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Jack Peterson

Jack Peterson, AKA Captain Jack, is one of WBSM's most versatile personalities.  Jack is equally at home doing the play by play of high school football and basketball, gathering, writing and broadcasting news, or filling in for WBSM talk show hosts.  A 51 year broadcast veteran, Jack started his career in Lowell, MA as a DJ and has been on the air in New Bedford for the past 34 years.  He has also been Master of Ceremonies at many local charity events including the United Way awards banquet, Special Olympics and the Otto Graham and Dave Cowens Achievement Awards.  His hobbies include sports (watching, not playing), reading and the entertainment industry.  Jack has lived in New Bedford with his wife of 28 years, Lynne (AKA 1st Mate Lynnie), with their 11 year old Beagle/Foxhound/Pointer/Lab mix dog, Chloe .
New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

New Bedford Attempted Armed Robbery

There was an attempted armed robbery Tuesday night in the north end of New Bedford. A 16 year old juvenile walked into Tienda Centro American store on Acushnet Avenue, brandishing a small firearm and demanded money from the register from the 15 year old female clerk

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Fairhaven Police Make Arrests

Fairhaven Police arrested two teen agers in connection with a robbery on February 2nd at the Friendly Farm Convenience store on Sconticut Neck Road. Police used some old fashioned police work as they followed the suspects footprints in the snow to a Day Street address where they found the 2, 19 year old suspects wearing sneakers that matched the footprints in the snow

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Snow Plow Driver Hit With Shovel

A Lakeville man is arrested after he allegedly hit a snow plow truck driver in the head with a shovel Saturday night. According to Lakeville Police, Douglas Haskell of Churchill Road was taken into custody and charged with asssault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon

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Twin Rivers Fire

A Massachusetts man has been charged with arson in connection with a fire that damaged several video lottery terminals at a Rhode Island casino. Lincoln, R I Police Chief Brian Sullivan says that Abdullah Alkhouri of Tewksbury was playing the terminals at the Twin River Casino on Feb

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Judge Denies Request By Widow Of Bulger Victim

The widow of one of James ``Whitey'' Bulger's victims has had her request for a larger share of the convicted mobster's assets denied. A federal judge turned down Elaine Barrett's request for 25 percent of the $822,000 cash and other assets seized from the gangster and said it will be split evenly among families of all 19 people he was accused of killing

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State Senate Approve Moratorium On DCF Placements

The Massachusetts Senate has approved a temporary moratorium on the placement of children under state care in foster homes with individuals who have a prior criminal record. The amendment was approved on a 32-5 vote as part of a 196-million-dollar supplemental budget passed by the Senate yesterday

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Dartmouth Receives Highest Bond Rating Ever

 

The Standard and Poors Rating Service has given the town of Dartmouth its highest bond rating ever.

Town Administrator David Cressman tells WBSM News, the AAA bond rating is the result of a good financial team making sound decisions.....

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New Bedford Shots Fired

New Bedford's Shotspotter activation detected 4 gunshots in the West End Wednesday night in the area of Cottage and Grove Streets. Police received several 911 calls reporting shots being fired and when they responded, police found 4 spent, 40 caliber shell casings near the curb

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