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Prayers For New Bedford Public Schools

Prayers and well wishes were offered Monday for the New Bedford School District.

The prayer service took place at the North Baptist Church on County Street and is held annually before the start of the school year

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Massachusetts Beach Cleared After Great White Shark Spotted

Like a scene from the movie ``Jaws,'' swimmers were ordered out of the water at the Duxbury town beach when a large shark was spotted near the shoreline.

Officials said the shark, which was tracked by a state police helicopter, was estimated to be about 15 feet in length

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Update: Soldier Dies In Virginia After Shooting Herself

A soldier has died after barricading herself in an office and shooting herself inside a major command's headquarters in Virginia.

Fort Lee officials said the solider was pronounced dead Monday after being taken to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

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Survey Finds Many Americans Don’t Trust Police

A large percentage of Americans don't think police departments hold their officers accountable if they step over the line.

A new Pew Research poll shows 36-percent of Americans think police departments turn a blind eye towards misconduct

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One of two sisters hospitalized at Boston Children's has now died. / Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Image
One of two sisters hospitalized at Boston Children's has now died. / Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Image

Young Girl Hurt In Pool Accident Dies At Boston Hospital

One of two young sisters who were pulled from an indoor swimming pool on Cape Cod last week has died.

The girls, ages 9 and 12, were visiting the area with their family from New York. They were pulled last Wednesday from the deep end of the pool at the Bayside Resort

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The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at Michael Brown's funeral service. / Photo by Robert Cohen-Pool/Getty Images.
The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at Michael Brown's funeral service. / Photo by Robert Cohen-Pool/Getty Images.

Michael Brown Remembered As A “Gentle Soul”

One of the mourners at today's funeral for Michael Brown says she went there to ``pray for the family and pray for peace.'' Angela Pierce, a black woman, says she hopes the funeral turns a page and eases tensions

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$160K In Funding For Arts And History In New Bedford

Over $160,000 in state grant money will be flowing into downtown New Bedford. The grants are being awarded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and were announced by State Representative Antonio Cabral

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Should School Start Later For Teenagers?

Doctors say middle school and high school classes should not start before 8:30 a.m.

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Pedestrian Hit By Car In Dartmouth

A Fall River man is being treated for serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Dartmouth over the weekend.

According to Detective Kyle Costa, the accident took place just after 1AM Sunday morning outside of The King's Inn when a 62-year-old woman struck the pedestrian with her car

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Gas Prices Drop Again In Mass.

The price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has dropped another 2 cents, and has now fallen 13 cents in the past month.

AAA Southern New England reports Monday that the average cost of a gallon of self-serve, regular in the Bay State is now $3

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