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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.
Photo from Mass. State Police
Photo from Mass. State Police

Nantucket Man Charged With Selling Pot

A Nantucket man faces drug charges, following his arrest on the Island by State Police on Friday.

Police say Matthew Fry of Nantucket was stopped after driving his pickup truck without the lights on

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Danny Silva  Photo from Dartmouth PD
Danny Silva Photo from Dartmouth PD

Two Men Charged With Stealing Credit Cards

Dartmouth Police arrest two men and charge them with breaking into cars and stealing credit cards.

Officers were called to Walmart Saturday night, after a man attempted to purchase items with a stolen credit car

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State Police Investigate Pair Of Route 140 Crashes

A two car crash on route 140 Sunday morning in New Bedford sends at least one person to the hospital. The crash happened just after 6am. Police say a car was heading south in the northbound lane when it collided with another vehicle

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DPH Approves Marijuana Dispensaries for Fairhaven And Taunton

The Mass. Dept of Public Health has approved  four more Registered Marijuana Dispensaries in counties that were not represented in the initial group of dispensaries approved earlier this year.

The four new proposals include two in Bristol County: Coastal Compassion, Inc in Fairhaven and Mass Medicum Corp

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Entrance to Whaling City Golf Course.  Photo by Taylor Cormier / TSM
Entrance to Whaling City Golf Course. Photo by Taylor Cormier / TSM

Whaling City Golf Course Again Eyed By Casino Developers

There is again speculation about the city-owned Whaling City Golf Course being home to a resort casino.

An attorney for the city has informed the State Gaming Commission that one of the sites being considered for casino development in New Bedford is owned by the city

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Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Expert: Baker Administration Offers Unique Opportunity For Southcoast Leaders

The head of the Public Policy Center at UMass Dartmouth says the beginning weeks of the pro-business Baker administration could result in a unique opportunity for leaders on the Southcoast.

Dr. Michael Goodman is a leading expert on the Mass

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Jim Phillips / TSM

A Plan To Regenerate New Bedford Unveiled At City Hall

New Bedford has a new blueprint for economic growth in the city.

A group called the New Bedford Regeneration Committee compiled a report that focuses on reviving Downtown New Bedford, improving port facilities on the waterfront and advancing the city's manufacturing industries

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Bradley C. Bower / Bloomberg/Getty Images

Gaming Panel Delays Application Process For Southeastern Mass. Casino

The Mass. Gaming Commission has again delayed action on a casino license for Southeastern Massachusetts.

The Commission voted on Thursday to extend the deadline for accepting applications to February 1st, in the interest of increased competition

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