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Police: Man Who Fell Off Hurricane Barrier Was Drunk

New Bedford Police say the man who suffered injuries after falling from the hurricane barrier was intoxicated at the time.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente tells WBSM News 62-year-old Joseph Rogers of Brock Avenue was walking along the new cement path atop the dike in the South End Monday afternoon when he attempted to climb down the steep, uneven embankment toward the water

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Man Tumbles Off New Bedford Hurricane Barrier

Details are scant at this time but police say a man walking along the newly installed cement walkway atop the New Bedford hurricane barrier Monday afternoon suffered serious injuries.

Lt. John Chaves of the New Bedford Police Department says the man's injuries were severe enough to warrant transportation to Rhode Island Hospital

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Man Withdraws Plea in Crash That Killed Girlfriend

A Massachusetts man has withdrawn his no contest plea to charges that he killed his girlfriend when he crashed his car while drunk and fleeing police in Rhode Island.

Brandon Borge, of Fall River, Massachusetts, was set to be sentenced Tuesday in Superior Court in Providence to charges of driving to endanger, death resulting and driving under the influence, death resulting

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Dirima

10 Great Day Trips From The South Coast

Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? There are lots of great options to keep your family entertained, and they're all just a short drive or boat ride away.

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Announcer Don Pardo Dies At 96

The voice that introduced the cast of "Saturday Night Live" for nearly four decades has gone silent. NBC officials confimred that legendary announcer Don Pardo passed away Monday at the age of 96. The cause of death was not immediately available

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Bertha Becomes Seasons Second Hurricane

Riptides Possible In Mass., RI From Tropical Storm

The National Weather Service is warning swimmers about possible riptide currents in Massachusetts and Rhode Island as Tropical Storm Bertha passes within a few hundred miles of southern New England

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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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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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Photo, Tom Ervin, Getty Images
Photo, Tom Ervin, Getty Images

Rhode Island Health Officials Investigate Mosquito Virus

 

Rhode Island health officials are reporting the first confirmed cases of a nasty mosquito-borne virus that has been rapidly spreading in the Caribbean.

Officials say the two confirmed cases of chikungunya involve travelers who returned from the Dominican Republic on May 17 and May 29. Aut

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Rhode Island Aims To Share Mental Health Records

Rhode Island House members are passing along a bill to the State Senate and Governor that would require the state to submit health records of severely mentally ill people to the NICS, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

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