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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

Vietnam Vets To Be Honored In New Bedford

Vietnam Veterans will be honored next week in New Bedford.

The City Council will present so-called "Challenge Coins" to members of Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 499 during a 5:30pm ceremony next Thursday outside City Hall

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Top Candidates Agree to South Coast Debate

The two front-runner candidates for governor in Massachusetts have agreed to a debate on the South Coast.

Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker will engage in a one-hour debate at UMass Dartmouth on Friday, October 17, from 4-5pm

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Ebola patient traveled through Dulles Airport / Getty Images

Liberia Wants To Prosecute U.S. Ebola Patient

Liberian officials are planning to prosecute Thomas Duncan, the Ebola patient currently isolated in a Dallas, Texas hospital. Before flying out of the country, all passengers must fill out a questionnaire that asks them if they have been around anyone with Ebola

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CDC Director Confident Ebola In U.S. Will Be Contained

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is confident Ebola will be contained in the U.S. even if more cases pop up.

CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden  says Thomas Duncan was symptom-free when he was screened in Liberia and didn't start showing Ebola symptoms until he showed up in Dallas, Texas

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2011 photo of CJ Spillman / Photo by NFL via Getty Images

Another NFL Player Accused Of Domestic Violence

Dallas Cowboys defensive back C.J. Spillman is being accused of sexual assault.

Police say Spillman is under investigation for an incident that took place September 20th at the Cowboys' official hotel in Grapevine, Texas

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Fishing Regulators Put Off Changes For Gulf Of Maine

Cod stocks are failing in the Gulf of Maine, but a plan to rebuild those stocks is still up in the air.

The New England Regional Fishery Management Council on Wednesday by a 9-8 vote, rejected a plan to ban all cod fishing in the Gulf

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Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Secret Service Director Resigns

Embattled Secret Service Director Julia Pierson is out. Pierson submitted her resignation to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. Pierson has been under fire for a series of security breaches involving President Obama and the White House

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Dr. Thomas Frieden / Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

First Ebola Case Diagnosed In U.S.

The CDC is confirming the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States. CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden says the patient tested positive for the deadly disease after traveling from Liberia. Frieden says the patient developed symptoms a few days after arriving in Texas

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Group Honors Changing Lives Through Literature Program

A ground-breaking program using literature to help find alternatives to incarceration was recognized Tuesday by the New England Council on Crime and Delinquency.

UMass Dartmouth English Professor Robert Waxler, Judge Robert Kane and probation officer Wayne St

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