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Credit: Seekonk Police
Credit: Seekonk Police

Seekonk Police Seek Person Of Interest In Recent Burglaries

Seekonk Police are investigating a series of burglaries.

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

Jury Says State Trooped Used Excessive Force In Traffic Case

A federal jury has found in a civil lawsuit that a Massachusetts State Police Trooper used excessive force and engaged in malicious prosecution against a Massachusetts woman even though he had probable cause to arrest her for traffic violations

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Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Rarely-Seen Whale Washes Up On Massachusetts Beach

Biologists with the New England Aquarium are investigating what may have caused a rarely-seen deep water whale to wash up on a Massachusetts beach.

The carcass of the 17-foot female, weighing almost a ton, was found Friday on Jones Beach in Plymouth

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Jon Faria/ TSM
Jon Faria/ TSM

Warm Sendoff For Samantha Johnson Before ‘America’s Got Talent’ Appearance

New Bedford pride was out in force at Friday's sendoff for Samantha Johnson at Pier 3 on the waterfront.

The New Bedford native is set to sing at New York City's Radio City Music Hall for the next round of 'America's Got Talent' on Tuesday

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

UPDATE: “Stubborn” Fire Quickly Knocked Down Near Downton New Bedford

Four engine companies and two ladder companies responded to a reported explosion and exterior fire at 45 Richmond Street in the center of the city Friday afternoon.

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Salty Brine Beach in Narragansett / Getty Images
Salty Brine Beach in Narragansett / Getty Images

Built-up Hydrogen Gas Cause Of Beach Explosion

A build-up of hydrogen gas in a forgotten power cable is the probable cause of a mysterious explosion that happened earlier this month at a Rhode Island beach.

Officials said the long abandoned cable had originally been laid by the U

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Princess Njoya speaking to officials outside city hall - Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Princess Njoya speaking to officials outside city hall - Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Princess Njoya Of Cameroon Supportive Of Partnership With City

The princess of Cameroon made a visit to city hall Friday afternoon to acknowledge the partnership between the city and the African nation.

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Mayor Mitchel (L) with Joseph Michaud, Chairman of the New Bedford Chamber of Commerce / Jim Phillips TSM
Mayor Mitchel (L) with Joseph Michaud, Chairman of the New Bedford Chamber of Commerce / Jim Phillips TSM

Mayor And Business Leaders Optimistic About Future

Disappointed but not demoralized. That's how Mayor Jon Mitchell describes his feeling toward the decision by KG Urban Enterprises to withdraw its bid for a New Bedford casino development.

The Mayor was joined by a group of business leaders on Friday at City Hall to discuss what happens next

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Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

Hernandez Murder Trial Cost Nearly $500K

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) _ The investigation and trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez cost Massachusetts prosecutors nearly half a million dollars.

The tally was released Friday by the Bristol District Attorney's office.

Hernandez wa

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Mass. Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby.  Photo by Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Mass. Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby. Photo by Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Mass. Gaming Chair Crosby Unsure of Region C’s Future

When KG Urban withdrew their plans for a New Bedford casino, Brockton was left as the only remaining candidate for the Region C casino license.

Thursday, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission decided to stick with the previously established September deadline before entering applications into Phase Two

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