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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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Small Fire At GNB Voc-Tech

A fire in a carpentry shop at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech High School kept firefighters busy for a short while Monday afternoon.

The blaze was reported just before 5pm. District Chief Jeff Pothier tells WBSM News, the smoky fire was located in a barrel containing wood chips and some oily rags

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Scheduling Issues Mar Start Of School Year At NBHS

New Bedford High School Headmaster Kathleen Dawson told the School Committee Monday night, the opening of the high school was okay, but not as smooth as she had hoped.

Many students didn't receive their schedules till the first day of school, and some of those schedules were wrong

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Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Adrian Peterson Back On The Field

Running back Adrian Peterson is being reinstated by the Minnesota Vikings. The team says the former NFL MVP will fully practice this week and play Sunday against New Orleans.

Peterson was deactivated for Sunday's loss to New England after being indicted late last week on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child

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Chris Arsenault/Townsquare Media

United Way Collects Food And Baby Supplies For Needy Families

The United Way reports another successful "Stuff The Truck" food drive at the Fairhaven Stop and Shop on Friday.

Personalities from WBSM and FUN 107 broadcast live from the parking lot, urging residents to make donations of non-perishable food items, and baby supplies

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Adrian Peterson (28) / Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
Adrian Peterson (28) / Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Vikings Peterson Accused Of Child Abuse

Former NFL Most Valuable Player Adrian Peterson is facing accusations of child abuse.

The attorney for the Minnesota Vikings running back has confirmed his client was indicted in his native Texas for reckless or negligent injury to a child

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Mural with new Americorps member Ashley Nunez / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSN
Mural with new Americorps member Ashley Nunez / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSN

Americorps Mural Dedicated In New Bedford

Local officials celebrated the 20th anniversary of Americorps with the dedication of a mural at Deane Street and Acushnet Avenue in New Bedford.

The mural honors those who dedicate their lives to service and volunteerism

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Jim Phillips | TSM

Mitchell Meets With Charlie Baker At City Hall

Last week, Mayor Jon Mitchell endorsed Democrat Martha Coakley for Governor of Massachusetts.

On Thursday, the Mayor met at City Hall with the Republican nominee for Governor, Charlie Baker.

According to the Mayor, Baker asked for the meeting

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Report: Shark Spotted Off Dartmouth

Officials in Dartmouth are keeping a close watch in waters off Demerest Lloyd State Park and Round Hill, after a shark sighting was reported this week. The siting was reported on Wednesday.

Town Administrator David Cressman says Harbormaster Steven Melo patroled the waters around Round Hill, but failed to find any sign of a shark

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New Parking Meters Coming To New Bedford

New parking meters are coming to the Downtown and North End Business Districts in New Bedford.

Mayor Jon Mitchell, speaking on his weekly radio program on WBSM, said the new meters will be installed over the next week

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