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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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Callender Receives Life Sentence In Six-Year Old Murder Case

A New Bedford man has been sentenced to life in prison for the fatal stabbing of a man during a melee outside the Fairhaven V-F-W in April, 2008.

A Superior Court Jury convicted 24 year old Brandon Callender of second degree murder earlier this month after 25 hours of deliberation

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New Bedford Teacher Accused Of Assaulting Student

A New Bedford teacher is under investigation for allegedly assaulting a nine year old student at the DeValles School. The incident happened on April 8th.

According to Detective Capt. Steve Vicente, the female teacher grabbed the back of the boy's hoodie as the student was heading to the bathroom

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John Moore / Getty Images

Thirty Pounds Of Marijuana Found In Freetown Warehouse

Freetown Police are investigating the discovery of 30 lbs. of marijuana at a food distribution warehouse.

Chief Carlton Abbot says the pot was found by the warehouse security staff in a tractor-trailer shipment of vegetables received from a California shipper

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Jeremiah Oliver
Jeremiah Oliver

Body Of Young Boy Found Off Highway In Sterling, Mass

Authorities say a child's body has been found off a highway in Sterling and it matches the height and weight of a missing 5-year-old from Fitchburg.

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr

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TSM

DUI Suspect Speeding With Seven-Year Old In Car

A Massachusetts man police say was driving over 90 miles an hour with an unrestrained 7-year-old in his vehicle has been charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving.

State police said Friday troopers responded to a three-vehicle crash on Interstate-195 westbound on Thursday

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Encyclopaedia Britannica/UIG Via Getty Images

Bowhead Whale Spotted In Cape Cod Bay

Researchers have identified a bowhead whale in Cape Cod Bay - the second time in recorded history the animal has been seen so far south in the Atlantic Ocean.

Workers for the Provincetown, Mass

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Red Sox To Honor Marathon Bombing Victims And First Responders

The Red Sox will hold a special ceremony Sunday night to observe the anniversary of the Boston Marathon tragedy. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. Eastern before Boston's 7:05 game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park

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TSM - Route 18 in New Bedford

Bond Bill Contains Funding for Southcoast Rail And Route 18

A newly passed Conference Committee version of a Transportation Bond Bill includes hundreds of millions of dollars for projects in the Southcoast.

The big ticket item of course is $2.3 billion to extend commuter rail service to New Bedford and Fall River

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TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L)

Durkin Plans Forum On School Violence

Following an apparent bullying incident this month at Normandin Middle School where a student was seriously hurt, Supt. Pia Durkin is planning a forum to discuss school violence.

Durkin says an anti-bullying program is stressed in all middle schools, but schools can't do it alone

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