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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.
Photo: New Bedford Police
Photo: New Bedford Police

Police Conduct Sting At Scrap Metal Yard

New Bedford Police will summons into court a city scrap yard owner who allegedly violated city ordinances when purchasing scrap metal.

Police recruited a Police cadet to go undercover and attempt to sell scrap metal at A-W Martin at 1080 Shawmut Avenue

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Sue Cocking / Getty Images

NOAA Awards Fishery Research Grants

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investing $10 million on fishery research projects around the country. 

 More than $5 million will be used to fund 21 projects in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

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Specialist 2nd Class Eric A. Pastor / Getty Images

More Hi-Tech Navy Aircraft To Join Hunt For Missing Airliner

 

 

A second Navy P-8A Poseidon is joining the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.  The hi-tech aircraft has a long range and specializes in searching for targets on or under the water.  An int

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St. Luke’s Hospital Hosts Mass Casualty Drill

A mock disaster drill Thursday at St. Lukes Hospital involved public safety personnel from New Bedford, Acushnet and Fairhaven.

According to Southcoast Hospital's interim Safety Officer Dave Camara, the drill consisted of responding to mass casualties resulting from a "dirty bomb" going off in the area

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Pina, Hoffman/New Bedford Police
Pina, Hoffman/New Bedford Police

Two Charged In West End Housebreak

A New Bedford couple is under arrest and charged with committing a house break on Durfee Street.

A neighbor spotted the couple's van in the driveway on Thursday, and saw the house break go down

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Mitchell Appeals Riverwalk Funding Decision

The City of New Bedford is seeking more money for its Riverwalk project, and is asking the Natural Resource Trustee Council to take another look at its priorities.

Mayor Jon Mitchell is asking the Council to revisit its list of priority projects, and award the Riverwalk plan more funding from the Bouchard Oil Spill Settlement

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House Approves Ban On Handcuffing Female Prisoners During Childbirth

The Massachusetts House has unanimously approved a bill outlawing the practice of handcuffing women prisoners to hospital beds during childbirth.

The bill approved Wednesday would create a uniform ban on restraining women during pregnancy, labor and delivery in state and county correctional facilities unless they present a specific safety or flight risk

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