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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.
More damage from Northern California earthquake/ Getty Images
More damage from Northern California earthquake/ Getty Images

Earthquake Injures Dozens In Northern California

The U.S. Geological Survey reports an earthquake struck Northern California early Sunday.  The quake had a magnitude of 6.0. Officials report dozens of injuries, several fires, and at least three people seriously hurt in the Napa area

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Photo from Acushnet Fire Dept.
Photo from Acushnet Fire Dept.

Federal Grant Awarded To Acushnet Fire Department

The Department of Homeland Security is awarding the Acushnet Fire Department a $50,000 grant to install new vehicle exhaust systems at both the Russell Street and Middle Road fire stations.

Fire Chief Kevin Gallagher says the systems will capture diesel emissions from fire trucks and vent them outside, reducing the potential of firefighters and EMS personnel being exposed to those fumes

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Southcoast Health's Kara Gauvin (c) and Dr. Patrick Nugent (r) join WBSM's Pete Braley to discuss maternity ward improvements at St. Luke's / TSM
Southcoast Health's Kara Gauvin (c) and Dr. Patrick Nugent (r) join WBSM's Pete Braley to discuss maternity ward improvements at St. Luke's / TSM

Phase One Of Maternity Ward Improvements Complete At St. Luke’s

Improvements are coming to the maternity ward at St. Lukes Hospital. Phase one of the $13 million project is now complete.

Nineteen post-partum rooms have been enlarged and upgraded with families in mind

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Photo from Mass. Clean Energy Center
Photo from Mass. Clean Energy Center

Alves: Council Being Kept “In The Dark” About Marine Commerce Terminal

City Councilor David Alves feels the Council is being kept in the dark about future operations at the Marine Commerce Terminal, now under construction in the South End.

Alves think's the Council should get a guided tour of the project

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Photo Fairhaven Fire Dept.
Photo Fairhaven Fire Dept.

Fairhaven Firefighters Quickly Douse Porch Fire

Fairhaven firefighters quickly doused a porch fire Wednesday afternoon.

Crews were called to 31 Hitch Street just before 3pm, after smoke and fire was noticed coming from an enclosed porch. Neighbors were attempting to douse the fire with a garden hose when firefighters arrived

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New Bedford High School
New Bedford High School Jim Phillips / TSM

Summer Grads To Receive Diplomas On Thursday

New Bedford High School will be the scene of a graduation ceremony on Thursday.

Twenty-six students who, for whatever reason failed to attain enough credits to graduate back in June, attended classes this summer to qualify for their diplomas

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TSM

Councilor Wants Answers About Keith Alarm System

Its a lengthy agenda facing the City Council Thursday night.

One of the items is a motion by Councilor Linda Morad to have School officials appear before the Council's Finance Committee to answer questions about the alarm system at Keith Middle School

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

New Bedford Man Declared Dangerous

A New Bedford man arrested earlier this month on gun and drug charges has been declared a danger to public safety by a District Court Judge.  Twenty-four year old Dana Santos will now be held without bail for up to 120-days

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Photo by Jamie Squire / Getty Images
Photo by Jamie Squire / Getty Images

Gisele Still Top Earning Model World-Wide

With estimated earnings of 47-million-dollars over the past year, Gisele Bundchen isn't just Brazil or America's top model. She's the world's top-earning model.

According to "Forbes," Gisele even beat out her superstar quarterback husband Tom Brady who made just over 31 million-dollars over the same time frame

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Photo by George Frey/Getty Images
Photo by George Frey/Getty Images

Trooper Honored for Investigative Work Using Fingerprints

Taking another person's fingerprints may seek like a mundane task to some, but fingerprints and some new technology recently helped authorities unravel a nearly 30 year old murder case in Massachusetts

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