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WBSM’s Jack Peterson Passes Away

One of the most recognizable voices in local radio has been silenced.

WBSM's Jack Peterson passed away Tuesday evening at Hathaway Manor in New Bedford at the age of 70 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer

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Twitter/CBS Boston

One Dead, Ten Hospitalized At Plymouth Hazmat Site

The state fire marshal's office says an employee at a Massachusetts elementary school has died and a hazardous materials response team is at the scene investigating.

Authorities also said another Plymouth school employee and nine public safety employees were taken to area hospitals Monday for treatment of minor eye and throat irritation

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Legendary Actress, Activist Ruby Dee Dies

Legendary actress and activist Ruby Dee has died. A rep says Dee passed away Wednesday night surrounded by family at her home in New Rochelle, New York. She was 91.

A pioneer for African-American women on screen and stage, Dee's numerous accolades include a Grammy, an Emmy, a Screen Actors Guild Award, the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honors

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September 11th Memorial Museum opens to public this week
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The 9/11 Museum Honors The Dead And Consoles The Living

Some will say the wound is too fresh. Others may be more open to exploring the more than 110,000 square-foot underground museum.

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Fernando Garcia/Facebook

Prominent Businessman And Philanthropist, Fernando Garcia, Dead

Prominent local business owner and Portuguese icon Fernando Garcia has passed away.

Friends confirmed Garcia's passing this morning.

Longtime friend of Garcia and former New Bedford Mayor Fred Kalisz tells WBSM News Garcia was known for standing up for the Portuguese community, and fighting for several issues including keeping the New Bedford Portuguese consulate open

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1950′s Crooner Jerry Vale Dies

Singer Jerry Vale has died.

"The New York Times" says the singer, who was prominent in the 1950s and '60s, passed away at his Palm Desert, California home on Sunday at the age of 83.

Vale, who's best remembered for the songs "Volare" and "You Don't Know Me," began his singing career as a teenager performing in clubs near his Bronx, New York hometown

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[UPDATE] Fatal New Bedford Fire Under Investigation

UPDATE 7PM - The Bristol County District Attorney's Office says the death of a man found in a burned home in New Bedford's West End has been ruled suspicious.

The State Medical Examiner has taken custody of the body, and an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

The victim's

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Remains Of Dead Infant Found On New Bedford Street

New Bedford Police say the remains of a deceased baby have been found on a city street.

Police confirm the body of the child was found around 6:30pm Friday in the area of County and Adams Street.

Massachusetts State Police and officials with the Bristol County District Attorney's office are on the scene assisting in the investigation

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Boston Fire/Twitter

Two Firefighters Killed As Boston Blaze Rages On

Update 6:30

Metro News - Two firefighters are dead and at least a dozen people are injured in a huge fire in downtown Boston.

A Boston TV station reports one of the firefighters was carried out of the burning apartment building in cardiac arrest.

All available fire engines we

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Comedy Legend Sid Caesar Dies

TV comedy icon Sid Caesar is dead at the age of 91. Caesar was best known for his live comedy program "Your Show of Shows," which included a roster of writers who would go on to find success on their own - Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Neil Simon among them

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