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Tim Weisberg

Tim Weisberg is the afternoon news anchor for WBSM, joining the newsroom in January of 2017. Previously, Tim hosted "Saturday Morning with Tim Weisberg" on the station for four years. Tim has been also been hosting "Spooky Southcoast" on WBSM since January 2006. He originally created the show, along with co-host and producer Matt Costa, to give the people of the SouthCoast a chance to discuss their own local hauntings, legends and lore. But a funny thing happened--the show has grown by leaps and bounds and is now one of the most recognized programs on the paranormal in the entire world! The show has been downloaded millions of times all over the planet. Tim has also written two books: "Ghosts of the SouthCoast" and "Haunted Objects: Stories of Ghosts on Your Shelf," the latter co-authored with Spooky Southcoast's Christopher Balzano. Tim has also made appearances on The Travel Channel ("Ghost Adventures," "Most Terrifying Places in America"), The History Channel ("MonsterQuest"), BIO ("My Ghost Story"), Discovery Channel, Destination America ("America's Bermuda Triangle") and LIVING TV in the UK. Tim is also a sports writer for The Standard-Times in New Bedford, covering the Boston Celtics, New England Patriots and local youth and high school sports. Tim is also an accomplished television writer, researcher and producer. He has worked on the Destination America series "Ghost Stalkers," "Ghost Asylum" and "Haunted Towns." Catch Tim's news updates every afternoon on WBSM and on the WBSM app. Spooky Southcoast airs Saturday nights 10 p.m. to Midnight.
Bristol County Sheriff's Office
Bristol County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Who Helped ‘Codfather’ Smuggle Cash Sentenced to Prison

A Bristol County Sheriff’s Deputy was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for smuggling the profits of Carlos Rafael's over-fishing scheme to Portugal.

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Google Maps

New Bedford Man Arrested on Cocaine Charges

Increased patrols in response to complaints from residents about incidents in the area of Blackmer Street and Acushnet Avenue led to the arrest of a city man observed in a drug transaction.

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Google Maps

Mattapoisett Man Arrested for OUI Drugs in New Bedford Crash

NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford Police have arrested a Mattapoisett man after they say he was driving under the influence of drugs.

Evan Cooper, 23, of 10 Upland Way in Mattapoisett, faces charges of OUI drugs, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and possession of heroin after his vehicle struck a parked car in the area of 271 Tarkiln Hill Road on Wednesday afternoon...

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Piotr Adamowicz

Illegal Asbestos Settlement for New Bedford Industrial Park

BOSTON — The owner of a New Bedford industrial building complex and three companies hired to demolish the facility will pay a total of $377,600 in penalties to settle allegations that they caused or allowed illegal asbestos work at the site, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today...

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

Sheriff: ‘Cutting Edge Training’ to Recognize Fraudulent IDs

The Bristol County Sheriff's Department is undergoing a course that will help them better recognize when people are using "address dumps" to obtain identification illegally.

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State Pier

Rep. Cabral Questions State EEA Secretary on State Pier, Harbor Dredging

Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matt Beaton spoke with the House Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets Wednesday, and State Rep Antonio Cabral grilled him on State Pier and other issues concerning New Bedford.

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Sue Demers/GNB Voc-Tech

GNB Voc-Tech Report Card Shows Continued Improvement

The annual Massachusetts Department of Edcuation Schools Report Card, issued today, shows Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech scored better in 2017 than any year since 2012 in nine of 11 categories.

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