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Fairhaven First Responders Prepped For Ebola

Better safe than sorry in Fairhaven.

First responders in the town will be wearing additional protective gear as a precautionary measure in the ongoing fight against Ebola.

Fairhaven Police Sergeant Kevin Kobza tells WBSM News the CDC is predicting a very active flu season, and the symptoms of Ebola and the flu are very similar

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

City Unveils Destination New Bedford App

New Bedford's Tourism and Marketing Department has launched its first app, designed to enhance the experience of visitors and locals alike, with a touch of their phone.

Tourism Director Dagney Ashley tells WBSM News, the app is a great way to engage visitors and educate them about New Bedford

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Fall River Councilor Filing Suit Against Mayor Will Flanagan

Fall River City Councilor Jasiel Correia II has announced he's filing a civil lawsuit against Mayor Will Flanagan.

According to the Herald News, Correia made the decision to file suit after meeting with his own legal counsel and special prosecutor William Connolly.

Connolly is leading an independent investigation into Correia's allegations that Ma

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

New Bedford Regional Airport Receives Face Lift

After five years and $30 million in projects, renovations to the New Bedford Regional Airport are finally complete.

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Goncalves, Wilson, Morris/Wareham Police

Trio Caught By Off-Duty Wareham Officer

You never know who's watching.

Three people face drug charges after an off-duty police officer bore witness to their drug use.

Wareham Police say off-duty officer Robert McLain noticed the trio using heroin in a car in the parking lot of the Dollar Tree store in Cranberry Plaza

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Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

Obama Urges More “Chip” Technology In Credit Cards

President Obama is making moves aimed at making government credit and debit cards more secure.

Visiting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in DC, Obama issued an executive order shifting magnetic strip cards to cards with more secure chip technology

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Sex Trafficking Victims Sue Website

Two alleged victims of underage sex trafficking in Massachusetts have filed a lawsuit against a website that carries personal ads for people looking for sex, alleging the company assists in the abuse of minors

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Former Biden Chief Of Staff To Lead Ebola Response

 

President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted adviser at the Obama White House, as the point man on the U.S. government's response to the Ebola crisis.

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Photo - St. Lukes Hospital

Layoffs At Southcoast Health

Southcoast Health has announced they will be laying off 70 employees.

Spokesman Peter Cohenno says the organization has experienced a three percent shortfall in their operating budget and they will have to make some "reductions in expenditures" as a result

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New Bedford Police Seek Stabbing Suspect

New Bedford Police have released the name of a suspect being sought in connection with a Thursday afternoon stabbing.

Detective Lieutenant John Chaves says Sergio Orellano was stabbed in the neck during a confrontation near 34 Gifford Street

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