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Three new firefighters join Dartmouth Fire District No. 3
Dartmouth Fire District No. 3 has announced the addition of three new probationary firefighters to the station. Michael Noonan, Michael Rebello, and Tucker Rose will be joining the district after graduating on Nov. 4 at a ceremony in Fall River...
Fire District 1 recruit graduates from Massachusetts Fire Academy
Expect to see a new face riding putting out fires in Fire District 1 — recruit Anthony Meath will join the squad following his graduation from Massachusetts Firefighting Academy this week, the district announced. The ceremony took place on Wednesday...
Dartmouth experiences second earthquake in three weeks
Sanctuary mourns passing of long-lived broiler rooster
Mall owner PREIT files for bankruptcy
Select Board sets lower residential tax rates for 2021
Aspiring for animation: Meet artist Meghan Camarao
UMass Dartmouth sees surge in Covid cases
Shoppers give out go-to Thanksgiving recipes ahead of the holiday
Opinion: Donald Trump and Sheriff Hodgson both absent from duty
Church fundraiser serves up traditional Greek fare to go
Restaurants, clubs to see alcohol license discount this year
Police save elderly man collapsed in the woods
Dartmouth police rescued a 94-year-old man who was found collapsed in the woods in near-freezing temperatures after his family reported him missing on Nov. 2, according to a press release from the department. Police responded to a call from an...
Highway arson: ‘Clearly intentional’ fires set along I-195
Anyone driving westbound on I-195 between New Bedford and Fall River on Tuesday afternoon may have seen an unusual sight: multiple brush fires all along the highway shoulder at various intervals. State police helicopters flew overhead as fire...
Wareham man arrested for Dartmouth break-ins
A Wareham man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into two Dartmouth homes in the early morning on Sept. 25, according to a press release from the Dartmouth Police Department. Preston Pedrosa, 27, of Main Street in Wareham was arrested for...
Fall River man arrested after allegedly breaking into Dartmouth home
A Fall River man was arrested and charged for allegedly breaking into a home in Dartmouth Thursday night. Police responded to Bakerville Road at 11 p.m. after a resident had called and said someone allegedly broke into their home. The homeowner told...
Man sustains minor injuries in Sable Ave house fire
A homeowner has sustained non life-threatening burns after attempting to extinguish a fire that caused more than $200,000 in damage to his Sable Ave. home on Tuesday morning. According to a release from Dartmouth Fire District No. 3, firefighters...
Alleged New Bedford felon arrested in Dartmouth
A New Bedford man wanted in connection with a number of felonies was taken into custody early Tuesday in Dartmouth. Brian Iliffe, 19, was wanted on three outstanding felony warrants associated with robbery, home invasion, kidnapping, assault and...
Dartmouth woman charged with OUI
A Dartmouth woman is charged with operating under the influence after a caller reported her erratic driving and then followed her to a residence. Luann Roseman, 58, of Dartmouth was arrested after police responded to a call at around 5:20 p.m. that...
Fairhaven man arrested for attempted car break-in
Dartmouth police arrested a Fairhaven man for an attempted car break-in at the Dartmouth Woods apartment complex off Route 6 just before three a.m. on Sept. 3, according to a police press release. Joshua Audette, 29, of Fairhaven was arrested after...
Woman arrested for hit-and-run at Dartmouth Mall
A Dartmouth woman is under arrest for an alleged hit-and-run that sent a 19-year-old woman to the hospital Saturday night. At around 9 p.m., Dartmouth Police and other emergency responders were dispatched to the parking lot of the Dartmouth Mall...
Teen injured in motorcycle crash
Police are investigating a motorcycle crash in which a teenager sustained minor injuries after crashing the vehicle in two separate incidents in Dartmouth on August 12, according to a police press release. The first crash occurred just after 7 a.m...
Opinion: Dartmouth residents at risk from New Bedford’s fire department cuts
To the editor: My name is Alan King. I am the President of Dartmouth Permanent Firefighters District 3 Local 5156. We represent the full time firefighters of Dartmouth Fire District 3. District 3 is responsible for the protection of the north half...
Drugs and guns seized at Dartmouth motel
Fentanyl and firearms were among piles of contraband seized in a search of room 171 at the Capri Motel in Dartmouth by New Bedford Police on July 15, according to a police press release. New Bedford Police arrested Jose Montanez, 23, of New Bedford...
Horseneck Road homicide suspect pleads not guilty, held without bail
More details have emerged in a South Dartmouth homicide as the suspect pleaded not guilty to assault with intent to murder and was ordered held without bail at New Bedford District Court on Monday afternoon. 23-year-old Franklin Antonio Amaya...
