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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.
House Speaker John Boehner / Getty Images
House Speaker John Boehner / Getty Images

Boehner Warns The President On Immigration

GOP House Speaker John Boehner is warning President Obama to think twice before trying to reform the nation's immigration system through executive actions. He said it would "poison the well."

The President has vowed to do what he can to reform immigration because of congressional inaction

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Navy Seal Training in North Carolina / Photo by Eddie Harrison/US Navy via Getty Images
Navy Seal Training in North Carolina / Photo by Eddie Harrison/US Navy via Getty Images

Navy Seal Who Killed Bin Laden Is Identified

The Navy Seal who claims to have killed Osama bin Laden is being named ahead of a Fox News interview.

The UK's "Daily Mail" identifies Robert O'Neill as the member of Seal Team 6 who fired the shots that killed bin Laden

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Wareham Police Department
Wareham Police Department

Wareham Police Investigate Stabbing at Silver Lake Motel

Wareham Police say they are hunting for two men who were allegedly involved in a disturbance at the Silver Lake Motel on Cranberry Highway.

Interim Police Chief Kevin Walsh says police responded to the motel early Wednesday following a disturbance in room 139

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

U.S. Transfers Guantanamo Prisoner To Kuwait

. American officials say a Kuwaiti national who's been jailed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for more than a decade without ever being charged "does not pose a significant threat to the United States."

The Defense Department announced today that Fouzi Khalid Abdullah Al Awda is now in the hands of the government of Kuwait

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YouTube

Incumbent Markey Defeats Curren In 9th Bristol District

Rep. Chris Markey of Dartmouth is thanking his supporters and campaign volunteers for helping him in his victorious re-election campaign.

Markey easily defeated Patrick Curren of Dartmouth in the 9th Bristol District, which includes the town of Dartmouth and two precincts in New Bedford

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Photo of Darryl Duarte provided by New Bedford Police Dept.
Photo of Darryl Duarte provided by New Bedford Police Dept.

Police Hunt For Suspect In Thee New Bedford Robberies

New Bedford Police are hunting for a man wanted in connection with three recent robberies in the city.

According to Det. Capt. Steve Vicente, in all three instances the male suspect entered the business and handed the clerk a note demanding cash

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Dartmouth Police Station has been closed since March. / Photo by dartmouthpd.org
Dartmouth Police Station has been closed since March. / Photo by dartmouthpd.org

Dartmouth Selectboard Adds Three Members To Police Building Committee

The Dartmouth Selectboard Monday night appointed three more members to the Police Building Committee.  .

The Selectboard had named the first seven members last month.

The current Police Station In Dartmouth was closed after hazardous bacteria was found in its water system

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Photo from Fairhaven Police Dept.
Photo from Fairhaven Police Dept.

Fairhaven Police Hunt For Suspect In Attempted Robbery

Fairhaven Police are looking for a robbery suspect who wrestled a purse from a woman, and then ran off.

Sgt. Kevin Kobza says the robbery happened on Wilding Street around 2:30pm. Police say the victim then gave chase into Livesey Park, and jumped on the back of the robber

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Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images
Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images

Terminailly Ill WomanTakes Own Life In Oregon

Brittany Maynard stuck by her decision.

The terminally ill woman who revived a national debate about physician-assisted suicide ended her life Saturday by swallowing lethal drugs made available under Oregon’s law that allows terminally ill people to end their lives

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TSM

Man Dies After Being Hit By A Vehicle On Sconticut Neck Road

A 53-year old Fairhaven man was killed Saturday night after being struck by a car on Sconticut Neck Road.

The District Attorney's Office says Police responded to an area near Gilbert St. after receiving a phone call saying that a man was lying on the side of the road

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