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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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OCIB Detectives Charge Woman With Drug Violations

A New Bedford woman was in court Friday, answering to charges of possessing, selling and cultivating drugs.

Twenty-five year old Amanda Lee Rogers was arrested Thursday night after members of the Organized Crime and Intelligences Unit carried out a search warrant in a third floor apartment at 114 Adams Street...

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Governor’s Veto Threatened Five Community Programs

It hasn't received much attention, but five community organizations based in New Bedford almost didn't receive any state funding during the recent budget debate on Beacon Hill...

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Coast Guard Rescues Three After Boat Capsizes

The Coast Guard says it has rescued three people from the water after their boat overturned in Pamet Harbor in Truro.

The boat's owner, who was on land, called the Coast Guard to report he'd lent his 14-foot aluminum boat to three people and it had flipped over...

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Sailors prep for competition in Buzzards Bay - Photo City of New Bedford
Sailors prep for competition in Buzzards Bay - Photo City of New Bedford

Young Sailors Competing In Buzzards Bay This Weekend

Lots of boats are in the water this weekend off Fort Tabor in New Bedford. That's the site of the Buzzards Bay 420 Championships.

Hundreds of young boaters are competing for trophies, some from as far away as Chicago, New Orleans and communities up and down the East Coast...

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Jesse Brule - Photo from Fall River Police
Jesse Brule - Photo from Fall River Police

FR Police Seek Public’s Help In Locating Shooting Suspect

Fall River Police are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect in a shooting early Friday.

Lt. Paul Santos says 26 year old Jesse Brule is believed to be homeless and in possession of a firearm...

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Convicted Drug Trafficker Gets 4-7 Years

A Providence man is going to prison after being found guilty of trafficking heroin in New Bedford.

District Attorney Thomas Quinn says 41 year old Edison Perez-Lara was arrested in July of 2014...

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Photo by Keith Bedford for The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo by Keith Bedford for The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Gambling Regulators Pleased With Plainridge Program

Massachusetts gambling regulators say they're encouraged by early numbers from a unique gambling addiction prevention effort being tested at the state's first casino...

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