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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.
From Mass. Dept of Energy and Environmental Affairs
From Mass. Dept of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Drought Conditions Continue In Mass.

Despite increased precipitation in November, large portions of the state continue to experience a water deficit.

The State Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs says a drought warning continues in Southeastern Massachusetts, which indicates more than six consecutive months of groundwater and stream levels being below normal, and larger reservoirs below normal levels as well...

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Brewing Budget Battle On Beacon Hill

A simmering dispute between Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and the Democratic-controlled Legislature over Massachusetts' state finances boiled over last week when Baker announced nearly $100 million in unilateral spending cuts...

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Whaler’s Attic Helping Needy Students And Families

There's a program at New Bedford High School that provides needy students and their families with the basic necessities of life.

Since opening "Whalers Attic" in May of this year, more than 30 students have been helped with clothing, food and other supplies...

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Ingram Publishing

City Man Charged With County Street Breaks

New Bedford Police have charged a city man with two recent break-ins on County Street.

Lt. Amos Mello says the breaks happened at the County General convenience store at 518 County Street on November 24th and the 28th...

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Fall River Police Seek Break-In Suspect

Fall River Police is asking for the public's help in locating a break-in suspect.

Lt. Paul Santos says 30 year old Nicholas Spano has l outstanding arrest warrants in connection with breaks into several Fall River businesses...

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Shoe Bomb Suspect
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Shoe Bomber Says He Can’t Pay $250,000 Fine

BOSTON (AP) -  The British man sentenced to life in prison for trying to detonate explosives in his shoe on a trans-Atlantic flight in 2001 says he can't afford the $250,000 fine that was part of his sentence...

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