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Jim Phillips

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.
Sen. Edward Markey of Mass. / Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
Sen. Edward Markey of Mass. / Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Sen. Markey Promises Rigorous Questioning Of Gorsuch

Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts is taking serious issue with President Trump's Supreme Court nominee.

Markey says the Trump administration has been waging an "assault on our core democratic values" and we need a justice that will uphold the constitutional rights of all Americans...

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White House Plans To Fight Judge’s Nationwide Order

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The White House says it intends as soon as possible to request an emergency stay of a federal judge's order temporarily blocking President Donald Trump's week-old immigration ban...

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Facebook photo / New Bedford Police Dept.

Police Arrest Two Suspects In Armed Robbery Investigation

 

A New Bedford man and woman will be arraigned in District Court Monday on armed robbery charges.

According to Lt. Amos Melo, two people wearing masks and armed with a knife entered the Quicheleness Market at 357 North Front Street Friday night, demanding cash.

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TSM - Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson on WBSM

Hodgson Says Protest Raised Tensions Inside Jail

Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson says protesters who rallied outside the Ash Street Jail this past week raised the tension level inside the jail which almost sparked an incident...

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Panel To Conduct Review Of State Liquor Regs

BOSTON (AP) -  The state's laws and regulations around alcoholic beverages are about to come under the microscope.

State Treasurer Deb Goldberg says an independent task force will conduct what she calls a long-needed and "exhaustive review" of the liquor industry and the effectiveness of current state oversight...

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Police Arrest Suspect in Drug Delivery Scheme

New Bedford Police arrest a Fall River man and charge him with trafficking in cocaine.

According to Lt. Amos Melo, officers stopped a motor vehicle just after 5pm on Friday in the area of 48 Coggeshall Street and arrested 24 year old Malcolm Perez of Fall River...

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Dartmouth Police Investigate Unarmed Robbery

Dartmouth Police are investigating an unarmed robbery.  It happened on Friday around 9:30pm.

Detective Kyle Costa says officers responded to the CVS Pharmacy on Dartmouth St...

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