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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.
Casino worker Tyronne Connell speaks in New Bedford / Jim Phillips / TSM
Casino worker Tyronne Connell speaks in New Bedford / Jim Phillips / TSM

“Vote No On Question 3″ Campaign Brings Message To New Bedford

The casino industry is spending big money to defeat Question Three in Massachusetts next month.

The Vote No on Question Three campaign stopped in Downtown New Bedford on Thursday, offering a series of speakers from New York, Detroit, and Springfield to discuss the impact of casinos in their community

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Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Sears To Close Dozens Of Stores

Sears stock is getting a boost on word of major cutbacks just in time for the holidays.

Shares in Sears Holdings rose nearly five percent today after a report that the struggling retailer plans to lay off nearly 55-hundred employees and close dozens of stores -- many of them before Christmas

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District Attorney Sam Sutter  - Getty Images
District Attorney Sam Sutter - Getty Images

Sutter Takes Out Papers To Run For Mayor Of Fall River

Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter has pulled nomination papers to run for Mayor in the city of Fall River.

But in a statement given to the Herald News,  the District Attorney said he would not begin his campaign till after the conclusion of a court hearing next Monday to determine whether the recall election of Mayor Will Flanagan will go forward

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Sheriff Tom Hodgson on WBSM's Mid-Day Magazine / Dan McCready / TSM
Sheriff Tom Hodgson on WBSM's Mid-Day Magazine / Dan McCready / TSM

Hodgson Organizing Caravan To Secure Borders

Sheriffs across the country are being recruited to make a statement about border security and immigration reform.

Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson says both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have failed to act on immigration reform, and in the meantime, immigrants are entering this country almost unchecked

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Getty Images

White House Fence-Jumper Ruled Not Competent To Stand Trial

The man accused of jumping a White House fence and entering the executive mansion last month isn't competent to stand trial right now.

Results of a preliminary screening of Omar Gonzalez were revealed today in court and a federal judge said she plans to order a more thorough psychiatric evaluation of the suspect

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Dr. Pia Durkin Addressing School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM
Dr. Pia Durkin Addressing School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

Durkin Offers Plan For Accelerated Improvement In NB Schools

The Superintendent of Schools is laying out a plan for accelerated improvement in New Bedford schools.

Dr. Pia Durkin told the School Committee Monday night, the plan includes principals providing leadership by coaching teachers, and teachers focusing on core instruction and working together

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FBI Photo

Jury Pool Could Number 1,000 in Marathon Bombing Case

One thousand people could get a summons to be a juror in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.

The judge announced during a pretrial hearing he expects a pool of one-thousand potential jurors will be asked to fill out a questionnaire and approximately 100 will be called in for further questioning to find a impartial jury

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Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

FBI Needs Your Help In Locating Cyber Criminals

For more than 60 years, the FBI has issued their "Ten Most Wanted" list of criminals.  But now, its the 21st century, and the heralded law enforcement organization is keeping up with the times.  The Bureau has recently released a list of its "Most Wanted" Cyber Criminals, and the names on that list come from all over the world!  Here's some examples:

  • Five members of China’s People’s Liberation Army indicted on charges of illegally penetrating the networks of six U.S. comp
Photo by Chris Arsenault / TSM
Photo by Chris Arsenault / TSM

Candidates Spar Over Paying For Southcoast Rail

Both Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley say they support the SouthCoast Rail Project, but they differ on how to pay for the estimated $2 billion project.

During a debate Friday at UMass Dartmouth, Democrat Coakley expressed her support for a plan approved by Gov

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