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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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Rep. Kennedy Talks Health Care In Fall River

Rep. Joseph Kennedy III says he's working to maintain access to affordable health insurance for the nation's neediest residents.

Speaking Friday at a roundtable discussion at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, Congressman Kennedy says while the Affordable Care Act is not perfect, it is a necessity for many people who need it to stay healthy...

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State Police I-D Crash Victim In Bourne

 

State Police have released the name of a woman who died Thursday afternoon following a single-car crash on Route 25 in Bourne.

State police say 55 year old Rosemarie Machado of New Bedford was the driver of a 2004 Pontiac Aztek that left the highway and struck a snowbank and rolled onto its roof.

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Opioid-Related Deaths Continue To Increase

Boston (AP) - A state report estimates that opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts rose for a sixth consecutive year and that fentanyl is playing a role in as many as three-quarters of the fatalities...

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Fall River Woman Found Guilty Of Manslaughter

A Fall River woman will be sentenced next month after being found guilty of voluntary manslaughter.

Thirty-nine year old Adrienne Brown was convicted Friday in Fall River Superior Court in the stabbing death of Brian Jones in May of 2015, following an argument outside her Third Street residence...

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State officials discuss transportation issues in New Bedford / Jim Phillips TSM
State officials discuss transportation issues in New Bedford / Jim Phillips TSM

Debate Continues Over Southcoast Rail Plan

A "Commonwealth Conversation" on transportation issues took place in New Bedford on Tuesday. About 80 people spent the afternoon at the UMass Star Store Campus discussing a variety of transportation priorities...

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