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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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Jim Phillips / TSM

Low Turnout Expected In Tuesday’s Primary Election

The state's top elections official says signs point to a low voter turnout for the Massachusetts primary election despite contested races for governor and other statewide offices.

Secretary of State William Galvin said Monday that he expected approximately 550,000 people to vote in Tuesday's Democratic primary and up to 170,000 to cast Republican ballots

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(Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images
(Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images

Two Families Left Homeless In North End Fire

Two families were forced from their homes early Saturday in a three-story tenement at 195 Collette Street in New Bedford.

According to a Fire Department spokesman, there were no injuries reported

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Indictments Returned In Alex Silva Murder Case

Two New Bedford residents have been indicted in connection with the fatal stabbing of 22 year old Alex Silva of New Bedford last July.

Silva staggered into the South End Police Station on July 31st suffering from a stab wound

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Mayor Jon Mitchell and Martha Coakley Friday on Pier Three / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell and Martha Coakley Friday on Pier Three / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Endorses Martha Coakley For Governor

According to some polls, Martha Coakley is ahead by 30 points in the race for the Democratic Nomination for Governor.

On Friday she picked up more support --- an endorsement from New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell

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Joan Rivers Dead At 81

Legendary comedy diva Joan Rivers is dead at the age of 81. Rivers, best known for her caustic humor and outspoken candor, passed away after suffering complications during surgery on her throat at a New York clinic

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Bernard Madoff / Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images
Bernard Madoff / Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images

Second Madoff Son Dies

Andrew Madoff, the only surviving son of convicted financier schemer Bernard Madoff, has died of lymphoma.  He was 48.

Relatives say he died Wednesday morning at Sloan Kettering Memorial Cancer Center in New York

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UMass Dartrmouth Begins New Year With Convocation

Returning students and first-year freshmen are making their way around the UMass Dartmouth campus as classes begin.

Some 1,500 freshmen were invited to a Convocation Ceremony on Monday, and received some advice from Chancellor Divina Grossman

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Getty Image- Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Senator Warren Says She’ll Vote To Repeal Casino Law

Anti-gambling activists are touting a major political boost from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren as their campaign to repeal the state's casino law heads into the final stretch.

The first-term Democrat said Monday following the Boston Labor Council's Labor Day breakfast that she'll likely vote in favor of repealing the law that opened the door for Las Vegas-style gambling in Massachusetts

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