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Born in New Bedford in 1990, Taylor has grown up with something of a flair for performing. Whether it was middle school plays, high school performances, or college venues, Taylor was always looking for a way to satisfy the "acting bug". In 2007, Taylor was introduced to WBSM through an internship from Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech, providing him with a much more useful outlet for his creativity. Since 2008, Taylor has worked in the WBSM newsroom, gathering news, covering stories, and relaying the happenings of the day to you. In 2011, Taylor was given the reigns to the Saturday morning slot, where he enjoyed bringing local happenings and discussion to you for nearly two years. Then in early 2013, Taylor introduced the Southcoast to "Mid-Day Live", his daily afternoon talk show which brings today's newsmakers to you!
Former MA Probation Commissioner At Moakley Court
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O’Brien Convicted In Probation Hiring Case

Former state probation commissioner John O'Brien was convicted of federal racketeering and mail fraud in a case that accused him of rigging the department's hiring process to favor politically-connected applicants over more qualified ones

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

New Bedford Police Investigate Two Separate Robberies Within 24 Hours

New Bedford Police are investigating two separate armed robberies.

The first took place early Wednesday afternoon at the Quichelenses Market on North Front Street when a black male wearing a hat to cover his face entered the store and demanded all the money from the cashier

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Zack Wittman for The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Mayor Mitchell Supports Market Basket Protests and Boycott

Count Mayor Jon Mitchell as a supporter of Arthur T. Demoulas, the former CEO of Market Basket.

Arthur T. was ousted as CEO last month, and replaced by his cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas.

Loyal longtime workers have taken to protesting the sudden change, with work at many of the 71 Market Basket locations coming to a screeching halt

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Education Images/UIG via Getty Images

New Bedford Police Arrest Two After South End Drug Deal

New Bedford Police have arrested two suspects after they were involved in a drug deal in the South End Tuesday night.

According to the Standard Times, 23-year-old Nicholas Correia and 22-year-old Christian Gomes, both of New Bedford were arrested after a narcotics officer witnessed Correia pacing Cove Road before being picked up in a car by Gomes

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Possible Robbery Leads To Drug Arrests In New Bedford

Two New Bedford men have been arrested on drug charges.

According to the Standard Times, 32-year-old Travis Mendes of Summit Street and 24-year-old Ryan Blithe of Brook Street were taken into custody just after 2am Wednesday morning after police noticed a group of men including Blithe and Mendes outside the Cumberland Farms at Rockdale Avenue and Kempton Street

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Jaime Rebhan/WarehamVillageSoup.com

Woman Dies After Drowning At Swifts Beach [UPDATE]

UPDATE (8pm) - The woman who was hospitalized after a drowning incident at Swifts Beach in Wareham has passed away.

Wareham Police Chief Kevin Walsh says the woman, identified as 64-year-old Carol Whitney of Templeton, Massachusetts, died at the hospital despite life saving efforts.

Fellow beach

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Harold Cunningham/Getty Images

Why Go Solar?

Technology continues to amaze me. Not just by what it can do, but by how it works. Solar energy, for instance, continues to grow by leaps and bounds in efficiency. Did you know there's an ongoing project to make all of our public roadways sol

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Will Flanagan/Facebook

Fall River To Host Familiar Event Under Different Title

New Bedford's loss is Fall River's gain.

Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan announced Monday the city will be hosting a festival similar to the now absent Whaling City Festival next year.

In fact, organizing the Spindle City Festival is former Whaling City Festival President Joe Eugenio, who joined Mayor Flanagan in Monday's press conference

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

New Bedford Police Arrest Two At Days Inn

New Bedford Police responded to the Days Inn on Hathaway Road around noon Monday, to reports of two men arguing.

New Bedford Police say two men were arrested on scene. The men were allegedly in a heated argument when they both pulled knives on each other

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