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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.
Kelvin Manual Cruz / photo from Fall River Police
Kelvin Manual Cruz / photo from Fall River Police

Police Ask For Help In Locating Suspect In Shooting

Fall River Police have identified a suspect in a shooting incident earlier this month.

The 23 year old victim suffered a life-threatening wound to his left thigh area and required treatment at Rhode Island Hospital...

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Dartmouth Man Injured In Early Morning Crash

A 43 year old Dartmouth man has been hospitalized following a crash early Saturday in North Dartmouth.

Dartmouth Police responded to a single car crash just after 5am, near 980 Faunce Corner Road, north of Flag Swamp Road...

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Photo from Seekonk Police

Police Arrest Seekonk Man And Seize 40 Pounds Of Pot

Seekonk Police arrest a 61 year old resident this week and seize a sawed off shotgun and more than 40 pounds of marijuana at his home.

Acting on a tip from Police in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Seekonk Police securred a search warrant for a home at 200 Walker Street...

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Governor Baker: Mass. State Budget Out Of Balance

BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Charlie Baker's administration says the state's budget is nearly $300 million out of balance.

The announcement on Friday is likely to lead to spending cuts and a reduction of the state's workforce...

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Narcotics Detectives Arrest City Man And Seize Heroin

Police carry out a search warrant at a Deane Street apartment, and take down a  suspected heroin distribution business.

Nacotics Detectives searched apartment 3C at 60 Deane Street Thursday night and arrested the occupant, 41 year old Steven Vultao...

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Candidates Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Hold Second Presidential Debate At Washington University
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Trump And Clinton in Raucous Debate

WASHINGTON (AP) -- His presidential campaign in peril, Donald Trump left no doubt he'll spend the final weeks before the election dredging up decades-old sexual allegations against Hillary Clinton's husband, even if it turns off voters whose support he desperately needs

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Deborah Lopes Ramos with sculpture of her brother / Jim Phillips TSM
Deborah Lopes Ramos with sculpture of her brother / Jim Phillips TSM

Tom Lopes Park Dedicated

The late Tom Lopes of New Bedford was remembered this weekend with the dedication of a small park at One Washington Square, and the unveiling of a sculture showing Lopes walking in the community and greeting others...

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Wareham Man Indicted On Drug Charges

A Wareham man is among three defendants indicted for their role in a drug trafficking ring on Cape Cod.

Twenty-seven year old Aaron Mott-Frye of Wareham, 26 year old Christian Chapman of Yarmouth, and 26 year old Browning Mejia of Yarmouth all face conspiracy charges in connection with the "Nauti-Block" drug operation on the Cape...

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Photo from New Bedford Police

City Man Charged With Trafficking Heroin

A New Bedford man is facing drug trafficking and gun charges. Thirty-one year old Ryan Cabral was arrested Tuesday after police carried out a search at his Rodney Street home and recovered 179 grams of heroin with a street value of about $18,000, along with a firearm, drug paraphenalia, and $25,000 in cash...

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Joshua Powers/Facebook

Tractor-Trailer Rolls Over On 195W

A tractor-trailer roll-over on Interstate 195 Westbound is causing traffic backups. The mishap happened just before 9am.

The tractor trailer was reportedly carrying a load of construction material that spilled over the roadway...

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