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Taylor Cormier

Born in New Bedford in 1990, I grew up with something of a flair for performing. Whether it was high school performances, college venues, or community theater, I was always looking for a way to satisfy the "acting bug." In 2007, I was introduced to WBSM through an internship from Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech, which provided me with a much more useful outlet for my creativity. Since 2008, I have worked in the WBSM newsroom, gathering news, covering stories, and relaying the happenings of the day to you. In 2011, I was given the reigns to the Saturday morning slot, where I enjoyed bringing local happenings and discussion to you for nearly two years. In early 2013, I introduced the Southcoast to "Mid-Day Live," a mid-afternoon program that led way to the "Taylor Cormier Show" that debuted in 2014. A variety of national and local topics are filtered through my views, logic, and humor each and every weekday from 12 to 3 p.m. Be sure to tune in and participate in the dialogue.
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Sutter Appoints Special Prosecutor to Investigate Flanagan’s Actions

A special prosecutor will investigate the actions of Fall River Mayor William Flanagan after allegations of intimidation were made by a city councilor.

District Attorney Sam Sutter says due to conflicts of interest, former state and federal prosecutor Willi

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UMass Dartmouth Fireworks a No-Go

UMass Dartmouth is cancelling any planned fireworks for this year. University spokesman John Hoey tells WBSM News the summer Freedom Festival fireworks display was postponed until this season due to inclement weather

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Mural, Memorial Service Mark 9/11 in New Bedford

New Bedford residents let images do the talking as a new mural was unveiled honoring those who join the nation's armed forces. The mural was revealed at the 9/11 Victims and Veterans memorial service held at the Fort Taber Community Center

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Martins Seeks Action Against Pushy Energy Sales Teams

With many area residents reporting unpleasant experiences with representatives of "Just Energy", New Bedford City Councilor Steven Martins is calling for an investigation of their operations.

Martins has fielded numerous complaints from constituents, saying the door to door representatives insist on seeing the customer's energy bill, trying to persuade them to switch to their service

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Will Flanagan/Facebook

Mayor Flanagan to Seek Investigation Into Intimidation Allegations

It's a story that seems to grow stranger by the day.

Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan says he will seek an outside independent investigation into claims by a city councilor that the mayor attempted to intimidate him with a gun

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Arruda (left), Cordeiro (right), Westport Police
Arruda (left), Cordeiro (right), Westport Police

Two Arrested In Connection With ‘Sailors Valentines’ Theft

Westport Police have arrested two men in connection to the missing art pieces taken from a local restaurant.

The break-in to Marguerite's Restaurant on Main Road took place August 15, where over $15,000 worth of art work known as "Sailors Valentines

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Double Dose of Mosquito Spraying Set For New Bedford

City of New Bedford - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has notified the New Bedford Health Department that a primarily bird-biting/occasional mammal biting mosquito has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the area of Washburn and Logan Streets in New Bedford.  MDPH also rep

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Ferreira (left), Camacho (right)/New Bedford Police

Two Arrested On Drug Charges In South End

Two men have been arrested by New Bedford narcotics detectives Monday afternoon in the South End.

Detective Captain Steve Vicente says 26-year-old Curtis Dean Ferreira of Grinnell Street, and 27-year-old Julio Camacho of Emery Street were arrested after police saw both of them meeting wiith different people

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Photo by Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Kerry: Iraq Approves Inclusive Government

Secretary of State John Kerry says Iraq has approved what he calls a new, inclusive government.

Political infighting in Iraq has been partly blamed for creating the conditions that allowed the terror group ISIS to seize huge areas of that country

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Gambling Regulators To Select Boston-Area Casino

State gambling regulators preparing to award the lucrative Boston-area casino license say Wynn Resorts shows a far stronger balance sheet in support of its $1.6 billion casino in Everett while Mohegan Sun has submitted a stronger overall design for its proposed $1

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