• Massachusetts May 10, 2024 6:59 pm

    New Bedford man dies while on vacation in Puerto Rico

    Rescuers and emergency teams were searching for 28-year-old Alex DaLomba Tavares of New Bedford after he was swept away at the Gozalandia waterfall in the Municipality of San Sebastián.

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  • Massachusetts May 10, 2024 7:07 pm

    Mass. man's body found in Puerto Rico days after he was swept from waterfall

    The body of a Massachusetts man who was swept away by the current at a waterfall in Puerto Rico on Wednesday has been found, according to the authorities. Rescuers and emergency teams were searching for 28-year-old Alex DaLomba Tavares of New Bedford after he was swept away at the Gozalandia waterfall in the Municipality of San Sebastián. Daniel Cabrero...

  • New Bedford May 6, 2024 3:45 pm

    Man injured in New Bedford shooting last month has died; suspect to be charged with murder

    A 60-year-old man who was shot in New Bedford, Massachusetts, late last month has died and the suspected shooter will now face upgraded charges, authorities said Monday. Ronald Sinclair, 60, was shot on Austin Street on the afternoon of April 29. He was taken to the hospital where he remained until he died on Friday, May 3, according to the…

  • New Bedford March 15, 2024 12:09 pm

    Mother cat and her 4 newborn kittens rescued from ceiling of New Bedford restaurant

    A mother cat and her four newborn kittens were rescued from the ceiling of a local restaurant this week. The Animal Rescue League of Boston said they received a call after employees at a New Bedford restaurant called them to say they could hear kittens mewing from the ceiling. They didn’t release the name of the restaurant because they...

  • New Bedford March 7, 2024 2:23 pm

    Animal cruelty cases against mother, daughter describe pets surrounded by feces and flies

    A mother and daughter from New Bedford are at the center of three separate animal cruelty cases all tied to the same apartment where prosecutors say investigators found malnourished animals living among feces, urine and flies. Korina Ferreira, 46, was convicted by a jury in New Bedford District Court on Monday for a 2020 animal cruelty case. According to the…

  • Massachusetts February 23, 2024 9:31 am

    Wind farm off MA coast begins delivering steady flow of power

    Vineyard Wind, the wind farm under construction off the coast of Massachusetts, has begun delivering energy to the power grid from five of its planned 62 wind turbines, company and state officials said Thursday. The five turbines are operating at full capacity, generating 68 megawatts of power — enough to power about 30,000 homes, according to company officials, who described…

  • New Bedford February 15, 2024 9:29 am

    Man accused of shooting New Bedford police detective last year arrested

    A man accused of shooting a New Bedford, Massachusetts, police detective last year was arrested Wednesday. Denzel Gomes, 18, was responsible for a drive-by shooting that happened on the North End back on July 17, 2023, Massachusetts State Police said. In that shooting, the detective was shot in the face and another person in the foot, police said. The detective…

  • New Bedford January 29, 2024 12:27 pm

    Investigators solve deadly New Bedford killing after over 30 years

    The man responsible for a deadly shooting at a New Bedford, Massachusetts, housing project in 1991 has been identified, authorities said Monday. Witnesses confirmed that Claudio Jorge was the long-unidentified man who killed Brent Davis, a 20-year-old from Newport, Rhode Island, at the Brickenwood Housing Project on Oct. 25, 1991, according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office. Investigators who…

  • Massachusetts January 16, 2024 7:59 pm

    Missing UMass Dartmouth student athlete found dead after search

    A search for a missing student athlete from UMass Dartmouth ended tragically Tuesday. The student had last been seen in an on-campus dormitory around 2 a.m. Monday, university police said. Authorities were conducting a water search Tuesday in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Prosecutors with the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office confirmed that 21-year-old Flordan “Flo” Bazile had been found dead, apparently...

  • Massachusetts December 30, 2023 11:57 pm

    What to know about deadly Fairhaven shooting

    Police say they tried to talk Paul Coderre down and used a Taser, but ultimately he fired his gun and shot an Acushnet officer in the leg, leading to his death when officers returned fire.

  • Fairhaven December 30, 2023 6:41 pm

    Shooting in Fairhaven leaves ex-fire official dead, officer injured: What we know

    It started out as a night of drinking with friends but it ended with a shootout with police that ultimately led to a former Massachusetts city fire official’s death. Former acting New Bedford Fire Chief Paul Coderre, 55, was drinking with friends at the Bayside Lounge in Fairhaven when he got into an altercation Friday. He tried to drive home,…

  • Fairhaven December 30, 2023 6:59 am

    Man killed, officer injured in Fairhaven shooting

    Authorities say 55-year-old Paul Coderre was drinking with friends at the Bayside Lounge in Fairhaven when he got into an altercation inside.

  • Massachusetts December 30, 2023 12:03 am

    Former acting New Bedford fire chief killed in shootout with police in Fairhaven

    An Acushnet police officer was treated and released from the hospital after being shot in the leg by Paul Coderre, who previously headed the New Bedford Fire Department; officers returned fire, killing Coderre.

  • New Bedford December 30, 2023 7:24 am

    Woman dead in New Bedford crash

    A woman died in New Bedford, Massachusetts after a car crash on Friday evening. Massachusetts State Police say they responded to 911 calls regarding a multi-vehicle crash on Route 140 at around 5:10 p.m. Authorities say 28-year-old Julia Luiz was driving a Toyota Camry that became disabled in the left lane. Luiz was outside her car in the roadway when…

  • MBTA December 29, 2023 7:37 pm

    South Coast Rail to begin service in 2024

    Communities like New Bedford, Fall River and Taunton will have direct rail access to Boston for the first time in decades.

  • MBTA December 29, 2023 7:57 pm

    South Coast Rail: All aboard to New Bedford, Fall River in 2024

    The MBTA is on track to deliver Commuter Rail service to the South Coast in 2024, marking the first time in decades that cities like New Bedford and Fall River will have direct rail access to Boston. Physical construction of the tracks and new stations is substantially complete, and going into the new year, MBTA General Manager Phillip Eng says…

  • Fairhaven December 30, 2023 7:08 am

    Ex-acting New Bedford fire chief killed after shooting at police in Fairhaven, hurting officer

    Authorities say the former acting fire chief of New Bedford, Massachusetts, was killed after opening fire on police in Fairhaven Friday, injuring one officer from Acushnet. The shooting happened at Bayside Lounge on Sconticut Neck Road. Police responded around 5 p.m. to a report of an intoxicated man, later identified as 55-year-old Paul Coderre of Dartmouth, who was fired as…

  • New Bedford December 20, 2023 1:43 pm

    New Bedford man convicted of raping 12-year-old girl

    A jury took less than four hours to convict a New Bedford man of repeatedly raping a 12-year-old girl when she was living with him, the Bristol County District Attorney said Wednesday. Christopher Baez-Rivera, 29, was convicted of raping and molesting the victim after a two-week trial at Fall River Superior Court. He was sentenced to 12 to 15 years…

  • Massachusetts December 19, 2023 11:25 pm

    New information on baby found dead in New Bedford

    The official cause and manner of the baby’s death won’t be released until autopsy on “Baby Doe” is done, and the district attorney said “it is imperative” that anyone with information about what happened to him come forward

  • New Bedford December 20, 2023 12:16 am

    New info on ‘Baby Doe' found dead at New Bedford fort as DA seeks leads

    Investigators have discovered more information about the baby whose body was found at Fort Taber in New Bedford, Massachusetts, earlier this month but are asking for the public’s help as they continue looking into what led to the child’s death. The baby was a boy and likely died between one and four weeks before his body was discovered in...

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