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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.
Candidate for Governor Steve Grossman (L) touring new construction at St. Lukes Hospital. Jim Phillips / TSM
Candidate for Governor Steve Grossman (L) touring new construction at St. Lukes Hospital. Jim Phillips / TSM

Grossman Says SJC Decision “Right Thing To Do”

State Treasurer and Democratic candidate for Governor Steve Grossman made several stops on the Southcoast Wednesday, highlighting advanced manufacturing and health care in the region.

During a stop at St

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Cameron Spencer, Getty Images

Supreme Court Says Warrants Required For Cellphone Searches

The U.S. Supreme Court is striking a blow for privacy rights. The high court ruled 9-0 today that police must obtain warrants before searching suspects' cellphones.

Civil libertarians successfully argued that the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution covered cellphones in insuring the right of individuals to be "secure in their persons, houses, papers or effects

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City Council Hardly Dents Mayor’s Budget

Mayor Jon Mitchell's $287 million budget remains pretty much intact, following the City Council's budget cutting session Tuesday night.

Councilors had submitted 89 proposed cuts, but only six cuts were given favorable votes

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Photo by City of New Bedford
Photo by City of New Bedford

New Launch Service In New Bedford Harbor

Mayor Jon Mitchell and officials with the Harbor Development Commission cut the ribbon Tuesday on a new boat launch service off Pier Three.

The service is located between Pier Three and the State Pier and will transport recreational boaters visiting New Bedford from their vessel to the shore

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New Bedford Woman Faces Larceny Complaints

A New Bedford woman will be summonsed into court for allegedly stealing money from nursing home patients.

Police have sought complaints in New Bedford District Court, charging Sandra DosAnjos with nine counts of larceny

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Reaction Rolling In To SJC Decision

Reaction is pouring in after the state's highest court ruled that a question seeking to repeal the Massachusetts casino gambling law could appear on the November state ballot.

Repeal advocates gathered in front of the State House Tuesday afternoon

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Uruguay vs. Italy in World Cup / Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images
Uruguay vs. Italy in World Cup / Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Uruguay Moves To Knockout Round

Uruguay advances to the Round of 16 with a 1-nil victory over Italy, who for the second consecutive World Cup, goes home after the group stage. It was a heated affair, as the Italians lost Claudio Marchisio in the second half to a red card

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Frank Doremus - TSM

Bike Crashes Into Car In Fairhaven

Fairhaven Police are investigating an incident Monday afternoon where a bicycle ridden by a male juvenile crashed into car on the Alden Road extension. The incident happened around 2:30pm.

]According to witnesses, the bike collided with the car head on, and the juvenile was dislodged from the bike, but grabbed the car bumper to stop himself from sliding underneath the vehicle

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Getty Images

Gas Prices Climb In Massachusetts

A 4-cent jump in the cost of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts in the past week is being blamed on unrest in Iraq.

AAA Southern New England said Monday that self-serve, regular is up to $3.68 per gallon, equaling the highest weekly average price recorded by AAA in Massachusetts this year

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Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Obama Hosts White House Summit On Working Families

President Obama wants the government to do more to help working families. Speaking at a White House Summit on Working Families today, the President said people should not have to sacrifice family needs for work demands

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