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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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Opposition Mounting To Obama’s Emission-Cutting Initative

Opponents are already vowing to sue the government, in order to block new environmental rules from taking effect.

The plan unveiled by President Barack Obama Monday is aimed at dramatically cutting emissions from U

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Photo from New Bedford Police

New Bedford Man Charged With Obstruction Is Arraigned

A man arrested Sunday morning in connection with a homicide investigation in New Bedford, is arraigned Monday in District Court.

Twenty two year old Michael Sousa was ordered held without bail and had his case continued to September 1st

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Two lifeguards and the Mayor assist Owen Costa in the beach wheelchair / Jim Phillips TSM
Two lifeguards and the Mayor assist Owen Costa in the beach wheelchair / Jim Phillips TSM

Beach Wheelchair Now In Use In New Bedford

There's a new device being used on beaches in New Bedford. The beach wheelchair was donated by Smiles Mass., and its designed to provide more accessibility to beaches for adults and children with disabilities

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Schumer Cousins Call For Tighter Gun Laws

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is joining forces with his cousin, actress and comedienne Amy Schumer, to call for tighter gun laws.

The two stood side-by-side at a news conference to propose new legislation targeted at stopping mass shootings

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Update: New Bedford Homicide Victim Identified

The Bristol County District Attorney's Office has identified the victim of a shooting early Sunday morning at Acushent Avenue and Blackmer St. as 24 year old Jeffrey Syliva Jr. of New Bedford.

Original Story:

A homicide investigation is underway in New Bedford, after a male body was discovered at the intersection of Acushnet Avenue and Blackmer St

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Biden Associates Resume Talks On Presidential Run

(Associated Press) - Vice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations during his son's illness and following his death earlier this year

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Lucchino Stepping Down As President Of Red Sox

Larry Lucchino is stepping down as president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox.

Team spokesman Kevin Gregg said Saturday night in an email that Lucchino hopes to remain with the club in some capacity

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Yoork Cueto (l) joins other new citizens at Naturalization ceremony Friday in New Bedford / Jim Phillips TSM
Yoork Cueto (l) joins other new citizens at Naturalization ceremony Friday in New Bedford / Jim Phillips TSM

Thirty-One New Citizens Take Oath Of Allegiance In New Bedford

The Immigrants Assistance Center in New Bedford hosted a naturalization ceremony on Friday, with 31 new citizens sworn in by Superior Court Judge Richard Moses.

They come from 11 different countries, including Pakistan, India, Lebanon and Portugal

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Mass. State Lottery

New Bedford Woman Wins $1 Million

A New Bedford woman has won a million dollars in the State Lottery's "Four-Million Dollar Jackpot" instant game.

Kelly Azeredo has chosen a one time cash payment of $650,000 after taxes.

She plans to use her winnings to buy a house

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Shots Fired Report In New Bedford’s West End

A shots-fired incident reported in New Bedford.  It happened Thursday around 9:30pm in the area of Park and Middle streets.

Det. Capt. Steve Vicente says Police received several 9-1-1 calls, and the shot spotter was activated as well

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