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Obama: Migrant Children Will Not Be Able To Stay

President Obama says the majority of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the southwest border will not be able to stay in the U.S.  Obama said that people illegally crossing the border are being apprehended in large numbers and the government is working to make sure they are being housed and processed appropriately

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Hernandez Moved To Suffolk County Jail

The Suffolk County sheriff says ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be treated the same as other inmates at the Boston facility.

Sheriff Steven Tompkins said Wednesday that Hernandez would go through an initial assessment before it's determined if he will be placed into general population or isolation

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Statewide Boating And Fishing Improvements Have Local Impact

If you're a boat owner in the area, you may have noticed some improvements in several communities. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs has invested $2.2 million for fixing or replacing boat ramps and docks throughout the state

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Sen. Claire McCaskill. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Sen. McCaskill: Many Colleges Not Investigating Sexual Assaults

A survey of colleges and universities finds that many schools have gone years without investigating a sexual assault.

About 40 percent of respondents reported not having conducted a sexual assault investigation in the past five years

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Grossman Elected To Climate Commitment Committee

UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Divina Grossman says her newest election is a great privilege.

Grossman has been elected to the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment Steering Committee, to assist in their mission to reverse global warming.

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New Bedford Police

“Soccer Mom” Minivan Used In New Bedford Heroin Deliveries, Driver Arrested

A Providence man is under arrest in New Bedford after police say he was making heroin deliveries in a minivan.

According to Detective Captain Steve Vicente, police developed information that a 2001 Honda Odyssey was being used to make heroin drops in the South End of New Bedford

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Police Investigate Gunfire At Shawmut Village

New Bedford Police responded early Wednesday to a location on Pawnee Court at Shawmut Village on a report of a man being shot.

Following an initial investigation, Police determined there was no victim, but that a home in the area had been struck by three bullets fired from a handgun

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Senate Votes On Parole for Juveniles Serving Life Sentences

State senators on Tuesday approved a bill that would make juveniles convicted of first-degree murder eligible for parole after serving between 20 and 30 years in prison.

Amendments that would have raised the minimum threshold for parole to 35 years or to 25 years were defeated, the latter by a single vote

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Senate Votes Volleyball As Massachusetts Official Team Sport

Massachusetts lawmakers are serving up a special honor for the sport of volleyball.

The Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday for a bill designating volleyball _ which was invented in 1895 at a YMCA in the city of Holyoke _ as the state's official ``recreational and team sport

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Fatal Heroin Overdoses Dwindling In Southcoast

There's been a noticeable decrease in heroin-related deaths in the Southcoast.

Local law enforcement officials cite several factors that are contributing to the lower number of fatal overdoses.

New Bedford Detective Captain Steve Vicente tells WBSM News putting the anti-overdose drug Narcan into the hands of all first responders with the proper training has certainly helped

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