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Hodgson Leading Pack Of Sheriffs To Border To Address Immigration Crisis

Sheriffs and law enforcement officials from across the country are descending upon the Texas/Mexico border Tuesday, hoping to shed more light on the immigration crisis.

Immigration officials have admitted flying planeloads of illegal immigrants to states including Massachusetts because of an increase in border crossing that has filled up detainment and processing centers in Texas

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Lebanese Restaurant Fire
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Fast-Moving Fire Causes Heavy Damage At Well-Known New Bedford Eatery

A New Bedford business suffered extensive damage after a fire this morning.

The two-alarm fire broke out at the Lebanese Kitchen at 1487 Purchase Street around 11am and spread quickly.

Waitress Sheri DeMello was about to begin work when the fire began

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Lebanese Kitchen Purchase Street New Bedford Fire

 

A fire in New Bedford this afternoon.  The old Lebanese Kitchen is in flames on Purchase Street. There are apartments above that were destroyed with damage to the roof and exterior walls.  No injuries at this time, but firefighters are still battling the flames.  R

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New Bedford Tire Fire

New Bedford Fire officials say that some tires caught fire at Mainline Tire Recycling located at 680 Acushnet Avenue around 4:15 a.m.

There are no reports of injuries, the extent of the damage isn't currently known

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Rendition from Cape Wind
Rendition from Cape Wind

Cape Wind Seeks Lease Option For Staging In Rhode Island

The developer of a planned wind farm off Cape Cod is seeking a lease option in Rhode Island for a staging and assembly area.

The Quonset Development Corp. on Wednesday announced Cape Wind is looking at a 1-year lease option at the Quonset Business Park, with two 1-year extensions

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New Bedford Kids Weekend Carnival Replaces Long-Running Festival This Weekend

The Whaling City Festival has been significantly downsized, and is now going by a different name.

The New Bedford Police Union stepped in to sponsor what is now the New Bedford Kids Weekend Carnival after the Whaling City Festival Committee was unable to attract enough vendors due to a lack of planning time

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Jim Phillips / TSM

One Person Killed In New Bedford Motorcycle Crash

 

State Police say one person was killed Wednesday night following a motorcycle crash on the northbound side of Route 140 in New Bedford.

The crash was first reported to the Dartmouth Barracks just before 10 p.m.

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TSM - New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge

Frustration Surfaces About New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge

Southcoast residents and the Mayor of New Bedford continue to share frustration with the ongoing repairs to the New Bedford- Fairhaven Bridge.

On Mayor Jon Mitchell's weekly radio program on WBSM, this caller shared his frustration with the Mayor about the state project that never seems to end

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New Bedford Police

“Soccer Mom” Minivan Used In New Bedford Heroin Deliveries, Driver Arrested

A Providence man is under arrest in New Bedford after police say he was making heroin deliveries in a minivan.

According to Detective Captain Steve Vicente, police developed information that a 2001 Honda Odyssey was being used to make heroin drops in the South End of New Bedford

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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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