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Jim Phillips

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.

Townsquare Sunday: Better Community Living

Better Community Living operates group homes in Greater New Bedford for people with developmental disabilities. Executive Director Thomas Riley and Community Liaison Heidi Pereira visit Townsquare Sunday to talk about the programs and an upcoming golf tournament at the end of the month...

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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...

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ACLU Says Carter Guilty Verdict Is Unconstitutional

BOSTON (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union has denounced as unconstitutional the manslaughter conviction of a woman who sent her suicidal boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself...

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Bill Cosby On Trial On Three Aggravated Sexual Assault Charges
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Bill Cosby Case Declared A Mistrial

(Norristown, PA) - A Pennsylvania judge is declaring a mistrial in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case.

Jurors were hopelessly deadlocked as they began a sixth day of deliberations on three felony charges against the 79-year-old entertainer...

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Fifty-Five Rescued After High Speed Ferry Goes Aground

BOSTON – The Coast Guard teamed-up with local responders late Friday and early Saturday to rescue 55 people stranded aboard a high-speed ferry that hit a jetty while entering Hyannis Harbor...

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Townsquare Sunday: Fishing For A Cause

The Schwartz Center at Meeting Street is holding a major fund-raiser next weekend.  Organizer Beatriz Oliveira speaks with WBSM's Jim Phillips about "Fishing For A Cause," scheduled for June 23rd and 24th


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