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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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Jim Phillips / TSM

UMass, Lawmakers Tout Fishing Research Funding

The Mass. state budget includes $450,000 for UMass Dartmouth's School of Marine Science and Technology.

Its the second year in a row that lawmakers have provided funding to study the ground-fish stocks off New England

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Tazhayakov Found Guilty Of Obstruction Of Justice

A man charged with hindering the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings is being found guilty of obstruction of justice.

Azamat Tazhayakov covered up for bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by removing a laptop and backpack containing empty fireworks casings from a dorm room at UMass Dartmouth in the days following the April, 2013 attacks

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Dan McCreedy - TSM

Suspect Charged in Freetown House Break

 

Charges have been filed against a 24-year-old woman following a house break in East Freetown Thursday.

Freetown police say they received a call from a Dr. Braley Road resident that someone was breaking into her home.

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Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Obama: Downing Of Malaysian Airliner An “Outrage”

President Obama is calling the downing of a Malaysian airliner an "outrage of unspeakable proportions." Nearly 300 people were killed when the jetliner crashed yesterday in eastern Ukraine. In a statement at the White House, Obama cited evidence that the plane was brought down by a ground-to-air missile

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New Bedford Beaches Reopen

The New Bedford Health Department has announced that all beaches have been reopened for swimming.

Sections of East Beach, located on East Rodney French Boulevard, and West Beach, located on West Rodney French Boulevard were shut down Thursday due to elevated bacteria counts

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Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images
Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images

Hodgson Doubts Many Children Will Be Deported Soon

Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson expects some of the thousands of migrant children who crossed the southwest border into the U-S will find their way to Massachusetts, and New Bedford.

Hodgson is visiting processing and detention centers along the border with a delegation of Sheriffs to get a first hand look at the immigration crisis

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Boeing 777. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Boeing Releases Statement On Airliner Crash

Boeing is releasing a statement on the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine that appears to have killed all 295 people on board.

The Chicago-based plane manufacturer said "our thoughts and prayers are with those on board MH17, as well as their families and loved ones

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Photo Courtesy of New Bedford Police
Photo Courtesy of New Bedford Police

Twitter Pic Leads To Arrest In New Bedford

A 17 year old was arrested Wednesday night after New Bedford Police say he posted photos of himself on Twitter posing with a gun, bragging about the jewelry on his neck, and tempting people to try and rob him

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