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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

Union President: Teacher Investigation “Outrageous”

The head of the New Bedford Educators Association says he's outraged that teacher Joanne Maura is being investigated by the school administration following an incident last month where a student threw a chair at her desk

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State Sending More Road Repair Money To Cities And Towns

The state Transportation Department is making $40 million available to fix potholes in roads ravaged by the harsh winter.

Transportation Secretary Richard Davey says cities and towns will be able to apply for a cut of the Pothole and Winter Recovery Program starting Wednesday

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More Details On Jared Remy’s Alleged Jail House Assault

A criminal complaint against the son of a Boston Red Sox broadcaster says he threw hot coffee in a fellow jail inmate's face, hit him with a plastic chair and punched him.

Jared Remy, son of broadcaster Jerry Remy, is held without bail after pleading not guilty to fatally stabbing his girlfriend last year

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Mitchell Urges Lawmakers To Protect Offshore Wind Industry

Mayor Jon Mitchell testified in Boston Tuesday before a legislative committee looking at energy issues.

Speaking on his weekly radio program on WBSM, the Mayor said he opposes legislation that would introduce large quantities of Canadian hydropower into the energy market

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New Bedford Police

West End Shooting Under Investigation

New Bedford Police are investigating a shooting incident at Ocean and Arnold Streets Tuesday afternoon.

Police Chief David Provencher says the incident was reported around 1:30pm.

Officers recovered eight shell casings on the street, but there were no reports of property damage or any injuries

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Discipline Continues At NBHS In Aftermath Of Chair-Throwing Incident

The discipline continues at New Bedford High School, following an incident last month where a student threw a chair at a teachers desk.

The student who threw the chair has been expelled from New Bedford High and faces criminal charges in District Court

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Governor Urges Compromise On Minimum Wage Bill

Gov. Deval Patrick says he's confident House and Senate lawmakers will hammer out a compromise on minimum wage legislation that has run into parliamentary roadblocks on Beacon Hill.

Patrick said the difference between the House and Senate bills isn't great

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Patrick Defends Ban On Zohydro

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is defending the state's first-in-the-nation ban on Zohydro, a powerful new painkiller, as it faces a federal court lawsuit challenging its constitutionality.

On Tuesday, a federal judge suggested Patrick might have been ``out of line'' in issuing a March 27 executive order banning the drug in Massachusetts

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TSM - Acushnet Town Hall

Rawcliffe Wins Selectman’s Seat In Acushnet

A former member of Acushnet's Board of Public Works has been elected to the town's Board of Selectman.  Gary Rawcliffe outpolled businessman Paul Levasseur in balloting Monday, 468 to 355.

Rawcliffe has run for Selectman three times before, and was unsuccessful each time until Monday

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