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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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New Bedford Clears Snow After Second Blizzard Of The Year [PHOTOS]

The City of New Bedford and residents resumed their snow cleanup efforts on Monday.  The City was assisted by the Army National Guard and personnel and equipment from ABC Disposal and D.W. White.  WBSM's Jon Faria captured some of those moments with his camera

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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Proposed Cell Phone Tower In Dartmouth Sparks Debate

A plan to erect a cell phone tower in South Dartmouth has generated lots of controversy in town.

AT&T wants to construct the tower off Gulf Road, but residents claim the structure would negatively impact the view and character of historic Padanaram Harbor and the surrounding area.

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Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Singer Lesley Gore Dies at 68

The singer of the hit "It's My Party" is dead.  TMZ reports that Lesley Gore passed away Monday in New York after battling cancer.  She was 68-years-old.

Gore surged into the spotlight in 1963 with her chart-topping hit "It's My Party" from her first album, "I'll Cry If I Want To

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Snow Removal in Historic District / Jon Faria TSM
Snow Removal in Historic District / Jon Faria TSM

New Bedford Parking Ban Extended One Day As Cleanup Continues

New Bedford's Snow Emergency Parking Ban has been extended to 6pm Tuesday.

In the meantime, the snow removal effort continues in New Bedford.

D-P-I Commissioner Ron Labelle says city crews have gotten some manpower and equipment in recent days from the Army National Guard, ABC Disposal and D

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Getty Images

State Of Emergency Declared As Train Derails In West Virginia

The governor of West Virginia is declaring a state of emergency in two counties after a fiery train derailment. It happened near Adena Village, which is about 20 miles north of Wheeling.

About 100 people have been evacuated

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Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

SNL 40 Trumps NBA All Star Game In Sunday Night Ratings

The NBA All-Star Game took a back seat in the television ratings to Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary Special on Sunday night.

ESPN reports TNT and TBS received a 5.5 household rating in 56 markets monitored by Nielsen

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Photo from U.S. Coast Guard 1st District, Boston, Mass.
Photo from U.S. Coast Guard 1st District, Boston, Mass.

Father And Son Rescued In North Atlantic

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a father and son on Sunday, in waters 150 miles south of Nantucket.  Here's the Press Release from the Coast Guard:

Coast Guard crews responded to an offshore distress call from a 43-foot sailin

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Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images

Parking Bans Tonight in New Bedford And Dartmouth

The storm headed our way this weekend has prompted the Town of Dartmouth to declare an emergency parking ban.

The parking ban runs for 48 hours.  It begins at 6pm Saturday and will run till 6pm on Monday

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Ingram Publishing

Two Dartmouth Men Face Drug Charges

Two Dartmouth men are facing drug charges following an investigation by Dartmouth detectives and New Bedford Police.

Det. Lt. Kyle Costa says 22 year old Jose Matos Jr. was arrested Friday after a lengthy investigation

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City Clerk Dennis Farias administers oath to four new Police Officers in New Bedford / Jim Phillips / TSM
City Clerk Dennis Farias administers oath to four new Police Officers in New Bedford / Jim Phillips / TSM

Four New Police Officers Sworn-In At City Hall

Four new Police Officers are onboard in New Bedford. The new officers were introduced on Friday, following their swearing in at City Hall.

Jakob Cwick is the oldest of the group at 38. He was born in Poland and formerly served on the New Bedford Fire Department

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