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Four Northeast States Stand Together Against Heroin

Pennsylvania's attorney general says the thriving interstate drug trade is fueling the heroin epidemic plaguing all segments of society, with the drug both cheap and plentiful.

Attorney General Kathleen Kane says it costs as little as $3 to $10 per one-dose bag and in some neighborhoods it's easier for children to get than a pack of cigarettes

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Health Connector Executive Director Jean Yang / Jim Phillips / TSM
Health Connector Executive Director Jean Yang / Jim Phillips / TSM

Health Connector Director Apologizes For Website Glitches

A news conference Wednesday focusing on the importance of people signing up for the state's "Health Connector" insurance program began with an apology....

Jean Yang, the director of the Health Connector program, is promising a far more workable website this year, but it won't be perfect

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Business owner Jessica Coelho chats with UMass President Robert Caret on Wednesday / Jim Phillips / TSM
Business owner Jessica Coelho chats with UMass President Robert Caret on Wednesday / Jim Phillips / TSM

UMass President Salutes Graduates On The Southcoast

The President of the University of Massachusetts system is highlighting the accomplishments of alumni during this year's bus tour around the state.

Robert Caret stopped at Tia Maria's Cafe in New Bedford's Historic District on Wednesday, owned and operated by UMass Dartmouth graduate Jessica Coelho

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From left to right. Top: Hairston, Frye. Bottom: Goshen, Garcia/Wareham Police

Wareham Stabbing Victim Dies, Four Men Arrested

State and local Police in Wareham have arrested four men following a fatal stabbing Wednesday inside a local convenience store.

Police say they responded to a Cumberland Farms Store on Main Street, and found a 23-year-old man suffering from a stab wound

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First Ebola Patient In U.S. Dies At Texas Hospital

Family and friends are telling the life story of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States.

The 42-year-old died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday morning.

Duncan grew up next to a leper colony in Liberia and was forced to flee by civil war before returning years later to find the country ravaged by Ebola

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Criminal Investigation Opens Involving New Bedford Business Owner and City of Fall River

A criminal investigation is underway involving the City of Fall River and a New Bedford business.

According to the Herald News, 22 windows were installed last summer on the sixth floor of One Government Center in Fall River, and no one seems to know who authorized the work.

The installation was contracted by Moses Rapoza of Global Glass in New Bedford. The

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How Are The New Television Shows Doing? This Week’s Ratings

The Nielsen television ratings were released today and some old favorites are doing well while some new shows are making an impact. One thing that's clear is that America loves football.

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Holiday Sales Are Predicted To Be Up This Year

Do you plan to spend more this Christmas season? People who are paid to predict that kind of thing think you will be, with the nation's largest retail industry trade group predicting that sales will be up 4

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This Week’s Job Openings

 

Every Wednesday we provide the "Hot Jobs Report" on WBSM. It's a list of jobs available right now from the Greater New Bedford Career Center.

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Young Woman Chooses the Day She’ll Die

Imagine you are 29, recently married and plan to start a family with your new husband. Now imagine that your entire future has been ripped to shreds with news of a fatal disease which will kill you in less than a year

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