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Shark Sighting Report Unconfirmed In Padanaram Harbor

Reports of a shark sighting in Padanaram Harbor this morning have not been confirmed, but the town harbormaster is keeping a close eye on the situation.

Dartmouth Harbormaster Steve Melo tells WBSM News he received a phone call from an official at the New Bedford Yacht Club whose instrucor had seen a dorsal fin at the entrance to Padanaram Harbor

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Statewide Boating And Fishing Improvements Have Local Impact

If you're a boat owner in the area, you may have noticed some improvements in several communities. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs has invested $2.2 million for fixing or replacing boat ramps and docks throughout the state

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Officials: Complex Dartmouth Health Director Search Highlights Need for Change

Dartmouth is in the market for a new health director, and charter change crusaders are pointing to the selection process as yet another reason town government needs an overhaul.

That was Select Board Chairman Michael Watson, who wants the two boards to cooperate in finding a suitable candidate to replace outgoing Health Director Wendy Henderson

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Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Judge Lets Aaron Hernandez Transfer To Another Jail

A judge has ruled that former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can transfer to a jail in another county for easier access to his Boston lawyers.

The decision on Monday allows Hernandez to leave the jail in Bristol County in southern Massachusetts where he is charged in the 2013 shooting of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd

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Photo by Jonathan Wiggs / the Boston Globe via Getty Images

Hernandez’ Attorneys Claim Hodgson Violated Their Client’s Rights

Bristol County prosecutors say they do not oppose a request from former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to move him to a jail closer to his Boston attorneys.

However, in their written transfer request, Hernandez's lawyers accused the administrator of the Bristol County House of Correction, Sheriff Thomas Hodgson of violating Hernandez's privacy and due process rights

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Pete, Kasey and Arthur Lynch
Pete, Kasey and Arthur Lynch

Dartmouth’s Arthur Lynch Now In The NFL [Interview]

Arthur Lynch went to Dartmouth High School and played football for the Indians. After graduation he attended the University of Georgia and played football there. Now, he's in the NFL.

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Roldan, Reynolds/Fairhaven Police

Detectives Use TASER After Witnessing Fairhaven Drug Deal

Fairhaven and Dartmouth Police arrest two for the price of one.

Detectives from both towns were about to execute a search warrant at a Spring Street apartment in Fairhaven early Monday morning for a suspect wanted on assorted narcotics offenses

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Lawyers Want Hernandez Moved Closer To Boston

Aaron Hernandez's lawyers are asking a judge to transfer the former New England Patriots star to a jail closer to Boston, citing safety and other concerns.

Hernandez's Boston-based attorneys, in a request filed Friday, say they have to travel too far to meet him at the Bristol County jail in Dartmouth

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Dartmouth Police
Dartmouth Police

New Bedford Man Arrested For Exposing Himself To Juveniles

A New Bedford man is arrested for the second time within a month for exposing himself.

Dartmouth Police say the've arrested 30-year-old Wayne Michael Pina of Spruce Street in New Bedford last Thursday, after he allegedly exposed himself to two juveniles in the Dartmouth Walmart

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Perfect Way To Celebrate History And Fun

As Dartmouth celebrates 350 years of incorporation as a township this year, thousands of people took advantage of bringing history to life with a re-enactment of the Incorporation/Land Sale by middle school students at Apponagansett Park yesterday. 

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