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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.
Police Officer Darren Wilson (R) with George Stephanopolous / Photo by Kevin Lowder/ABC via Getty Images
Police Officer Darren Wilson (R) with George Stephanopolous / Photo by Kevin Lowder/ABC via Getty Images

Darren Wilson Speaks Out In Interview With ABC News

The police officer who shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, says he opened fire that August day out of fear for his own life. In an interview with ABC's "World News Tonight," Officer Darren Wilson detailed his version of the events that left the unarmed black teenager dead in a street

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Updates From Ferguson, Missouri

Here's the latest from Ferguson, Missouri.
The attorneys for Michael Brown's parents are blaming the prosecutors for a grand jury decision not to indict the police officer who killed the teen. Anthony Gray claims the testimony of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson didn't match the evidence, but that prosecutors didn't challenge him

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Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Obama Says Americans Must Accept Grand Jury Decision

President Obama says Americans must accept the grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

Speaking Monday night from the White House, Obama repeated calls from Brown's father saying hurting others or destroying property is not the answer

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Crowds In Ferguson Erupt In Anger After Grand Jury Decision

A crowd gathered in Ferguson erupted in anger, throwing things at police and knocking down a barricade as a county prosecutor announced that police Officer Darren Wilson will not face charges in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown

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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

No Charges Against Officer Darren Wilson In Ferguson

The St. Louis County prosecutor says no charges will be filed against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Robert McCulloch announced tonight the 12-member panel reached the decision after a thorough and complete investigation

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Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

New And Gently Used Coats Collected Through Wednesday

Its the 25th year for the Coats for Kids and growups too Community Coat Drive, sponsored by the YWCA and the Mayor's Youth Group.

New and gently used winter coats and accessories, like gloves, scarves and hats, will be distributed to needy families on Saturday the 29th at the Unitarian Church on Eighth Street

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Chamber Photo

New Bedford Chamber President To Leave In January

Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Roy Nascimento is leaving his post in New Bedford for a job directing the North-Central Mass. Chamber of Commerce.

Nascimento says his eight years in New Bedford have been exciting and rewarding

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Pablo Sandoval / Getty Images

Red Sox Sign Top Position Players In Free Agent Market

The Boston Red Sox are making a big splash in free agency, as reports indicate that both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval have agreed to multi-million dollar contracts.

Numerous media outlets, including Fox Sports, said Ramirez will sign a deal worth $90 million over five years, while CBSSports

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james boulette

Dartmouth Indians Earn Division 3 Super Bowl Berth

Dartmouth High School is loving the new MIAA Football Playoff System.  The Indians came from behind on Saturday and defeated previously unbeaten Walpole, 20-16.

The win puts Dartmouth in the Division Three Super Bowl on December 6th at Gillette Stadium against Melrose

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