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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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Manhunt Continues For Killers; Prison Instructor Charged

(Associated Press) - A worker at an upstate New York maximum-security prison has been arrested on charges she helped two convicted killers escape.

State police say prison tailor shop worker Joyce Mitchell will be arraigned on charges of first-degree promoting prison contraband and fourth-degree criminal facilitation, both felonies

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Jim Phillips / TSM

New Bedford Homicide Victim Identified

Police continue to investigate a fatal shooting in the city's West End.

The District Attorney's Office says Police responded to gunshots near Liberty and Court streets late Thursday. Officers arriving at the scene found the victim in Harrington Park, across from the Hathaway School, suffering from gunshot wounds

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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Is The World’s Highest Paid Athlete

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is once again the undisputed champion of the world's highest paid athletes.

"Forbes" magazine puts Mayweather and his 300-million-dollars in winnings and endorsements in 2015 at the top of its list

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Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Woman Struck By Bat Continues To Improve

The condition of the Massachusetts woman hit by a broken bat at Fenway Park has been upgraded from fair to good.

Officials at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center say Thursday that Tonya Carpenter's condition has improved

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Governor Charlie Baker speaking in Dartmouth / Jim Phillips TSM

Baker Says Administration Committed To Improving Economy Around The State

Governor Charlie Baker told Southcoast business leaders on Thursday, his administration is committed to improving the economic climate across the Commonwealth.

Speaking at the Chamber's annual Legislative Luncheon at the Hawthorn Country Club in Dartmouth, Baker said comparing the Boston economy to other parts of the state is like night and day

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Actor Christopher Lee and wife Brigit Kroncke in Germany in 2013 / JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Actor Christopher Lee and wife Brigit Kroncke in Germany in 2013 / JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images

Actor Christopher Lee Dead At 93

Christopher Lee, the prolific, aristocratic British actor who brought dramatic gravitas to the low-budget thrills of Hammer Studios' horror films, has died at age 93.

An official for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London confirmed a death certificate was issued for Lee on June 8

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Four New Bedford Businesses To Receive Workforce Training Grants

The Baker Administration is awarding grants totaling almost $400,000 for workforce training at four New Bedford businesses.

The recipients include AHEAD LLC, H-T-P, Nameplates for Industry Inc., and Poyant Signs Inc

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Cubs Manager Joe Maddon Weighs In On Fan Safety

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon says he prefers his grandchildren sit behind the protective screen when they're at games.

Major League Baseball has said it will re-evaluate fan safety at stadiums after a woman at Fenway Park was hit in the head by a broken bat last week

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House Speaker Wants Probe Into Patrick’s Trade Missions

House Speaker Robert DeLeo says Massachusetts lawmakers should take a look at reports that former Gov. Deval Patrick used funds from quasi-public state agencies to help pay for trade missions he led as governor

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Three Vehicles And School Bus Involved In North End Crash

A massive multi-car crash Wednesday afternoon in New Bedford's North End involving a school bus and three other vehicles.

Police Lt. Jeannine Pettiford said in a release, the crash happened around 3pm when an S-U-V heading north on Acushnet Avenue crossed the center line and collided head on with two other vehicles, and then struck a school bus that was attempting to turn onto the avenue from Ohio Street

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