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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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Tsarnaev’s Lawyers File Motion For New Trial

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has filed a motion for a new trial, less than two weeks after he was formally sentenced to death for the 2013 attack.

Tsarnaev's lawyers filed a preliminary motion for a new trial Monday for his conviction and death sentence

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Murder Case Continued To November

A murder case against a New Bedford man is moving forward.

Twenty-four year old Ethen Harrison is charged with the killing of his girlfriend's infant daughter in January, 2013.

Police said nine month old Ariel Eluziario was beaten to death in an apartment on Adams Street in New Bedford

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Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Mass. Man Charged With Threatening President Obama

 

A Massachusetts man has been charged with posting on an FBI website that he planned to kill President Barack Obama.

Andrew O'Keefe, of Mansfield, has been charged with a felony count of posting an online threat against the president.

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Getty Images

Harper Withdraws From Home Run Derby

Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper won't
participate in the All-Star Home Run Derby because his father isn't
available to pitch to him.

The Home Run Derby will be held Monday, the day before the All-Star
Game in Cincinnati

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Dartmouth Police Facebook page
Dartmouth Police Facebook page

Car Crashes Into Dartmouth Store

Dartmouth Police say a woman drove her car into the front of Harve's Shoe Box off State Road in Dartmouth.

The mishap took place on Monday, just after noon time.

A 65 year old woman told Police she was pulling her 2006 BMW into a parking space when the crash occurred

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Kerube Rodriquez, NBHS Band performing at Cape Verdean Parade / Jim Phillips TSM
Kerube Rodriquez, NBHS Band performing at Cape Verdean Parade / Jim Phillips TSM

Cape Verdean Parade Delights Crowd

Cape Verdeans in New Bedford have been celebrating the independence of the Cape Verde islands from Portugal for 40 years. That celebration includes festivities in the South Central neighborhood, and a giant parde

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Mass State Police
Mass State Police

Tips Pour In To State Police In Child Death Case

Massachusetts authorities say they've received hundreds of tips from across the country after releasing a computer-generated image of a girl found dead in a plastic bag in Boston Harbor.

State police spokesman David Procopio told The Boston Globe  that people have provided information on missing children nationwide, and the state police Facebook page that includes the image and other information has received millions of views

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Michael Valdez

July 4th Fireworks On Saturday

There are four fireworks shows scheduled for Saturday night on the Southcoast. Of course, the City of New Bedford is sponsoring a fireworks display at 9 over New Bedford Harbor.

In Fall River, fireworks are scheduled at 9:30pm over Battleship Cove

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New Survey Finds Bay State Not Very Patriotic

A national survey finds Massachusetts is not a very patriotic state.

Despite all the Fourth of July festivities, "WalletHub.com" ranks the Commonwealth 40th on its list of most and least patriotic states

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Eugene Tanner/AFP/Getty Images

Solar Plane Lands Safely In Hawaii

The next stop for the solar plane in its journey around the world is Phoenix, Arizona.

The plane landed in Hawaii this morning after completing a record-breaking non-stop flight from Japan. The Solar Impulse 2 landed on Oahu shortly before 6 a

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