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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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Whaling City Festival
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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
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
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
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
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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TSM

New Bedford Beaches Reopened To Swimmers

New Bedford's South End beaches have all reopened to swimmers.

The beaches were closed over the weekend because of high bacteria levels following Friday's heavy rains. Water quality tests taken Monday have shown bacteria levels do not pose health hazards to swimmers

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John Sullivan
John Sullivan

Charles W. Morgan Leaving Early Tuesday Morning

New Bedford bids farewell Tuesday morning to a long lost child.

The 173-year-old Charles W. Morgan departs from port at 7:30am Tuesday morning, with the Massachusetts Maritime Academy as it's next course heading

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AP/Jane Flavell Collins
AP/Jane Flavell Collins

Defense: Friend Didn’t Intend To Help Tsarnaev

A lawyer for a man accused of obstructing the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings said his client isn't a terrorist and never intended to help bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Azamat Tazhayakov is charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy for allegedly removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room several days after the deadly bombings

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