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Foxwoods Says Its Still Working With Fall River

Foxwoods is dismissing speculation that it has shifted focus from Fall River to New Bedford as the possible home for a new, resort-style casino.

Dale Wolbrink, a Foxwoods spokeswoman, said the Connecticut-based casino operator has not determined that possible sites in Fall River are ``unsuitable,'' despite local media reports

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A Medical First For Southcoast Health Systems

Southcoast Health Systems has announced a medical-first in our area.  Southcoast says Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River has become the first hospital in Massachusetts and Rhode Island to successfully implant a mini I-C-D or tiny defibrilator

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Straus: Some Southcoast Rail Contracts To Be Awarded In 2014

The Co-Chairman of the Legislature's Transportation Committee says he expects contracts will be awarded for work connected to the Southcoast Rail Project.

State Rep. William Straus of Mattapoisett says among those contracts will likely be one for a new bridge over Route 18 in New Bedford and others

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15 Year Old Found Relatives In Search For Her Mother

It's good news, but perhaps not the best news a young Fall River girl was looking for.

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Standard Times Reports Foxwoods In Serious Negotiations With New Bedford

The Standard Times is reporting the City of New Bedford is entrenched in serious negotiations with Foxwoods Casino Resort to build one of the state's three licensed casinos on a familiar site.

The paper says according to source

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Jathan Fink/Townsquare Media

Prosecution, Defense Rests in Fatal Fairhaven Hit And Run Trial

The prosecution and the defense have rested on the third day of the Renee Andrews trial.

Andrews is charged with motor vehicle homicide in the 2011 Fairhaven hit-and-run death of Katelyn Brienzo

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Fairhaven Fatal Hit And Run Trial Continues In Fall River

Day two of the trial of 37-year-old Renee Andrews of Fairhaven is continuing today in Fall River Superior Court.

The day began with the jury of seven men and seven women traveling to Sconticut Neck Road in Fairhaven to view the scene where Katelyn Brienzo was struck and killed by Ms

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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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Sutter To Seek Re-Election In 2014

Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter says he's running for re-election in 2014.  He made the announcement Monday in Fall River. 

He says the campaign will not in anyway hamper his preparation for the Aaron Hernandez trial

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Mello Arrested in Drug Raid

The son of former SouthCoast crime boss Timothy Mello was arrested Friday during a drug raid in Fall River.

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