was found in waters off Onset on Tuesday. He was pronounced dead at Tobey Hospital.

For many years, Garcia was the kitchen manager at the feast, and spokesman Edward Camara tells WBSM News, Garcia will be hard to replace

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

UMD Remembers Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

Students, faculty members and administrators gathered at UMass Dartmouth on Wednesday to honor those killed and survivors at last year's Boston Marathon.

During a vigil which included music and prayers, Chancellor Divina Grossman urged the gathering make a strong committment to make the world a better place

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Cem Ozdel / Getty Images

Hoax Suspect To Undergo Mental Evaluation

The mother of a man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings says her son has a mental disorder.

Joie Edson tells The Associated Press her son Kevin ``Kayvon'' Edson has bipolar disorder

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Alan Trautwig/ Getty Images

Marathon Organizers Stress Security

Organizers and law enforcement officials are urging Boston Marathon spectators to leave backpacks and other bags at home. They also say crowds will be limited at the finish line where two bombs exploded a year ago

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Convicted Arsonist Gets Break On Jail Sentence

A Brewster man with a history of mental illness and substance abuse problems has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for burning down a Cape Cod church.

Adam Finnegan was also sentenced this week in Barnstable Superior Court to 10 years of probation

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Nimoy To Receive Governor’s Award

The Boston native who lived long and prospered as Spock in the ``Star Trek'' television show and movies is being honored by his hometown chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

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Coakley Leading In Governor’s Race

Attorney General Martha Coakley is the front-runner in the race for governor according to a new poll.  

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Boston Marathon Finish Line Evacuated

According to the Associated Press, police say they've taken a man into custody in connection with two unattended backpacks found at the Boston Marathon finish line.

Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were found Tuesday night, a year after the Boston Marathon attack.

The bomb squad is checking the backp

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Police: Man Stole And Sold Neighbors’ Vehicles For Scrap

Westport Police say a Crane Avenue resident stole his neighbors' cars and then sold them for scrap.

According to the Standard Times, 28-year-old Nathan Moniz was arrested Monday after police were able to track down two of the three stolen vehicles at a Tiverton auto parts yard

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