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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.
2014 State Of The State
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Patrick Signs Bill Banning “Upskirt” Photos

 

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill prohibiting ``upskirt'' photos of women.
 
    Patrick's office said the governor signed the measure Friday, two days after the state's highest court ruled that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of female subway passengers in Boston wasn't violating state law as it's written.
 

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TSM-School budget workshop

Durkin Unveils Budget Specifics

 

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin provided a summary of her proposed fiscal 2015 budget last night at Keith Middle School.

The preliminary budget request is $118.7 million for the fiscal year starting July 1st. Tha

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Aaron Hernandez Pre-Trial Hearing At Bristol County Superior Court
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Hodgson Seeks Assault Charges Against Hernandez

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson says he's seeking assault and battery charges against former Patriot Aaron Hernandez following a scuffle two weeks ago with another inmate at the House of Correction in Dartmouth

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Update: Massachusetts To Ban Upskirt Photos

 

Massachusetts lawmakers are wasting no time in reacting to a court ruling that upskirt photos are legal. 

A measure banning secret pictures of women's and children's "sexual or intimate parts" sailed through the House and Senate Thursday.  P

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Construction At A Toll Brothers Development Ahead Of Housing Starts Figures
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State Officials Encouraged By Revised Job Numbers

Massachusetts officials are beaming about the latest revised job numbers compiled by the Federal Government.  

Mass. Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Greg Bialecki was a guest Thursday on WBSM's Mid-Day Live" program

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TSM - February 4th standoff on RIchard St. in Dartmouth

Dartmouth Standoff Suspect Back In District Court

A Dartmouth man accused of making threats against his former law school, and then staging an eight hour standoff with police was back in New Bedford District court on Thursday. 

Thirty-six year old Kevin Pacheco is charged with one count of extortion by threat of personal injury, and one count of threat causing evacuation of a school

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Additional Arrests Made Related To Boston Marathon Bombing
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Government To Pay Legal Bills For Tsarnaev’s Friend

A federal judge has ruled the government will begin paying for the legal defense of a 20-year-old man accused of lying for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev .
 
    Robel Phillipos of Cambridge has pleaded not guilty

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Federal Judge Removes Himself From Probation Hiring Case

A federal judge has agreed to remove himself from the trial of former state probation commissioner John O'Brien and two ex-colleagues.
 
    O'Brien, Elizabeth Tavares and William Burke are accused in a federal indictment with rigging the hiring process at the probation department to favor candidates promoted by the powerful state lawmakers

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Leadership Vows Changes In “Peeping Tom” Law

Massachusetts lawmakers are vowing to act quickly to pass legislation outlawing the taking of photographs up the skirts of women in public.
 
    The sense of urgency on Beacon Hill comes a day after the state's highest court ruled that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of women riding the Boston subway did not violate state law

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SJC Rules Taking Photos Up Women’s Skirts Not Illegal

The highest court in Massachusetts has determined that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of women riding the Boston subway did not violate state law because the women were not ``nude or partially nude

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