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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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Wareham Woman Charged With Possessing A Stun Gun

Two Wareham area residents are scheduled to face a judge following their arrest Monday night on various charges.

Interim Police Chief Kevin Walsh says officers made a vehicle stop on Onset Avenue, and arrested the driver, 25 year old Anthony Spinola of Onset on a outstanding warrent

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Obama: Plans For Additional Airline Ebola Screening Now Underway

With Ebola concerns growing, President Obama says plans are underway for additional airline passenger screening in West Africa and the U.S.

After a White House meeting with top health officials, the President again called the Ebola outbreak a significant national security threat

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Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images

Nine Clubs And Bars Found In Violation Of Sunday Opening Regulation

A city wide sweep Sunday morning of local bars and clubs in New Bedford turned up nine establishments that were open in violation of their liquor licenses.

All licenses in New Bedford limit Sunday openings to after 11am

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Jim Phillips / TSM

City Officials Kick Off Health Insurance Education Program

The City of New Bedford is kicking off a new health insurance education program for kids and their parents, thanks to a grant from the National League of Cities.

The program was explained during a program Monday at Carney Acadamy

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Kristoffer Tripplaar/ Sipa USA / Getty Images

Memorial for Disabled Veterans Dedicated

Thousands are in Washington, DC for the dedication of a new memorial for disabled veterans.

President Obama spoke at Sunday's ceremony, acknowledging that too often America has not lived up to its obligation to care for vets

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Chowder Festival Attracts Thousands To State Pier

Organizers of the 9th annual New Bedford Chowder Festival say the turnout for Sunday's event on Pier Three appeared to be the largest ever in Chowder Festival history.

Thousands lined up to sample both clam and seafood chowders, stuffed quahogs  and specialty soups

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Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images

Clerk Foils Robbery Attempt

Two men attempted to rob a Cumberland Farms store in the South End Friday night.ran off after the clerk refused to hand over any cash.

Police say the attempted robbery happened around 10:30pm Friday at the Cumberland Farms Store on Brock Avenue

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Liberia Restricting Media Access To Ebola Patients

Liberia is instituting new rules to restrict media access to Ebola patients. Journalists must now have official permission to photograph or film patients being treated for the deadly disease. Government officials cite privacy issues, but the new policy was announced the same day an NBC News cameraman from Providence, Rhode Island  became the first foreign journalist to test positive for Ebola

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Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg via Getty Images

JP Morgan Chase “Hacked” Again

JPMorgan Chase is dealing with a second security breach in just three months.

The country's largest bank discovered hackers have accessed personal information from some 83 million household and small business accounts from its servers

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Vietnam Vets To Be Honored In New Bedford

Vietnam Veterans will be honored next week in New Bedford.

The City Council will present so-called "Challenge Coins" to members of Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 499 during a 5:30pm ceremony next Thursday outside City Hall

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