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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 credit should read RICHARD BOUHET/AFP/Getty Images
Photo credit should read RICHARD BOUHET/AFP/Getty Images

Fall River Man Sentenced For Rape Of Elderly Woman

A Fall River man will spend at least the next 30 years in state prison for the brutal rape of an elderly woman.

Judge William Sullivan sentenced 26 year old Christopher Stiles to 30 to 45 years in prison, accepting the recommendation of District Attorney Thomas Quinn who took the unusual step of appearing in court and arguing for the longer sentence...

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Willy Baez (L)  and Shane Rapoza (R) / Photos from New Bedford Police
Willy Baez (L) and Shane Rapoza (R) / Photos from New Bedford Police

Two Arrested In New Bedford Drug Raid

New Bedford's Organized Crime and Intelligence Bureau arrest two suspects in connection with an alleged heroin delivery service operated out of Apartment #1 at 28 Sidney Street...

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Credit: Lakeville Police
Credit: Lakeville Police

Lakeville Mother Charged With Kidnapping Held On $50,000 Bail

(Associated Press) - A 47-year-old Lakeville woman charged with kidnapping her own children has been held on $50,000 bail.

Not guilty pleas were entered on behalf of Valerie McGrath at her arraignment Tuesday on charges of kidnapping and reckless endangerment...

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Getty Images

Man Who Supplied Gun To Tsarnaev Brothers Sentenced

(Associated Press) - A man who loaned a gun used by the Boston Marathon bombers to kill a police officer has been sentenced to the 17 months he has already served and apologized, saying his actions were "dumb...

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Acushnet Library Facebook page

Acushnet Public Library Opens Its Doors

Acushnet's new public library officially opens to the public on Monday.  Town officials took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Sunday, celebrating the new library,

The library is located  in the former Howard School at 232 Middle Road...

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Members of Donald DePina's family attend vigil outside City Hall / Jim Phillips TSM
Members of Donald DePina's family attend vigil outside City Hall / Jim Phillips TSM

Candlelight Vigil Remembers Victims Of Gun Violence

Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month wrapped up Sunday night with a Candlelight Vigil outside New Bedford City Hall.

Organizers say the event is to remember those slain by gun violence, and honor their survivors who live with their loss everyday...

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Ingram Publishing

Man Killed In 195 Crash In Marion Is Identified

State Police have identified the man killed in a crash Wednesday morning in Marion.

State Police say a Ford Econovan was carrying five men, all from New Bedford when it rolled over Wednesday morning on Interstate 195 East, near Exit 20...

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Hazelwood Park, New Bedford
Hazelwood Park, New Bedford

State Kicks In Funding For Hazelwood Park Improvements

The Baker Administration is investing nearly $7 million to improve parks and recreation programs around the Commonwealth.

Two communities in line for funding are New Bedford and Fall River...

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