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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.
Kathy Melanson and Bob Espindola handle scissors at ribbon-cutting / Jim Phillips TSM
Kathy Melanson and Bob Espindola handle scissors at ribbon-cutting / Jim Phillips TSM

Ocean State Job Lot Opens New Store At Former Shaws In Fairhaven

Fairhaven and local business leaders joined officials from Ocean State Job Lot on Saturday to cut the ribbon on a new store at the former Shaws Supermarket site off Route Six in Fairhaven...

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Mark Garfinkel/Boston Herald
Mark Garfinkel/Boston Herald

Russian Spy Plane Flys Over Rhode Island And Massachusetts

Its not something you see everyday, a Russian Spy plane flying over parts of Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts.

It happened Friday, according to Boston Herald photographer Mark Garfinkel...

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Photo from Dartmouth Police
Photo from Dartmouth Police

Tiverton Break-In Suspect Arrested In Dartmouth

An observant police officer in Dartmouth helped bring about the arrest of a break-in suspect wanted in Tiverton.

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Photo from Fairhaven Police Dept.
Photo from Fairhaven Police Dept.

Car Falls Onto Shore Behind Seaport Inn

No injuries after a man backed his car over an embankment and onto the shoreline in Fairhaven.

Fairhaven police tell WBSM News the man was leaving the rear parking lot of the Seaport Inn around 4:45 pm Friday...

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Getty Images
Getty Images

Crime Sweep Nets 19 Arrests In New Bedford

 

On Friday members of  the  New Bedford Police Narcotics and Gang Units arrested a total of 19 individuals throughout the afternoon and evening hours In a continued effort to enhance the quality of life in all neighborhoods, Detectives conducted a sweep targeting narcotics and other illegal activity

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Townsquare Sunday: Crystal Springs

Crystal Springs in Assonet is looking for public support for an upcoming golf tournament. CEO Kathleen Lovenbury and Director of Administration Lucy Pacheco visit Townsquare Sunday...

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