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Lot at 41 Ruth Street - Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Lot at 41 Ruth Street - Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Homes Evacuated After Discovery of Artillery Shell

A few moments of excitement in a South End neighborhood after the discovery of an explosive device.

New Bedford Fire Chief Michael Gomes says fire crews were called to 41 Ruth Street Wednesday afternoon where an old artillery shell had been found

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

UPDATE: “Stubborn” Fire Quickly Knocked Down Near Downton New Bedford

Four engine companies and two ladder companies responded to a reported explosion and exterior fire at 45 Richmond Street in the center of the city Friday afternoon.

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Deputy Donn Fletchers (right) shaking hands with Chief Tim Francis. Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Deputy Donn Fletchers (right) shaking hands with Chief Tim Francis. Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Fairhaven Deputy Fire Chief Takes One Last Ride

It's a long standing tradition when firefighters retire, a final ride home on board a fire truck. Wednesday was Fairhaven Deputy Chief Donn Fletchers' final day on the job, and he was welcomed at his home by fellow firefighters.

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Photo from NOAA
Photo from NOAA

Oil Spill In New Bedford Harbor

Fire officials responded after an oil spill was reported in New Bedford Harbor Sunday morning.

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

A Closer Look At Dartmouth Fire District 3 Station 1

Dartmouth Fire District 3 is the hub of the town's emergency needs. It covers almost half of the town, including the North Dartmouth business district as well as UMass Dartmouth.

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

City Council Wants To Hear From Fire Chief

The City Council hopes to talk with New Bedford Fire Chief Michael Gomes about why he feels the need to look for employment somewhere else.

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Getty Images
Getty Images

Raft Overturns In Waters Off Fort Tabor, One Person Unresponsive

New Bedford Police and Fire units responded to Fort Tabor in the South End Sunday evening around 6pm  after a rubber inflatable raft capsized at the end of the a pier near the beach-area.

According to District Fire Chief Michael Dandurand, two males were onboard the raft when it overturned, and other boaters came to their rescue

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Photo from Fairhaven Police
Photo from Fairhaven Police

Police Find Explosive Device, Arrest 18 Year Old

Fairhaven Police and the Fire Department found what turned out to be an explosive device in the driveway of a local home.

The discovery was made Wednesday morning around 8:30 in the driveway of a home on Jeanette Street

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Mitchell Legally Tight-Lipped On Arbitration Award for Firefighters

Next week, the City Council will take a vote on an arbitration award that will grant New Bedford firefighters a 7.5% raise over the next three years. The entire package will cost taxpayers $4.1 million dollars, which will come out of the City's General Fund

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fall time change
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Reminder: Turn Your Clocks Back An Hour Tonight

Daylight Savings Time comes to an end tomorrow morning at 2 a.m. Remember to turn your clocks BACK an hour when you go to bed tonight. That will bring us an earlier sunrise, but it also means you'll be driving home in the dark Monday around 4:30 p

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