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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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Boston Dip and Detail/Instagram

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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Jim Phillips / TSM

Markey, Garcia Square Off On WBSM

While both Democratic candidates for the Representative seat in the 9th Bristol District want to see Southcoast Rail, they have different opinions on funding sources.

Incumbent State Rep. Chris Markey and challenger Alan Garcia debated on WBSM Thursday

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Massachusetts One Of The Slimmest States

 

A new study shows obesity in America is growing at a slower rate and Massachusetts is looking good.

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New Bedford Airport - Mass. DOT

Precautions Taken Locally Amidst Reports Of Missing Airliners

With reports of Libyan airliners falling into the hands of Islamic extremists, airports around the world are on high alert.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says New Bedford is no exception. Mitchell says while he has little information on the latest reports, he's confident Bridgewater State University's F

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Class of 2018 Comes to UMass Dartmouth

Over 1,500 freshmen will be preparing for their first college experience at UMass Dartmouth this weekend.

The incoming Class of 2018 will be moving into their dorm rooms on Sunday afternoon. University spokesman John Hoey tells WBSM News it should be a relatively smooth move

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Mark Marino
Mark Marino

Shark Spotted In Dighton Harbor [VIDEO]

Another shark sighting in the area after fins were spotted in Dighton Harbor Wednesday evening.

Dighton Harbormaster Ronald Marino hopped into his powerboat and found the shark stranded on a sandbar

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claudiodivizia, ThinkStock

Massachusetts Offering Two-Month Tax Amnesty

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has announced a two-month amnesty program designed to encourage the payment of delinquent taxes by individuals and businesses.

The amnesty program will run from Sept

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UMass Dartmouth Makes Voting Easier For Students

Getting the next generation engaged in the democratic process is a constant concern of many, and a local university may be making strides in that department.

UMass Dartmouth is launching a new program that will allow students to receive real-time updates on upcoming elections and their voter status

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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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