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Missing Afghan Soldiers Found

Three Afghan soldiers who disappeared while visiting a military base in Cape Cod have reportedly been found.

The men were last seen at a shopping mall Saturday night and were found earlier today at the Rainbow Bridge border crossing near Niagara Falls

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ICE Arrests 81 Immigrants In New England

Federal immigration officials say a four-day enforcement operation in New England has ended with the arrest of 81 immigrants, including those convicted of crimes, fugitives and those accused of other immigration violations

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Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School/Facebook

Interest, Not Disappointment Accounts For Growing Voc-Tech Waiting List

About 1,000 apply, but only half of the applicants are accepted to Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech. The school's 513-person waiting list tops the state when it comes to vocational schools.

Voc-Tech Scheduling and Reporting Coordinator, Sue Demers says while faith in the New Bedford Public School System has waivered, she doesn't associate those feelings with the growing interest in Voc-Tech

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Alaskan Junior High Students Visiting New Bedford

24 junior high schoolers from way up north will be visiting New Bedford this weekend.

On Saturday, students, their parents, and teachers from the Anchor Lutheran Shool in Anchorage, Alaska will spend four hours in the Whaling City soaking up the culture

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Governor Patrick In London For Trade Mission

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is spending the day zipping around London as part of his latest trade mission.

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Mass. Clean Energy Center

Mixed Feelings on Marine Commerce Terminal Name Change

The City of New Bedford is shouting down the state's decision to change the name of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal. The state referred to the project as the Massachusetts or Southcoast Marine Commerce Terminal in press releases last week

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Name-Change of South Terminal Causes City vs. State Dispute

Since the conception of the project, numerous city leaders say the construction in South Terminal has been known as the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal.

But in a release from the state this week, the development has been referred to as the Massachusetts and the Southcoast Marine Commerce Terminal, omitting New Bedford

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Gambling Regulators To Select Boston-Area Casino

State gambling regulators preparing to award the lucrative Boston-area casino license say Wynn Resorts shows a far stronger balance sheet in support of its $1.6 billion casino in Everett while Mohegan Sun has submitted a stronger overall design for its proposed $1

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Applications Still Available For Fishing Disaster Relief Funds

Emergency relief funding is still available for fishermen and those adversely affected by the downturn of the fishing industry.

The application process to claim hardship and receive funding has been open for about a month, but Verna Kendall of the Massachusetts Fishing Partnership says there's no way of knowing if all eligible individuals have applied for relief

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Maserati “Decepticon” Driver Has Police Impersonation Charges Dismissed

A Massachusetts man charged with impersonating a police officer for driving a Maserati that resembled a police cruiser is off the hook.

The Patriot Ledger reports that a clerk magistrate in Quincy District Court on Thursday dismissed the charge, saying 23-year-old Zhang Zhijun, of Braintree, hadn't taken any actions such as pulling over other drivers or pretending to be an officer

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