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DPI Commish: Be Careful on New Bedford Hurricane Barrier

Those looking to go for a stroll on top of the newly resurfaced hurricane barrier in New Bedford's South End should do so at their own risk.

DPI Commissioner Ron Labelle tells WBSM News while the majority of the concrete has been poured and is safe for walking, it's still technically a construction site

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Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Coakley Attempts to Derail Baker’s Claims of Commuter Rail Support

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley says between her and Republican challenger Charlie Baker, she's the only candidate that's serious about the SouthCoast Rail Project.

Coakley made her comments Tuesday in a tour that included a stop in New Bedford

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Police: Man Who Fell Off Hurricane Barrier Was Drunk

New Bedford Police say the man who suffered injuries after falling from the hurricane barrier was intoxicated at the time.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente tells WBSM News 62-year-old Joseph Rogers of Brock Avenue was walking along the new cement path atop the dike in the South End Monday afternoon when he attempted to climb down the steep, uneven embankment toward the water

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Ian Hitchcock / Stringer
Ian Hitchcock / Stringer

Hundreds of Guns, Ammo Seized from Westport Home

A Westport man faces serious charges after police seize hundreds of firearms from his home.

According to the Standard Times, Westport Police searched 49-year-old Wayne Cinquini's Main Road home on September 17, turning up nearly 300 rifles, pistols and shotguns, hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition, and about 50 pounds of gun powder

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Man Tumbles Off New Bedford Hurricane Barrier

Details are scant at this time but police say a man walking along the newly installed cement walkway atop the New Bedford hurricane barrier Monday afternoon suffered serious injuries.

Lt. John Chaves of the New Bedford Police Department says the man's injuries were severe enough to warrant transportation to Rhode Island Hospital

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Mills, Howard, Couture/Westport Police
Mills, Howard, Couture/Westport Police

Three Arrrested After Westport Break-In

Westport Police arrest three people in connection with a break-in and copper theft.

An off-duty firefighter happened to notice a car pull up to a home listed for sale on Sanford Road Friday afternoon, and saw two men, one with a backpack, walk to the rear of the property

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Carsten Koall/Getty Images
Carsten Koall/Getty Images

Local Expert on Islam Weighs in on ISIS

As countries across the world align themselves against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, many people are asking questions about ISIS and it's origins.

Brian Williams, Professor of Islamic History at UMass Dartmouth, appeared on WBSM earlier this week, answering many of those frequently asked questions

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Wareham Police
Wareham Police

Over 60 grams of Cocaine Found on Onset Woman

A check of an illegally parked car leads to the discovery of a multitude of drugs in Wareham.

Wareham Police say an officer noticed the illegally parked car around 1:30am Friday morning at the Woods at Wareham apartment complex

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Shotgun, Ammunition Found In New Bedford Home

New Bedford Police arrested a man after a search warrant was executed at his West End home.

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Dartmouth Firefighter Under Arrest

A Dartmouth firefighter is under arrest.

Dartmouth Police say District #1 Fire Lieutenant Troy DeCouto was placed under arrest Thursday, and is accused of stealing gasoline from the District #1 Station

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