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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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Wind Turbine Manufacturer To Locate In Seekonk, Mass

A New Hampshire-based wind turbine manufacturing company is relocating to Southeastern Massachusetts.

Aeronautica Wind will soon be moving to Seekonk near the Rhode Island line.

Founder Brian Kuhn tells WBSM News, his firm manufactures mid-sized turbines

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New Bedford High School / Jim Phillips / TSM

Threatening Note Found At New Bedford High School

Police responded to a threatening note Friday found at New Bedford High School.

The note was found inside the high school just before noon, and indicated a threat to the building.

Police considered the threat low-level and non specific, but conducted a sweep of the building as the school day proceeded

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Couto

Suspect Apprehended In Credit Union Robbery

Fall River Police have arrested one of their Ten Most Wanted criminals.

Forty-six year old Michael Couto, a suspect in a recent bank robbery, was arraigned Thursday at the Fall River Justice Center on charges of armed robbery and larceny over $250

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Environment Massachusetts' Julie Persinger (C) calls on Congress to approve Tax Credits for renewable energy projects / Jim Phillips / TSM
Environment Massachusetts' Julie Persinger (C) calls on Congress to approve Tax Credits for renewable energy projects / Jim Phillips / TSM

Wind Power Advocates Push For Tax Credits

Representatives of "Environment Massachusetts" joined Mayor Jon Mitchell and other renewable energy advocates in New Bedford Thursday, asking the federal government to enact tax credits for future development of wind projects

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Attorney Gloria Allred (R) with alleged victims of Bill Cosby / Getty Images
Attorney Gloria Allred (R) with alleged victims of Bill Cosby / Getty Images

Cosby’s Lawyers Answer Latest Allegations

Bill Cosby's lawyers are firing back at the woman who claims the entertainer molested her at the Playboy Mansion 40 years ago.

In legal documents obtained by TMZ, Cosby's legal team claim Judy Huth tried to extort 100-thousand-dollars from Cosby last month, promising to not go public with the allegations in exchange for money

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Candles represent 12 homicide victims in New Bedford / Jim Phillips / TSM
Candles represent 12 homicide victims in New Bedford / Jim Phillips / TSM

Candlelight Vigil Honors Survivors Of Homicide Victims

The survivors of a dozen homicide victims in New Bedford gathered Tuesday night at the Peace Garden at Acushnet Avenue and Russell Street to remember their loved ones.

Among them was 13 year old Jasiah Barros, the daughter of Christopher Barros who was gunned down nine years ago

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New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center Formed, Will Open In 2016

Commercial fishing in New Bedford, past and present, will be the focus of a new Downtown attraction coming in 2016.

The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center has been formed, and Laura Orleans of the Working Waterfront Festival has been named Executive Director

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Masspirg Consumer Advocate Tess Geyer speaking to children at Kiddie Kampus in Dartmouth / Jim Phillips / TSM
Masspirg Consumer Advocate Tess Geyer speaking to children at Kiddie Kampus in Dartmouth / Jim Phillips / TSM

Trouble In Toyland Report Spotlights Dangerous Toys

That's Masspirg Consumer Advocate Tess Geyer speaking to children Tuesday at Kiddie Kampus on Old Westport Road. She was warning the kids about dangers in some toys on the marketplace this Christmas shopping season

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Michael Brown’s Stepfather May Face Charges

Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson are said to be considering bringing charges against Michael Brown's stepfather.

CNN is reporting authorities are looking to possibly indict him for inciting a riot following last week's grand jury decision

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Fairhaven Police Dept.

Fairhaven Man Arrested In Drug Probe

Fairhaven Police say 51 year old Christopher Bessette faces up to five years in jail following his arrest Monday on charges of trafficking heroin.

Sgt. Kevin Kobza says Bessette was arrested in a parking lot at Route Six and Washington Street

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