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TSM - New Bedford's Special Reaction Team conducts drill for hostage situation on a school bus
TSM - New Bedford's Special Reaction Team conducts drill for hostage situation on a school bus

Police Team Drills For School Bus Hostage Situation

A hostage situation on a school bus is something none of us can imagine.  But it does happen, and that's why the New Bedford Police Department's Special Reaction Team was practicing that scenario Wednesday in the South End

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

New Bedford Police Find Sawed-Off Shotgun, Arrest Four

Four men are under arrest after New Bedford Police find a sawed-off shotgun in their possession.

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

New Bedford Police Search for Cigarettes and Candy Bar Thief

New Bedford Police are asking the public to identify a man involved in an unarmed robbery last weekend.

Police say the man entered the "Lucky 7" variety store on County Street on Saturday, June 8, and tried buying a pack of cigarettes with his EBT card

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Photo - New Bedford Police

Police Hunt for Shoplifting Suspect

New Bedford Police are looking for a man who attempted to steal six containers of Tide detergent from Market Basket on Tuesday, and then car-jacked a pickup truck in the parking lot to make his escape

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“Suspicious” Envelope Causes Stir At Downtown Post Office

Police and Fire units were called to the Downtown New Bedford Post Office Thursday evening to investigate a report of a suspicious package at the rear of the building. 

The Post Office had received a large envelope with no markings on it, and an object inside

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Pedestrian Hurt In North End Accident

A 23 year old New Bedford man is being treated at Rhode Island Hospital following a pedestrian accident Wednesday afternoon in the city's North End. 

Police Chief David Provencher tells WBSM News, the man had just stepped off a SERTA bus at Church and Staron Streets, when he was struck by a car

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Two Men Face Charges In New Bedford Drive-By

Two New Bedford men face firearms and motor vehicle charges following a drive by shooting incident and car chase Monday night. 

Teigan Pina and Cory Hayden, both 25 years old, were arrested Monday night

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City of New Bedford
City of New Bedford

City Councilors Air Concerns About Budget Plan

Members of the New Bedford City Council are taking issue with parts of Mayor Jon Mitchell's proposed $263-million budget. 

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City Man Treated For Accidental Gunshot Wound

 

New Bedford Police say a man accidentally shot himself in the leg on Thursday while cleaning his derringer.

Det. Capt. Steven Vicente says the incident happened around noon-time in the 300-block of Bedford Street. 

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New Bedford Police Lt. Jeffrey Silva (center) stands with Westwood Interim Police Chief Jeffrey Roy (left), and Selectmen Patrick Ahearn, Nancy Hyde, and Philip Shapiro.
WICKED LOCAL STAFF PHOTO/MAX BOWEN New Bedford Police Lt. Jeffrey Silva (center) stands with Westwood Interim Police Chief Jeffrey Roy (left), and Selectmen Patrick Ahearn, Nancy Hyde, and Philip Shapiro.

New Bedford Police Lt. Takes Out-of-City Job

A New Bedford Police Leiutenant has been significantly promoted, but not within the city's department.

Lt. Jeff Silva has accepted an offer from the town of Westwood to become the new Chief of Police

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