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New Bedford man on parole arrested with 900 grams of heroin, 290 grams of cocaine

New Bedford police officers arrested Ramone Serrano, 41, of 1541 Purchase Street, after parole officers visited his residence and observed illegal contraband. Narcotics detectives led by Det. Lavar Gilbert seized more than 900 grams of heroin and more than 290 grams of cocaine. Serrano has a lengthy


62-year old man charged with steal car then hitting parked cars in New Bedford

A 62-year old New Bedford man is facing six charges after police report that he stole a car and hit two parked cars in New Bedford on Tuesday. New Bedford police report that Keith Correia stole a vehicle from a parking lot, hit two parked cars and was arrested at 9:35pm near 40 Cedar Street.


New Bedford burglar sentenced to prison

FALL RIVER — A 36-year-old New Bedford man was convicted this week in Fall River Superior Court of breaking into a Fairhaven home in September, according to the office of Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III.


Mayor: Frederick Douglass left long-lasting impact on New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — The city of New Bedford has ties to one of the most notable men of the 19th century. Abolitionist Frederick Douglass escaped slavery in 1838 and traveled north from Maryland to begin a new life.


New Bedford artist/fisherman Brian Tillett wants to make you look...

If there were an award for endurance during the creation of art, Brian Tillett surely would have earned it during the first SUPERFLAT mural festival last August in New Bedford.


Police seek help finding missing Fall River teen

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is asking the public to report sightings of missing 17-year-old Fall River boy, Jacob Bourgeois. Bourgeois was last seen in the area County Street and Quarry Street on his birthday, Feb. 8, according to the nonprofit center that helps law enforc


Man with 8 warrants arrested

WESTPORT, Mass. (WPRI) -- A Westport man wanted for a string of crimes dating back nearly two years was arrested Tuesday, according to Westport police. Police said Scott Rogers, 32, had eight outstanding arrest warrants for crimes in Westport, Fall River, Acushnet, and Seekonk. He had been wanted si


New Bedford team gives hope, Narcan to overdose victims

NEW BEDFORD — No signs of life showed from the house. No lights. No movement. And the shades were drawn at the home in the city’s West End near the old New Bedford Voke. But a tiny ray of light coming from a metal shed behind the home caught their eye.


[UPDATE] New Bedford police responding to report of man shot

NEW BEDFORD — Police are investigating the shooting of a man in the abdomen in the 0 block of Madeira Ave. First responders have taken the victim to St. Luke's Hospital. Police are looking for a black BMW-M3 that was seen leaving the area after the shooting.


Police investigating breaking and entering at New Bedford City Hall

Police are investigating a report of overnight breaking and entering at City Hall. An Election Commission office first-floor window was breached late Sunday night. The window faces the narrow space between City Hall and the SRTA parking garage. Approximately $120 was missing from the Election Commis


New Bedford Man Sentenced To Prison For 2018 Housebreak

A 36-year-old New Bedford man with a lengthy history of committing burglaries in the area was convicted in Fall River Superior Court this week of breaking into a Fairhaven home last September, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.


Shaw’s in New Bedford Got a Facelift [PHOTOS]

I walked into Shaw's in New Bedford yesterday and couldn't believe my eyes. The produce section is my favorite area of any supermarket, so to see it completely updated made me so happy.


1 Dead In Tractor-Trailer Pileup On Massachusetts Turnpike In Blandford

BLANDFORD (CBS) – One person was killed in a crash in the bad weather on the Massachusetts Turnpike early Thursday morning. It happened in Blandford in western Massachusetts around 2:40 a.m.


Phantom Gourmet: Great 8 Steak & Cheese

Nothing makes Phantom smile like sizzling steak stuffed into a sub roll and slathered with cheese. These are the 8 Greatest steak and cheeses Phantom has ever found. Kicking off the Great 8 is Carl’s Steak Subs in Waltham. Here, they serve larger than life, one-pound steak sandwiches in crazy creati


Louisiana Teacher Pleads Guilty To Trying To Lure Massachusetts Girl For Sex

BOSTON (AP) — A teacher from Louisiana has pleaded guilty to trying to persuade an 11-year-old Massachusetts girl into having sex and sending her sexually explicit photos. Federal prosecutors say 25-year-old Logan Procell pleaded guilty Wednesday to coercion and enticement of a minor and transfer of


City of New Bedford voiding all snow ban parking tickets for past weekend’s storm

The City of New Bedford will void traffic tickets related to the snow emergency parking ban on Sunday, February 17 and Monday, February 18. Residents will not have to pay any fines for violations of the weekend’s snow ban, and can disregard tickets placed on their vehicles.


Massachusetts residents arrested in Vermont drug raid

ST. ALBANS, VT. — Four Springfield, Massachusetts residents are facing criminal charges after St. Albans police found about 170 bags of heroin and 18.5 grams of crack cocaine during a court-ordered raid, authorities in Vermont said.


REPORT: Man Shot in Abdomen in New Bedford’s North End

NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford Police are investigating reports of a shooting in the city's North End that left one man injured. Scanner reports indicate that police responded to the 0-block of Madeira Avenue before 11 a.m. to a report of a man being shot in the abdomen.


Falmouth Woman Accused Of Assault Over MAGA Hat

FALMOUTH, MA – An East Falmouth woman has been charged with assault following a reported confrontation over a "Make America Great Again" hat at a local Mexican restaurant. A man told police 41-year-old Rosaine Santos verbally accosted him at Casa Vallarta Friday evening because he was wearing a "Mak


Dartmouth man injured fighting off suspects in home invasion

DARTMOUTH — A 65-year-old Dartmouth man was injured Wednesday when he fought off armed attackers in a home invasion at his Gibson Terrace residence. The four men who forcibly entered his home stole money and jewelry, including a gold necklace, said the victim, who agreed to an interview with The Sta