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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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Suspects in RI Drug Sweep Sentenced in Federal Court

Four Rhode Island men, arrested 13 months ago in a drug and guns sweep across the Ocean State, have all been sentenced to Federal prison terms.  The sweep turned up quantities of cocaine, heroin, the synthetic drug "Molly

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Another Chance To See The Charles W. Morgan

Did you miss the Charles W. Morgan during its visit to New Bedford?  You have another chance to see the historic vessel on Wednesday (7/23) and again this weekend.

The Morgan will be towed through the Cape Cod Canal between 5-and-6pm on Wednesday, and will later dock at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy at Buzzards Bay

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Photo by Dan McCreedy / TSM
Photo by Dan McCreedy / TSM

New Bedford Market Basket Employees Demonstrate

Cars honked in front of the Market Basket in New Bedford as protesting employees demand the return of ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.  He was ousted by the store's Board of Directors earlier this month

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Parole Hearing For Man Convicted As Juvenile In 1996 Killing

The Massachusetts Parole Board held a hearing Monday for a man convicted in a 1996 killing as a juvenile.

Anthony Rolon was convicted at the age of 17 of killing 20-year-old Robert Botelho Jr at New Bedford's Presidential Heights housing complex

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David Ortiz / Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images
David Ortiz / Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Red Sox Hit Four Homers, Pound Jays

David Ortiz hit the 452nd and 453rd home runs of his career, moving past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list, and the Red Sox won their fifth straight game Monday night, routing the Toronto Blue Jays 14-1

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Grant recipients gather outside Seaman's Bethel / Jim Phillips / TSM
Grant recipients gather outside Seaman's Bethel / Jim Phillips / TSM

Cultural Council Grant Boosts Seaman’s Bethel Project

Members of the Mass. Cultural Council joined local officais on Monday at the Seaman's Bethel to celebrate the Council's decision to designate more than $2 million for projects on the Southcoast.

One of those projects is the restoration of the Seaman's Bethel and Mariner's Home on Johnny Cake Hill

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

UMass, Lawmakers Tout Fishing Research Funding

The Mass. state budget includes $450,000 for UMass Dartmouth's School of Marine Science and Technology.

Its the second year in a row that lawmakers have provided funding to study the ground-fish stocks off New England

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Tazhayakov Found Guilty Of Obstruction Of Justice

A man charged with hindering the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings is being found guilty of obstruction of justice.

Azamat Tazhayakov covered up for bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by removing a laptop and backpack containing empty fireworks casings from a dorm room at UMass Dartmouth in the days following the April, 2013 attacks

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