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Fishery Council: Scallop Catch Likely to Decline in 2021
The scallop catch in 2021 is predicted to come in at about 40 million pounds, less than this year's projected total of 51.6 million pounds.
Tribes Clash Over Land Rights for Planned Taunton Casino
A rift is widening between Native American groups over who has claim to land in Taunton where one tribe has been trying for years to build a $1 billion casino.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87
The Supreme Court Justice, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, has died at her home in Washington.
New Bedford Native Pemberton Pardoned by Filipino President
The foreign secretary said the president granted an 'absolute pardon' to Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton 'to do justice,' but did not elaborate.
Fourth Case of EEE Reported in Massachusetts
In 2019, there were 12 human cases in Massachusetts and six deaths.
Hand-Held Cell Phone Ban Takes Effect on Sunday
Drivers won't be allowed to talk on or dial their phones unless they have a hands-free device.
Red Sox Trade Mookie Betts and David Price to the Dodgers
The Red Sox will receive promising outfielder Alex Verdugo and pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol as part of a three-team deal.
Two Rhode Island Gaming Companies Join Forces
Twin River and IGT say the agreement will save jobs in Rhode Island.
Retired State Police Lieutenant Pleads Not Guilty
A retired Massachusetts State Police lieutenant has pleaded not guilty to collecting more than $11,500 in holiday pay he had not earned.
Supreme Court Rejects Appeal in Texting Suicide Case
The Supreme Court on Monday left in place the conviction of a Massachusetts woman who sent her boyfriend text messages urging him to kill himself.