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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.
Christopher Furlong via getty images
Christopher Furlong via getty images

More Debate On Recreational Marijuana

BOSTON (AP) - Recreational marijuana may be legal for adults in Massachusetts but who ultimately will be in charge of regulating and enforcing the new law remains the subject of behind-the-scenes maneuvering on Beacon Hill...

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Operation Clean Sweep volunteers at work / Jim Phillips  TSM
Operation Clean Sweep volunteers at work / Jim Phillips TSM

Operation Clean Sweep Begins 12th Year In New Bedford

More than 100 volunteers turned out Saturday in Ward Two to kick off the 2017 Operation Clean Sweep campaign.

They collected hundreds of pounds of trash, dirt and discarded furniture and electronic items...

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Roger Cabral (left)  and Garry Rawcliffe make a visit Saturday morning to WBSM. / Jim Phillips TSM
Roger Cabral (left) and Garry Rawcliffe make a visit Saturday morning to WBSM. / Jim Phillips TSM

Acushnet Candidates Square-Off In Radio Forum

Two candidates for a seat on the Acushnet Board of Selectman exchanged views Saturday morning on WBSM.

Incumbent Garry Rawcliffe told WBSM's Brian Thomas, he's proud of the work town officials have done on the town's finances...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Police Seize Drugs And Arrest Suspect In North End

A New Bedford man is scheduled to appear Monday in District Court on drug and motor vehicle charges.

Twenty-year old Rafeal Vega was arrested Friday night after members of the Narcotics Division carried out a search warrant at his residence, 117-Coffin Avenue, apartment two...

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Getty Images

Child Care Worker Sentenced To Seven Years In Prison

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - A former Massachusetts college student has been sentenced to seven years in prison for sexually assaulting children at a campus day care...

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Chuck Berry Performs In Minnesota
Chuck Berry performs in Minnesota in 1984 / Getty Images

Rocker Chuck Berry Dead At 90

Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music's joy and rebellion in such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died Saturday at his home west of St

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Armed Robbery At South End Mini-Mart

Police are investigating an armed robbery Friday in the South End of New Bedford.

According to Police reports, a man armed with a handgun entered Expo's Mini-Mart at 382 Brock Avenue and got away with an undetermined amount of cash...

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