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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.
Kathleen Dawson resigned Friday as Headmaster at NBHS - TSM
Kathleen Dawson resigned Friday as Headmaster at NBHS - TSM

Dawson Resigns As Headmaster At NBHS

Kathleen Dawson has resigned her position as Headmaster at New Bedford High School, and the School Department announced Friday that Bernadette Coelho, the acting Headmaster will continue in that role for the rest of the school year

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Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

Officials Promise Tight Security For Super Bowl Footballs

NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino says the inspection of the footballs by referee Walt Anderson before the AFC championship game was handled properly.

Blandino also said Thursday the process of inspecting the balls and security surrounding the inspections will be enhanced for Sunday's Super Bowl

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Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Blizzard Babies Born On The Southcoast

Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River was a "happening" place during the Blizzard of 2015.

Dr. Patrick Nugent, the chief of OBGYN at Southcoast Health tells WBSM News, there were three "blizzard babies" born during the storm

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Photo from New Bedford Police
Photo from New Bedford Police

Police Identify Suspect In Two Recent Robberies

New Bedford Police have identified a suspect in two recent robberies and are asking the public for help in tracking him down.

Det. Captain Steve Vicente says Police have obtained arrest warrants for 29 year old Robert Dias of New Bedford, who has a last known address of Purchase St

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Update: City Says No Delay In Ambulance Response

New Bedford's Mayor says a 53-year-old city man died after shoveling snow during this week's blizzard.

Mayor Jon Mitchell said at a news conference Wednesday that the man suffered a ``cardiac event'' while shoveling snow on Tuesday night

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

Graduation Rate Improves At NBHS

A hopeful sign at New Bedford High School.

The state Office of Elementary and Secondary Education reports the 2014 graduation rate at New Bedford High School climbed to just over 70 percent from 66 percent the year before

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City of New Bedford
City of New Bedford

Mitchell Declares State Of Emergency

Mayor Jon Mitchell has declared a State of Emergency for the City of New Bedford, and also discussed other information related to the storm during an afternoon news conference.  Here's a press release from City Hall:

Mayor Jon Mitchell declared a State of Emergency in the City of New Bedford as of 1:00PM today, January 26, 2015

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Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Blizzard Warnings Up Along The South Coast and Eastern Mass.

Get ready.  The first "real" winter storm of 2015 is headed our way.  Blizzard warnings are in effect for eastern Massachusetts.  A major winter storm is about to bury Southern New England with up to two feet of snow

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Black Lives Matter Forum / Jim Phillips / TSM
Black Lives Matter Forum / Jim Phillips / TSM

Black Lives Matter Forum Attracts More Than 200 People

A Friday night forum organized by Black Lives Matter - New Bedford attracted more than 200 people to the Unitarian Church Downtown.

They heard testimony from several people who claimed they were unjustly harassed and arrested by police

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Ernie Banks / Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images
Ernie Banks / Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Hall Of Famer Ernie Banks Dead At 83

Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame shortstop Ernie Banks has passed away, according to several media reports.

WGN in Chicago reports Banks died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Friday. He was 83.

Dubbed "Mr

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