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New Bedford man charged with cutting woman's throat

NEW BEDFORD - A 57-year-old city man is being held without bail, after he slit a family member's throat with a box cutter earlier this month, court records say. John J. Mello Jr. of 12 Viall St., Apartment 1, is charged with armed assault with intent to commit murder and assault and battery on a fam

SOUTH COAST TODAY - 2017-09-20 22:56:24

Fall River to New Bedford drug deliveries land city man in jail

FALL RIVER - A city man that was trafficking heroin between Fall River and New Bedford will spend the next six to eight years in prison. Samuel Rodriguez, 31, of 998 Middle St., pleaded guilty last Friday in Superior Court to a a single-count indictment charging him with trafficking in heroin. New B

HERALD NEWS - 2017-09-19 18:15:00

Author of book on New Bedford Highway Serial killer to appear at Marion Music Hall

It was almost 30 years ago when the bodies of nine murdered young women were discovered, one after another, buried along highways emanating from New Bedford. The victims shared a common problem with drug addiction. Some had a history of prostitution. They were vulnerable. Two other women who shared

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-19 17:29:05

A walk down memory land for first Patriots Cheerleaders from New Bedford

Prior to the start of the Patriots 2017 campaign, New England honored 55 years of Patriot Cheerleaders in the final preseason game, and among the 200-plus was Pat Shea Thibeault, the first woman from New Bedford to be featured on the Patriots' sideline. Alongside was her lifelong friend and the seco

SOUTH COAST TODAY - 2017-09-20 23:44:17

All quiet in New Bedford harbor

NBC 10's Ashley Cullinane said the Port of New Bedford was quiet Wednesday morning. The fishing fleet was tied up because of rough seas. NBC 10's Ashley Cullinane said the Port of New Bedford was quiet Wednesday morning. The fishing fleet was tied up because of rough seas.

TURNTO10.COM - 2017-09-20 05:46:17

Free job training offered by Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board

NEW BEDFORD - The Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board is taking applications for a free seven-week course leading to highly marketable skills in demand immediately. WIB program manager Donna Ramos said that the course work will average 20 hours per week, mostly at the Quest Center for Inn

SOUTH COAST TODAY - 2017-09-19 22:41:31

Absentee ballots available for preliminary election in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD - Absentee ballots for the city's preliminary election are available through the Elections Office in City Hall. Absentee ballots may be requested until noon Oct. 2. In addition, the Election Office will open from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 30, according to a news release. Registered voters may

SOUTH COAST TODAY - 2017-09-19 18:23:53

White man faces charges in shooting deaths of 2 black men

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Kenneth James Gleason is escorted by police to a waiting police car in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Gleason is charged with two counts of first degree murder and other charges, for three shootings in the Baton R... (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Kenneth James Gle

ABC6.COM - 2017-09-20 11:15:00

Maria knocks out power, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). David Cruz Marrero watches the waves at Punta Santiago pier hours before the imminent impact of Maria, a Category 5 hurricane that threatens to hit the eastern region of the island with sustained winds of 165 miles per hour, i... (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Citizens rest whil

ABC6.COM - 2017-09-20 10:55:00

The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me?

(AP Photo/Gregory Bull). In this Aug. 15, 2017 photo, Dr. Razelle Kurzrock poses for a portrait in her office in San Diego. Immunotherapy is the hottest thing in cancer treatment, but it's not for everyone. It can put some very advanced, thought-to-be-... (Diane Tippett via AP). In this July 7, 2017

ABC6.COM - 2017-09-20 08:23:00

Glancing Blow from Tropical Storm Jose Brings Scattered Damage to Southern New England

WESTPORT, Mass. - With Tropical Storm Jose offshore, winds have been on the increase today, and damage reports have been coming in from around the area. So far, areas north and west have been mostly spared from the worst of the damage. But farther south and east, there have been several reports of t

ABC6.COM - 2017-09-21 02:37:00

Big US detention center sued for paying detainees $1 a day

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state on Wednesday sued the operator of one of the largest private immigration detention centers in the United States, claiming thousands of detainees were paid $1 per day for the work they performed but should have received the state's much higher minimum wage. State Attor

ABC6.COM - 2017-09-21 00:45:00

Protest planned in St. Louis suburb over police shooting

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Protesters said they would take to the streets again Wednesday in the St. Louis area to demonstrate against a judge's recent acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect in 2011. The demonstration planned in Clayton, Missouri, would be the latest part

ABC6.COM - 2017-09-21 00:05:00

New St. Louis mayor navigates racial strife after acquittal

ST. LOUIS (AP) - After defeating several black candidates, the new white mayor of St. Louis is carefully navigating racial strife that culminated in days of protest over the acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect. Lyda Krewson watched as her city and some suburbs

ABC6.COM - 2017-09-20 23:42:00

Giant antennas in New Mexico search for cosmic discoveries

(AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan). This Feb. 10, 2017 photo shows radio antennas that make up the Very Large Array astronomical observatory are positioned on tracks on the Plains of San Augustin west of Socorro, N.M. The Very Large Array is being used to ... (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan). This Feb. 10

ABC6.COM - 2017-09-19 23:23:00

Massachusetts court changes definition of felony murder

BOSTON (AP) - The highest court in Massachusetts has overturned the first-degree murder convictions of a man who provided the gun used in a double homicide but who was not present when the victims were shot. The Supreme Judicial Court's ruling Wednesday narrows the definition of the state's felony m

ABC6.COM - 2017-09-20 22:14:00

Defense: Man accused of terror plot an 'idiot,' not fighter

BOSTON (AP) - A man accused of participating in a plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller became consumed by Islamic State group propaganda because he was overweight, lonely and desperate for an escape from his bleak life, his defense attorney said Wednesday. Federal authorities say David

ABC6.COM - 2017-09-20 20:50:00

Nevada experiment mimics earthquakes to test bridge designs

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A day after a deadly earthquake struck Mexico City, University of Nevada scientists will mimic quakes to test new bridge designs developed to help the structures better withstand violent temblors. The engineers on Wednesday will rattle a 100-ton, 70-foot (21-meter) bridge model to

ABC6.COM - 2017-09-20 20:19:00

GOP lawmaker wants court to weigh in on PawSox stadium plan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan says the Rhode Island Supreme Court should weigh in on whether the state legally can help pay for a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox. The Republican representative says she tried to introduce a bill during a rare fall session Tuesday

ABC6.COM - 2017-09-20 20:17:00

Polygamous sect leader pleads guilty to escape, fraud

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A high-ranking polygamous sect leader recaptured after a year on the run pleaded guilty Wednesday in a food-stamp fraud and escape case, ending a wide-ranging investigation seen as a crackdown on the secretive group. Lyle Jeffs is facing three to five years in prison after plea

ABC6.COM - 2017-09-20 20:05:00