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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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Massachusetts Joins Climate Change Investigation Against Exxon

Attorneys general in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Massachusetts are investigating whether Exxon Mobil deceived the public or shareholders about the effects of climate change, joining similar inquiries into the oil giant launched by New York and California

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George Takei & Patty Duke Launch New Social Security Administration Public Service Announcements
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Oscar Winner Patty Duke Dies At 69

Patty Duke, who as a teen won an Oscar for playing Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" and maintained a long and successful career throughout her life while battling personal demons, has died at the age of 69

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Easter Sunrise Service Held At Grand Canyon
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Easter Celebration Begins With Sunrise Service

An estimated 400 to 500 people are expected to attend Sunday's Easter Sunrise Service at Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven.

The Interchurch Council of Greater New Bedford sponsors the event along with clergy members in Fairhaven...

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Photo from Wareham Police

Wareham Police Investigate Robbery

Wareham Police are looking for a suspect in an unarmed robbery early Friday at the Cumberland Farms store on Depot Street.

The clerk told police, a man wearing a dark fedora hat and dressed in black, with a white cloth mask covering his face walked into the store around 3:30am...

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Photo from Westport Police Dept.

Somerset Man Charged In Westport Break-In

A Somerset man was arrested early Thursday in Westport and charged with breaking into a liquor store.

Westport Police responded to an alarm at Country Liquors on Sanford Road around 2:45am, along with Dartmouth Police, and a canine unit from Fall River...

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Photo courtesy of Fairhaven Police
Photo courtesy of Fairhaven Police

Police Arrest New Bedford Drug Suspect

Officers from the Fairhaven Police Department, the Southcoast Anti-Crime Task Force and New Bedford Detectives combine to arrest a drug suspect this week in the Whaling City...

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