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Jim Phillips

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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Robbery Suspect Arrested In New Bedford

New Bedford Police say they've solved two recent armed robberies with an arrest over the weekend.

Two South End Police officers were conducting a routine patrol Saturday when they spotted 19 year old Elijah Sanford of Woodlawn Street who had previously been identified as a possible suspect...

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Setti Warren Faces Fundraising Gap In Run For Governor

BOSTON (AP) _ If Newton Mayor Setti Warren plans on challenging Gov. Charlie Baker in 2018, he'll be facing a daunting fundraising gap.

Warren, first elected in 2009, has announced he won't seek another term as mayor and is considered a possible Democratic rival to the incumbent Republican...

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Pedestrian Injured In Dartmouth

A 59 year old man is being treated at Rhode Island Hospital after being struck by a car Friday night on Route Six.

According to the Dartmouth Police Department Facebook page, the mishap happened around 5pm near the Moby Dick Motel...

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Robbery At Dartmouth Convenience Store

A male patron at a convenience store at Route Six and Reed Road in Dartmouth was assaulted and robbed Friday night.

Dartmouth Police say officers responded a call of an armed robbery at the Shell station on Route Six and found a male customer had been beaten by a robber armed with a firearm and had his money stolen...

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Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Dies At 90

Longtime Cuban leader Fidel Castro is dead at the age of 90.

Born the son of a wealthy land owner in 1926, Fidel Castro came to power in Cuba early in 1959 with the intent of establishing a Communist regime just 90 miles away from the United States...

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Heavy Travel Expected Over Thanksgiving

BOSTON (AP) _State transportation officials are gearing up for one of the year's busiest travel periods.

Massport says it expects nearly 1 million people to fly in or out of Logan International Airport during the days leading up to and immediately following Thanksgiving...

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Investigation Underway In Dumpster Explosion

An explosion inside a South End dumpster remains under investigation.

The explosion outside 84 Gifford Street happened around 4am.

There is no report of injuries, but police and fire crews responded to the scene, and the State Fire Marshall's office was contacted...

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