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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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Veteran Runner Looks Ahead To 2014 Marathon

A founder of the Greater New Bedford Track Club and a veteran runner hopes for a festive mood Monday at the Boston Marathon.

But Dr. Larry Finnerty of New Bedford fears the Marathon will likely never be the same, after last year's terrorist bombings that killed three people and injured 260

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Jeremiah Oliver
Jeremiah Oliver

Body Found In Western Mass Identified As Jerimiah Oliver

The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway in Massachusetts has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old.

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. says the body found Friday off Interstate 190 in Sterling has been positively identified as Jeremiah Oliver

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Jim Rogash / Getty IMages

Red Sox Rally Late, Defeat Orioles 4-2

Brock Holt scorched a go-ahead triple in the bottom of the seventh inning to boost the Boston Red Sox to a 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles in the second test of a four-game set from Fenway Park

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Pat Greenhouse / Getty Images

Patrick Says Decision To Lock Down Boston “Tough Call.”

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says the decision to lock down much of greater Boston during the search for the surviving suspect in the marathon bombing was a ``tough call'' but one he's glad was made

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John Lackey-Jim Rogash / Getty Images

Red Sox Home Woes Continue

The Boston Red Sox continue to struggle at Fenway Park, losing the opener of a four game series to the Baltimore Orioles, 8-4 Friday night.  The Sox are now 2-5 at home to open the season.

Starter John Lackey surrendered ten hits and six runs in 5

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Scott Olsen / Getty Images

Pastor: Easter Is Time To Renew Relationship With The Church

Christians believe Easter Sunday is the most important day on the church calender.

Father Mike Racine of St. Bernard's Church in Assonet says the resurrection of Jesus is a celebration of life and a time for many to renew their relationship with the church

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Callender Receives Life Sentence In Six-Year Old Murder Case

A New Bedford man has been sentenced to life in prison for the fatal stabbing of a man during a melee outside the Fairhaven V-F-W in April, 2008.

A Superior Court Jury convicted 24 year old Brandon Callender of second degree murder earlier this month after 25 hours of deliberation

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iStockphoto

New Bedford Teacher Accused Of Assaulting Student

A New Bedford teacher is under investigation for allegedly assaulting a nine year old student at the DeValles School. The incident happened on April 8th.

According to Detective Capt. Steve Vicente, the female teacher grabbed the back of the boy's hoodie as the student was heading to the bathroom

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John Moore / Getty Images

Thirty Pounds Of Marijuana Found In Freetown Warehouse

Freetown Police are investigating the discovery of 30 lbs. of marijuana at a food distribution warehouse.

Chief Carlton Abbot says the pot was found by the warehouse security staff in a tractor-trailer shipment of vegetables received from a California shipper

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