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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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New Bedford Police Arrest One Of Fall River’s Most Wanted

One of Fall River's Most Wanted criminals was arrested this week in New Bedford.

Twenty-eight year old Nathaniel Lewis was wanted in the Spindle City for a shooting on July 5th,  Police told the Herald News Lewis shot another man in the head in a dispute over a backpack full of marijuana

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Photo by Quim Llenas/Cover/Getty Images

Rush Of Last Minute School Registrations In New Bedford

Despite efforts by the New Bedford School District urging parents to register their children early for school, officials say there has been a large influx of new students signing up over the last week or so

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Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)
Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Mass. Teachers Association Challenges Parker School Plan

The Commissioner of Education's takeover plan for the "chronically underperforming" Parker School in New Bedford is being challenged by a statewide teachers organization.

The Mass. Teachers Association has filed suit, claiming Commissioner Mitchell Chester unlawfully cut teachers pay and undermined teachers rights in the Parker School plan

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Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Michigan Avenue Magazine
Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Michigan Avenue Magazine

Joan Rivers In Medically-Induced Coma

Joan Rivers is reportedly in a medically-induced coma as doctors continue to monitor her condition.

Sources tell the "New York Daily News," doctors expect to bring the 81-year-old comedienne out of the coma this weekend to evaluate any damage she may have suffered

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Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Market Basket Employees Back On The Job

Market Basket is back, and part time employee Joann Davis of New Bedford couldn't be happier.

Joann was bagging groceries on Thursday, welcoming customers back to the New Bedford store. During the six week stalemate over ownership issues, Davis admits she sometimes worried that Arthur T

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President Says Airstrikes Are Pushing Back Militants In Iraq

President Obama claims U.S. airstrikes are pushing back Islamic militant forces in Iraq. In a White House news conference, the President again pushed Iraq's new leadership to create a more "unified and inclusive" government

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

Mitchell Again Pushes “Problem Properties” Ordinance

A proposed "Problem Properties' Ordinance for New Bedford is languishing in a City Council Committee.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mayor Jon Mitchell says its  time the Council took a vote on the measure

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Patrick Parent (L) and Ashley Rezendes. Photos by New Bedford Police
Patrick Parent (L) and Ashley Rezendes. Photos by New Bedford Police

Two Suspects Arrested In Roosevelt St. Drug Raid

More than 80 grams of heroin was seized during a Tuesday afternoon drug raid in New Bedford's South End.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says officers executed a search warrant on the third floor of 49 Roosevelt street following an investigation into a drug delivery service

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