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WBSM News Director Jim Phillips is a New Bedford native who's been covering local news in the region since 1973. Jim worked at WBSM for 11 years in the 1970's and 80's before joining "Local Cable News," Channel 13 in Fall River. He served as News Director there for 22 years, coverng crime, politics and human interest stories. When the program ended in 2006, Jim happily accepted an offer to rejoin WBSM. Jim and his family live in North Dartmouth.
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Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

FBI Needs Your Help In Locating Cyber Criminals

For more than 60 years, the FBI has issued their "Ten Most Wanted" list of criminals.  But now, its the 21st century, and the heralded law enforcement organization is keeping up with the times.  The Bureau has recently released a list of its "Most Wanted" Cyber Criminals, and the names on that list come from all over the world!  Here's some examples:

  • Five members of China’s People’s Liberation Army indicted on charges of illegally penetrating the networks of six U.S. comp
Photo by Chris Arsenault / TSM
Photo by Chris Arsenault / TSM

Candidates Spar Over Paying For Southcoast Rail

Both Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley say they support the SouthCoast Rail Project, but they differ on how to pay for the estimated $2 billion project.

During a debate Friday at UMass Dartmouth, Democrat Coakley expressed her support for a plan approved by Gov

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

City Unveils Destination New Bedford App

New Bedford's Tourism and Marketing Department has launched its first app, designed to enhance the experience of visitors and locals alike, with a touch of their phone.

Tourism Director Dagney Ashley tells WBSM News, the app is a great way to engage visitors and educate them about New Bedford

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Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

Obama Urges More “Chip” Technology In Credit Cards

President Obama is making moves aimed at making government credit and debit cards more secure.

Visiting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in DC, Obama issued an executive order shifting magnetic strip cards to cards with more secure chip technology

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Photo by Federal Bureau of Investigation via Getty Images

Search For Accused Killer In Pennsylvania Is Costly

The price of hunting down accused Pennsylvania cop killer Eric Frein is a costly one.

Over one-million dollars is reportedly spent every week in an attempt to find Frein within the Pocono Mountains

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Getty Images

Providence Woman Charged By FBI

The FBI says a Providence woman faces charges after she allegedly tossed white powder into the reception area of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Rhode Island on Wednesday, prompting a hazardous materials response from the Providence Fire Department.  

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Methadone clinic at 34 Gifford Street / Taylor Cormier / TSM
Methadone clinic at 34 Gifford Street / Taylor Cormier / TSM

New Bedford Police Hunt For Suspect In Stabbing

New Bedford Police say they're looking for a male suspect in the stabbing of another man Thursday afternoon near the methadone clinic at 34 Gifford Street in the South End.

Det. Lt. John Chaves tells WBSM News, the victim was brought to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment of his injuries

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Developers take in presentation at Waypoint Events Center / Jim Phillips / TSM
Developers take in presentation at Waypoint Events Center / Jim Phillips / TSM

Developers Learn What New Bedford Has To Offer

More than 50 potential developers toured New Bedford on Thursday, getting a look at vacant property and buildings as possible sites for future economic development.....

Economic Development Council Director Derek Santos and his staff led bus tours throughout the city, visting sites in the North End, South End, Downtown and along the Waterfront

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Michael Dukakis At Northeastern / Getty Images

Mike Dukakis Testifies On Behalf Of Robel Phillipos

€” Former Massachusetts governor, and one-time presidential candidate, Michael Dukakis testified for the defense in the Robel Phillipos trial.

The friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber has been charged with lying to investigators after the attacks

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"A Time To Kill" Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals & Curtain Call

Update: Grisham Apologizes For Comments On Child Porn Sentences

 

Best-selling author John Grisham is backpedaling on comments he made that suggested sentences for child pornography may be too harsh.

Out promoting his new novel "Gray Mountain," Grisham railed against judges he said had "gone crazy" for locking up too many people for minor charges.  H

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