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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.
Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR
Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR

F-15 Jets To Fly Over Eastern Mass On Thursday

Five F-15 fighter jets will fly over Eastern Massachusetts at low altitude on Thursday morning as part of a media event coordinated through the FAA.

The jets will depart Westfield Air National Guard Air Base just after 8am, and travel over landmarks such as the State House, Fenway Park and Gillette Stadium

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Veterans Day Ceremony in Fairhaven / TSM
Veterans Day Ceremony in Fairhaven / TSM

Fairhaven Salutes Veterans With Parade And Ceremony

Patriotic songs, speakers, a fly-over and a parade were all part of Veterans Day in Fairhaven on Tuesday.  Thirty-year Army veteran Bill Kligel, a Fairhaven native, was the keynote speaker outside the High School

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Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images

Detroit Is America’s Most Dangerous City

Detroit tops the FBI's list as America's most dangerous big city.

Crime statistics released Monday show the Motor City led the nation last year in murder rates and violent crime rates among cities with more than 100-thousand residents

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MIT Economist Blasts Affordable Care Act

One of the chief architects of the Affordable Care Act says it never would have been signed into law if the voters had known more about it.

Economist Jonathan Gruber made his comments at a conference last year, and they are getting attention now because a video of the comments are being circulated by a conservative group

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Photo from Facebook

Military Museum Marks “Veterans Appreciation Day”

The Fort Tabor-Fort Rodman Military Museum is opening Tuesday with extended hours, 11am to 4pm.

Its the Museum's annual Veterans Appreciation Day, saluting local veterans who served their country from the Revolutionary War, to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan

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Home Depot employees replacing roof in Dartmouth / Jim Phillips / TSM
Home Depot employees replacing roof in Dartmouth / Jim Phillips / TSM

Home Depot And Dog Tag Navigators Assist Dartmouth Veteran

For Dartmouth resident and veteran Bill Cook, the day before Veterans Day was one he won't soon forget.

Cook had his right leg severed while serving with the Coast Guard in the 1970's. He's been caulking the roof on his Dartmouth home because he couldn't afford a complete replacement

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New building at Hawthorne Medical Associates Complex off Faunce Corner Road.
New building at Hawthorne Medical Associates Complex off Faunce Corner Road.

New Medical Building Opens In Dartmouth

After 18 months of construction, a new three-story medical building is opening Monday  at the Hawthorne Medical Associates campus at 531 Faunce Corner Road.

The new building will house a number of departments that were located around the Southcoast

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Photo from Mass. State Police

Nantucket Man Charged With Selling Pot

A Nantucket man faces drug charges, following his arrest on the Island by State Police on Friday.

Police say Matthew Fry of Nantucket was stopped after driving his pickup truck without the lights on

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Danny Silva  Photo from Dartmouth PD
Danny Silva Photo from Dartmouth PD

Two Men Charged With Stealing Credit Cards

Dartmouth Police arrest two men and charge them with breaking into cars and stealing credit cards.

Officers were called to Walmart Saturday night, after a man attempted to purchase items with a stolen credit car

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State Police Investigate Pair Of Route 140 Crashes

A two car crash on route 140 Sunday morning in New Bedford sends at least one person to the hospital. The crash happened just after 6am. Police say a car was heading south in the northbound lane when it collided with another vehicle

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