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Rhode Island Man Charged With Sex Trafficking

A Pawtucket man is facing charges accusing him of sex trafficking a 17-year-old Massachusetts girl.

Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Kemont Bowie and two others forced the girl into prostitution after she left a treatment center

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Massachusetts Beach Cleared After Great White Shark Spotted

Like a scene from the movie ``Jaws,'' swimmers were ordered out of the water at the Duxbury town beach when a large shark was spotted near the shoreline.

Officials said the shark, which was tracked by a state police helicopter, was estimated to be about 15 feet in length

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$160K In Funding For Arts And History In New Bedford

Over $160,000 in state grant money will be flowing into downtown New Bedford. The grants are being awarded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and were announced by State Representative Antonio Cabral

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Steven Grossman (Photo by Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Treasurer Steve Grossman Talks Market Basket

When it comes to the ongoing negotiations between the Demoulas cousins of Market Basket, State Treasurer Steven Grossman says if he were governor, he would have spoken out sooner than Governor Deval Patrick has

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Group Says I-495 Incident Shows Need To Fix Bridges

An independent group says an incident in which debris peeled off a highway overpass and smashed the windshield of a car traveling below should serve as a warning about the need to fix crumbling roads and bridges in Massachusetts.

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Announcer Don Pardo Dies At 96

The voice that introduced the cast of "Saturday Night Live" for nearly four decades has gone silent. NBC officials confimred that legendary announcer Don Pardo passed away Monday at the age of 96. The cause of death was not immediately available

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Robocalls Target 63,000 Overpaid Unemployed Residents

The phone rings and you answer it, only to hear a stern voice tell you, "You are required to pay this debt.

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Gov. Patrick To Sign Bill Updating State’s Gun Laws

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a sweeping overhaul of the state's gun laws.

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Bertha Becomes Seasons Second Hurricane

Riptides Possible In Mass., RI From Tropical Storm

The National Weather Service is warning swimmers about possible riptide currents in Massachusetts and Rhode Island as Tropical Storm Bertha passes within a few hundred miles of southern New England

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Massachusetts Collects $1.6 Billion In Taxes During July

Massachusetts tax collections for July totaled nearly $1.6 billion, starting off the new fiscal year modestly ahead of expectations.

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