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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.
2006 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon - Day 2 - at The South Coast Hotel and Casino Resort
Jerry Lewis hosting MDA Telethon in 2006 / Getty Images

Comedian And Telethon Host Jerry Lewis Dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died

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"Turn Me Loose" Opening Night
Comedian Dick Gregory in New York, May 2016 . FilmMagic

Comedian And Activist Dick Gregory Dead At 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died

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Kathy Melanson and Bob Espindola handle scissors at ribbon-cutting / Jim Phillips TSM
Kathy Melanson and Bob Espindola handle scissors at ribbon-cutting / Jim Phillips TSM

Ocean State Job Lot Opens New Store At Former Shaws In Fairhaven

Fairhaven and local business leaders joined officials from Ocean State Job Lot on Saturday to cut the ribbon on a new store at the former Shaws Supermarket site off Route Six in Fairhaven...

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Mark Garfinkel/Boston Herald
Mark Garfinkel/Boston Herald

Russian Spy Plane Flys Over Rhode Island And Massachusetts

Its not something you see everyday, a Russian Spy plane flying over parts of Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts.

It happened Friday, according to Boston Herald photographer Mark Garfinkel...

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Photo from Dartmouth Police
Photo from Dartmouth Police

Tiverton Break-In Suspect Arrested In Dartmouth

An observant police officer in Dartmouth helped bring about the arrest of a break-in suspect wanted in Tiverton.

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