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Bill Shields is a general assignment reporter for WBZ-TV News. He joined the station in July 1980 with an extensive background in reporting, news photography and editing. He was honored with New England Emmy Awards for his work in 1982 and 1987.

Prior to joining WBZ-TV Shields was a reporter for KENS-TV in San Antonio, Texas from 1977 to 1980. He also worked as a photographer and reporter for KTVV-TV and as a reporter for KHFI radio, both in Austin, Texas.

Shields holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Texas. He lives with his wife and three sons in the Greater Boston Area.

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Aging Seawalls In Hough’s Neck Section Of Quincy To Get Overhaul

The aging seawalls in the Hough’s Neck section of Quincy is now targeted for a major overhaul.


Teen Recovering After Being Severely Burned By Power Line

Doctors say the 15-year-old boy who was shocked while climbing a utility pole in Plymouth is lucky to be alive.


Hit & Run Victim Says He Was Targeted Because Of Trump Bumper Sticker

A driver rammed by a car believes he was targeted because he had a President Trump bumper sticker on his SUV.


New Funding Approved For Mass. Police Training

Governor Charlie Baker signed a law that will provide more funding for police training.


Outpouring Of Support For Weymouth Police Officer Michael Chesna

People from Weymouth and beyond have been paying their respects and and trying to help out the Chesna family in any way they can. .


Yarmouth Police Chief: Lawmakers Need To Listen To Us

In the wake of the death of another officer, Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Frederickson says they need more protection.


Lightning Strikes Suspected As Cause Of Multiple Fires

Lightning strikes are believed to have caused fires and tree damage in several towns in Massachusetts as storms roll through the area.


Falmouth Residents Protest Placing Proposed Detox Facility Near School

Some Falmouth residents are opposed to placing a drug detox center near a Falmouth school.


K9 Officer Finds Alzheimer’s Patient Lost In The Woods

A Marshfield police officer and his dog put their five-year-long teamwork to the test when a woman with Alzheimer’s vanished from her home.


Hingham Teacher Apologizes For Tweets About Pride Month

A Hingham teacher has apologized for what some are calling a homophobic tweet.


Boy Escorted Home For Final Time By Father’s Fellow Officers

After four months in Boston Children’s Hospital, 15-month-old Bryce Derosier came home for the final time with a police escort.


Memorial Flags Stolen From Mansfield’s ‘Field Of Honor’

Five flags flying on Mansfield’s ‘Field Of Honor’ were stolen Saturday night.


Seniors Fight To Wear Military Sashes Over Graduation Gowns

With graduation night approaching, a number of seniors who have enlisted in the military are butting heads with administrators.


Winter Storms Cause Lasting Damage to Cape Cod Beaches

Cape Cod’s Nauset beach struggles to remedy the damage done by this winter’s nor’easters.


Gas Prices Surging Ahead Of Memorial Day Weekend

The price of regular in Massachusetts went up six cents on Monday.


Endangered Whales Put Lobster Season On Hold In Mass.

The state is keeping lobster traps out of Cape Cod Bay because dozens of right whales remain in the area.


Fallen Officer’s K-9 Healing Well, Still Struggling Emotionally

K-9 Nero is healing well after losing his partner, fallen Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon, when both were shot while on duty April 12.


Freetown Residents Say Scrap Metal Facility Is Polluting Air, Water

Residents say the plant is polluting the air and water without any concern for the neighbors.


Sgt. Gannon Remembered As Dedicated Big Brother

Sergeant Sean Gannon leaves behind his 12-year-old little brother from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod.


Cape Cod Official Attacks School Shooting Survivor On Twitter

Barnstable County Commissioner Ron Beaty has gone after David Hogg, the outspoken survivor of the Parkland high school shooting.


Mayor Walsh Wants To Increase Parking Fines To Reduce Traffic Problems

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has a plan to increase parking fines across the city to reduce traffic problems.


South Shore Flooded Again By Second Nor’easter In A Week

The latest storm brought wind, snow and more flooding to coastal communities, and the bad weather is really taking a toll on residents.


Falling Ice Damages 3 Cars On Sagamore Bridge

Falling ice from rafters on the Sagamore Bridge damaged at least three cars Monday morning.


Scituate ‘Strongly Encouraging’ Evacuations Ahead Of Dangerous Nor’easter

Residents along parts of the Massachusetts coast are “strongly encouraged” to evacuate ahead of a major coastal storm that is expected to arrive Friday.


2 Women Rescued After Crashing Car Into Creek

Two women were rescued after they crashed into a creek in Brockton.


Teacher Says She Lost Her Job Because Of Son’s Medical Bills

A special education teacher is convinced that she lost her job because of her son’s medical bills


Bones Recovered From Cape Cod Shipwreck Could Belong To Infamous Pirate

Bones believed to belong to infamous pirate Black Sam Bellamy were found in a shipwreck off Cape Cod.


Police Looking Into Attempted Abduction At Norwood School Bus Stop

Police say a man approached a girl at a bus stop, told her that her father was in a car accident, and that she should come with him.


Cyclists Want Truck Driver Charged After Fatal 2015 Crash

MassBike says surveillance video proves a truck driver was at fault for a fatal crash in Boston.


Driver Held On $50,000 In Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash

Danielle Mastro of Pembroke is accused of killing Debbie Combra in October.


Patients Worried About Future Of Medical Marijuana

A medical marijuana dispensary in Quincy told patients they could now only buy with cash.


Hingham Ferry Service Suspended After Ice Damages Dock

Ice is a fact of life around New England in the winter, but this bitter cold spell we’ve been enduring has created ice that’s a little early and very thick.


Kittens Rescued After Shelter Asks For Help Finding Them

Five kittens in Scituate are likely only alive because a team of volunteers helped find them.


Twin Sisters Help Free Man Trapped Under Truck After Crash

When a pickup truck with three teenagers ran off the road on Route 138 in Raynham Friday morning, one of the passengers was pinned underneath.


Friends Welcome Home Elderly Woman Attacked In Quincy

A 92-year-old woman returned home after being attacked and robbed outside her apartment building.


Students Give Final Farewell For Homeless Veteran With No Family

In life, a veteran named John didn’t have any family. But in death he has discovered a huge family at Catholic Memorial.


82-Year-Old Store Clerk Stabbed During Robbery

An 82-year-old store clerk in Dartmouth was stabbed several times by a robber and now tells his story of the incident.   


Boy’s Quick Thinking Saves Commuter Rail Train From Potential Disaster

A young train enthusiast saw a tree had fallen onto the train tracks by in Haverhill on Monday after the storm and jumped into action.


Firefighter Back On The Job After Serious Injury

Revere Fire Lt. Rob DeMauro is back on the job after he suffered a broken neck and back while battling a fire in Chelsea.


Good Samaritans Save Driver Trapped In Burning Car

Strangers worked together to help save a woman who was trapped inside her car after a crash.


Dog Alerts Owners To Intruder In Their Home

A Cape Cod couple says their dog alerted them to an intruder in their home.


Alleged Robber Found Asleep In Back Seat Of Car

A little girl found a suspected robber asleep in the back seat of her family’s car before school.