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 1970's and 80's 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.
SouthCoast Communities Declare Parking Bans
New Bedford, Fall River and Dartmouth have issued parking bans for Sunday's storm. Vehicles parked in violation of a ban can be ticketed and towed.
Retired New Bedford Police Captain Richard Spirlet Passes Away
Spirlet implemented the police department's first K-9 program.
Woman Hospitalized After Fire in Dartmouth Home
The fire broke out Monday Morning in a home on Tucker Road.
COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives at St. Luke’s Hospital
The first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived in New Bedford late Wednesday morning.
New Bedford Parking Ban to Begin at 5 P.M.
The parking ban will be strictly enforced and will remain in effect for 48 hours unless lifted or further extended by City officials.
Horta’s Restaurant Is Closing Its Doors
Horta's on Cove Road was considered a top spot for Portuguese meals and seafood.
First Human Case of EEE Since 2013 Found in Plymouth County
Aerial spraying is happening this weekend in Bristol and Plymouth Counties.
Don’t Forget the Feast Parade on Sunday
The parade will start at 2 p.m. with over 40 different organizations marching the one-mile route.
National Drug Take-Back Day Is Saturday
Last October, more than 80,000 pounds of prescription drugs were collected in New England
UPDATE: Second Vehicle Involved in Truck Crashing into Home [VIDEO]
New Bedford Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash that led to a pickup slamming into a house at the intersection of Ashely Boulevard and Maryland Street.