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Jim Phillips

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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Orcas Spotted Off Cape Cod

Orcas have been spotted off Cape Cod for the second time this summer.

The Cape Cod Times reports that a group of tuna fishermen about 12 miles off the coast spotted four orcas on Tuesday and posted a video of the encounter online...

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Report: Buyer Visits Butler Flats Lighthouse

There's more information about the future of the Butler Flats Lighthouse in New Bedford's outer harbor.

Waterfront observer and historian M-L Baron of Fairhaven tells WBSM's Tim Weisberg,, he's been told that the 118-year old lighthouse will be converted into a bed-and-breakfast establishment...

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Car Fire Under Investigation

New Bedford fire inspectors and city Police are investigating a suspicious car fire early Saturday outside 345 Purchase Street.

District Chief James Fortin tells WBSM News, a witness told responding firefighters he heard a bang around 2am then saw a man running from the area...

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Jim Kendall Hired By Offshore Wind Developer

A veteran of New Bedford's fishing industry has been hired by an offshore wind developer to serve as the company's fishing representative...

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Master Plan Includes New Aquatic Exhibit At Buttonwood Zoo

The Director of the Buttonwood Park Zoo is discussing the facility's updated master plan.

The $22 million plan will be carried out over three, five year phases, and will include more exhibits featuring endangered and exotic species like tigers, snow leopards and red panda's...

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