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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.
Logan Mankins Traded to Tampa Bay. / Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images
Logan Mankins Traded to Tampa Bay. / Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Pats Trade Pro-Bowler Mankins to Bucs

The New England Patriots are parting with a six-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman to add tight end depth.

FOX Sports reports the Pats are sending guard Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for tight end Tim Wright and an undisclosed draft pick

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Martha Coakley (R) during a recent stop in New Bedford. / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Martha Coakley (R) during a recent stop in New Bedford. / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Coakley’s Lead Shrinks In Democratic Primary

Attorney General Martha Coakley's big lead over Treasurer Steve Grossman in the Democratic race for governor is shrinking.

A new Suffolk University-Boston Herald poll shows Coakley with a 12 point lead over Grossman two weeks before the primary

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Dartmouth Police Station has been closed since March. / Photo by dartmouthpd.org
Dartmouth Police Station has been closed since March. / Photo by dartmouthpd.org

Dartmouth Select Board Work For “Better” Temporary Police Station

The Dartmouth Select Board is taking steps to improve conditions for the town's Police Department.

The department is currently working out of trailers next door to the current police station.  The station has been closed since March after legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires Disease was found inside the stations' plumbing

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Prayers For New Bedford Public Schools

Prayers and well wishes were offered Monday for the New Bedford School District.

The prayer service took place at the North Baptist Church on County Street and is held annually before the start of the school year

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Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images
Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Survey Finds Many Americans Don’t Trust Police

A large percentage of Americans don't think police departments hold their officers accountable if they step over the line.

A new Pew Research poll shows 36-percent of Americans think police departments turn a blind eye towards misconduct

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(Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images
(Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Market Basket Board Meeting Called Off

It looks as though the Market Basket saga will continue for a while longer.
The grocery store chain's Board of Directors was supposed to conduct a meeting via a conference call Sunday night at 10pm, but word came out just before 7pm that the meeting was off

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More damage from Northern California earthquake/ Getty Images
More damage from Northern California earthquake/ Getty Images

Earthquake Injures Dozens In Northern California

The U.S. Geological Survey reports an earthquake struck Northern California early Sunday.  The quake had a magnitude of 6.0. Officials report dozens of injuries, several fires, and at least three people seriously hurt in the Napa area

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Photo from Acushnet Fire Dept.
Photo from Acushnet Fire Dept.

Federal Grant Awarded To Acushnet Fire Department

The Department of Homeland Security is awarding the Acushnet Fire Department a $50,000 grant to install new vehicle exhaust systems at both the Russell Street and Middle Road fire stations.

Fire Chief Kevin Gallagher says the systems will capture diesel emissions from fire trucks and vent them outside, reducing the potential of firefighters and EMS personnel being exposed to those fumes

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Southcoast Health's Kara Gauvin (c) and Dr. Patrick Nugent (r) join WBSM's Pete Braley to discuss maternity ward improvements at St. Luke's / TSM
Southcoast Health's Kara Gauvin (c) and Dr. Patrick Nugent (r) join WBSM's Pete Braley to discuss maternity ward improvements at St. Luke's / TSM

Phase One Of Maternity Ward Improvements Complete At St. Luke’s

Improvements are coming to the maternity ward at St. Lukes Hospital. Phase one of the $13 million project is now complete.

Nineteen post-partum rooms have been enlarged and upgraded with families in mind

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Photo from Mass. Clean Energy Center
Photo from Mass. Clean Energy Center

Alves: Council Being Kept “In The Dark” About Marine Commerce Terminal

City Councilor David Alves feels the Council is being kept in the dark about future operations at the Marine Commerce Terminal, now under construction in the South End.

Alves think's the Council should get a guided tour of the project

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