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Credit: USGS

Rhode Island Earthquake

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake took place early Wednesday morning in Rhode Island.

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Photo by Frank Bienewald/LightRocket via Getty Images

Retired Doctor Sentenced To Prison In Child Porn Case

(Associated Press) - A retired pediatrician who lives on Cape Cod and once practiced in New York has been sentenced to more than five years in prison after pleading guilty to federal child pornography charges

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Police Arrest New Bedford Man for Bus Terminal Robbery

Police have made an arrest in connection with an unarmed robbery last week at the Downtown bus terminal.

Police say 28-year-old Torey Gomes of New Bedford was arrested Monday and charged with unarmed robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon

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Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Town Select Board Member Paints Crosswalks, Faces Charge and Fine

BILLERICA, Mass. (AP) _ A member of the Billerica select board is facing a misdemeanor charge of defacing public property for painting faded crosswalks in the town center.

George Simolaris, a painter by trade, used green deck paint on several crosswalks in the town center last weekend saying it was a public safety issue and he was tired of waiting for the town to act.

Town workers

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New Bedford Parks to Undergo Mosquito Spraying Once More

It's become a weekly occurrence in New Bedford --- mosquito spraying.

Once again, the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will conduct another round of ground spraying around New Bedford's parks

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

City’s Tenth And Final Solar Project Commissioned At Business Park

New Bedford's newest solar project was unveiled Tuesday afternoon at New Bedford Business Park, bringing the city's total number of large-scale projects to ten.

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Photo from NB Fire Department Facebook page
Photo from NB Fire Department Facebook page

Smoky Fire At Ashley Ford Dealership

Heavy smoke was seen as far away as the South End of New Bedford Tuesday morning after a sign at the Ashley Ford car dealership on Mt. Pleasant St. caught fire around 10 a.m.

Fire Chief Michael Gomes says a fire crew was near the business when the fire broke out and they were able to respond quickly

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Two Found Dead In South End Apartment

New Bedford police are investigating after two dead bodies were found in a South End apartment.

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Save Our Sidewalks: Fairhaven’s Controversial Sidewalk Project

Fairhaven's Rogers and Oxford schools aren't the only historic structures in danger according to some town residents.

A group spoke out against altering the red brick sidewalk surrounding Town Hall and th

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Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

Canadian Fishermen Rescued By U.S. Coast Guard

(Associated Press) - A Coast Guard rescue helicopter from Massachusetts has rescued three Canadian fishermen who had to abandon their boat 150 miles offshore.

The Coast Guard in Boston says it received an emergency beacon alert from the Yarmouth, Nova Scotia-based vessel at about 12:41 p

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