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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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City Worker Injured In Chain Saw Accident

A New Bedford city employee is being treated at Rhode Island Hospital after suffering a large cut to his shin.

Det. Captain Steve Vicente tells WBSM News, the 55 year old D-P-I employee was working with a tree-trimming crew near the Buttonwood Park Warming House when he was cut with a chain saw...

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Photo - Clean Water Action, David Cleaveland, Maine Imaging

Environmental Groups Push Clean Energy Uses For Brayton Point

Several environmental groups are pushing for clean energy uses at what used to be one of the region's dirtiest power plants.

The Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset is scheduled to shut down next year...

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Republican Party Leaders Attack Donald Trump

The criticism of Donald Trump from leading Republican figures is growing more intense.

The party's last two nominees for president, Mitt Romney and John McCain, today called Trump unfit for office and a danger for the nation and the party...

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Photos from New Bedford Police

OCIB Detectives Smash Pot-Selling Operation

Member's of New Bedford's Organized Crime and Intelligence Bureau have smashed a marijuana growing operation.

The investigation led police to the 2nd and 3rd floor apartments at 608 Summer Street...

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Bill Clinton at Buttonwood Park
Bill Clinton at Buttonwood Park

Winterson Says Clinton Visit Should Have Been Moved

Ward Five City Councilor Kerry Winterson thinks having Bill Clinton campaign for his wife on the street outside the Buttonwood Park Warming House should not have happened...

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Bank photo supplied by Fairhaven Police
Bank photo supplied by Fairhaven Police

Police Hunt For Bank Robbery Suspect In Fairhaven

Fairhaven Police are looking for a suspect in a late afternoon bank robbery.

Sgt. Kevin Kobza says a man entered the Santander Bank branch at 125 Huttleston Avenue just after 4:30pm Wednesday and handed the teller a note demanding money...

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Photo from New Bedford Police
Photo from New Bedford Police

Breaking And Entering Suspect Arrested In Riverside Park

A New Bedford man is facing charges of breaking into a pair of apartments in the North End.

Det. Captain Steve Vicente says 34 year old Carlos Forty-Algarin is charged with breaking into two apartments Wednesday morning on Davis Street and stealing some video games...

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