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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.
Jim Phillips / TSM / Area residents study flood zone maps
Jim Phillips / TSM / Area residents study flood zone maps

Flood Zone Maps Unveiled By FEMA

Southcoast residents got a chance Tuesday night to study the latest flood zone maps created by FEMA. Dozens of area residents made their way to the Fort Tabor Community Center to learn whether or not their homes were located in flood zones, requiring them to buy flood insurance

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

Social Workers March Again For Lower Caseloads

Employees of the state's child welfare agency are stepping up demands for state officials to take action to reduce social worker caseload.

Members of the union representing social workers and other employees of the Department of Children and Families held an informational picket on Tuesday outside the agency's regional office in Lowell

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FBI Photo

Friends Of Tsarnaev Want Cases Tried Out Of Massachusetts

Three friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking that their cases be tried outside of Massachusetts.

The attorney for Dias Kadyrbayev filed papers in U.S. District Court on Tuesday asking that his client be included in change of venue motions made previously by Azamat Tazhayakov and Robel Phillipos

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TSM - Runners in the Boston Marathon
TSM - Runners in the Boston Marathon

Track Club Runners Describe Marathon Experience As Amazing

Mike Cabral of the Greater New Beford Track Club says he had no doubts about competing in this year's Boston Marathon.

Cabral was less than a mile away from the finish line in 2013 when the bombs went off on Boylston Street

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Elsa / Getty Images
Elsa / Getty Images

Dick Hoyt Says Goodbye To Boston Marathon

This year's Boston Marathon is the final farewell for two of the most recognizable faces in the race _ father and son team Dick and Rick Hoyt.

Rick has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, and dad Dick has pushed his son across the finish line 30 times before

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Meb Keflezighi of the United States wins 2014 Boston Marathon 
Jared Wickerham  / Getty Images
Meb Keflezighi of the United States wins 2014 Boston Marathon Jared Wickerham / Getty Images

Marathon Recap: Runners And Survivors Celebrate In Boston

American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured.

Keflezighi is a former New York City Marathon champion and Olympic medalist

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Michael Ivins / Getty Images
Michael Ivins / Getty Images

Red Sox Lose On Patriots Day, 7-6

The Baltimore Orioles scored six runs off Clay Buchholz in the third inning then held on to spoil Boston's Patriots' Day morning game a year after the Boston Marathon bombings with a 7-6 win over the Red Sox on Monday

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