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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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Market Basket Customers Finding Empty Shelves

Customers at the Market Basket store in New Bedford are being urged to sign petitions supporting the reinstatement of Arthur T. Demoulas as company President. Demoulas was ousted earlier this month by the company's Board of Directors

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Tornado Rips Through Campground In Virginia, Two Dead

Virginia State Police say there are two confirmed deaths from a tornado that ripped through a campground this morning on Virginia's Eastern Shore.  The state's department of emergency management had reported a third death but a state police spokeswoman now says that was an erroneous report

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Changes on FAFSA Forms Could Put College Loan At Risk

Here's a story that appeared in Time magazine this week that everyone applying for student aid should be aware of:

Thousands of students’ federal student aid could be at risk due to a change on the Free Application fo

Credit: Fall River Police Department
Credit: Fall River Police Department

Fall River Police Look For Carjacking Suspect

Fall River Police are looking for a suspect following a carjacking Thursday morning.

Detective J.D. Costa says a woman was standing outside her car in the area of 1023 North Main St.  when a man jumped in the driver's seat

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Marion Police Arrest Two Fall River Men For Car Thefts

Two Fall River men were arrested Tuesday on charges of stealing cars on the Southcoast, on Cape Cod and in Rhode Island.

Marion police say Marcus Junior Hierrezuelo and Ronnie Sulyma were taken into custody following a joint investigation which included the Mattapoisett, Plymouth, and Fall River Police Departments

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Obama’s Team To Assess Need For Troops At The Border

President Obama is sending a team to Texas to assess the need for National Guard troops at the Mexican border.

A White House official says the team consists of Homeland Security and Defense Department officials and they'll arrive tomorrow

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NB Police Hunt For Two Suspects In Double-Stabbing

New Bedford Police are looking for two men involved in a fight Wednesday afternoon in a North End bar that sent two others to the hospital.

Police say the incident started as an argument inside Al's Cafe on Belleville Avenue, and then moved outside

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Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Coakley Tours Renovated Home In New Bedford

Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley joined Mayor Jon Mitchell Wednesday at 217 Cottage Street in New Bedford to tour a previously abandoned house that has since been restored and made available for sale

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Patrick Says Migrant Children’s Plan Is Misunderstood

Gov. Deval Patrick says there remains considerable misunderstanding about the state's offer to shelter unaccompanied children from Central America crossing the nation's southern border.

Patrick's comments to reporters on Wednesday came after many town officials and residents in Bourne objected to children being housed at the Camp Edwards military base on Cape Cod

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