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Apparent Overdose Death in New Bedford
Multiple news outlets are reporting that a 57-year-old woman died Sunday afternoon as the result of an apparent heroin overdose.
The incident occurred in the 100-block of Summit Street. The woman was found by a family member shortly before 4:30 p...
New Bedford Man Dies From Apparent Drug Overdose
NEW BEDFORD—The medical examiner is investigating the death of a 36-year-old New Bedford man Wednesday from an apparent drug overdose Wednesday at a home on Whitman Street.
Medics pronounced the man dead at the scene. Evidence of apparent drug use was found at the scene...
Baker to Sign Bill Doubling Line of Duty Death Benefit
BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Charlie Baker is planning to sign legislation doubling the line of duty death benefit for families of first responders.
The bill will increase the benefit from $150,000 to $300,000. The change is included in a supplemental spending bill for the current 2017 fiscal year...
Slain New Bedford Cab Driver’s Family Suing Mass. DYS
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) _ The family of a New Bedford cab driver who was shot to death in his vehicle is suing the state Department of Youth Services and the group home the suspect had left.
Prosecutors said the then-18-year-old Alexander Mills and another person had Donald DePina drive to a remote l…
Fall River Police Cleared in 2016 Stun Gun Death
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Fall River police officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the death of a man who died after police subdued him with a stun gun.
The Bristol District Attorney's concluded that officers did not use excessive force against Scott Macomber after the 48-year-old Brockt…
New Bedford Man Found Dead of Suspected Overdose
NEW BEDFORD - A 53-year-old New Bedford man is found dead in a Purchase Street home Sunday night.
Local police and the State Medical Examiner's Office are investigating the cause of death, which is believed to be a drug overdose. Police say no immediate evidence of drug use was found at the scen…
EXCLUSIVE: Overdoses in New Bedford Nearly Doubled in 2016
NEW BEDFORD - Staggering totals as New Bedford Police release the number of opioid overdose calls they responded to in 2016. Last year, police reported a total of 679 overdoses, with 42 deaths resulting. That's nearly twice the amount of overdoses in 2015, when police responded to 389 overdoses…

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