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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.
Residents discussing improvements to North End Business District Tuesday night/ / Jim Phillips TSM
Residents discussing improvements to North End Business District Tuesday night/ / Jim Phillips TSM

City Residents Weighing in During Form-Zoning Exercise

A private consulting form is working with the City to determine ways to improve three key areas of New Bedford.

The Brovitz Group is meeting with people who live and work in the Acushnet Avenue International Marketplace, Downtown, and the Goulart Square area in the South End

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Barry Bonds throwing out first pitch during playoff game in 2014. / Getty Images
Barry Bonds throwing out first pitch during playoff game in 2014. / Getty Images

Justice Department Drops Prosecution of Barry Bonds

Home run king Barry Bonds says the Department of Justice dropping its criminal prosecution of him gives him "great peace."

Bonds wrote on BarryBonds.com that he is "relieved, humbled and thankful" that he and his family can move forward from the case

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Photo by Frank Bienewald/LightRocket via Getty Images
Photo by Frank Bienewald/LightRocket via Getty Images

Retired Doctor Sentenced To Prison In Child Porn Case

(Associated Press) - A retired pediatrician who lives on Cape Cod and once practiced in New York has been sentenced to more than five years in prison after pleading guilty to federal child pornography charges

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Police Arrest New Bedford Man for Bus Terminal Robbery

Police have made an arrest in connection with an unarmed robbery last week at the Downtown bus terminal.

Police say 28-year-old Torey Gomes of New Bedford was arrested Monday and charged with unarmed robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon

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Photo from NB Fire Department Facebook page
Photo from NB Fire Department Facebook page

Smoky Fire At Ashley Ford Dealership

Heavy smoke was seen as far away as the South End of New Bedford Tuesday morning after a sign at the Ashley Ford car dealership on Mt. Pleasant St. caught fire around 10 a.m.

Fire Chief Michael Gomes says a fire crew was near the business when the fire broke out and they were able to respond quickly

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Roger Goodell
CBS News, YouTube

Goodell: No Timeline For Brady Decision

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says "there is no timeline" for Tom Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension appeal.

Goodell tells the "Pittsburgh Tribune-Review" the league wants to make sure they have a fair and open process, and the decision will take as long as it takes

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Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images
Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

Canadian Fishermen Rescued By U.S. Coast Guard

(Associated Press) - A Coast Guard rescue helicopter from Massachusetts has rescued three Canadian fishermen who had to abandon their boat 150 miles offshore.

The Coast Guard in Boston says it received an emergency beacon alert from the Yarmouth, Nova Scotia-based vessel at about 12:41 p

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New Bedford High School
New Bedford High School / Jim Phillips / TSM

NBHS Young Alumni Association To Host Forum On Tuesday

Its never too early to start thinking about your college education.

Tuesday night at Keith Middle School, members of the New Bedford High School Young Alumni Association will hold a panel discussion, offering advice on what high school students should be thinking about when it comes to their future

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Two replica handguns./ Education Images/UIG via Getty Images
Two replica handguns./ Education Images/UIG via Getty Images

Andrade Seeks Buyback Program For Toy And Replica Guns

A community activist in New Bedford has asked community leaders to consider creating a toy and replica gun buyback program in the city.

During a recent interview on WBSM's Brian Thomas Show, John Andrade said many toy guns, starter pistols, and BB guns look like the real thing, and can lead to confrontations with police sometimes with tragic consequences

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TSM
TSM

Two Homeless Men Charged With Assault

Two homeless men in New Bedford are facing assault charges following their arrest Sunday night.

Police responded to an area behind the Save-A-Lot food store on Mt. Pleasant Street Sunday night and found a man with serious injuries to his arm

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