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State Police Arrest Dighton Man Following High Speed Pursuit from Cape Cod to Middleborough

This morning at about 9:30 a.m., Barnstable Police attempted to stop a 2017 Hyundai Sonata in their town. The operator refused to stop and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit continued on local roads and highways from Cape Cod to Middleborough, including Route 6, Route 3, Route 44, Route 105, Route 28, and Route 495. Several local police departments were involved …

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Two women in serious condition after hitting parked car and tree on Brock Ave.

Police are investigating a motor vehicle accident which occurred in the area of 790 Brock Avenue. The accident was reported early this morning around 2:00am. Officers found a vehicle that had struck a tree in the area of 790 Brock Avenue. Prior to striking the tree the vehicle struck a parked car in front of 766 Brock Avenue. Damage was …

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Ashley BLVD fire displaces three families in New Bedford

A fire at 410 Ashley Blvd. has displaced three families or more than a dozen people on Saturday. Three NBFD engines and two ladder trucks composed of 22 firefighters extinguished the fire quickly. Luckily no one was hurt. Video by Carlos Pimentel Felix

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Male robs two female clerks at Lucky 7 Convenient Store in New Bedford

Police are investigating an armed robbery which took place at the Lucky 7 Convenient Store located at 701 Cottage Street in New Bedford. Saturday evening at approximately 6:50pm, a middle age white male, wearing a grayish colored hoodie and black pants entered the store and demanded money from the clerk. The male was holding a knife while asking for the …

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Why isn’t Massachusetts taking Fentanyl more seriously?

Massachusetts has twice the drug overdoses than the national average. A new report states that Fentanyl is now responsible for 75% of the overdose deaths in Massachusetts. In a state where we ban assault riffles because of their firepower, why is Fentanyl treated as a less dangerous drug than heroin? According to the New Bedford police department, heroin is considered a class …

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Fairhaven man arrested for trafficking Fentanyl in Dartmouth

As part of a joint investigation, on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at approximately 5:05 p.m., members of the Dartmouth Police Department, Barnstable Police Department, and Bristol County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant on Room #127 at the Capri Motel in Dartmouth, MA. As a result, Dartmouth Police arrested Jose Sanches of Fairhaven  on a previous arrest warrant for trafficking …

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Dartmouth police arrest 5 males with three loaded firearms at Thai Taste II

On Thursday, February 16, 2017 at approximately 11:58 p.m., Dartmouth Police responded to Thai Taste II on State Road for a large disturbance possibly involving firearms. Upon arrival, officers located the involved parties on Woodside Avenue inside of a 1998 Lexus, and a corresponding investigation ensued. As a result of the investigation, three firearms were located, and four adults and …

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14 Things to do this Weekend (Feb. 17 – Feb. 19)

An unusually warm weekend for this time of year is in store for us this weekend. While overnight temperatures won’t exactly be friendly – they’ll be in the low to mid 30s – they daytime temperatures will be in the upper 40s and on Sunday almost hit 50 degrees! The sunny will be out for the vast majority of the …

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Remembering the SouthCoast master of marine art, Louis Sylvia

By Jonathan Comey Ever wonder about the people behind the paintings you see on SouthCoast walls? One of the things that makes our region special is our sense of history and our embrace of the sea, which mix naturally to create a culture rich with maritime art. Many public buildings are adorned with wonderful art in different styles, from historic …

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Faces Of New Bedford #90: Susana Viera

Meet Susana Viera, 42-year-old Nurse Practitioner and Co-Founder of Susana Viera Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Susana and her family migrated to New Bedford from São Miguel, Açores, Portugal when she was 18 months old. After graduating New Bedford High School, she decided to go to UMass Dartmouth, in hopes of attending medical school afterwards. After the counsel of friends and teachers, …

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