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Gun Rights Activists Push Bill Aimed at “Gun-Free Zones”

BOSTON (AP) _ The Massachusetts affiliate of the National Rifle Association is pushing legislation on Beacon Hill to address what it sees as problems with ``gun free'' zones.

The legislation comes in the wake of the recent killings in Tennessee of four Marines, including a Massachusetts man, and a sailor.

The bill is

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Alves, Tomkinson/Wareham Police

Wareham Police Arrest Two on Gun, Alcohol Charges

While spectators for Wareham's Fourth of July fireworks were celebrating their freedom, two men were being arrested nearby.

Police Chief Kevin Walsh says officers working the fireworks event Saturday received information that one of three people walking on Onset Avenue may have had a handgun

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Mercedes-Driving Teen Arrested on Drug, Firearm Charges in New Bedford

Drugs, cash, and a loaded gun are seized after police stop and search a car in New Bedford.

Detective Captain Steve Vicente says State and local police stopped a 2006 Mercedes Benz at Page and Allen Streets Wednesday night after obtaining a search warrant for the car and it's operator, 19-year-old Joey Wilson of New Bedford

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Shots Fired, No Suspects in New Bedford Shooting

New Bedford Police are investigating a report of shots fired in the city.

Detective Captain Steve Vicente says witnesses reported hearing four or five gunshots in the area of Division and Crapo Streets in the South End around 12:30 Monday morning

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Courtesy of Dartmouth Police Department
Courtesy of Dartmouth Police Department

Dive Team Recovers Gun From Westport River

A police dive team has recovered a gun from the Westport River.

The Dartmouth Police Department posted pictures of a hunting rifle recovered Monday from the Westport River by members of the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council

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Credit: New Bedford Police

Drugs, Gun Seized From New Bedford Apartment

Drugs and a gun were seized from a New Bedford apartment following a Thursday night raid by police.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Man With Gun Reported Near New Bedford School

New Bedford Police had their guns drawn this morning after receiving reports of a man with a firearm near Holy Family Holy Name School in the West End.

The call came in around 7:30am Tuesday morning, with reports indicating a man had fired a rifle near the school

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No Charges Against Former Fall River Mayor, Report Concludes

The investigation is complete into allegations a city councillor made against the former mayor of Fall River.

Special Prosecutor William Connolly was appointed to the case after City Councillor Jasiel Correia claimed former Mayor William Flanagan threatened him by displaying a gun during a late night meeting last August

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Few Clues For New Bedford Police After South End Gunfire

New Bedford Police have very little to go on after a single gunshot rang out early Wednesday morning in the South End.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente tells WBSM News the city's ShotSpotter system detected the gunshot just before 1am at Crapo and Jouvette Streets

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

New Bedford Man Indicted In MetroPCS Slaying

A New Bedford man is indicted by a Bristol County Grand Jury in relation to a deadly shooting in January.

36-year-old Jason Valliere of New Bedford has been indicted on murder and firearms charges for the January 22 killing of a MetroPCS employee

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