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Townsquare Sunday: Southcoast Young Marines
Southcoast Young Marines is working with area young people to avoid drugs, and become healthy, respectful community members. Unit Commander Christian Gomes spoke with WBSM's Jim Phillips about the program. Townsquare Sunday with Jim Phillips can be heard each Sunday at 6am on WBSM 1420 and WBSM...
Murder Lawsuit
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) _ The family of a New Bedford cab driver who was shot to death in his vehicle is suing the state Department of Youth Services and the group home the suspect had left. Prosecutors said the then-18-year-old Alexander Mills and another person had Donald DePina drive to a remote location, and Mills shot him in the head before taking his belongings in November 2015...
Andrade On Stabbing
After a 15-year-old boy was stabbed and killed in New Bedford Wednesday night the issue of youth violence has come back to the forefront.
Opioid Grant
The New Bedford Health Department receives a substantial grant to further the fight against opioid abuse in the city. Health Department Director Dr. Brenda Weiss says the Baker-Polito administration has awarded $85,000 to the department to go towards the prescription drug misuse prevention effort...
Teenager Elected To City Council
I suppose you're never too young to change the world! But, electing a teenager to sit on the city council to represent thousands of people in a Brockton's Ward 6 is eyebrow raising! That's exactly what voters wanted, as they elected 18-year-old Jack Lally, a recent high school graduate, and Brockton's youngest city councilor that has made history...
Teens Learn Better Choices
A crowd of over 200 students, teachers, law enforcement and other community members gathered at the Holiday Inn in Taunton Friday for the first annual Teen Safety Summit.
Princesses of New Bedford Visit WBSM
On Saturday morning, I welcomed Kenzi Farland, a New Bedford High School senior who is also dual-enrolled at UMass Dartmouth this year. Kenzi has started her own business, Princesses of New Bedford, combining her love of performing with her entrepeneurial sensabilities.
Life Sentence
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ A former youth sports coach in Bristol has been sentenced to life in prison on child molestation charges. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin said Friday that 61-year-old Jesse Perry of Fall River, Massachusetts, was sentenced on two counts of first-degree child molestation and one count of second-degree child molestation...

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