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Jim Phillips

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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SMAST Expansion / UMass Dartmouth
Rendering of SMAST Expansion / UMass Dartmouth

SMAST Expansion Begins With Demolition of Naval Reserve Center

The former Naval Reserve Center building at Fort Rodman in the South End will soon be no more.

The 1970's-style structure is being demolished this week to make way for a new, $55 million expansion of the UMass Dartmouth School of Marine Science and Technology...

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President Obama Meets With Cuban President Raul Castro In Havana
President Obama shakes hands with Raul Castro / Getty Images

UMass Professor Says Obama Making History In Cuba

President Obama is writing a new chapter in U.S.-Cuban relations.

In Havana on Monday, the President said U.S. policy meant to change Cuba over the past half-century hasn't worked, and now his administration is doing what it can to end the continuing economic embargo against Cuba...

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New Bedford Heroin Dealer Headed To Jail

A New Bedford man will serve up to six-and one-half years in jail after being convicted of drug and gun offenses.

Thirty-one year old Duran Ferreira pleaded guilty last week to charges of possessing an illegal firearm and selling heroin and cocaine...

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Parking Bans Declared In New Bedford and Dartmouth

Dartmouth and New Bedford have both declared Parking Bans for tonight.  Here are details for both communities.

The town of Dartmouth has scheduled a parking ban starting at 11pm tonight at running through 6pm in Monday...

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Fall River Man Charged With Murder In Death Of Taunton Woman

The Bristol County District Attorney's Office and Taunton Police announced late Friday the arrest of a Fall River man for the homicide of Vanessa Courtney of Taunton earlier this week...

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Bristol County District Attorney's Office/Facebook
Bristol County District Attorney's Office/Facebook

DA Quinn Committed To Taking Violent People Off The Streets

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn says his office continues to place a high priority on locking up people who carry illegal handguns...

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Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan, Testifies In Gawker Media Lawsuit
Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan, testifies at Sex Tape trial / Getty Images

Jury Sides With Hulk Hogan In Sex Tape Case

A Florida jury is awarding 115-million-dollars to wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan after part of a sex tape was posted online.

Hogan sued Gawker...

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Salah Abdeslam Arrested in a Raid in Brussels
Police patrol streets in Brussels after arrest of terror suspect / Getty Images

Paris Terror Suspect Captured

A spokesman for the Belgium federal prosecutor's office says four people have been detained along with Paris attacks fugitive Salah Abdeslam, including three members of a family that sheltered him...

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