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Water Main Break In New Bedford

A water main break this morning has flooded sections of MacArthur Drive in New Bedford.

Department of Public Infrastructure Commissioner Ron Labelle says the break occurred around 10:15 a.m. near the intersection with Elm Street causing some homes and businesses to temporarily lose water

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U.S. Rejects Philippines Bid To Hold Marine Charged With Murder

The U.S. will not let the Philippines take custody of a Marine charged with murder.

Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton is being held at an American jail at the main U.S. military base near Manila

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Sam Sutter and wife Dottie during victory celebration.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Sam Sutter and wife Dottie during victory celebration.

Sutter Victorious In Fall River Recall Election

In a historic recall election, Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan has been ousted and Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter will replace him.

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Mayor Jon Mitchell testifies at Fisheries Council hearing / Greg Desrosiers / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell testifies at Fisheries Council hearing / Greg Desrosiers / TSM

Mitchell Testifies At New England Council Hearing

Members of the New England Regional Fishery Management Council were in New Bedford Tuesday night, listening to suggestions from the community on the best ways to manage fisheries in the North Atlantic

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Flanagan Loses Recall Election, Sutter Wins

Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan has conceded a mayoral recall election to Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter, one of seven challengers he faced in a two-part recall vote.

Flanagan conceded Tuesday night after coming up short on both parts of the ballot

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Nasketucket Bay / Photo from Mass. DCR and Buzzards Bay Coalition
Nasketucket Bay / Photo from Mass. DCR and Buzzards Bay Coalition

Conservation Project Protects 410 Acres Around Nasketucket Bay

More than 400 acres of land surrounding Nasketucket Bay in Fairhaven and Mattapoisett are being preserved and turned into a state park, thanks to the work of the Buzzards Bay Coalition and the state Dept

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Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Blackstone Woman Indicted For Murder

A Massachusetts woman has been indicted on two murder charges after the skeletal remains of three babies were found in her squalid home in September.

District Attorney Joseph Early announced the charges Tuesday against Erika Murray

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Getty Images

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Kosilek’s Sex-Change Surgery

A federal appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder.

Michelle Kosilek, born Robert Kosilek, has waged a protracted legal battle for the surgery she says is needed to relieve the mental anguish caused by gender-identity disorder

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School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM
School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

Schools Update Discipline Policies

New state-wide suspension policies were outlined during Monday night's School Committee meeting.

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Dr. Pia Durkin Addressing School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM
Dr. Pia Durkin Addressing School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

School Committee Appoints Interim Special Ed Director

In light of recent issues in the Special Education Department, the New Bedford School Committee appointed an Interim Executive Director to take charge.

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