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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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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Mitchell Shares Hopes For New Bedford In 2015

Among Mayor Jon Mitchell's hopes for the new year is the completion of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal in the South End.

Mayor Mitchell says the project is slightly behind schedule but should be finished by sometime in January

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Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Jim Harbaugh Returns To College Ranks

Jim Harbaugh is the new head football coach at the University of Michigan.

The former San Francisco 49ers head coach was formally introduced today. He says he's been waiting his whole life for this opportunity

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Suspect, Eight Others Dead In Canadian Killing Spree

Police in Edmonton, Alberta are investigating a killing spree that left nine people dead, including two children. The suspect is among the victims.

Edmonton Police Chief Ron Knecht said hours before the killings last night, officers went to a home after getting a call about a man acting suicidal

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Mayor Sam Sutter / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Sam Sutter / Jim Phillips / TSM

Sutter Takes Over In Fall River

Massachusetts's newest Mayor has taken the oath of office in front of a standing room only crowd at Fall River's Government Center.

Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter was sworn in as Fall River's Mayor on Tuesday

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Maria Ramos (C) holds Flag at her husband's funeral / Photo by Kevin Hagen/Getty Images
Maria Ramos (C) holds Flag at her husband's funeral / Photo by Kevin Hagen/Getty Images

Officer Rafael Ramos Laid To Rest In New York

A New York City Police Officer gunned down with his partner one week ago in Brooklyn, was laid to rest Saturday following a funeral service attended by thousands of law enforcement personnel from all over the country

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Southcoast Officers To Attend Ramos Funeral

The funeral for slain New York City Police Officer Rafael Ramos is Saturday.

Among the thousands of police officers attending is a delegation of about fifty officers from Police Departments here on the Southcoast

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2014 Top Stories – Voters Back Casinos

Massachusetts voters in November rejected a bid to repeal the state's Casino Law that calls for construction of three resort casinos and a slots parlor in the Commonwealth. Licenses for two casinos and the slots parlor have already been awarded

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2014 Top Stories – U.S., Cuba Agree to Establish Diplomatic Relations

This is something very few people saw coming.  As someone who was around when President Kennedy enacted the blockade, Obama's move took me by surprise.  His explanation however made perfect sense.  Obama said,"If something hasn't worked for 50 years, its time to try a different approach

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Dzhokar Tsarnaev / FBI Photo
Dzhokar Tsarnaev / FBI Photo

Federal Prosecutors Oppose Delay In Tsarnaev Trial

Federal prosecutors are opposing a request by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to delay his trial until September.

Jury selection is currently scheduled to begin on Jan

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Says New Bedford Police Building Trust In Community

Tensions continue to simmer around the country after the deaths of two unarmed black men at the hands of Police in Missouri and New York.

Speaking on his weekly radio show on WBSM, Mayor Jon Mitchell says he believes a different set of circumstances are at work in New Bedford

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