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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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Greg Hardy Takes Voluntary Leave Of Absence

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is taking a voluntary leave of absence from the team.

General Manager Dave Gettleman says Hardy has agreed to be placed on the exempt list as his domestic violence case plays out

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Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker / Photo by Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe / Getty Images

Baker Unveils Economic Plan

Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker has unveiled an economic development plan he says will create jobs, strengthen communities and build better schools.

The plan calls for using tax credits to offset the cost of minimum wage increases, and to reward businesses that hire welfare recipients and veterans

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Jim Phillips | TSM

Morad To Continue Pressing School Officials For Answers

Members of the City Council aren't happy about the latest communication from the New Bedford School Committee.

The Committee wrote the Council a letter this week, asking that they respect the boundaries of the school board, and that any concerns be sent directly to the Superintendent

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President Obama Outlines Ebola Strategy

President Obama is pushing an aggressive effort to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Speaking at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the President said the chances of an Ebola outbreak in the U

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Walmart Official Resigns After Falsifying Resume

Walmart's Vice President of Communications David Tovar is resigning after the company found he falsified his academic record on his resume.

"Bloomberg" reports the retailer discovered the discrepancy while conducting a due diligence screening

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Dempsey Would Back U.S. Troops In Combat Role In Iraq

"Boots on the ground" are not being ruled out in the fight against ISIS.

Testifying on Capitol Hill this morning, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Martin Dempsey said he'd recommend using some of the American forces already in Iraq in combat roles, if necessary

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Obama Sends 3,000 Troops To Fight Ebola

The U.S. is sending three-thousand military troops to Liberia to help combat the Ebola outbreak.

U.S. officials say President Obama will announce the move Tuesday during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta

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Small Fire At GNB Voc-Tech

A fire in a carpentry shop at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech High School kept firefighters busy for a short while Monday afternoon.

The blaze was reported just before 5pm. District Chief Jeff Pothier tells WBSM News, the smoky fire was located in a barrel containing wood chips and some oily rags

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Scheduling Issues Mar Start Of School Year At NBHS

New Bedford High School Headmaster Kathleen Dawson told the School Committee Monday night, the opening of the high school was okay, but not as smooth as she had hoped.

Many students didn't receive their schedules till the first day of school, and some of those schedules were wrong

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Adrian Peterson Back On The Field

Running back Adrian Peterson is being reinstated by the Minnesota Vikings. The team says the former NFL MVP will fully practice this week and play Sunday against New Orleans.

Peterson was deactivated for Sunday's loss to New England after being indicted late last week on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child

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