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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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Testimony Continues In Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial

Testimony resumes today in Fall River in the murder trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez is on trial for the shooting of Odin Lloyd in 2013.

Jurors spent the morning hearing testimony from several witnesses, including Captain John White of the North Attleborough Fire Department

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Getty Images

Clean-Up Continues After Season’s First Blizzard

Snowblowers, shovels, and plows are still in motion throughout much of the South Coast.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he feels the City was adequately prepared for the first major storm of the season, though it didn't come without challenges

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Greg Desrosiers/Townsquare Media

Mitchell To Give Update On New Bedford Snow Removal Efforts

Snow removal efforts are continuing in New Bedford, where Mayor Jon Mitchell thinks city plows will be on the road for much of the week.

Mitchell has scheduled a news for 10am Wednesday morning to update the public on the snow removal effort

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NOAA/NASA GOES Project via Getty Images

Fairhaven Opens Emergency Shelter Amidst Blizzard Conditions

Fairhaven is opening up an emergency shelter Monday night.

The shelter will be located at Hastings Middle School.

Fairhaven Police Sgt. Kevin Kobza says it will open at 10pm Monday.

Those seeking shelter at Hastings Middle School are asked to use the gymnasium entrance.

For more information, call the Emer

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

South Coast Power Restoration Could Take Several Days

In high-powered storms such as this one, power outages are almost inevitable. Strong wind gusts and heavy snow can bring down trees and tree limbs, taking out power lines.

NStar spokesman Mike Durand says restoration efforts could take several days

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Kerry Winterson, Facebook

Winterson One of Three Councilors Opposed to “Problem Properties” Ordinance

Ward Five City Councilor Kerry Winterson seems to be cool to Mayor Mitchell's proposed "problem properties" ordinance.

Winterson was one of three councilors to vote against the ordinance in committee Tuesday night

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

New Bedford Man Convicted of 2003 “Tito” Gonzalez Slaying

A New Bedford man is convicted of 2nd degree murder.

Bristol County District Attorney Tom Quinn announced 40-year-old Shawn Hunt has been found guilty in the 2003 slaying of 20-year-old Alberto "Tito" Gonzalez in New Bedford

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

“Problem Properties” Goes Before Ordinance Committee Again

An ordinance designed to hold landlords accountable has remained in committee for two years, but could be decided on Tuesday night.

Mayor Jon Mitchell's "Problem Properties" proposal will again be discussed in the City Council's Committee on Ordinances, after undergoing revisions

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GoFundMe

New Bedford Mayor Donates To Jilted Pizza Delivery Driver

Over 2,500 people from around the world have contributed to a fundraising account for a local pizza delivery driver. Close to $30,000 has been raised for Jarrid Tansey, the 23-year-old driver for Palace Pizza in Dartmouth seen in a viral video calmly taking verbal abuse from workers in a Westport car dealership

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