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Patrick announces $42 million for South Coast Rail bridges

South Coast Rail Train

Governor Deval Patrick today joined Acting MassDOT Secretary and CEO Frank DePaola and local officials to announce a contract award for the replacement of four bridges in New Bedford and Fall River along the future South Coast Rail Line. The improvements will advance South Coast Rail while providing immediate benefit …

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Two New Bedford convenience stores robbed Sunday

UPDATE: On Tuesday afternoon MSP Trooper David Reis along with New Bedford Detective Al Silva located a white Nissan Altima suspected in an attempted and completed robbery Sunday night. The male suspect was seen leaving a motel in Dartmouth and getting into the vehicle. He was taken into custody without incident. …

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Sobriety checkpoints announced for Middlesex and Suffolk Counties

Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced that a “Sobriety Checkpoint” will be implemented by the Massachusetts State Police on a Public Way in Middlesex and Suffolk Counties from Saturday November 29, into Sunday November 30, 2014. The purpose is to further educate the motoring public …

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Man reportedly brandished knife at Normandin school bus stop

While waiting for their morning bus on Friday, November 21st, 2014, a student called the New Bedford Police Department because an adult had reportedly brandished a knife at the bus stop. The police responded immediately to the area of Sawyer and Reynolds streets. Students boarded the bus and proceeded to school without …

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Two arrested in Fairhaven for breaking into motor vehicles

Fairhaven Police arrested two suspects Tuesday night after they were caught breaking into unlocked motor vehicles. Eighteen year old Brandon Pimental of Fairhaven was arrested along with a 17 year old juvenile by police in the area of Adams Street and Bellevue Avenue. A witness reported seeing Pimental entering an …

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New Bedford woman arrested on heroin charges

On Friday evening at approximately 5:15pm members of the Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau executed a search warrant at 395 No. Front St. apt. 3 after an investigation by Det. Julio Martinez. The target of the investigation was taken into custody as she arrived home. As a result of the search, 58 …

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66 year old New Bedford man robbed by two men

UPDATE: New Bedford police arrested two teenagers in connection with this robbery. Police report that a 14-year-old male was arrested at the Whaling City Alternative School Wednesday afternoon in connection with the robbery and a 16-year-old accomplice was arrested at his home later that evening. Both have been charged with …

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Smash and grab suspect arrested in New Bedford

Last night at approximately 11pm Officer Stanley Chaberek was dispatched to the Kings Highway Plaza regarding two vehicles that were broken into. The suspect was able to smash the windows on the vehicles and steal a couple of wallets. One of the victims was exiting a local business and observed …

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New Bedford man arrested with revolver, 105 rounds of ammunition

On Tuesday, November 11th at approximately 7:45pm members of the Organized Crime and Intelligence Bureau executed a search warrant at a Kempton St. apartment. The target of the investigation was seen leaving the home and he was taken into custody without incident. As a result of the search, a 22 caliber Smith …

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