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Still No Decision On Hernandez Cellphone

A judge has finished hearing testimony in a bid by ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez's lawyers to have evidence from his cellphone tossed, but she issued no immediate ruling.

Prosecutors say Hernandez's legal team turned the phone over without objection after a warrant was issued

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Governor Deval Patrick / getty images

Governor Rips Herald Cartoon As Racist

Gov. Deval Patrick is criticizing a Boston Herald editorial cartoon meant to satirize the Secret Service after an intruder made it deep into the White House.

The cartoon shows a man taking a bath watching President Obama brush his teeth

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Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Fishing Regulators Put Off Changes For Gulf Of Maine

Cod stocks are failing in the Gulf of Maine, but a plan to rebuild those stocks is still up in the air.

The New England Regional Fishery Management Council on Wednesday by a 9-8 vote, rejected a plan to ban all cod fishing in the Gulf

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

More Time To Diffuse Trash Confusion in New Bedford

New Bedford residents have a little more time to get used to the new trash collection system.

The automated system began going into effect in June, and by all accounts has been quite effective in increasing recycling and decreasing waste

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Mum’s the Word on Keith Middle School Discipline

The alarm system at Keith Middle School is now fully functional. Yet, there are plenty of questions as to how the alarm was disabled since at least 2008. Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mayor Jon Mitchell isn't certain if there will ever be a definitive answer since there have been several leadership changes since the school was constructed in 2006

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NStar Rates Will Likely Increase

National Grid is announcing rate increases up to 37% more than a customer's typical bill.

NStar customers may be in for similar increases as well. NStar spokesman Mike Durand tells WBSM News with more coal-fired power plants across the region closing, the demand for natural gas is quite high, but the infrastructure needs serious updates to meet the demand

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SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/GettyImages

New Law Limiting Patients For ICU Nurses Takes Effect

A new state law sets strict limits on the number of patients that registered nurses who work in hospital intensive care units can be assigned to at a given time.

The law, approved by the Legislature in June, took effect this week in Massachusetts

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Child Dies From Complications Of Enterovirus

The Rhode Island health department says a child has died from complications of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the U.S.

Health officials said Wednesday that the child died last week of a staph infection associated with the enterovirus 68 infection

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Joint Base Cape Cod Credit: Base Website
Joint Base Cape Cod Credit: Base Website

Fugitive Afghan Officers Fear Death At Home

The three Afghanistan National Army officers who disappeared during a training exercise on Cape Cod before being caught trying to cross into Canada in Niagara Falls, New York, fear they will be killed if sent home

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Group Honors Changing Lives Through Literature Program

A ground-breaking program using literature to help find alternatives to incarceration was recognized Tuesday by the New England Council on Crime and Delinquency.

UMass Dartmouth English Professor Robert Waxler, Judge Robert Kane and probation officer Wayne St

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