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Volunteers box food for shipment to area food pantries / Jim Phillips / TSM
Volunteers box food for shipment to area food pantries / Jim Phillips / TSM

Local Residents And Letter Carriers Help Restock Food Pantries

Greater New Bedford residents donated almost 30,000 pounds of food Saturday during the annual Letter Carriers Food Drive.  By late Saturday, the food was on its way to local food pantries.

Major Gilbert Parkhurst oversees the food pantry at the Salvation Aarmy in New Bedford

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Roof Fire At Rodney Metals In South End

For the second time in ten days, New Bedford firefighters respond to Rodney Metals on East Rodney French Boulevard to douse a fire on the building's roof.

Crews responded about 1:45 Saturday afternoon

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Fall River Man Gets Life Sentence For Child Molestation

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ A former youth sports coach in Bristol has been sentenced to life in prison on child molestation charges.

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin said Friday that 61-year-old Jesse Perry of Fall River, Massachusetts, was sentenced on two counts of first-degree child molestation and one count of second-degree child molestation. He also was ord

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New Bedford Man Arrested After Botched Robbery Attempt

A New Bedford man is arrested after a failed bank robbery attempt.

New Bedford Police say the suspect walked into the St. Anthony's Credit Union on Acushnet Avenue before 4pm Friday, handed the teller a note claiming he had a gun, and demanded money

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UMass Dartmouth Police Say Rape Victim Changes Story

UMass Dartmouth Police say new statements made by the victim during the investigation of a reported rape on April 29th have now led police to question whether a crime was committed.

The incident was reported on May 5th

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New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center Looking For Permanent Home

One of the people behind the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center says the facility will be more than a museum.

Executive Director Laura Orleans tells WBSM News, "the fishing industry is alive and while it faces its challenges, they are not ready to be relegated to a glass case

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Six New Bedford Schools Honored For Breakfast Program Increase

Six New Bedford schools have been honored for reaching 80% participation in the free School Breakfast Program.

The schools are the Hathaway, Hannigan, Kempton, Parker, Pacheco and Jirah Swift elementary schools

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Electrical Issue Cited As Cause Of New Bedford Fire

Fire officials say they believe it was an electrical issue that caused a fire at a two family home in New Bedford Thursday night.

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Four Arrested Following Route 6 Car Chase

 

Massachusetts State Police say four people are facing charges following a Thursday afternoon car chase on Route 6.

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Credit: Massachusetts State Lottery
Credit: Massachusetts State Lottery

SouthCoast Lottery Winners

The SouthCoast has two more lottery winners.

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