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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.
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Fall River Man Sentenced on Multiple Gun and Other Charges

A 35-year-old Fall River man with an extensive criminal record was sentenced to serve four to six years in state prison after pleading guilty last week to a litany of charges related to the theft of a motor vehicle in Fall River last May, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M...

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Justice.gov

Latin Kings Member Pleads Guilty to Distributing Crack in New Bedford

BOSTON — A member of the Latin Kings street gang pleaded guilty today to distributing drugs in the City of New Bedford.

Jonathan Garcia, aka “Philly,” 28, of New Bedford, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of cocaine base, also known as crack cocaine...

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Philip Lafond/Facebook

Westport Police Searching for Man Who Exposed Himself, Demanded Sex on Conservation Trail

WESTPORT — Westport Police have sought an arrest warrant for 53-year-old man Philip Lafond, after police were called Wednesday to the Brookside Conservation Trail located at 1016 American Legion Highway for a male who exposed himself, and demanded sex from the adult male victim...

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Courtesy New Bedford Police
Courtesy New Bedford Police

New Bedford Police Arrest 13 and Take Guns, Drugs Off Streets

NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford Police narcotics and gang detectives made 13 arrests Thursday and took two guns, marijuana and crack cocaine off the street as part of a citywide sweep targeting narcotics use and other illegal activity...

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YouTube

Michelle Carter Sentenced to Prison

TAUNTON — The Massachusetts woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter for urging her boyfriend to kill himself is being sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison, with part of that time being suspended...

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Courtesy Dartmouth Police
Courtesy Dartmouth Police

Dartmouth Police Arrest Two After Executing Narcotics Search Warrant

DARTMOUTH — Two people were arrested in Dartmouth on Wednesday as the result of a search warrant.

Members of the Dartmouth Police Detective Division, assisted by members of the Bristol County Sheriff's Department Warrant Apprehension Team, executed a search warrant at 553 Dartmouth Street...

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Feast of the Blessed Sacrament/Facebook

Mitchell Talks Feast Safety

The 103rd Feast of the Blessed Sacrament kicks off Thursday night in New Bedford, and one of the city's premiere events of the summer will see visitors from all over flock to one of the largest ethnic festivals in all of the United States...

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TSM

Officials Investigating String of Suspicious Fires in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD — A rash of arson cases across a concentrated area of New Bedford has fire and police officials very concerned.

"We have a number of fires in a fairly confined area of, I would call it the near North End, and it's very concerning to us," New Bedford Fire Chief Michael Gomes told WBSM News...

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