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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.
Police Cruisers outside ORR Senior High School / Dan McCready TSM
Police Cruisers outside ORR Senior High School / Dan McCready TSM

Bomb Threats Received At 32 Bay State Schools

State police report that 32 Massachusetts schools received bomb threats today, and in most cases, students and faculty were ordered to remain in place while police searched the buildings...

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School Committee Vice-Chair Josh Amaral responds to questions, along with Council Pres. Linda Morad / Jim Phillips TSM
School Committee Vice-Chair Josh Amaral responds to questions, along with Council Pres. Linda Morad / Jim Phillips TSM

School Committee And City Council Begin Dialogue

Members of the New Bedford School Committee and City Council are finally talking to each other.

It happened Wednesday night during a meeting at the Downtown library, organized by City Council President Linda Morad and School Committee Vice-Chair Josh Amaral...

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Deputy Joao Santos with canine Bob / Photo from Bristol County Sheriff's Dept.
Deputy Joao Santos with canine Bob / Photo from Bristol County Sheriff's Dept.

Protective Vest On The Way For Canine Bob

The newest canine working for Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson will soon be wearing a new protective vest, thanks to a donation from a local businessman...

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Sara D. Davis / Getty Images
Sara D. Davis / Getty Images

Mass. Criminal Justice System Sees Many Repeat Offenders

(Associated Press) - Individuals with prior involvement in the state's criminal justice system account for three out of every four new convictions...

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Getty Images
Getty Images

Barney Frank Documentary To Be Showed April 19th At UMass Dartmouth

Retired Mass. Congressman Barney Frank will be on the UMass Dartmouth campus on Tuesday, April 19 for a 4pm screening of the documentary, "Compared To what...

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Photo:  Bridgewater State Hospital
Photo: Bridgewater State Hospital

Mass. Officials Investigate Inmate Death

Massachusetts officials are investigating the death of an inmate at Bridgewater State Hospital.

The state Department of Correction said Monday that 43-year-old Leo Marino was found unresponsive in his cell at about 7:30 p...

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David Ortiz introduced during pre-game ceremony  / Maddie Meyer
David Ortiz introduced during pre-game ceremony / Maddie Meyer

Red Sox Lose Home Opener To Orioles 9-7

Chris Davis hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off new
Boston closer Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning and drove in five
runs, carrying the Baltimore Orioles over the Red Sox 9-7 Monday in
David Ortiz's final home opener...

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