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New Bedford Man Revived After Overdosing in His Car

NEW BEDFORD - A New Bedford man who had apparently overdosed in his car now faces charges.

Police were called to the intersection of Hadley Street and Acushnet Avenue before 10 P...

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NYC Pharmacies Begins Selling Opioid Overdose Antidote Naloxone Over The Counter
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Massachusetts City Testing Public Narcan Stash Boxes

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts city is considering a proposal to create publicly accessible boxes containing Narcan, the medication used to counteract opioid overdoses...

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New Bedford Woman Hits Two Parked Cars, Charged With OUI Drugs

NEW BEDFORD - A New Bedford woman is being charged after she crashed into several parked cars in the city.

Police responded to the accident before 11 P...

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Fall River Man Arrested after Overdosing Behind the Wheel in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD - New Bedford Police have charged a Fall River man after he was found unresponsive behind the wheel of a running car.

Police say 35-year-old Mark Springer was slumped over in his vehicle shortly before 11 P...

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Unlicensed Acushnet Man Revived, Arrested for Operating Under Influence of Drugs

Police were dispatched to the area of Acushnet Avenue and Chaffee Street Thursday for a report of an unresponsive man in the street.

Officers administered Narcan and he was transported to St

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Chief Joseph Cordeiro - Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Community Policing, Heroin Overdose Outreach Key, Says Chief

In a wide-ranging interview with WBSM's Brian Thomas, New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro touched on a lot of subjects that plague the police force, including panhandlers, shootings and drug overdoses...

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Medical Mariuana is Not the Solution to the Opiod Crisis

It is time to reconsider our approach to the opioid crisis in New Bedford as the current plan simply is not working. A WBSM news exclusive shows a near doubling of overdoses in the city last year alone...

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Brian’s Beat: Police and Firefighters Should Not Have to Respond to Narcan Calls [Poll]

These numbers will make you stagger more than a drug addict. WBSM had the exclusive. Their numbers come direct from New Bedford Police.

When it comes to opiate-related overdoses, the numbers are up, way up in 2016 compared to 2015...

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Brian’s Beat: Watered Down Campaign Pledges [Poll]

On your mind, Monday included some local and national talk. Locally, the authorities use Narcan to save a homeless man collapsed in an encampment...

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NYPD Chief Bratton And NY State Attorney Gen. Schneiderman Speak On The Community Overdose Prevention Program
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Dartmouth Police Now Armed With Life-Saving Drug

Dartmouth Police are now carrying the life-saving drug Narcan.

Det. Kyle Costa tells WBSM News the decision to carry the overdose-reversing nasal spray was made several months ago, with officers now having completed necessary training...

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