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Credit: Marion Police Dept.
Credit: Marion Police Dept.

Officials Investigating Fire At Marion Housing Development

Crews from Wareham, Mattapoisett, Rochester and Onset assisted Marion Firefighters battling a three alarm blaze Thursday night.

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Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Warren To Make Southcoast Swing On Friday

Mass. Senator Elizabeth Warren is visiting the Southcoast on Friday.

Her first stop is in Fall River for a meeting with Mayor Sam Sutter and other officials.

Then its on to UMass Dartmouth, where at noon the Senator will tour the university's new Bioengineering Lab

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(Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
(Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Baker Unveils Plan To Fight Drug Abuse

Calling it a public health emergency, Gov. Charlie Baker has unveiled the first steps his administration plans to take in fighting heroin and prescription drug abuse and addiction.

During a stop Thursday at the Hope House treatment center in Boston, the governor announced the first-ever public release of data the state collects on the number of prescriptions written for painkillers and overdose deaths in each county

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Daniel Aguilar/Getty Images

Feds Say Wal-Mart Was Biased Against New Bedford Lesbians

A federal agency says Wal-Mart discriminated against a lesbian employee who sought health coverage for her ailing wife and has ordered ``a just resolution'' for violating her civil rights.

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Dzhokar Tsarnaev / FBI Photo
Dzhokar Tsarnaev / FBI Photo

Tsarnaev’s Lawyers Ask Appeals Court For Change Of Venue

There's no immediate decision on the latest change of venue request for the Boston Marathon bombing trial.

Oral arguments were heard by an appeals court three judge panel this morning.

Lawyers for bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev argued he could not get a fair trial in Boston

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“Whiplash” At Flagship Cinemas

The Oscar nominated film "Whiplash" will begin a special week long run Friday at Flagship Cinemas in New Bedford.

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Fire Chief Discusses Roof Collapse

New Bedford, like many old New England towns, has homes and other buildings with pitched or slanted roofs.

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Gillihan, Carney/New Bedford Police

New Bedford Police Find $12K of Heroin, Arrest Couple

After a several week investigation, New Bedford Police have arrested two city residents on drug trafficking charges.

Police stopped a rental car around 9:30 Wednesday night at Union Street and Route 18

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Fado singer Ana Vinagre
Fado singer Ana Vinagre (Photo courtesy MassCulturalCouncil via YouTube)

Ana Vinagre: Soul Of The Portuguese People [VIDEO]

Fado music is the heart of the Portuguese soul. It's one of the oldest urban folk music genres in the world. What the blues is to the Mississippi Delta, Fado is to an emotional, indefinable yearning for love and for times past.

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Snow rake used to remove snow from roof / Photo by Gordon Chibroski/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images
Snow rake used to remove snow from roof / Photo by Gordon Chibroski/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Removing Snow From Roofs Easier Said Than Done

Snow-covered roofs are prompting a lot of concern in Massachusetts, where as much as nine feet of snow has fallen in recent weeks.

Diane Medeiros of New Bedford is concerned about a section of flat roof on her house

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