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Small Towns Don’t Escape Drug Abuse

Heroin use has spread far beyond from under the bridges of urban cities and into the quiet solitude of predominately white, middle-class bedroom towns. What's causing the rise in use in small town America? Maybe the 'country folk' are restless and looking for some cheap thrills? And their escape from boredom involved drugs

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Federal Legislation Filed To Protect First-Responders

First responders, health professionals and family members who administer overdose-reversing drugs would be shielded from potential lawsuits under a bill filed in Congress.

The bill's supporters say the use of drugs like naloxone _ also known as Narcan _ in an emergency overdose situation shouldn't be deterred by fear of legal action

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From fun107.com

Two Off-Duty CNAS Help Save Life

Two off duty Certified Nursing Assistants jump into action after a car accident on Ashley Boulevard near the intersection with Coffin Avenue Monday afternoon.

Ashley Baker told the Fun 107 Morning Show she and her co-worker Kerry Lynn, from New Bedford Health Center, were on her front porch when they saw the accident occur

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Fatal Heroin Overdoses Dwindling In Southcoast

There's been a noticeable decrease in heroin-related deaths in the Southcoast.

Local law enforcement officials cite several factors that are contributing to the lower number of fatal overdoses.

New Bedford Detective Captain Steve Vicente tells WBSM News putting the anti-overdose drug Narcan into the hands of all first responders with the proper training has certainly helped

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Mass. House Approves Limited Tax Amnesty Plan

The Massachusetts House has approved a limited tax amnesty program for delinquent taxpayers.

The House voted overwhelmingly on Monday to add the measure, sponsored by Republican leader Brad Jones, as an amendment to the state's $36

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Narcan Distribution

New Bedford police and firefighters will soon be able to administer an effective antidote to combat the wave of heroin and opioid overdoses sweeping the region and state.

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