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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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Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Do You Believe It? 2014-2015 Winter Warmest On Record

The last three months have been the warmest winter in recorded history, but don't tell that to New England.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says December, January and February were the warmest winter period in world history, beating the previous mark set last year

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Getty Images

Patriots Add Two Defensive Backs

The Patriots are reportedly welcoming two veteran defensive backs, after declining the options of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner.

The agent representing former Eagles corner Bradley Fletcher tells ESPN

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Robert Barber, Ambassador to Iceland / Jon Faria / TSM
Robert Barber, Ambassador to Iceland / Jon Faria / TSM

U.S. Ambassador To Iceland Visits Southcoast

The U.S.Ambassador to Iceland says there are ways institutions here can benefit from working with entities in Iceland.

Robert Barber says UMass Dartmouth and New Bedford's fishing industry might benefit from working with the IOC, the Iceland Ocean Cluster, which is looking to use 100% of fish to create valuable products

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San Francisco's Chris Borland (50) chases Seattle's Doug Baldwin / Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images
San Francisco's Chris Borland (50) chases Seattle's Doug Baldwin / Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images

NFL Players React To Chris Borland’s Retirement

NFL players past and present are reacting to Chris Borland's decision to retire from the San Francisco 49ers. The 24-year-old linebacker stepped away from the game after just one NFL season for fear of long-term head trauma

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Photo from Westport Police
Photo from Westport Police

Alert Neighbor In Westport Aids Police In Investigation

A tip from an alert neighbor helped Westport Police track down a breaking and entering suspect.

A caller to the Police Department on Monday reported that he had seen a man running from a house on Briggs Road holding a laptop

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Photo from Bristol Community College

BCC Receives $514,000 Gift

A gift of $514,000 has been presented to the Bristol Community College Foundation, to be used to equip the John Sbrega Health and Science building, now under construction on the Fall River campus.

The gift comes from Kathy and Brian MacLean of Connecticut

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Mass. DEP responds to 184 County / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mass. DEP responds to 184 County / Jim Phillips / TSM

Six Firefighters Sent To Hospital During Hazmat Incident

A state D-E-P Hazardous Materials crew responded to 184 County Street in New Bedford Monday morning after two firefighters became overcome by fumes in the building.

Fire Chief Michael Gomes says firefighters responded to the scene just before 10am, and two men entered the building to investigate

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Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Old Rochester Regional Wears The Crown In Division Three

Old Rochester Regional High School won the Division 3 Boys Basketball Championship on Saturday, defeating Hoosac Valley 61-47 at the DCU center in Worcester. The Bulldogs ended the year with a 23-3 record

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Partial Roof Collapse At Price-Rite On Hathaway Road

No injuries were reported during a partial roof collapse Saturday afternoon at the Price-Rite Supermarket at 139 Hathaway Road.  Saturday's heavy rain apparently caused the roof to give way.

Police and Fire units responded to the Hathaway Road location around 3pm

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