I am a New Bedford native who's been covering local news in the region since 1973. I worked at WBSM for 11 years in the 1970s and '80s before joining "Local Cable News," Channel 13 in Fall River. I served as News Director there for 22 years, covering crime, politics and human interest stories. When the program ended in 2006, I happily accepted an offer to rejoin WBSM. My family and I live in North Dartmouth.
State Police: Christmas Eve Crash in Mattapoisett Kills Two
Massachusetts State Police say it is believed the car struck some trees at the 32-mile marker on I-195 in Mattapoisett before crashing into the median.
Mattapoisett’s Jeff Angeley Is the SouthCoast Music Man [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
Mattapoisett's Jeff Angeley has spent over 20 years teaching music to young and old on a variety of instruments, including guitar, banjo, violin and ukulele.
SouthCoast Community Foundation President Stepping Down [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
In the past year, the SouthCoast Community Foundation has supported programs in education, the arts, economic development and COVID-19-related projects.
Fall River Police Arrest Two and Recover Handgun After Shooting
Officers and Detectives responded to reports Thursday afternoon of individuals in two vehicles exchanging gun fire.
New Bedford’s PAACA Continues the Fight Against Addiction [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
New Bedford-based organization Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction, or PAACA, has been helping people with addiction problems for nearly 40 years.
Tending to the Needs of SouthCoast Businesses [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
One SouthCoast Chamber Co-Chair Rick Kidder said that after nearly two years of dealing with the pandemic, people are slowly starting to return to work.
Easton Man Sent to Prison for 2019 Armed Robbery
Prosecutors say Alfredo Rosa of Easton pointed a gun in the clerk's face at a Mansfield gas station and threatened to kill him if he didn't hand over money.
Update: New Bedford Man Dies in Tenament Fire
New Bedford Fire Chief Scott Kruger says the apartment door was blocked inside by a large amount of storage and combustable materials and was difficult to get into.
One Person Suffers Serious Injuries in New Bedford Tenament Fire
New Bedford Fire Chief Scott Kruger tells WBSM News, 9-1-1 calls started coming in just before 5am.
Volunteers Needed for New Bedford Red Kettle Campaign [TOWNSQUARE SUNDAY]
Maj. Michael Jung of the Salvation Army in New Bedford said the Red Kettle Campaign is lagging this year due to a shortage of volunteers to collect donations.