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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 supplied by US Coast Guard

Coast Guard Assists Disabled New Bedford Fishing Boat

The Coast Guard comes to the aid of a disabled fishing boat.  Here's the release from the Coast Guard First District Office:

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Sanibel towed an 84-foot commercial fishing vessel Friday with seven people aboard after the vessel became disabled 100 miles off the coast of Nantucket...

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Food Drive Collects More Than 31,000 Pounds Of Food

This year's National Letter Carrier's Food Drive is being labeled a success, but local organizers admit they're looking at some new ideas to create more awareness and excitement next year, the event's 25th anniversary...

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SJC Upholds Two Murder Convictions Of New Bedford Man

The Mass. Supreme Judicial Court has upheld the first degree murder convictions of a 66 year old New Bedford man.

Elvin Valentin was found guilty in 2012 of the fatal shootings of 36 year old Nettie Becht and her friend, 40 year old Luiz Diaz in August, 2009 at the Westlawn Housing Development...

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Drew Angerer / Getty Images

Update: More On White House Shooting

The Secret Service says one of its uniformed officers shot a man with a gun who approached a checkpoint outside the White House this afternoon and refused to drop his weapon...

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Jim Phillips / TSM

New Bedford Crash Victim Identified

A man killed in a crash on Interstate 195 in New Bedford early Thursday has been identified.

Mass. State Police say 40 year old Luis Cabral was driving a box truck on 195-east around 4:30am when it crashed into the rear of a dump truck near exit 13...

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Mark Wilson/Getty Images

U.S. House Passes Opioid Abuse Legislation

Legislation aimed at encouraging police departments to help heroin addicts seek treatment instead of jail has passed the U.S. House.

The legislation was supported by Massachusetts U...

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Students and Community members gather to support Jimmy Owens / Jim Phillips TSM
Students and Community members gather to support Jimmy Owens / Jim Phillips TSM

Voc-Tech Students And Community Members Gather To Support Jimmy Owens

Students and community members gathered Friday across the street from Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech High School, to show their support for ousted school administrator Jimmy Owens...

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Sheriff’s Department And City Attack Litter Hot Spots

The City of New Bedford and inmates from the Bristol County House of Correction are working to make the city a cleaner place.

Sheriff Tom Hodgson joined Mayor Jon Mitchell Friday at the city playground at Belleville Avenue and Washburn Street...

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