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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 Jamie Squire / Getty Images

Gisele Still Top Earning Model World-Wide

With estimated earnings of 47-million-dollars over the past year, Gisele Bundchen isn't just Brazil or America's top model. She's the world's top-earning model.

According to "Forbes," Gisele even beat out her superstar quarterback husband Tom Brady who made just over 31 million-dollars over the same time frame

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Photo by George Frey/Getty Images

Trooper Honored for Investigative Work Using Fingerprints

Taking another person's fingerprints may seek like a mundane task to some, but fingerprints and some new technology recently helped authorities unravel a nearly 30 year old murder case in Massachusetts

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Taylor Cormier / TSM

One Wind Turbine In Fairhaven Still Not Operating

There has been plenty of debate in Fairhaven over the pro's and con's of two wind turbines off Arsene Street in Fairhaven. The turbines produce power for the town at a rate cheaper than what the municipality normally pays

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Market Basket Talks “Making Progress”

The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire are stepping up efforts to broker a deal to bring the Market Basket standoff to an end.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan actively participated in negotiations Sunday with feuding cousins Arthur T

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Students unveil mural at State Pier in New Bedford. (Photo by Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media)
Students unveil mural at State Pier in New Bedford. (Photo by Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media)

“Fishing City” Artwork Displayed At State Pier

 

Young people enrolled in the Mayor's Summer Youth Enrichment Program have created a giant-sized piece of art that's currently hanging on the State Pier Terminal  building in New Bedford. Its

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Photo from dcr/mass.com

More Details On Environmental Bond Bill

A newly-signed Environmetal Bond Bill contains millions of dollars for projects in Greater New Bedford.

They include some big ticket items like dredging New Bedford Habor, improvements to State Pier, and restoration of Fort Tabor

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Photo by Rick Friedman-Pool/Getty Images

Obama Calls For Calm Following Missouri Shooting

President Obama is calling for calm and healing in a St. Louis suburb rocked by the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer.

Speaking after four nights of clashes between police and protesters, Obama remarked that there's never an excuse for violence against police or for vandalism and looting

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Mass. Teachers Now Required To Undergo Suicide Prevention Training

The new Gun Legislation signed Wednesday by Governor Patrick, also requires Mass. teachers to receive suicide prevention training at least once every three years.

The provision was included by State Rep

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New Bedford Applications For Fishing Disaster Aid Total 129

Community organizations that serve the fishing industry are currently collecting applications from ground-fishermen across the state for Federal Disaster funding.

In New Bedford, 129 applications have been submitted so far at the Fishing Partnership office on MacArthur Drive

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