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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.
From left to right. Top: Hairston, Frye. Bottom: Goshen, Garcia/Wareham Police
From left to right. Top: Hairston, Frye. Bottom: Goshen, Garcia/Wareham Police

Wareham Stabbing Victim Dies, Four Men Arrested

State and local Police in Wareham have arrested four men following a fatal stabbing Wednesday inside a local convenience store.

Police say they responded to a Cumberland Farms Store on Main Street, and found a 23-year-old man suffering from a stab wound

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Mass In Motion Encourages Exercise, Awareness With Walk/Bike to School Day

Students, parents and educators are walking or biking to school today in New Bedford. It's the annual International Walk or Bike to School Day.

Mass in Motion New Bedford coordinator Kim Ferreira says at least a dozen schools in New Bedford are taking part

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Jim Phillips / TSM

New Waste-To-Energy Facility At Crapo Hill Landfill

Municipal leaders from New Bedford and Dartmouth joined officials from the Common Wealth Resource Management Corporation Tuesday at the Crapo Hill Landfill to cut the ribbon for a new waste to energy facility

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Wareham Woman Charged With Possessing A Stun Gun

Two Wareham area residents are scheduled to face a judge following their arrest Monday night on various charges.

Interim Police Chief Kevin Walsh says officers made a vehicle stop on Onset Avenue, and arrested the driver, 25 year old Anthony Spinola of Onset on a outstanding warrent

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Getty Images

Obama: Plans For Additional Airline Ebola Screening Now Underway

With Ebola concerns growing, President Obama says plans are underway for additional airline passenger screening in West Africa and the U.S.

After a White House meeting with top health officials, the President again called the Ebola outbreak a significant national security threat

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Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images

Nine Clubs And Bars Found In Violation Of Sunday Opening Regulation

A city wide sweep Sunday morning of local bars and clubs in New Bedford turned up nine establishments that were open in violation of their liquor licenses.

All licenses in New Bedford limit Sunday openings to after 11am

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Jim Phillips / TSM

City Officials Kick Off Health Insurance Education Program

The City of New Bedford is kicking off a new health insurance education program for kids and their parents, thanks to a grant from the National League of Cities.

The program was explained during a program Monday at Carney Acadamy

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Kristoffer Tripplaar/ Sipa USA / Getty Images

Memorial for Disabled Veterans Dedicated

Thousands are in Washington, DC for the dedication of a new memorial for disabled veterans.

President Obama spoke at Sunday's ceremony, acknowledging that too often America has not lived up to its obligation to care for vets

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Chowder Festival Attracts Thousands To State Pier

Organizers of the 9th annual New Bedford Chowder Festival say the turnout for Sunday's event on Pier Three appeared to be the largest ever in Chowder Festival history.

Thousands lined up to sample both clam and seafood chowders, stuffed quahogs  and specialty soups

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Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images

Clerk Foils Robbery Attempt

Two men attempted to rob a Cumberland Farms store in the South End Friday night.ran off after the clerk refused to hand over any cash.

Police say the attempted robbery happened around 10:30pm Friday at the Cumberland Farms Store on Brock Avenue

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