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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.
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Jim Kendall Hired By Offshore Wind Developer

A veteran of New Bedford's fishing industry has been hired by an offshore wind developer to serve as the company's fishing representative...

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Master Plan Includes New Aquatic Exhibit At Buttonwood Zoo

The Director of the Buttonwood Park Zoo is discussing the facility's updated master plan.

The $22 million plan will be carried out over three, five year phases, and will include more exhibits featuring endangered and exotic species like tigers, snow leopards and red panda's...

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New Bedford Man Sent To Prison For Heroin Trafficking

A Bristol County Superior Court jury finds a New Bedford man guilty of heroin trafficking.

The Fall River jury returned a guilty verdict Thursday against 46 year old Benvindo Rocha, following three hours of deliberation...

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OCIB Detectives Charge Woman With Drug Violations

A New Bedford woman was in court Friday, answering to charges of possessing, selling and cultivating drugs.

Twenty-five year old Amanda Lee Rogers was arrested Thursday night after members of the Organized Crime and Intelligences Unit carried out a search warrant in a third floor apartment at 114 Adams Street...

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Governor’s Veto Threatened Five Community Programs

It hasn't received much attention, but five community organizations based in New Bedford almost didn't receive any state funding during the recent budget debate on Beacon Hill...

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