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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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General Killed In Afghanistan Is Identified

The officer killed in an attack in Afghanistan is being identified as Major General Harold J. Greene.

U.S. officials say Greene was killed when a man believed to be an Afghan soldier opened fire at a military academy in Kabul

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Hodgson’s Daughter Released On Personal Recognizance

The daughter of Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson entered a not guilty plea Tuesday in District Court, on a charge of witness intimidation.

Michelle Hodgson was arrested early Saturday outside the Jalice Cafe on Acushnet Avenue, where seven people were shot

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From Stop On Red.com
From Stop On Red.com

Study: Cell Phone Useage Contributes To More Drivers “Running Red Lights.”

This week is Stop On Red week, designated by the National Coalition for Safer Roads.

I know, designated weeks for this ailment or to prevent that bad behavior happen so frequently, we can't remember one week  or the other

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Psychiatric Hospital Coming To Dartmouth

Are you wondering what all the heavy equipment is doing at the site of the former City View Golf Course on Faunce Corner Road in Dartmouth?

WBSM News has learned, its going to be the site of a new 120-bed, three story in-patient psychiatric hospital

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Marco Shane Ramos. Photo from New Bedford Police
Marco Shane Ramos. Photo from New Bedford Police

Update: Stabbing Suspect Held Without Bail

A 25 year old New Bedford man has been charged with murder in connection with a stabbing last week in the South End.

The District Attorney's office says Marco Shane Ramos of Social Street was arrested Friday, and was arraigned Monday in New Bedford District Court on charges of murder, armed robbery and carrying a dangerous weapon

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Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Gun Control Activist James Brady Dies At 73

Former White House Press Secretary James Brady is dead.  A statement from his family says he passed away "after a series of health issues."

While serving in the Reagan administration, Brady was shot and left permanently disabled during a 1981 assassination attempt

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Stabbing Suspct Arrested, Victim Dies

New Bedford Police have arrested a suspect in a fatal South End stabbing.

According to police, the stabbing happened Thursday night on West Rodney French Boulevard.  The victim, 22-year old Alex Silva staggered into the South End Police Station suffering from a stab wound to the abdomen

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District Attorney Sam Sutter - Getty Images

D-A Sutter Touts New Gun Violence Bill

District Attorney Sam Sutter says there's a lot of positive provisions in the state's new, comprehensive gun violence bill passed by the Legislature.

Sutter says the bill takes steps to enhance mental health background checks on gun buyers

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Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Patrick Reviews Last-Minute Bills

Gov. Deval Patrick says he's pleased lawmakers were able to pass several major bills, but wants time to review them before deciding which to sign into law.

Patrick made his comments Friday morning just hours after lawmakers wrapping up work on their two-year formal session, blowing past a Thursday midnight deadline

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Police Investigate South End Stabbing

A 22 year old New Bedford man walked into the South End Police Station Thursday night, suffering from a stab wound to the abdomen.

According to Lt. Steven Forand, the man said he was attacked outside a liquor store on West Rodney French Boulevard

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