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Mayor Flanagan to Seek Investigation Into Intimidation Allegations

It's a story that seems to grow stranger by the day.

Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan says he will seek an outside independent investigation into claims by a city councilor that the mayor attempted to intimidate him with a gun

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University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

UMass System Reports Record-High Endowment

The University of Massachusetts' endowment has grown to record high $757 million after fundraising efforts exceeded expectations during the latest fiscal year.

President Robert Caret announced Wednesday that the five-campus system raised almost $117 million in gifts and pledges during the 2014 fiscal year, a 12 percent increase over the previous year and about $12 million more than the goal

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Rhode Island Man Arrested In Mass. On Child Molestation Charge

A North Kingstown man has been charged with child molestation on accusations he touched two children inappropriately at the Newport International Polo match in Portsmouth in July.

Brian Smith was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree child molestation and one count of simple assault

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New Rules For Fire Alarms And Sprinkler Systems Criticized

Some fire officials in Massachusetts are criticizing proposed new rules they fear would roll back requirements for fire alarm and sprinkler systems in some multi-unit residential buildings.

About 40 fire officials attended a meeting Tuesday of the Board of Building Regulations and Standards in Wellesley to oppose the draft white paper, which examines the cost and effectiveness of fire alarm and sprinkler systems in buildings with three to six units

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Arruda (left), Cordeiro (right), Westport Police
Arruda (left), Cordeiro (right), Westport Police

Two Arrested In Connection With ‘Sailors Valentines’ Theft

Westport Police have arrested two men in connection to the missing art pieces taken from a local restaurant.

The break-in to Marguerite's Restaurant on Main Road took place August 15, where over $15,000 worth of art work known as "Sailors Valentines

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Chapman Declared GOP Congressional Nominee

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The Associated Press is reporting that Chatham attorney John Chapman has won the Republican Party's nomination to take on incumbent Democratic Congressman Bill Keating in the nin

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Man Withdraws Plea in Crash That Killed Girlfriend

A Massachusetts man has withdrawn his no contest plea to charges that he killed his girlfriend when he crashed his car while drunk and fleeing police in Rhode Island.

Brandon Borge, of Fall River, Massachusetts, was set to be sentenced Tuesday in Superior Court in Providence to charges of driving to endanger, death resulting and driving under the influence, death resulting

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Massachusetts Election At A glance

^Governor Dem - Primary

2,088 of 2,173 precincts - 96 percent

x-Martha Coakley 220,571 - 42 percent
Steve Grossman 190,436 - 36 percent
Don Berwick 111,264 - 21 percent
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^Governor GOP - Primary

2,062 of 2,173 precincts - 95 percent

x-Charlie Baker 110,711 - 74 percent
Mark Fisher 37,969 - 26 percent
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^Lieutenant Governor Dem - Primary

2,088 of 2,173 precincts - 96 percent

x-Stephen Kerrigan 213,721 - 51 percent
Leland Cheung 125,369 - 30 percent
Mike Lake 82,949 - 20 percent
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^Attorney General Dem - Primary

2,088 of 2,173 precincts - 96 percent

x-Maura Healey 311,962 - 62 percent
Warren Tolman 188,145 - 38 percent
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^Treasurer Dem - Primary

2,088 of 2,173 precincts - 96 percent

x-Deborah Goldberg 197,175 - 43 percent
Barry Finegold 142,061 - 31 percent
Tom Conroy 118,429 - 26 percent
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^U.S. House Distr

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Chris Markey celebrating with friends after primary win.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Chris Markey celebrating with friends after primary win.

Markey Wins Primary Election For State Rep.

The highly contested race for State Representative in the 9th Bristol District has been decided.

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Photo by Max Whittaker/Getty Images

Rhode Island Election At A Glance

^U.S. House District 1 Dem - Primary

202 of 202 precincts - 100 percent

x-David Cicilline (i) 36,218 - 63 percent
Matt Fecteau 21,637 - 37 percent
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^U.S. House District 1 GOP - Primary

202 of 202 precincts - 100 percent

x-Cormick Lynch 6,282 - 72 percent
Stan Tran 2,404 - 28 percent
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^Governor Dem - Primary

418 of 418 precincts - 100 percent

x-Gina Raimondo 51,770 - 42 percent
Angel Taveras 35,803 - 29 percent
Clay Pell 32,986 - 27 percent
Todd Giroux 2,198 - 2 percent
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^Governor GOP - Primary

418 of 418 precincts - 100 percent

x-Allan Fung 17,011 - 55 percent
Ken Block 13,932 - 45 percent
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^Lieutenant Governor Dem - Primary

417 of 418 precincts - 99 percent

x-Daniel McKee 48,634 - 43 percent
Ralph Mollis 40,208 - 36 percent
Frank Ferri 23,029 - 21 percent
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^Lieutenant Governor GOP - Primary

417 of 418 precincts - 99 percent

x-Catherine Taylor 17,120 - 67 percent
Kara Young 8,587 - 33 percent
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^Secretary of State Dem - Primary

417 of 418 precincts - 99 percent

x-Nellie Gorbea 56,483 - 52 percent
Guillaume Deramel 52,480 - 48 percent
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^Treasurer Dem - Primary

415 of 418 precincts - 99 percent

x-Seth Magaziner 76,520 - 67 percent
Frank Caprio 38,126 - 33 percent
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^Mayor Providence Dem - Primary

80 of 80 precincts - 100 percent

x-Jorge Elorza 10,562 - 49 percent
Michael Solomon 9,190 - 43 percent
Christopher Young 1,002 - 5 percent
Brett Smiley 672 - 3 percent

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