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Another Phone Scam Fooling Residents

New Bedford Police are warning residents of yet another apparent phone scam.

The latest scheme seems to target elderly women, telling them over the phone they owe large sums of money to the federal government

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Teen ‘Cutting’ And What Parents Need To Know

Nationwide, there are between two and three million kids and adults inflicting self-harm and pain on themselves to cope with emotions. It's called cutting, self-inflicted cutting of skin and it continues to rise, according to psychologists and doctors who see most cases during the school year.

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Govs Say Deal Imminent In Market Basket Dispute

The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire say they're ``optimistic'' the long-running Market Basket dispute will be resolved with an agreement to sell the company to ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas

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Photo from Acushnet Fire Dept.

Federal Grant Awarded To Acushnet Fire Department

The Department of Homeland Security is awarding the Acushnet Fire Department a $50,000 grant to install new vehicle exhaust systems at both the Russell Street and Middle Road fire stations.

Fire Chief Kevin Gallagher says the systems will capture diesel emissions from fire trucks and vent them outside, reducing the potential of firefighters and EMS personnel being exposed to those fumes

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John Lennon’s Killer Again Denied Parole

A parole board has again declined to release John Lennon's killer.

It's the eighth time 59-year-old Mark David Chapman has been denied parole. New York corrections officials announced the decision Friday

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Steven Grossman (Photo by Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Steven Grossman (Photo by Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Treasurer Steve Grossman Talks Market Basket

When it comes to the ongoing negotiations between the Demoulas cousins of Market Basket, State Treasurer Steven Grossman says if he were governor, he would have spoken out sooner than Governor Deval Patrick has

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Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

U.S. Government Issues Statement On ISIS

The FBI and Homeland Security Department say there are no specific or credible terror threats to the U.S. homeland from the Islamic State militant group.  However, the feds are telling law enforcement agencies across the country to stay alert for possible ISIS attacks inside the United States

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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Three Indicted In Jeremiah Oliver Case

A grand jury has indicted three people who allegedly misled police investigating the disappearance and death of a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy.

A spokesman for the Worcester District Attorney says the indictments against Cailey Thibault, Ashley Cormier and Christian Sierra were returned on Friday, moving their case to Superior Court

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Photo by Rick Friedman-Pool/Getty Images

President’s Vacation Time On Par With Other Americans

President Barack Obama is criticized whenever he goes on vacation but travel industry data show he's taken about as much vacation this year as most Americans do.

Still, his decision to continue with a two-week holiday in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, and play hours of golf amid major foreign policy crises, has teed up his critics anew

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Photo, Tom Ervin, Getty Images

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported In Mass.

Massachusetts health officials are reporting the state's first human case of West Nile Virus this year.

The patient is described only as a man in his 60s who lives in Middlesex County. Officials say the man remains hospitalized, but is recovering

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