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Plainville Teen Charged Following Friend’s Suicide

A high school honor roll student has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly encouraging a friend to commit suicide.

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Kerry Winterson/Facebook

Ice In New Bedford/Fairhaven Harbor Poses Serious Risk To Mariners

There may be a lot of snow on the land, but the ice is also building up in our waterways.

The Coast Guard dispatched an ice-breaker vessel to New Bedford and Buzzards Bay to help diffuse the problem

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ML Baron/West Island Weather Observatory

Cargo Ship Detained By U.S. Marshals Off Fairhaven Coast

A Panamanian flag vessel destined for New Bedford from Casablanca is being detained by U.S. Marshals off the coast of Fairhaven.

Coast Guard Lieutenant Derek Gibson says the "Crown Opal" was carrying a large shipment of clementines nearly two weeks ago as the ship sailed through rough weather, which subsequently damaged a significant portion of the 2,000 tons of fruit

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Getty Images

Local RadioShack Stores Closing Their Doors

As a result of RadioShack filing for bankruptcy last week, the company will be closing nearly 2,000 stores.

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Kitchen Fire In Fairhaven Causes Over $15,000 In Damage

A Monday night kitchen fire causes $15,000-$20,000 in damage to the home of a former Executive Secretary to the town's Board of Selectmen.

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Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

More Southcoast Snow Days Could Mean Shorter Summer Vacation

Should Southcoast school districts consider doing away with scheduled vacation times?

With districts like New Bedford, Dartmouth, and Fairhaven already exhausting their five built-in snow days, students will likely spend extra days in the classroom into late June

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NOAA/NASA GOES Project via Getty Images

Fairhaven Opens Emergency Shelter Amidst Blizzard Conditions

Fairhaven is opening up an emergency shelter Monday night.

The shelter will be located at Hastings Middle School.

Fairhaven Police Sgt. Kevin Kobza says it will open at 10pm Monday.

Those seeking shelter at Hastings Middle School are asked to use the gymnasium entrance.

For more information, call the Emer

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

South Coast Power Restoration Could Take Several Days

In high-powered storms such as this one, power outages are almost inevitable. Strong wind gusts and heavy snow can bring down trees and tree limbs, taking out power lines.

NStar spokesman Mike Durand says restoration efforts could take several days

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TSM - New Bedford Fairhaven Bridge

Bridge Meeting is Set For Next Month

Mayor Jon Mitchell and previous Mayors have often called for a "new" New Bedford-Fairhaven bridge.

At the urging of Mayor Mitchell, the Mass. Department of Transportation began a study last year, and next month the D-O-T will be unveiling a list of both short and long-term alternatives to the nearly 100 year old span

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Credit: Fairhaven Fire Dept.
Credit: Fairhaven Fire Dept.

New Year’s Night Fire Causes $10,000 In Damage

A Fairhaven home suffered damage as a result of a New Year's Night fire.

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