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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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Providence Woman Charged By FBI

The FBI says a Providence woman faces charges after she allegedly tossed white powder into the reception area of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Rhode Island on Wednesday, prompting a hazardous materials response from the Providence Fire Department.  

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Methadone clinic at 34 Gifford Street / Taylor Cormier / TSM
Methadone clinic at 34 Gifford Street / Taylor Cormier / TSM

New Bedford Police Hunt For Suspect In Stabbing

New Bedford Police say they're looking for a male suspect in the stabbing of another man Thursday afternoon near the methadone clinic at 34 Gifford Street in the South End.

Det. Lt. John Chaves tells WBSM News, the victim was brought to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment of his injuries

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Developers take in presentation at Waypoint Events Center / Jim Phillips / TSM
Developers take in presentation at Waypoint Events Center / Jim Phillips / TSM

Developers Learn What New Bedford Has To Offer

More than 50 potential developers toured New Bedford on Thursday, getting a look at vacant property and buildings as possible sites for future economic development.....

Economic Development Council Director Derek Santos and his staff led bus tours throughout the city, visting sites in the North End, South End, Downtown and along the Waterfront

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Michael Dukakis At Northeastern / Getty Images

Mike Dukakis Testifies On Behalf Of Robel Phillipos

€” Former Massachusetts governor, and one-time presidential candidate, Michael Dukakis testified for the defense in the Robel Phillipos trial.

The friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber has been charged with lying to investigators after the attacks

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"A Time To Kill" Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals & Curtain Call

Update: Grisham Apologizes For Comments On Child Porn Sentences

 

Best-selling author John Grisham is backpedaling on comments he made that suggested sentences for child pornography may be too harsh.

Out promoting his new novel "Gray Mountain," Grisham railed against judges he said had "gone crazy" for locking up too many people for minor charges.  H

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Kansas City Royals win American League Pennant / Getty Images

Kansas City Royals Advance To World Series

The Kansas City Royals have defeated the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 to win the American League pennant and advance to the World Series. The Royals completed a four-game sweep of the O's in the American League Championship Series

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$2 Million Program Announced To Restore Coastal Watersheds

Federal and state officials are launching a program to protect and restore the coastal watersheds of southeast New England.

Municipalities and nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts will receive a total of $2 million in the first year of the new federal initiative

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Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Southcoast Small Businesses Gather At Business Expo

More than 100 small businesses were represented Wednesday at White's of Westport during the annual Southcoast Business Expo, sponsored by Chambers of Commerce in New Bedford and Fall River.

New Bedford Chamber Executive Roy Nascimento says the Expo is a good way for small businesses to network and share information

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Pentagon Can’t Confirm Chemical Weapons Report

The Pentagon says it cannot confirm if any U.S. soldiers exposed to chemical weapons during the invasion of Iraq were told to keep quiet.

The "New York Times" reports between 2004 and 2011, U.S

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(Photo by KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images

General Cites Progress Against ISIS

Retired General John Allen is citing progress in the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Allen is President Obama's special diplomatic envoy for the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS.

In a briefing at the State Department, Allen said all members of the coalition have different and vital roles to play

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