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Courtesy New Bedford Police

Chief Cordeiro: AG Sessions ‘Down-to-Earth Individual’

New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro was among a number of Massachusetts police chiefs that took part in a roundtable meeting in Boston Thursday with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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OPINION|Phil Paleologos: Form an Arson Watch

It looks like we're getting burnt by an arsonist. With three suspicious fires in 24 hours and a total of six in the past month, one has to ask, are they accidental or arson...

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

Hodgson Working with Lawmakers to Counter Court Decision on Detaining Illegals

DARTMOUTH — Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson is working with state lawmakers to immediately file and pass legislation that will strengthen the partnership between local, state and federal law enforcement in their shared mission to enforce laws and keep citizens and legal residents safe...

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City Councilor At-Large Brian Gomes (right) speaks with WBSM's Barry Richard (left) about crime in New Bedford. Tim Dunn/TSM
City Councilor At-Large Brian Gomes (right) speaks with WBSM's Barry Richard (left) about crime in New Bedford. Tim Dunn/TSM

Gomes Calling For Public Safety Summit

NEW BEDFORD- City Councilor At-Large Brian Gomes appeared on WBSM’s Barry Richard Show this afternoon to talk with Barry about his plans to combat the rise in crime throughout the city...

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Sponsors of the House and Senate "Safe Communities Act" bills, Rep. Juana Matias of Lawrence and Sen. Jamie Eldridge of Acton, testified at the start of Friday's Public Safety Committee hearing. Sam Doran/SHNS
Sponsors of the House and Senate "Safe Communities Act" bills, Rep. Juana Matias of Lawrence and Sen. Jamie Eldridge of Acton, testified at the start of Friday's Public Safety Committee hearing. Sam Doran/SHNS

Immigration Enforcement Bill Brings Large Crowd to State House

BOSTON — Eleven-year-old Bryan Rosa of Allston stepped into a pitched debate over immigration enforcement Friday, telling a lawmakers he fears for the future of his 3-year-old sister if they do not pass a bill limiting coordination between the federal and local authorities...

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TSM - Mayor Mitchell answers questions on his radio program.
TSM - Mayor Mitchell answers questions on his radio program.

Mitchell: New Bedford Not a Sanctuary City

Many cities around the country are coming under scrutiny for being so-called “sanctuary cities.”

During his weekly appearance on WBSM, a caller directly questioned Mayor Jon Mitchell as to whether or not New Bedford is a sanctuary city...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Hodgson Talks Trump Meeting

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson was among the many members of law enforcement at a conference Wednesday in Washington, DC, where President Donald Trump spoke and promised the assembled sheriffs and police chiefs that they have a “true friend in the White House...

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Entrapment Is A Crime [Video]

New Bedford and Fall River should adopt the successful Angel Program used in 400 communities nationwide. The Angel Program allows drug users to go to police, turn in their stash and get treatment...

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5 Times We Were Proud of Local Law Enforcement in 2016

With tensions against police rising and the holidays fast approaching, let us remember just a few moments we were proud to support local law enforcement...

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Making Spirits Bright

I've always believed if you don't have Christmas in your heart, you'll never find it under a tree, but what about on the Christmas tree? As 2016 has turned out to be a very trying and sad year for our law enforcement community nationwide, Detective Kyle J...

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