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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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Dartmouth Police Arrest Shoplifting Suspect

Dartmouth Police arrest a suspect in a shoplifting case, but a second suspect remains at large.

According to a press release, Dartmouth Det. Keith DaCosta drove into the Rite Aid parking lot on Dartmouth St

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DA’s Office, Taunton Police Investigate Homicide

Taunton Police and State Police detectives assigned to the District Attorney's office are investigating a homicide in Taunton Saturday evening.

Police were called to Wier St. in Taunton around 5:45pm Saturday regarding gunshots in the area

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Fort Taber - Fort Rodman Historical Association photo.
Fort Taber - Fort Rodman Historical Association photo.

World War II Reenactment Is This Weekend At Fort Taber

The Fort Taber-Fort Rodman Military Museum in New Bedford is hosting its 8th annual World War II Living History program this weekend.

Organizer Robert Bromley says its a salute to the "Greatest Generation" that earned historic victories over Germany and Japan

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Milan Lucic traded to Los Angeles /  Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images
Milan Lucic traded to Los Angeles / Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images

Bruins Trade Lucic, Hamilton For Draft Picks And Two Players

Forward Milan Lucic is changing coasts.

The Boston Bruins have traded the 27-year-old to the Los Angeles Kings for the 13th overall pick in tonight's NHL Entry Draft, goalie Martin Jones and defensive prospect Colin Miller

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MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

President Obama Offers Eulogy For Reverend Pinckney

President Obama says last week's deadly shooting spree in South Carolina has opened a lot of eyes to racial injustice and gun violence. Obama delivered the eulogy for one of the nine victims of the shooting in an historic black church in Charleston

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NOAA Awards Grant Money To SMAST for Fisheries Research

UMass Dartmouth's School of Marine Science and Technology is the recipient of four grants totaling more than $900,000 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The money comes from the Saltonstall-Kennedy grant program to fund research on the oceans and fishing stocks

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New electric cars lined up on William Street / Jim Phillips TSM
New electric cars lined up on William Street / Jim Phillips TSM

New Bedford Leases Ten Electric Cars For City Fleet

The City of New Bedford is replacing ten, 20-year old passenger vehicles with new electric cars.

The new Nissan Leafs were on display Thursday outside City Hall.

New Bedford is leasing the electric cars for three years, at a fraction of what it might cost for leasing conventional vehicles

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Thinkstock photo

SJC Sets Legal Guidelines For Spanking Children

The state's highest court has for the first time set legal guidelines for when and how parents can use spanking to discipline their children.

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said Thursday that spanking or other forms of mild physical punishment of a minor child are permissible if the force used is ``reasonable,'' and is ultimately for the purpose of helping a child by preventing or punishing misconduct

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Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images

Red Sox Update: Pedroia Headed To DL, Kelly Demoted

Former American League MVP Dustin Pedroia is heading to the disabled list.

The Red Sox are putting the second baseman on the shelf for 15 days with a strained hamstring. Boston has called up infield prospect Deven Marrero from Triple-A to fill the roster spot

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