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New Bedford Man Pleads Guilty to Raping Child

A New Bedford man is sentenced to up to a decade in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to the sexual assault of an underage girl.

The Bristol County District Attorney's office says 38-year-old Nathaniel Rodrigues pleaded guilty Monday in Fall River Superior Court to multiple charges including rape of a child with force and indecent assault and battery of a person under 14

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

City Council Continues to Discuss Rise in Prostitution in the City

The New Bedford City Council is once again shining a spotlight on the city's prostitution problem. 

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Photo via fitchburgstate.edu
Photo via fitchburgstate.edu

Fitchburg State University Says Armed Intruder in Custody

FITCHBURG (AP) - Fitchburg State University says an armed intruder in the area has been taken into custody and the campus is secure.

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Fishing Vessel Snags Human Body Off Wesport Coast

Officials say a body was found off the town's coast this morning.

The Bristol County District Attorney spokesman Gregg Miliote tells WBSM News a fishing vessel accidentally snagged the body about a mile offshore, and immediately notified the Coast Guard

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New Bedford Man Recovering After Being Hit By SUV

A pedestrian hit by a car in New Bedford over the weekend is recovering.

Police say 37-year-old Osvaldo Correia was struck by an SUV as he was walking Saturday night at Cove Road and Stapleton Street.

He was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries, but is now liste

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Gov.  Charlie Baker / Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Gov. Charlie Baker / Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Gov. Baker Offers Support For Police Body Cameras

With the growing discussion about the use of body cameras by police departments across the country, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has indicated his support to provide state funding for a pilot program. 

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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Five Arrested in Wareham Supermarket (Crime) Sweep

It may be a sales tax holiday weekend, but some people in Wareham tried getting an even deeper discount earlier this week. Wareham Police Chief Kevin Walsh says in four separate incidents on Wednesday, five people were arrested for theft-related activities

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Cops, Clergy, and Counselors Visit Drug Addicts Under New Bedford Pilot Program

A pilot program in New Bedford has clergy, law enforcement, and counselors stepping into the homes of drug addicts.

The program, organized by DrugFreeNB, has been in operation since April, and has ministers, police officers, and drug counselors conducting home visits to people who have recently overdosed on drugs

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Acushnet Police Searching for Car Used in Housebreaks

Police are asking the public for help in locating a car that may have been used in several housebreaks in Acushnet.

Acushnet Police say late Tuesday morning, a man broke into an Elderberry Drive home, and quickly fled the premises after seeing another person in the home

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Potential Mayoral Candidate Arrested Outside City Hall [VIDEO]

Potential mayoral candidate Brian Marshall (aka Captain Recovery) was arrested outside New Bedford City Hall Friday afternoon allegedly for trespassing.

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