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Monday Is Final Day To Request Absentee Ballots

Massachusetts voters who expect to be out of town on Election Day have until noon Monday to apply for an absentee ballot.

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Photo by Carline Jean/Sun Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images

Mexican Judge Orders Immediate Release Of U.S. Marine

A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

Family spokesman Jonathan Franks told The Associated Press on Friday that the judge decided to release retired Marine Sgt

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Keating Making Final Strides Before Election Day

With election day only a few days away, candidates are making their final strides before voters head to the polls.

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Mayor Jon Mitchell (L) and Jim Kendall (middle) join Martha Coakley on Pier Three Friday / Jim Phillips /TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell (L) and Jim Kendall (middle) join Martha Coakley on Pier Three Friday / Jim Phillips /TSM

Coakley: Baker Should Answer Questions About Fishermen’s Story

Democratic Candidate for Governor Martha Coakley said Republican Candidate Charlie Baker should answer ``legitimate questions'' raised about a story Baker told during a recent debate.

During Tuesday's televised debate Baker tearfully recalled a meeting with a New Bedford fisherman who regretted pressuring his sons to follow him into the job rather than go to college

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Photo by David McNew/Getty Images

Amazon Eyeing FR Technology Park for New Distribution Center

There's some positive economic development news coming out of Fall River .

The Herald News says the global company Amazon has sent a letter of intent to Mayor Will Flanagan, announcing its desire to build a one-million square foot distribution center at the Life Science and Technology Park at the Fall River-Freetown line

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Republican candidate for Lt. Governor Karyn Polito at WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Republican candidate for Lt. Governor Karyn Polito at WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Polito Backs Baker on Fisherman’s Story

Karyn Polito , the Republican candidate for Lt. Governor made a stop on the Southcoast Thursday, talking up the Baker-Polito ticket prior to election day.

Speaking on WBSM's mid-day magazine, Polito discussed the emotional story told by Charlie Baker at a recent debate, about a meeting on the docks with a New Bedford fisherman

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Mayor Mitchell Remembers Tom Menino

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has died following a battle with cancer. Menino left office earlier this year after announcing his retirement.

Menino visited New Bedford in 2012, and built a relationship with Mayor Jon Mitchell

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Ferguson Police make arrest / Getty Images

Holder: Changes Needed In Ferguson, Missouri PD

Attorney General Eric Holder says it's clear that there's a need for ``wholesale change'' in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department.

The Justice Department is investigating the practices of the police department following the Aug

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Sarah Palin Says ‘Hopefully’ Will Run For Office Again

Sarah Palin's days as a politician might not be over, with the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee saying that she will, quote, "hopefully" run for office again in the future

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Attorney Lesley Rich / Jim Phillips / TSM
Attorney Lesley Rich / Jim Phillips / TSM

Judge Hears Arguments On Request To Halt Fall River’s Recall Election

A judge hears arguments on whether the recall election to remove Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan from office should be allowed to go forward.

Attorneys for the petitioners and Mayor Flanagan appeared before Judge Thomas McGuire on Monday, who pledged to rule as quickly as possible

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