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Photo: Bridgewater State Hospital

Patrick Accepts Resignation Of State Prison Chief

Gov. Deval Patrick has received the resignation of state prison chief Luis Spencer.

The Boston Globe reported Thursday that Patrick had asked for the resignation after Spencer delayed an internal investigation into the alleged physical abuse of a mental health patient at Bridgewater State Hospital

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Market Basket Customers Finding Empty Shelves

Customers at the Market Basket store in New Bedford are being urged to sign petitions supporting the reinstatement of Arthur T. Demoulas as company President. Demoulas was ousted earlier this month by the company's Board of Directors

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Few Answers About Migrant Children Coming to Mass.

A state official says it remains unclear how many unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border illegally will be temporarily detained in Massachusetts and how many could stay in the state longer

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Jim Phillips - TSM

UMassD Expansion Project Meets Fundraising Milestone

A major fundraising milestone has been reached at UMass Dartmouth.

The Charlton Trust recently donated $3 million for the expansion of the Charlton School of Business on campus. The pledge was contingent on the university raising $1

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Tornado Rips Through Campground In Virginia, Two Dead

Virginia State Police say there are two confirmed deaths from a tornado that ripped through a campground this morning on Virginia's Eastern Shore.  The state's department of emergency management had reported a third death but a state police spokeswoman now says that was an erroneous report

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James Brown’s Son – He’s Got A Good Thing [VIDEO]

I thought the interview with James Brown's son, Daryl Brown, was going to be tomorrow. But sometimes it's magic how things just happen. I saw our studio VIP line flashing, but I didn't have a scheduled guest. "WBSM Radio," I answered. "Hey man, it's Daryl calling." I paused, and then out of nervousness let out a loud laughter. "Daryl, it's great to hear from ya! We're just about ready to hit the air. Are you all set?"

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O’Brien Convicted In Probation Hiring Case

Former state probation commissioner John O'Brien was convicted of federal racketeering and mail fraud in a case that accused him of rigging the department's hiring process to favor politically-connected applicants over more qualified ones

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Mass. Agencies Sign Agreement To Address Problem Gamblers

Massachusetts gambling regulators have signed an agreement with the state's health and human services agency to address problem gambling.

The agreement, which was finalized Thursday, requires the state Gaming Commission and Executive Office of Health and Human Services to work together to ensure proper use of a public health fund created by the state's 2011 casino law

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Massachusetts Bans Shark Finning

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill outlawing the possession or distribution of shark fins in Massachusetts.

Supporters of the ban say shark fins are often removed for use in soup while the rest of the shark is thrown back in the sea, still alive

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