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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.
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Dan McCready/Townsquare Media

Lima: Reaching Out To Others Is Important During Holidays

Christmas is the perfect time to help others, but its something that should happen year round. That's the feeling of Reverend David Lima, the Executive Minister of the New Bedford Interchurch Council...

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Photo:  Bourne Police Department
Photo: Bourne Police Department

Wareham Man Faces Drug Charges In Bourne

A Wareham man is facing drug and motor vehicle charges after being stopped by police in Bourne.

Police spotted the suspects vehicle late Wednesday allegedly speeding and operating erratically...

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International Jury Photocall - The 70th Venice International Film Festival
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Update: Carrie Fisher Listed In Stable Condition

Update:  According to reports, Actress Carrie Fisher is now listed in stable condition at a Los Angles hospital.

(Original Story)

Actress Carrie Fisher is reportedly in a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a massive heart attack on a plane...

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Photo from NOAA

Port Of New Bedford’s Economic Value Totals $9.8 Billion

A new study finds the Port of New Bedford generates nearly ten billion dollars in total economic value. That's the finding of consultants Martin Associates and Apex Companies who were hired by the New Bedford Harbor Development Commission...

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Homeless Struggle To Maintain New Encampment In Sacramento
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New Bedford Receives $1.7 Million Grant From HUD

New Bedford is getting more than $1.7 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to assist the homeless. The grant was announced on Thursday...

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Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker / Photo by Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe / Getty Images
Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker / Photo by Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe / Getty Images

Baker Stockpiles $4.6 Million In Campaign War Chest

BOSTON - (AP)  Top Massachusetts politicians are sitting on large amounts of campaign cash heading into the 2018 election cycle.

One of the largest belongs to Republican Gov...

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Fall River Woman Sentenced For Stealing SSI Benefits

A Jamaican woman living in Fall River will be spending the next two years and three months in a federal prison.

Fifty-one year old Sandra McDonald was sentenced Wednesday to 27 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and must pay restitution of almost $300,000 to state and federal agencies, including the Social Security Administration, the State Supplemental Program, MassHealth, and the Mass...

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Photo Fairhaven Fire Dept.
Photo Fairhaven Fire Dept.

Fire Forces Evacuation At Fairhaven Pocket Book Factory

Employees at a local handbag manufacturing plant were forced to evacuate Wednesday afternoon after a piece of machinery caught fire.

Firefighters responded to an alarm at the Brahmin Leather Factory on Alden Road, after a leather-splitting machine caught fire, forcing the evacuation of about 75 employees to a nearby parking lot...

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