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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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Raft Overturns In Waters Off Fort Tabor, One Person Unresponsive

New Bedford Police and Fire units responded to Fort Tabor in the South End Sunday evening around 6pm  after a rubber inflatable raft capsized at the end of the a pier near the beach-area.

According to District Fire Chief Michael Dandurand, two males were onboard the raft when it overturned, and other boaters came to their rescue

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Retired Judge John Tierney Dies At 83

Retired Judge and Former District Attorney John Tierney died on Friday at the age of 83. His death was first reported by the Standard Times.

Tierney was appointed Superior Court Judge in 1990 by then-Governor Michael Dukakis and he served 12 years on the bench

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Stabbing Reported Early Sunday

Police responded to a report of a stabbing early Sunday at Harborview Towers in Downtown New Bedford.

According to Police, shortly after 4am officers found a woman who was suffering from a stab wound to the neck

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Census Bureau: Population Increases In Boston-Area

Boston-area residents who feel there are more cars on the roads and a little less elbow room on the subway may be right.

The U.S. Census Bureau in estimates released this week says Boston and four of its immediate suburbs added the most new residents from July 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014

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Seventy-Five NBHS Students Inducted Into National Honor Society

Seventy-five New Bedford High School Students were inducted into the National Honor Society this week.  More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character

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Globetrotters’ Marques Haynes Dead At 89

Marques Haynes, the Harlem Globetrotters star often called the greatest dribbler in basketball history, has died. He was 89.

The Globetrotters said Haynes died Friday in Plano, Texas, of natural causes

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Jared Wickerham / Getty Images - Aaron Hernandez

Lawyer: Hernandez Running Out Of Money

An attorney for Aaron Hernandez says the former New England Patriots player is running out of money because he's had to pay so many lawyers.

Attorney John Fitzpatrick made the comments Thursday during a hearing before Bristol Superior Court Judge Richard Moses in New Bedford

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Six Baltimore Officers Indicted In Police-Custody Death

(Associated Press) - The state's attorney in Baltimore says all six officers charged in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury.

State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby made the announcement Thursday

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