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Newport Backs Private Lawsuit On Casino Referendum

Newport's City Council has voted unanimously to support a lawsuit of three city residents who insist the Nov. 4 referendum on gambling expansion at Newport Grand is unconstitutional.

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Marine Murder Suspect Transfered To Philippine Authorities

A Marine from New Bedford accused of murdering a transgendered Filipino is being transferred to a Philippine military base.

Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton was being held at an American military base

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Candidate Falchuk Sues To Be Included In Debate

Independent candidate for Massachusetts governor Evan Falchuk has gone to court to try to force the organizers of an Oct. 27 gubernatorial debate to include him.

Falchuk said he was asked to participate in the debate, but then was told by NECN that he was no longer invited

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Photo by Jonathan Faria

Why The Deer Was Euthanized Instead of Tranquilized

The euthanization of a deer that busted into a city barber shop Wednesday morning was the only safe outcome. That's according to New Bedford Animal Control Officer Manny Maciel, who says his department, New Bedford Police, and staff from the Buttonwood Park Zoo evaluated the situation before making the decision to shoot the animal dead with a shotgun

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

EPA Informational Meeting Still Leaves Some Questions Unanswered

The EPA held a public meeting in Fairhaven Wednesday night, but many who attended left with unanswered questions.

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Jim Phillips | TSM

City Hall Display Vandalized Earlier This Month

A significant display at City Hall in New Bedford had been vandalized earlier this month according to Mayor Jon Mitchell.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mitchell confirmed the domestic violence awareness display in front of City Hall, which consists of a tree strung with decorative lights, had been tampered with

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Local Fisherman Show Support For John Chapman

A Republican candidate for Congress stopped by New Bedford's Pier 3 Wednesday to talk about the local fishing industry.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Four Car Crash in Fairhaven

Fairhaven emergency personnel made quick work of clearing the scene of a four car crash on Route 6 in the town Wednesday afternoon.

Fairhaven Police Sergeant Michael Bouvier tells WBSM News it appears the accident took place around 1:30pm when an eastbound vehicle turning into the parking lot of Mike's Restaurant got in the way of a westbound car

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Photo by Jonathan Faria

Deer Crashes Through Barbershop Window

A deer crashed through the window of a South End business Wednesday morning.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says at approximately 8:00 a.m. officers were sent to "Made Barbers" at 259 Rivet Street and when they arrived they saw the animal thrashing about inside the barbershop

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Canadian Parliament shooting

UPDATE: ‘Dozens’ of Gunshots at Canadian Parliament; One Soldier Killed, One Gunman Dead [VIDEO]

There were "several shooting incidents in downtown Ottawa" Wednesday morning, according to Ottawa police. The shooter or shooters have not been identified, though at least one is believed to be deceased.

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