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Fire Chief Discusses Brush Fire Concerns

 

Brush fires have been flaring up across the state and here on the SouthCoast.

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Klai Juba Wald Architects

Opponents Weigh Recount Request After Casino Question Passes

Anti-casino activists are considering requesting a recount after city voters narrowly approved a casino proposed for the Brockton Fairgrounds.

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Deadline Looms For Brady’s Appeal Of 4-Game Suspension

Tom Brady's challenge to his four-game suspension by the NFL is set to begin.

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TSM

New Bedford Faces “Stark Fiscal Realities” With FY16 Budget

The New Bedford City Council Chambers were filled with city department heads Wednesday night as Mayor Jon Mitchell presented his FY16 budget proposal of $297 million. 

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mayor: City Will Meet With Leaders Of Homeless Group

A group of homeless people in New Bedford say the city needs to do more to assist the homeless.  They've signed a petition containing 158 names asking the Mayor for help.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mayor Jon Mitchell says he's directing the city's Director of Housing and Community Development to meet with the petitioners

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Outside Federal Court in Boston / Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Outside Federal Court in Boston / Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Jury Deliberating Tsarnaev’s Fate

The jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial is done for the day after deliberating for about 50 minutes.  The jury got the case Wednesday afternoon after final instructions from a federal judge

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Ingram Publishing

Elderly Man Killed In Pedestrian Accident

State and local police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident Wednesday afternoon on Hathaway Road in Dartmouth.

A spokesman for the Bristol County District Attorney says a 74 year old man was struck by a car and killed around 2:30pm in the vicinity of 57 Hathaway Road

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UPDATE: Amtrak Train Traveling 106 MPH At Time Of Crash

Update:  A National Transportation Safety Board official says the engineer of an Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia applied the emergency brakes just before the crash. National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said that the train was traveling at 106 mph when the engineer hit the brakes

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Photo from Fairhaven Police
Photo from Fairhaven Police

Police Find Explosive Device, Arrest 18 Year Old

Fairhaven Police and the Fire Department found what turned out to be an explosive device in the driveway of a local home.

The discovery was made Wednesday morning around 8:30 in the driveway of a home on Jeanette Street

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Photo from Mass. State Police

State Police Smash Suspected Cocaine Distribution Ring In Taunton

The District Attorney's office says State Police investigators have smashed a major cocaine organization that dealt with the international distribution of narcotics.

A spokesman for D-A Thomas Quinn says State Police arrested three Taunton men last week, and seized two vehicles plus $35,000 worth of cocaine

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