Sheriff’s office reports no new covid cases since July 10
Bristol County correctional facilities are now covid-free. The Bristol County Sheriff’s Office announced announced Friday that since July 10, no staff members, county inmates or ICE detainees have tested positive for the coronavirus, and that...
Authorities arrest suspect wanted in Dartmouth homicide
Authorities have arrested a suspect wanted in the shooting death of a 27-year-old in Dartmouth earlier this week. The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Franklin Antonio Amaya Paredes, was arrested on a murder warrant Friday night in New Bedford...
Pedestrian in critical condition after State Road car crash
A pedestrian was taken by med flight to Rhode Island Hospital and remains in critical condition after being struck by a car on State Road last night. Ryan Silvia, 37, of Fall River was found unresponsive in the road near the Moby Dick Motel at 671...
Horseneck Road murder victim was shot dead
A preliminary autopsy on a murder victim found at the side of Horseneck Road yesterday morning has revealed that he died from apparent gunshot wounds, according to an update from the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office. The body of 27-year-old...
Man found dead on Horseneck Road in apparent homicide
The victim has since been identified by the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office as 27-year-old Jose Cortez Cornejo of New Bedford.
An unidentified man found dead this morning on Horseneck Road may be the victim of a homicide that...
New K9 unit joins Dartmouth Police
Dartmouth police add another K9 unit to their ranks as Officer Justin Amaral and his new K9 partner, Gunner, graduated from the Boston Police K9 Academy on June 26, according to a press release from the department. Gunner is a 1½ year old Belgian...
Police arrest woman for allegedly breaking into vehicle
A New Bedford woman was arrested on for allegedly breaking into a vehicle on July 4. Dartmouth Police said they were patrolling the Allen Street area at 3:44 a.m. when Officer Brian Parent spotted Cassie Mandeville, 32, of New Bedford, allegedly...
Police advise residents to lock car doors
Police Chief Brian Levesque and the Dartmouth Police Department are advising residents keep their vehicles secure to prevent break-ins and avoid being easy targets for thieves this season. According to a press release from the department, summer is...
Fire District 3 approves $3 million budget
At a socially distanced meeting on June 29, Fire District 3 residents unanimously approved a $3.36 million budget for next year, along with some changes to the district’s bylaws. The budget is $10,000 less than last year’s figure, and includes...
New Bedford man seriously injured in motorcycle crash
A New Bedford resident sustained serious injuries after a motorcycle crash in Dartmouth on Sunday evening, according to a press release from the Dartmouth Police. Wayne Soares, 57, of New Bedford, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital after crashing...
Sheriff Hodgson wins lawsuit alleging kickbacks from inmate phone service
A federal judge on Monday ruled in favor of Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson in a lawsuit that alleged he received kickbacks from Securus Technologies, a company contracted to provide telephone service to inmates at his jails. U.S. District...
New Bedford man injured after being struck by vehicle in Dartmouth
A New Bedford Man was injured Tuesday night when he was struck by a vehicle on State Road in Dartmouth. The pedestrian, identified by the Dartmouth Police Department as 30-year-old Chad Bradley, was hit by 32-year-old Matthew Penacho of Westport at...
Lincoln Park killer to be released on parole next year
Convicted murderer Charles Chaples, now 59, will complete one year in a lower-security prison before being released on parole following a June 4 decision by the state’s parole board . Chaples was sentenced to life in prison in March 1983 for the...
Man arrested for allegedly assaulting Dartmouth police
A man was arrested and charged for allegedly assaulting Dartmouth police officers on Friday. According to a police department press release, officers were dispatched to the area of Walgreens on State Road to check on the welfare of a man lying in...
Fire District 1 approves $606,000 budget
Fire District 1 residents have approved a $606,000 budget for next year at a socially distanced annual meeting on June 10. The budget includes a few big-ticket items such as a new 4x4 truck for the chief and fire engine refurbishments. The highest...
Fire District No. 2 holds socially distanced meeting
Voters from Dartmouth Fire District 2 approved all 10 requests from the district leadership at its annual meeting June 8 , all while maintaining a six foot distance from each other. The group of 16 residents agreed to the $812,390 budget , which...
Dartmouth cocaine smuggler sentenced to six years
A Dartmouth woman was sentenced to six years in prison yesterday for smuggling cocaine after a U.S. District Court judge found her to have helped distribute more than 44 kg of the drug. Cristina Lopez, 45, pleaded guilty last October in connection...
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