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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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President Cheers Enrollment Numbers On Healthcare.gov

 President Obama is applauding a milestone in the evolution of the Affordable Care Act.  A last-minute surge pushed enrollment in HealthCare.gov to more than seven-million people.  Speaking in the Rose Garden, the President said millions of people have been able to find quality, affordable health insurance and "peace of mind

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New Faces Dominate Dartmouth Election

Three new faces were elected to town offices Tuesday in Dartmouth. Planning Board Member Stanley Mickelson won a seat on the town Selectboard, easily defeating David Faria by more than 700 votes. The vacancy occurred after incumbent William Trimble decided not to seek re-election

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Charlie Baker's convention endorsement challenged / Getty Images

Baker May Face GOP Primary Challenge After All

Republican candidate for governor Mark Fisher is suing the head of his party to get his name on the September primary ballot.

Fisher's campaign said the lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Suffolk Superior Court against MassGOP chairwoman Kirsten Hughes

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TSM - Speaker Robert DeLeo in New Bedford

DeLeo And Coakley File Domestic Violence Bill

Bail for accused domestic batterers would be delayed and judges would be required to undergo training on domestic violence issues under a bill introduced at the Massachusetts Statehouse.
 
    House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Attorney General Martha Coakley say the legislation unveiled Tuesday was spurred by the case involving Jared Remy, who's charged with fatally stabbing his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel

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New Bedford Police - Drugs and guns seized in Swift St. apartment
New Bedford Police - Drugs and guns seized in Swift St. apartment

City Man Faces Illegal Drug Weapons Charges In District Court

A New Bedford man is facing a dozen counts of illegal drug and gun violations.

Nineteen year old Mason Teves was arrested Monday night outside his Swift Street apartment by members of the Organized Crime and Intelligence Bureau, who had a warrant to search Teves' apartment

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Taylor Cormier/TSM

Vice-Chair Of Fairhaven School Committee Passes Away

The Vice-Chairman of the Fairhaven School Committee has passed away.

School officials say David Gonsalves, thought to be in his early 50's, died unexpectedly on Monday.  He served on the School Committee for 8 years

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New Bedford Fire Crews Battle Two Fires Monday Afternoon

New Bedford Firefighters made quick work of two fires Monday afternoon. 

Fire crews were battling a small fire at 82 Nye Street when an alarm sounded for a second blaze at 45 Tallman Street. 

Several trucks were diverted to the Tallman street address, where District Chief Jeff Pothier says smoke was coming from the attic of the six family home

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Coakley Announces Indictments Of Towing Company And Owner

A North Dartmouth towing company and its owner have been indicted on 23 counts of non payment of employer contributions to the Dept. of Unemployment Assistance. 

The indictments name Ricardo's Towing Service of North Dartmouth and owner Ricardo Dopao of New Bedford

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Trial In 2008 Fairhaven Murder Nearing An End

The future of a New Bedford man is in the hands of a Fall River jury.

Twenty-three year old Brandon Callender is on trial for murder in the April 2008 fatal stabbing of 30 year old Joshua Fitzgerald of Fairhaven, during a melee outside the Fairhaven VFW

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