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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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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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TSM - New Bedford Fairhaven Bridge
TSM - New Bedford Fairhaven Bridge

Bridge Meeting is Set For Next Month

Mayor Jon Mitchell and previous Mayors have often called for a "new" New Bedford-Fairhaven bridge.

At the urging of Mayor Mitchell, the Mass. Department of Transportation began a study last year, and next month the D-O-T will be unveiling a list of both short and long-term alternatives to the nearly 100 year old span

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NFL Releases Statement On “Deflate-Gate” Probe

The National Football League has released its first official statement regarding their investigation into the use of under-inflated footballs by the New England Patriots in last Sunday's AFC Championship Game

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CityOfNewBedfordMA, youtube

Mitchell: Mayors Conference Looks To Make Cities More Livable

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is meeting this week in Washington, and New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell is looking forward to sharing with other Mayors the successes of his city.

Mitchell says Mayors across the country are making major decisions about a host of issues, including education, and economic development

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Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

Report: “Deflategate” May Have Started In November

The controversy over under-inflated footballs involving the New England Patriots may have begun earlier than first thought.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Colts first raised concerns after playing the Patriots in Week 11 in Indianapolis

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Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

Organizers Reveal Details On Boston’s Olympic Bid

Organizers of Boston's effort to host the 2024 Olympics are revealing some of the early plans for the Boston bid. Most of the venues would be in a six mile area.

The co-chair of Boston 2024's planning committee tells reporters, organizers hope to have "the most walkable games in modern times

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City of New Bedford
City of New Bedford

New Ambulances Generating More Revenue For City

The City of New Bedford has acquired two new, state-of-the-art ambulances.

Chief Financial Officer Ari Sky tells WBSM News, the city has purchased two new vehicles in each of the past two years

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Boy Scouts Membership Is Down

Membership in the Boy Scouts of America is down more than seven percent following a new policy allowing openly gay youth to join.

Nearly two-point-four million youth participated in the program during the 2014 calendar year

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