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World Cup Finals Does Well In Ratings

The Nielsen company said Monday that 26.5 million people in the U.S. watched the World Cup final that Germany won over Argentina 1-0 a day earlier, setting a U.S viewership record for soccer.

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Costa Concordia Successfully Refloated

The wreck of the Costa Concordia was successful re floated on Monday  in preparation for it to be towed away to be scrapped for metal, 30 months after it hit a reef and capsized off the Italian coast, killing 32 people

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Bowe Bergdahl Given A Desk Job

 

The U.S. Army has given Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl a desk job at a base in Texas, treating him again like a normal solider after the formal phase of his reintegration after being released from five years of captivity by the Taliban on May 31st has ended. An investigation is

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Closing Arguments Made In Probation Hiring Trial

Closing arguments have started in the federal trial of former state probation commissioner John O'Brien and two deputies accused of rigging the agency's hiring process.

O'Brien, William Burke and Elizabeth Tavares are accused of trying to curry favor with powerful lawmakers by funneling jobs to politically connected applicants at the expense of more qualified candidates

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Senate To Weigh Social Media And Alcohol Sales Bills

The Massachusetts Senate is poised to debate bills designed to protect the social media accounts of workers and allow the sale of alcohol on Sunday mornings.

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Missouri Man Faces Sentencing In RI Teen Sex Case

Defense lawyers are seeking a 10-year prison sentence for a Missouri man who pleaded guilty to taking a teen from Massachusetts to a motel in Rhode Island to sell her for sex.

30-year-old Stephen Ardrey of Springfield, MO faces sentencing in U.S. District Court today on charges of trafficking a minor and transporting a minor to engage in sex.

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Onset Bay Reopens To Shellfishing

The Wareham Harbormaster Department says Onset Bay has been reopened for shell fishing.

The announcement was made Monday on the department's Facebook page saying that the state Division of Marine Fisheries has lifted the closure

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School Committee Hears Results Of Community Survey

The New Bedford School Department's first online community survey attracted 900 responses from parents, staff members, students and other interested parties. Results of the survey were presented to the School Committee last night

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New Bedford Man Sentenced In Manslaughter Case

A 51-year old New Bedford man was sentenced Monday to 4 1/2 to six years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter, larceny and other charges in the death of his former girlfriend.

Christopher Anderson admitted to providing crack cocaine and heroin to 46 year old Venus Chumack on the night of February 12, 2011

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Over 400 New Bedford Teachers To Take Part In Training Program

Public school teachers will be learning some new techniques this upcoming school year.

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