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Lopes To Cyclists: Wear Your Helmet

A broken scapula, and some scrapes and bruises could have been much worse, but also may have been prevented. That's according to New Bedford City Council President Joseph Lopes, who was not wearing a helmet while riding his bike Sunday morning when he was hit by a car

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Photo from NOAA
Photo from NOAA

Fort Taber Search Suspended

The search for a missing adolescent in waters off Fort Taber has been suspended, pending further developments.

The search began Saturday afternoon when an adult reported seeing a boy, about 12 or 13 years old, jump into the water from a fishing pier and never resurface

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Man Carrying Loaded Revolver Arrested In New Bedford

A man carrying a loaded gun was arrested in New Bedford Thursday.

According to the Standard Times, police were called to the corner of Cottage and Willis Streets before 10pm Thursday night where reports of a fight involving as many as fifteen people were called in

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Teenager Robbed On Her Way To School

A teenager on her way to school in New Bedford was robbed Thursday morning.

New Bedford Police say the 15-year-old girl was walking to her bus stop on Rounds Street between Union and Arnold Streets when a man stepped out of a parked van and approached the girl from behind

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Shots Fired In The South End

New Bedford Police are investigating after five shell casings were found near Bluefield Street and Matthew Street early Thursday morning.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says that gunshots were detected in the area at roughly 3:40 am by the department's shot spotter system

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Again Pushes “Problem Properties” Ordinance

A proposed "Problem Properties' Ordinance for New Bedford is languishing in a City Council Committee.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mayor Jon Mitchell says its  time the Council took a vote on the measure

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Suspect Sought In $2 Robbery

New Bedford Police are investigating after a man was robbed of $2.00 outside the 7-Eleven on Coggeshall Street.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says the victim was leaving the store Monday afternoon and dropped the money

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Bouncer Charged In New Bedford Strip Club Slashing

A Fairhaven man faces multiple charges after allegedly slashing a patron's throat at a local strip club.

According to New Bedford Police Detective Captain Steven Vicente, 35-year-old Steven Cavalcanti of Fairhaven was working as a bouncer at Temptation Gentlemen's Club on Popes Island, and was closing down just after 2am on August 16 when a patron made an off-handed remark toward him

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Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

$160K In Funding For Arts And History In New Bedford

Over $160,000 in state grant money will be flowing into downtown New Bedford. The grants are being awarded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and were announced by State Representative Antonio Cabral

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Another Phone Scam Fooling Residents

New Bedford Police are warning residents of yet another apparent phone scam.

The latest scheme seems to target elderly women, telling them over the phone they owe large sums of money to the federal government

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