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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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City Lifts Parking Ban, Schools To Reopen Tuesday

The New Bedford Parking Ban is being lifted, and schools will reopen Tuesday.  Here's the official release from the City Of New Bedford.

Citywide Parking Ban Lifted as of 9PM Tonight,

Schools and City Offices to Reopen Tuesday,

One-Day Delay in Residential Trash Collection

New Bedford, Massachusetts – A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for Southern Bristol County, including the City of New Bedford until 7AM on Tuesday morning

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Miguel Villagran / Getty Imges
Miguel Villagran / Getty Imges

Mass. Gas Prices Drop for Ninth Consecutive Week

The price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has dropped for the ninth consecutive week, making it the cheapest it's been in seven years...

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Super Bowl 50 - Carolina Panthers v Denver Broncos
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Underdog Denver Defeats Carolina In 50th Super Bowl

The Denver Broncos are champions of Super Bowl 50. The Broncos defense dominated the Panthers top-scoring offense, pulling out a 24-10 victory at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California...

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Smokey Fire At Former Building 19 Complex

The former Building 19 complex off Hathaway Road in New Bedford was the scene of a two-alarm fire Sunday afternoon. Firefighters say a passerby noticed smoke coming from a building and called the Fire Department...

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photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

School Committee To Tackle Hay-Mac Turnaround Plan

The New Bedford School Committee is expected to take steps Monday night, attempting to improve academic achievement at the struggling Hayden-McFadden Elementary School...

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Photo from Fairhaven Police Dept.
Photo from Fairhaven Police Dept.

Update: Two Injured In Hit-And-Run are Improving

Two people seriously injured when struck by a car early Saturday in Fairhaven are improving, according to Fairhaven Police.

The fifty year old New Bedford man and 40 year old Fairhaven woman were found unconscious around 2am Saturday near the intersection of Sycamore and Winsor streets...

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Winter Snow Storm Hammers Northeastern US

Snow Cleanup Continues In New Bedford

Snow cleanup in New Bedford and surrounding communities will continue into Friday night and early Saturday.

The cleanup in New Bedford was hampered Friday by the amount of cars on the road, according to D-P-I Commissioner Ron Labelle...

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Gov. Baker / Boston Globe / Getty Images

Gov. Baker Is Endorsing Chris Christie

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is endorsing fellow Republican Chris Christie in the GOP presidential primary.

Baker said that while he and Christie don't see eye to eye on every issue, the New Jersey governor has shown a proven ability to work across the political aisle...

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