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Taylor Cormier

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!
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NOAA to Pay for At-Sea Observer Costs

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is announcing the agency will continue to cover groundfish observer and at-sea monitoring costs.

A unfunded federal mandate being implemented would not have required NOAA to pick up the tab, but the agency is keeping on course with paying for the cost for the observers

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Brandon Vieira and Samantha Goncalves - NBPD
Brandon Vieira and Samantha Goncalves - NBPD

Couple Crashes ’12 Charger, Arrested on Drug Charges

A New Bedford couple is arrested after leading police on a chase following a traffic stop.

According to police, Detective Shawn Robert was conduncting an investigation into a cocaine delivery service, and had obtained arrest warrants for the pair who were allegedly making cocaine deliveries in their 2012 Dodge Charger

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Small Business Leaders Criticize Teen Rally

A rally held at the statehouse Thursday is drawing criticism from the small business community.

The National Federation of Independent Business says the nearly 1,000 teens calling for increased funding for youth summer jobs initiatives are only creating future problems for themselves

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NBEA Leader Welcomes Council Involvement

The New Bedford teachers union president says he welcomes the City Council's involvement in school department affairs.

Responding to a Standard Times editorial letter, Lou St. John says over the last several years, the Council may have lost trust in the School Committee after having to appropriate extra funds to the schools from the city-side of government in order to make up a multi-million dollar deficit

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Group Pushes Mass. Moratorium on Fracking

An environmental group is stepping up efforts to impose a moratorium on a natural gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

A legislative committee approved in November a bill that would place a 10-year moratorium on fracking, which involves blasting chemical-laden water deep into the ground

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Chapman for Wind Energy, But Not Cape Wind

A Republican candidate for the 9th Congressional District says he's all in favor of renewable energy, but against the Cape Wind project.

Candidate John Chapman appeared as a guest on WBSM's "More Than Just Talk" program, and says Cape Wind has had little input from the public as far as location and economic impact

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Local Man Charged After Walking Past Store He Allegedly Robbed

A New Bedford man faces arraignment Wednesday after a store owner he allegedly robbed twice recognized him.

New Bedford Police Det. Cap. Steven Vicente says the owner of the Quinchelenses Market on North Front Street was outside his store around 8pm Tuesday night, when he recognized a man he says robbed his store twice in January

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Peter Dazeley - Getty Images

Mass. Bill Would Ban Shackling Pregnant Inmates

A bill that would outlaw the shackling of women prisoners during childbirth is making its way through the Statehouse.

Massachusetts Department of Correction policy already prohibits prisoners in labor from being restrained, although restraints can be used when transporting pregnant prisoners

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“Mutant” Fish Thriving in New Bedford Harbor

It's a prime example of natural selection at work.

A species of fish in the New Bedford Harbor has adapted and is now thriving, even though the sediment has been contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) for decades

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Frustrated Robber Takes Entire Register From New Bedford Bakery

A frustrated robber ends up stealing an entire cash register in New Bedford Thursday night.

According to Det. Cap. Steven Vicente, the man walked into Sara's Bakery on Acushnet Avenue and threatened the female clerk with a knife, demanding money

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