Breaking News from New Bedford MA

Find the latest New Bedford MA News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.

Truck crashes into New Bedford home following collision

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) – Police are investigating after a pickup truck crashed into a New Bedford home Tuesday afternoon. Video of the incident showed a car attempting to pass the pickup truck on Ashley Boulevard around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The vehicles collided sending the truck crashing


Video shows man breaking into unlocked cars on Ash Street in New Bedford

This guy was breaking into cars on Ash Street in New Bedford around 12:51am this morning. The video shows him checking doors – he got into the unlocked car and moved on past the locked ones.


Free credit workshop available on Thursday in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD — A free credit workshop is available from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Temple Landing Community Center, 370 Middle St. This workshop will provide residents with one-on-one credit coaching:


Fall River man taken to hospital after opening antique bottle containing rat poison

FALL RIVER — Nostalgia proved dangerous for a city man. The man was taken to Charlton Memorial Hospital and Extra Space Storage was shut down for several hours Tuesday night after the man opened a bottle of rat poison, fire officials report.


Fall River police seek help finding missing woman

FALL RIVER — Police are asking for the public’s help locating a 20-year-old woman who was last seen leaving her home after saying she wished she was dead, according to police.


Police Investigating Report of Shots Fired along Route 18

NEW BEDFORD — Police are investigating a report of gunshots along Route 18 in New Bedford. New Bedford Police received an alert from ShotSpotter of possible gunshots in the area of 1510 Route 18 South at about 3 a.m. on Tuesday.


New Bedford man held in road rage incident

NEW BEDFORD — A city man is being held in a road rage incident where he is accused of "aggressively" following a vehicle with two children and later striking the driver, court records say.


Remove ‘Mike’ from Mike & Wayne’s [SOUTHCOAST VOICES]

THIS GUEST OPINION PIECE BY: Mark Patnaude, whose sister Heidi Patnaude was murdered by her husband, Mike Padeiro-- the "Mike" in Mike & Wayne's Uniforms and Accessories in Fairhaven--30 years ago today. This was a letter Mark sent to Mike & Wayne's owner Wayne Oliveira last year to ask for Mike's n


Residents moving out, employees not getting paid at understaffed New Bedford nursing home

Bedford Gardens’ Executive Director Steven Haase says the approximately 100 employees who work there have not been getting paid on time. Some employees, he says, weren’t even able to cash their checks when they did come in.


New Bedford Family Attends White House Easter Egg Roll

Ana Jerez is still in disbelief. She can't believe that she was able to attend yesterday's White House Easter Egg Roll. It's a tradition that dates back to the year 1814 when President James Madison and his wife opened up the White House lawn for what would become an annual event for children.


Pre-trial in Alleged ‘MAGA’ Hat Assault Postponed

FALMOUTH -The next hearing in the case of Rosiane Santos, the woman accused of assaulting a fellow patron at Casa Vallarta Restaurant in Falmouth in February, is scheduled for April 29th, it was moved from April 23rd at the request of her attorney.


Woman, 20, reported missing in Fall River

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — Fall River police are reaching out to the public for help as they work to track down a woman who's been reported missing. According to police, Alyssa Oliver was last seen leaving her home after making distressing statements.


New Bedford mayor to hold office hours at Adriana’s

NEW BEDFORD — Mayor Jon Mitchell will hold neighborhood office hours from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Adriana’s Mexican Restaurant, 1262 Acushnet Ave. Residents are invited to attend the neighborhood office hours to meet with Mitchell directly and share their concerns and ideas, as well as a bite to


Metro Industrial Supply sold in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD — Metro Industrial Supply, company and real estate, were sold to Master Supply in March, according to a news release from The Nevy Corp. The business, 435 Coggeshall St., was acquired by Master Supply/Joseph Reale on March 15.


Pair of Taunton men arrested in drug bust at Weir Fruit Store lot

TAUNTON — Two Taunton men were arrested on Saturday morning in the Weir Fruit Store parking lot on drug-related charges. Justin Scott Tetterton, 28, of 42 Pine Ridge Circle, and Jared Wayslow, 32, of 7 Maple St., have each been charged with single counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws and were r


5 local nursing homes short-staffed due to bounced paychecks

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) -- The Massachusetts Department of Health says new patients are no longer being accepted at five nursing homes in Southeastern Massachusetts due to "ongoing operational issues."


New Bedford's Winslow students spread kindness at school and in community

NEW BEDFORD — A team of students at Betsey B. Winslow Elementary School has earned praise for its community service activities, including a recent effort to organize donations for the city's homeless.


Taunton Man Arrested for OUI Crash with Children in His Vehicle

RAYNHAM — Chief James Donovan reports that the Raynham Police Department arrested and charged a man with operating under the influence of liquor following a crash Monday afternoon, April 22.


Mystery buyer shows 'serious' interest in former Swansea Mall

SWANSEA — An unnamed buyer has expressed "serious" interest in purchasing the former Swansea Mall and has begun discussions with town officials about how to accomplish this. The identity of the interested party was not disclosed at Tuesday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting, but an attorney represen


The 100 Massachusetts towns with the highest property tax rates

Looking to buy a house? These are the 100 towns with the highest property tax rates in 2019, according to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. Communities across Massachusetts saw a dip in property taxes this year, even some on this list, according to state data. The median property tax rate dro