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NB Health Department To Lead Southeast Health Initiative

The New Bedford Health Department will be leading a major health initiative in the region.

The Health Department will partner with the City of Fall River to develop a series of health initiatives that will focus on prevention

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Learn to Save Lives As A Lifeguard

Remember how many countless TV shows glamorized the job of lifeguard? Well, now is your chance to learn to save lives by becoming a lifeguard. New Bedford Parks and Recreation will be offering a lifeguard training course in cooperation with the Friends of Fall River Heritage State Park and MA Conservation and Recreation

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Braga Bridge Could Get Colorful Light Display

The Braga Bridge could soon undergo another facelift of sorts.

Fall River State Representative Carole Fiola says she'd like to see the bridge adorned with colorful LED lights, much like Boston's Zakim Bridge

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Fall River Police Working with Facebook to ID Nude Photo Poster

Fall River Police are investigating a Facebook page that allegedly displayed nude photos of minors.

In a Facebook post, Mayor Will Flanagan said he asked police to investigate the page called "Fall River Hooters", after residents alerted him to the "horrific and graphic" page Wednesday night

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TSM -  Fall River Mayor William Flanagan announcing proposed resort casino plan.
TSM - Fall River Mayor William Flanagan announcing proposed resort casino plan.

Fall River And Foxwoods Team Up On Casino Proposal

An economic engine for the region.  That's how Fall River officials describe a resort casino proposal announced Tuesday by Mayor Wil Flanagan and Foxwoods.  The casino will create 2,000 construction jobs and up to 5,000 permanent jobs

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Sutter Pledges To Continue War On Gun Violence

Both New Bedford and Fall River have seen an uptick in gun violence over the past few weeks.

During his monthly appearance on WBSM, District Attorney Sam Sutter said he'll continue to seek dangerousness hearings for those caught with illegal guns

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A Hatchet Job on Lizzie Borden?

This past Saturday, the Lifetime network aired its controversial new made-for-TV movie Lizzie Borden Took An Ax. Starring Christina Ricci as Fall River's most notorious alleged murderess, the film was under a very big microscope by quite a few different communities of which I am a part--the paranormal field, local history buffs, and of course, all of us as SouthCoasters. Lizzie

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Fall River Justice Center

Fall River Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Prostitution Charges

A Fall River courtroom was cleared after an emotional outburst from a woman who insisted she's innocent of sex trafficking of underage girls.

The Fall River Herald News reports 38-year-old Olivia Lara pleaded not guilty Thursday to state human trafficking charges, then screamed and cried when a judge set her bail at $100,000 cash

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Local Man Convicted of Robberies in New Bedford and Fall River

A 20-year-old Fall River man is sentenced to at least a decade in state prison in connection with three armed robberies last year.

New Bedford Police say 20-year-old Glenn Antonio Ortiz of County Street in Fall River will face 10-18 years in prison for a string of robberies, two of which took place in Fall River, and one in New Bedford

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The Stephens family of Berkley with Dad holding new arrival, Evan.  Photo from Southcoast Hospital
The Stephens family of Berkley with Dad holding new arrival, Evan. Photo from Southcoast Hospital

New Year Babies Born In New Bedford And Fall River

  

The first New Year's Baby on the Southcoast was born at 1:54am at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River to Cindy and Joseph Stephens of Berkley.  Evan Stephens, a baby girl, weighed in at 7 lbs and 4 ounces and was almost 20 inches long

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