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New Bedford Police Investigate Two Separate Robberies Within 24 Hours

New Bedford Police are investigating two separate armed robberies.

The first took place early Wednesday afternoon at the Quichelenses Market on North Front Street when a black male wearing a hat to cover his face entered the store and demanded all the money from the cashier

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Education Images/UIG via Getty Images

New Bedford Police Arrest Two After South End Drug Deal

New Bedford Police have arrested two suspects after they were involved in a drug deal in the South End Tuesday night.

According to the Standard Times, 23-year-old Nicholas Correia and 22-year-old Christian Gomes, both of New Bedford were arrested after a narcotics officer witnessed Correia pacing Cove Road before being picked up in a car by Gomes

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Possible Robbery Leads To Drug Arrests In New Bedford

Two New Bedford men have been arrested on drug charges.

According to the Standard Times, 32-year-old Travis Mendes of Summit Street and 24-year-old Ryan Blithe of Brook Street were taken into custody just after 2am Wednesday morning after police noticed a group of men including Blithe and Mendes outside the Cumberland Farms at Rockdale Avenue and Kempton Street

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Jaime Rebhan/WarehamVillageSoup.com

Woman Dies After Drowning At Swifts Beach [UPDATE]

UPDATE (8pm) - The woman who was hospitalized after a drowning incident at Swifts Beach in Wareham has passed away.

Wareham Police Chief Kevin Walsh says the woman, identified as 64-year-old Carol Whitney of Templeton, Massachusetts, died at the hospital despite life saving efforts.

Fellow beach

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

New Bedford Man Arrested After Club Drug Found

A 24-year-old North End man was arraigned Tuesday on a charge that he intended to distribute the designer club drug "Molly".

Police say their Organized Crime & Intellegence Bureau executed a search warrant Monday evening around 6:30pm which resulted in approximately eight grams of Molly being seized from Nathan Dias's residence at 34 Milford Street.

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Fairhaven Police Dept.
Fairhaven Police Dept.

Possible Scam Sweeping Through Fairhaven

Fairhaven Police are warning of a potential scam that seems to be targeting businesses in the town.

Fairhaven Police Sgt. Kevin Kobza says several businesses have reported receiving a phone call from a man who claims their electricity will be shut off within an hour due to unpaid bills with NStar Electric

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Freetown Police
Freetown Police

Freetown Police Identify, Seek Bank Robbery Suspect

An Assonet man is wanted by police in connection with a bank robbery in Freetown.

Freetown Police say they've identified the suspect in Friday's robbery as 24-year-old Michael McLane of Richmond Road in Assonet

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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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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

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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