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USS Constitution Prepares for Repairs

BOSTON (AP) _ USS Constitution is closing to visitors as the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat heads to dry dock for repairs.

The three-masted frigate, nicknamed ``Old Ironsides,'' officially closed Monday and will partly reopen Tuesday, June 9. The warship is

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Protests Continue in Baltimore

24/7 News Source - Riot police are facing off against protesters in the streets of Baltimore.

The protestors have been seen throwing rocks, bottles and bricks at lines of police who are attempting to secure areas of the city. Police have res

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Oxfam America Helps With International Response to Nepal

Associated Press - Oxfam America says it is working with its international affiliate to help victims of the Nepal earthquake and is accepting donations for relief efforts.

The Boston-based group says Oxfam International is working in four open-air sites in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley to deliver clean water and build toilets, and will be working with other agencies in the coming days to provide clean water at 16 sites set up by Nepal's government. It also is work

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Mitchell: Tiverton Casino Proposal May Give Mass. Gaming Commish Second Thoughts

How does a proposal to move a Rhode Island casino closer to the Massachusetts border affect New Bedford's chances for it's own gambling venue?

Twin River, which owns Newport Grand, is proposing a move from Newport to Tiverton, possibly to compete with New Bedford's waterfront casino proposal, and the hopes of a casino in Somerset

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WBSM Listeners React To John George, Jr. Conviction

John George, Jr.'s conviction on federal charges is being met with mixed reaction from area residents.

Some callers to WBSM's Taylor Cormier Show expressed disbelief in George's guilt, saying he is a

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Workshop For 2nd Round of Fishing Disaster Relief Being Held in New Bedford

The Division of Marine Fisheries is holding a workshop in New Bedford Friday for shoreside businesses that have felt the impact of the fishing disaster.

Eligible fishing crew members, lumpers, and longshoremen are invited to attend the workshop, and fill out applications for Phase Two Groundfish Disaster Economic Assistance

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Bristol Community College

BCC Campus Back to Normal After Bomb Threat

The Bristol Community College campus in Fall River was evacuated for a brief period this afternoon.

A spokesman for the school tells WBSM News the campus received a bomb threat just after 3pm. The campus was immediately evacuated

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Few Clues For New Bedford Police After South End Gunfire

New Bedford Police have very little to go on after a single gunshot rang out early Wednesday morning in the South End.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente tells WBSM News the city's ShotSpotter system detected the gunshot just before 1am at Crapo and Jouvette Streets

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Gov. Baker Labels Marine Commerce Terminal a Mistake; Mayor Mitchell Responds

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he's confident the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal will pay off in the long-run.

Governor Charlie Baker made a statement on the Howie Carr Show Tuesday afternoon, siding with State Energy Secretary Matthew Beaton saying the $113 million investment by the state was not well spent on the project which had no assurance the now-defunct Cape Wind project would establish a base of operations at the terminal

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Gomes School Applying For Grant To Add Over 300 School Hours

The New Bedford School Committee is giving the Alfred J. Gomes Elementary School the green light to take steps that could result in longer and additional school days. The School Committee Monday approved a memorandum of agreement with the New Bedford Educators Association to allow the school to apply for an Extended Learning Time (ELT) Grant from the Massachusetts 21st Century Community Learning Centers

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