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City Council Revisits Panhandling Epidemic

New Bedford city councilors say panhandling remains a serious issue in the city, and are still working to come up with a viable solution to combat it.

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

New Bedford Police Obtain Arrest Warrant in Throat-Slashing Case

Following a dispute over money last Saturday afternoon which escalated into multiple stabbings and the throat of a 63-year-old being cut, New Bedford Police have obtained an arrest warrant for 32-year-old David Luis Figueroa of New Bedford.

Police want Figueroa on charges of attempted murder, assault and battery by means of

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Photo Courtesy of New Bedford Fire Department
Photo Courtesy of New Bedford Fire Department

New Bedford Porch Collapse Injures Three Men [UPDATE]

Three New Bedford men suffered injuries Wednesday morning when the third-floor porch they were working on collapsed, sending them plummeting 25 feet to the ground below.

New Bedford Police say 39-year-old Polin Andrade and 42-year-old Concepcion Andrade were transported to Rhode Island Hospital for neck and back injuries while the third man, 34-year-old Carlos Moreno-Ochoa, said he would seek medical attention on his own for a minor leg injury

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Photo by Elena Aquila/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Ghostbusters Crew Member Helps Nab Alleged Attacker

BOSTON (AP) _ A cameraman working on the new ``Ghostbusters'' movie helped police track down a woman accused of shoving an elderly woman to the ground, seriously injuring her.

Authorities said the 72-year-old woman was walking in Boston's Chinatown section Wednesday when she bumped into 24-year-old Tajanetta Downing. Authorities sai

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Getty Images

Taunton Man Charged in June Slaying

A Taunton man is charged with murder.

The Bristol County District Attorney's Office on Thursday formally charged 19-year-old Lorenze DaVeiga with the June 27 killing of 24-year-old Marques McCassie in Taunton. DaVeiga also faces additional charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlawf

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Zerbini Family Circus Facebook
Zerbini Family Circus Facebook

The Big Top Comes to Buttonwood Park [VIDEO]

Ladies and Gentlemen; boys and girls- the circus is in town!  The Zerbini Family Circus is getting ready for their big top performance at Buttonwood Park as part of the annual New Bedford Police Union Festival. After hundreds of volunteer hours by the NBPD Union, all of the plans have finally come together for a weekend carnival, craft fair and one of the oldest American traditions- the circus!

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Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Where in New Bedford Are You Being Watched?

Surveillance cameras will soon be installed at New Bedford's Harrington Park.

New Bedford residents and visitors are under surveillance at other public places as well.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mayor Jon Mitchell says there are cameras place

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Fairhaven Police Investigating Beach Fee Scam on West Island

Beach-goers beware. Fairhaven Police say they've received at least one report of a woman trying to scam people out of money by pretending to collect beach fees.

Fairhaven Police Sergeant Kevin Kobza says a report filed with police Monday alleges a middle-aged woman attempted to charge beach-goers $45 per car

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Mercedes-Driving Teen Arrested on Drug, Firearm Charges in New Bedford

Drugs, cash, and a loaded gun are seized after police stop and search a car in New Bedford.

Detective Captain Steve Vicente says State and local police stopped a 2006 Mercedes Benz at Page and Allen Streets Wednesday night after obtaining a search warrant for the car and it's operator, 19-year-old Joey Wilson of New Bedford

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Public Safety Officials Remind Residents About Dangers Of Illegal Fireworks

The Fourth of July weekend is upon us and some people may be thinking about messing around with illegal fireworks in their backyards.

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