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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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Obama To Impose New Gun Rules

President Obama is going to tighten the nation's gun rules within the next few weeks.


Several reports say the President will meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday to finalize new executive actions that will be announced the following week.


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Minimum Wage Increases In The New Year

Workers in Massachusetts must now be paid a minimum wage of $10 an hour, up from the previous minimum of $9.

The wage increase takes effect Friday under legislation that was approved in 2014, and that also calls for another increase in 2017, to $11 an hour...

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A Tribute To Stephen Soares

Police and Fire Departments in Dartmouth paid a final tribute to former Dartmouth Police Chief Stephen Soares during his funeral procession Wednesday...

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Clevelanders Protest Grand Jury Decision Not To Indict Cops In Tamir Rice Shooting
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Cleveland’s NAACP Wants Changes In Police Force

The NAACP in Cleveland is demanding changes to the city's police force and the prosecutor's office.

At a press conference today, leaders from the group say the grand jury decision not to indict the Cleveland police officers involved in the Tamir Rice shooting death is their rallying cry for change...

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Morad Says She Has Votes To Be Elected Council President

Councilor At-Large Linda Morad tells WBSM News, she appears to have the votes necessary to become the next City Council President.

Morad says the Council reorganization meeting will take place on January 4th...

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