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Beach Fee Scam
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-goer…
Mattapoisett Rescue
Mattapoisett Police and the town Harbormaster team up to pull a man from the water after his small boat sank.
Police say the incident happened just after 4pm Monday afternoon, in waters between West Island and Mattapoisett.
Police say the man was from New Bedford...
Possible Earthquake Hits Southcoast
UPDATE 6:48 - There are now reports of two earthquakes striking the Southcoast within minutes of each other. The first quake is reported by the United States Geological Survey as a M2.4 earthquake, originating at 5:46pm 1.5 miles SSW of New Bedford...
Missing Duck Hunter Found
The 12 day search for Dana Dourdeville has been called off after a body was found washed ashore earlier today in Falmouth, Ma.
A source close to the Dourdeville family,Old Rochester Athletic Director Bill Tilden, confirms the body has been identified as 21-year-old Dana Dourdeville of Marion...
Sonar Search Fails to Find Any Sign of Missing Kayaker
Another search using underwater sonar equipment has failed to turn up any sign of 21-year-old Marion resident Dana Dourdeville, who has been missing since going duck hunting off West Island in Fairhaven on New Year's Eve.
Friday's search was carried out by New Bedford Police using two side-…
Dourdeville Search Takes to Air and Sea
The search continued in waters off Fairhaven Wednesday for a missing Brown University student from Marion, who failed to return home from a duck hunting trip on December 31st. WBSM's Taylor Cormier climbed aboard an aircraft to get an airborne view of the search...
Search Resumes Off Fairhaven For Missing Marion Man
Update:  The search for a missing Marion kyacker has been suspended. Fairhaven Police Sgt. Kevin Kobza released a statement Wednesday saying there were no new developments following a full day of searching the waters off West Island and Little Bay on Wednesday...
Barge Sideswipes Tugboat in Cape Cod Canal
The Coast Guard and other responders came to the aid of a New York bound barge late Tuesday night.
The 410-foot barge Alexander was being towed through the Cape Cod Canal by the 112-foot tugboat Doris Moran when the tug lost power before midnight...

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