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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.
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Police Arrest Suspect in Drug Delivery Scheme

New Bedford Police arrest a Fall River man and charge him with trafficking in cocaine.

According to Lt. Amos Melo, officers stopped a motor vehicle just after 5pm on Friday in the area of 48 Coggeshall Street and arrested 24 year old Malcolm Perez of Fall River...

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Dartmouth Police Investigate Unarmed Robbery

Dartmouth Police are investigating an unarmed robbery.  It happened on Friday around 9:30pm.

Detective Kyle Costa says officers responded to the CVS Pharmacy on Dartmouth St...

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Lawmakers To Revisit Pot Law

BOSTON (AP) - Legislative leaders have made clear they're not through with making changes to the voter-approved recreational marijuana initiative, but it remains to be seen whether future action amounts to an overhaul of or a mere tinkering with the new law...

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Freetown Police

Freetown Woman Killed In One-Car Crash

FREETOWN - A Freetown woman is dead following a one car crash Friday night off Richmond Road.

A press release says Freetown Police and Fire Department personnel responded to the crash scene just before 8pm...

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Staff Photographer

Riders Rescued From California Amusement Park Ride

All 21 people stranded 125 feet in the air at a Southern California amusement park are back on the ground.

The "Orange County Register" says it took nearly eight hours for firefighters to rescue passengers from the Knotts Berry Farm Sky Cabin...

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Cosby Seeks Change Of Venue In Sexual Assault Case

Bill Cosby's legal team is asking for a change of venue in his sexual assault case.

Court documents filed Friday show the comedian's lawyer, Brian McMonagle, wants the case moved out of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania due to heavy media coverage...

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Gov. Baker Signs Bill Delaying Sales Of Recreational Pot

BOSTON (AP) _ Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a bill aimed at delaying the opening of marijuana shops by six months.

An aide to the Republican said Baker shares the desire of state lawmakers to thoroughly prepare for launching a new industry aimed at distributing a controlled substance...

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Portuguese Feast/Facebook

Tourism Up In New Bedford In 2016

It was a banner year for tourism in New Bedford in 2016. That's from Tourism Director Dagny Ashley.

Based on preliminary figures so far, she estimates tourism in 2016 rose 13% over the previous year, with most of the visitors coming from Massachusetts and other northeast states...

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