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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.
Mattapoisett Harbor
Mattapoisett Harbor

Boater Rescued In Waters Off Mattapoisett

Mattapoisett Police and the town Harbormaster team up to pull a man from the water after his small boat sank.

Police say the incident happened just after 4pm Monday afternoon, in waters between West Island and Mattapoisett

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Ingram Publishing

Another Shooting In New Bedford

New Bedford Bolice have confirmed officers have responded to a crime scene on Malden Street in the Brickenwood Housing develpment.

According to Det. Capt. Steve Vicente, officers have located a man who suffered a gunshot wound to the lower foot-ankle area

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Photo by Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Kerry: Drone Strikes Possible In Iraq

Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. is considering drone strikes as an option to combat militant insurgents in Iraq.

Meanwhile, a Navy ship with 550 Marines on board is in the Persian Gulf to support Iraq's Shiite-led government as it deals with a Sunni insurgency that has taken over several key city's in the north

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Radio Icon Casey Kasem Dies At 82

At age 82, Casey Kasem's countdown is over. The radio icon whose Top 40 countdown permeated radio airwaves for four decades has died. Kasem passed away Sunday after a Los Angeles judge gave his children the okay to withdraw the medication, food and fluids necessary to keep him alive in a recent court ruling

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Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images

JetBlue Apologizes To Family

JetBlue Airways is apologizing to the mother of a girl who had to urinate in her seat because a flight attendant refused to let her use the restroom.

Jennifer Devereaux told WBZ-TV in Boston that her three-year-old daughter was denied use of the bathroom while the plane sat on the tarmac during a delay at John F Kennedy Internatinal airport in New York Friday

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IPhoto by Elsa/Getty Images Italy vs. England on Saturday.
IPhoto by Elsa/Getty Images Italy vs. England on Saturday.

Costa Rica Earns Upset Win In Day Three Of World Cup

Group D member Costa Rica was the big winner on Day Three of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.  They upset Uruguay 3-1 in the second match of the day.

In Group C, Colombia rolled Greece 3-0 in the first game

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Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images

City On A Hill Charter School Picks New Bedford Location

The City on a Hill Charter School has finally announced where its New Bedford school will be located.

Officials have signed a five-year lease for a building at 384 Acushnet Avenue, where Artworks was formerly housed

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Photo by Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images

Army Pleased With Sgt. Bergdahl’s Physical Condition

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is in stable condition at a military medical center in Texas. Speaking during an afternoon press conference, Colonel Ronald Wool said doctors are pleased with Bergdahl's physical state

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Montigny Supports Minimum Wage Hike

The Massachusetts Senate has approved a compromise bill that would hike the state's current $8-per-hour minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2017, but would not tie future increases to inflation.

The 35-4 vote on Thursday came less than 24 hours after House and Senate negotiators hammered out a deal on the minimum wage

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