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Two Duck Hunters Dead After Boat Capsizes in Westport

A boat carrying three duck hunters apparently capsized this morning on the Westport River near River Road section of Westport. As of this hour, all three men believed to be in the boat have been located

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Massachusetts Voters Will Be Busy in 2014

Massachusetts voters who trekked to the ballot box in 2013 won't get much of a respite in 2014, with a slew of already contested races.

One of the most anticipated is the open contest for governor

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Massachusetts Getting Back To Normal After Snow

Gov. Deval Patrick says things are getting back to normal after a snow storm that brought nearly two feet of snow to some parts of Massachusetts.

He says roads are in pretty good shape and the MBTA should be back to normal by late afternoon, but people still need to be patient

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Massachusetts to Use a New High School Equivalency Exam

State education officials are phasing out the old GED test in favor of a new high school equivalency exam.

The Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education says it has selected Educational Testing Service to administer the new exam in Massachusetts

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Mass. Population Increases In 2013

 

New figures from the Census Bureau shows Massachusetts is continuing to add to its population.
 
    The latest estimate as of July 1 puts the state's population at nearly 6.7 million, up by more than 47,000 from July, 2012.
 

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Storm Could Bring “Blizzard-Like” Conditions to Southcoast

Keep the shovels and snowblowers handy. A Nor'Easter is headed our way, and with it, between 6-10 inches of snow in the Greater New Bedford area.

Local weather watcher ML Baron says the Southcoast will receive the brunt of the storm

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Dartmouth Police

Dartmouth Man Charged with Videotaping Nude Child

A Dartmouth man is under arrest after allegedly videotaping a child while they were showering.

Dartmouth Police Detective Kyle Costa says police received a call Sunday, reporting a man on Slades Farm Lane had videotaped a child while they were nude in the shower

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Man Accused of “One Fund” Fraud Files Suit

A man charged with trying to bilk the Boston Marathon bombing victims' fund out of more than $2 million has filed a federal lawsuit claiming state police violated his constitutional rights when they arrested him

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Abington Marine Returns Home One Last Time

A U.S. Marine sergeant from Abington is making his final trip home.

The body of Sgt. Daniel Vasselian is scheduled to return to Massachusetts on Tuesday.

He will be escorted by state police from Logan International Airport to Abington at about noon

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Thousands of Mass. Unemployed Losing Benefits.

 

 Thousands of Massachusetts residents who have been out of work for more than six months are being hit by the expiration of federal unemployment benefits.

Cash payments for the long-term unemployed were being cut off Saturday after Congress failed to extend the benefits before leaving for the holidays. The

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