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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.
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Hikers Rescued After Getting Lost Searching for UFOs

Four hikers are safe after getting lost in Blue Hills Reservation last night.

Massachusetts State Police say they dispatched numerous patrols including a K-9 unit and a helicopter before finding the hikers around 10:30...

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Credit: iStock
Credit: iStock

Upcoming Road Closure at Intersection of Routes 140 and 24

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Division District 5 will implement short-term road closures at the Route 140 south to Route 24 south intersection in Taunton for one night...

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Courtesy Rep. Cabral's Office
Courtesy Rep. Cabral's Office

Rep. Cabral Recognizes Community Members at Heritage Day of Portugal Celebration

Representative Antonio F. D. Cabral (D-New Bedford) presented Heritage Day of Portugal Awards to two honorees from the South Coast, Joseph Lopes, New Bedford City Council President & Councilor of Ward 6 and Michael Tavares, President of the Prince Henry Society - New Bedford Chapter, at the 33rd Heritage Day of Portugal ceremony at the State House on Tuesday.  ...

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Doug Macgunnigle/WPRO News
Doug Macgunnigle/WPRO News

Mitchell: New Bedford Very Safe, But Not Safe Enough

In his weekly appearance on WBSM, Mayor Jon Mitchell expressed regret over the murder of 18-year-old Brad Lourenco on Monday, but also expressed concern that rising tensions between rival gangs could be fueling this latest wave of violence...

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Len Sangel

New Bedford Man Allegedly Robs Man, Pushes Him Through Plate Glass Window

New Bedford Police arrested John Gonsalves, 40, of 278 Purchase St. Apt. 1, New Bedford Wednesday after he robbed another man and pushed him through a plate glass window near 105 County St...

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Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

New Bedford Community Preservation Committee Hosting Meetings for Citizen Input

NEW BEDFORD — Mayor Jon Mitchell and the City of New Bedford Department of Planning, Housing and Community Development announce that the city’s Community Preservation Committee is hosting three community meetings on Tuesday, June 20; Thursday, June 22; and Tuesday, June 27 to solicit feedback from the public that will help inform the forthcoming “Community Preservation Plan...

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Courtesy City of New Bedford
Courtesy City of New Bedford

Mayor Mitchell Launches New Literacy Effort for New Bedford

The New Bedford Mayor’s Office today announced the launch of “New Bedford Reads,” a new literacy initiative to promote the importance of early literacy and grow a community of lifelong readers throughout the city...

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