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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.
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Father Of Slain Reporter Wants To Work For Tougher Gun Laws

The father of the TV reporter who was killed on the air this week in Virginia says he wants to work with President Obama to enact tougher gun laws.

After meeting with his daughter's coworkers, Andy Parker promised to help Obama in the cause

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Photo provided by Bristol County DA's Office

Police Lookiing For Rhode Island Man And His Car

A missing Rhode Island man and his car are the subjects of police invesitgations in both the Ocean State and in Massachusetts.

Kerry Mello was reported missing in the Warwick area on August 10th

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Photos From New Bedford Police

Two Arrested In Drug Raid At Harborview Towers

New Bedford's Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau have charged two city residents with Drug Trafficking.

Det. Captain Steven Vicente tells WBSM News, Detectives carried out a search warrent Thursday night at 280 Acushent Avenue, Harborview Towers, apartment 6H

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Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

Fan Struck By Baseball Sues John Henry

A female fan struck by a foul ball at Fenway Park last season is suing Red Sox owner John Henry.

Stephanie Taubin of Brookline says she was above home plate in the EMC Club in June of 2014 when a ball came through an area normally protected by glass and hit her

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President Obama in New Orleans for 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina / Getty Images
President Obama in New Orleans for 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina / Getty Images

Obama In New Orleans For Tenth Anniversary Of Katrina

President Barack Obama says the people of the New Orleans area have demonstrated ``extraordinary resilience'' and are an example of how good people can come together.

Obama marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina by visiting a community center in the Lower 9th Ward that was devastated by flood waters

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Dartmouth Man Named Assistant Commissioner Of MDAR

Jason Wentworth, a former aide to State Rep. Christopher Markey of Dartmouth has been named the assistant Commissioner for the Department of Agricultural Resources.

Commissioner John Lebeaux says Wentworth's appointment will help the Department in its mission to keep the Mass

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District Attorney Ends Prosecution Of Tanya Singleton

Massachusetts prosecutors say they'll abandon their prosecution of a cousin of ex-New England Patriots player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez because of her worsening cancer.

Tanya Singleton was charged with conspiracy to commit accessory after the fact in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd

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Telephone Scammers Strike In Dartmouth

Its been happening all over the Southcoast and now its happening in Dartmouth.

Telephone scammers, claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service, are trying to take your money and acquire your personal information

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