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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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NB Police Hunt For Two Suspects In Double-Stabbing

New Bedford Police are looking for two men involved in a fight Wednesday afternoon in a North End bar that sent two others to the hospital.

Police say the incident started as an argument inside Al's Cafe on Belleville Avenue, and then moved outside

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Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Coakley Tours Renovated Home In New Bedford

Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley joined Mayor Jon Mitchell Wednesday at 217 Cottage Street in New Bedford to tour a previously abandoned house that has since been restored and made available for sale

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Patrick Says Migrant Children’s Plan Is Misunderstood

Gov. Deval Patrick says there remains considerable misunderstanding about the state's offer to shelter unaccompanied children from Central America crossing the nation's southern border.

Patrick's comments to reporters on Wednesday came after many town officials and residents in Bourne objected to children being housed at the Camp Edwards military base on Cape Cod

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Suspects in RI Drug Sweep Sentenced in Federal Court

Four Rhode Island men, arrested 13 months ago in a drug and guns sweep across the Ocean State, have all been sentenced to Federal prison terms.  The sweep turned up quantities of cocaine, heroin, the synthetic drug "Molly

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Another Chance To See The Charles W. Morgan

Did you miss the Charles W. Morgan during its visit to New Bedford?  You have another chance to see the historic vessel on Wednesday (7/23) and again this weekend.

The Morgan will be towed through the Cape Cod Canal between 5-and-6pm on Wednesday, and will later dock at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy at Buzzards Bay

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Market Basket employees supporting Arthur T. Demoulas.  Photo by Dan McCreedy / TSM
Market Basket employees supporting Arthur T. Demoulas. Photo by Dan McCreedy / TSM

New Bedford Market Basket Employees Demonstrate

Cars honked in front of the Market Basket in New Bedford as protesting employees demand the return of ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.  He was ousted by the store's Board of Directors earlier this month

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Parole Hearing For Man Convicted As Juvenile In 1996 Killing

The Massachusetts Parole Board held a hearing Monday for a man convicted in a 1996 killing as a juvenile.

Anthony Rolon was convicted at the age of 17 of killing 20-year-old Robert Botelho Jr at New Bedford's Presidential Heights housing complex

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David Ortiz / Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Red Sox Hit Four Homers, Pound Jays

David Ortiz hit the 452nd and 453rd home runs of his career, moving past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list, and the Red Sox won their fifth straight game Monday night, routing the Toronto Blue Jays 14-1

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Grant recipients gather outside Seaman's Bethel / Jim Phillips / TSM
Grant recipients gather outside Seaman's Bethel / Jim Phillips / TSM

Cultural Council Grant Boosts Seaman’s Bethel Project

Members of the Mass. Cultural Council joined local officais on Monday at the Seaman's Bethel to celebrate the Council's decision to designate more than $2 million for projects on the Southcoast.

One of those projects is the restoration of the Seaman's Bethel and Mariner's Home on Johnny Cake Hill

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