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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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Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images

Maury Povich Launches Clothing Firm In New Bedford

A popular reality TV talk show host is now part of New Bedford's business community.

Maury Povich has launched a new clothing company in New Bedford. Its called Mother Freedom, which manufacturers outerwear at a factory on Belleville Avenue

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Police Investigate Early Morning Stabbing

New Bedford Police are hunting for two men wanted for a stabbing early Thursday in an Ashley Street apartment.

Det. Capt. Steven Vicente tells WBSM News, two men forced their way into an apartment at 56 Ashley St

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Dartmouth’s John George Charged With Embezzlement

Dartmouth Select Board member and former State Rep. John George has been indicted and charged with embezzlement from an organization that received federal funds.

The charges were announced Wednesday by the U-S Attorney's office in Boston

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Greg Desrosiers / TSM

Woman Jumps Into New Bedford Harbor, Refuses To Get Out

Public safety personel pulled a woman from New Bedford Harbor on Wednesday, after the woman had jumped in without clothing, and refused to get out.

The incident happened just after noon time in waters off Pier Three

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Additional Arrests Made Related To Boston Marathon Bombing
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Friend Of Tsarnaev Appears In Federal Court

A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to charges of trafficking heroin and possessing an illegal handgun.

Stephen Silva of Cambridge, Massachusetts, appeared in federal court in Boston on Wednesday

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Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Police Say National Night Out Sends Right Message

Several hundred people turned out Tuesday night to celebrate National Night Out in New Bedford.

Residents crowded into Riverside Park to check out a State Police helicopter, enjoy free pizza and entertainment, and get a look at the city's new police cruisers

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Southcoast Hospital Group photo

Southcoast To Have Role In New Psychiatric Hospital In Dartmouth

Acadia Healthcare and Southcoast Health are combining forces to operate a new psychiatric hospital in Dartmouth. The hospital is now under construction off Faunce Corner Road.

Southcoast President Keith Hovan says Southcoast has excellent behavioral health providers, but lacks the capacity to care for those patients

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Break-In, Vandalism Investigated At Keith Middle School

Another case of school vandalism in New Bedford, this time at Keith Middle School.

According to an email sent to School Committee members by Jason Defalco, the Chief Academic Officer, at least ten teens broke into the school Saturday night, vandalizing school property, tossing food around in the community room, leaving graffiti in the auditorium, and breaking video equipment

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Photo, Tom Ervin, Getty Images

Mosquito Spraying Early Thursday In New Bedford

Mosquito spraying in New Bedford resumes early Thursday. The New Bedford Board of Health says the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will conduct spraying early Thursday from 2am to sunrise.

The areas targeted for spraying include Fort Tabor, Buttonwood Park, Hazelwood Park, Brooklawn Park, the Poor Farm area, Riverside Park, Clasky Park, Ashley Park and Ben Rose Field

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