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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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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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Secret Service Director Accepts Responsibility for White House Security Breach

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says President Obama is obviously concerned about a recent security breach but continues to have confidence in the Secret Service and its embattled director, Julia Pierson

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Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Fairhaven Residents Clash With EPA Over Cad Cell

The Environmental Protection Administration is moving ahead with construction of a containment area or cad cell just 200 yards off the shoreline of Fairhaven.

The cad cell will hold contaminated sediment from the harbor, including PCB's

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Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

Yankees: Wait And See Approach On A-Rod

The New York Yankees are taking a wait and see approach to Alex Rodriguez for next season.

Manager Joe Girardi said during Monday's season-ending press conference that "A-Rod" will likely be the team's starting third baseman next year, but they'll have to see where he's at physically next spring

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Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Report: Security Breach Worse Than Reported

The "Washington Post" reports that the recent security breach at the White House was worse than originally feared.

The report says the man who jumped a fence and got inside the executive mansion made it much farther into the building than was reported by the Secret Service

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Tony Stewart / Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images

Stewart Says Fatal Crash Was “100 Percent” Accident

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart says he knows in his heart that last month's crash that left fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. dead was 100 percent an accident.

Stewart added this morning that he wants to be available to Ward's family if they want to talk about the accident

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Time Capsule Found In Old State House

Boston is abuzz with the removal of a time capsule from the head of a copper lion statue at the city's Old State House.

The Bostonian Society says the capsule was placed there in 1901 by the city after a wealthy Armenian immigrant funded the construction of the statues

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