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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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Galaxy Edge Rev’s 2-1 In MLS Title Game

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New England 1
Los Angeles 2

Robbie Keane scored the winner late in the second period of extra time on Sunday, lifting the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution at the StubHub Center, handing the club its fifth MLS Cup title

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Dave Broberg
Dave Broberg

Dartmouth Wins Division III Super Bowl

Dartmouth High School's Jacob "JT" Rose intercepted a pass with 13 seconds remaining, and the Indians held on for a 14-7 victory Saturday over Melrose in the Division III Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium

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Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony Rescheduled For Next Thursday

The city of New Bedford has postponed the annual Downtown Christmas
Tree Lighting Ceremony for tonight because of inclement weather.

The event has been rescheduled for Thiursday, December 11th at 6pm

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TSM
TSM

UMass Dartmouth On List Of Most Affordable Public Schools

UMass Dartmouth is one of 50 schools around the country ranked most affordable for out of state students.

The rankings come from a website, AffordableColleges.com. UMass Dartmouth ranks 17th among the 50 schools listed

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Wind Turbine Manufacturer To Locate In Seekonk, Mass

A New Hampshire-based wind turbine manufacturing company is relocating to Southeastern Massachusetts.

Aeronautica Wind will soon be moving to Seekonk near the Rhode Island line.

Founder Brian Kuhn tells WBSM News, his firm manufactures mid-sized turbines

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New Bedford High School
New Bedford High School / Jim Phillips / TSM

Threatening Note Found At New Bedford High School

Police responded to a threatening note Friday found at New Bedford High School.

The note was found inside the high school just before noon, and indicated a threat to the building.

Police considered the threat low-level and non specific, but conducted a sweep of the building as the school day proceeded

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Couto

Suspect Apprehended In Credit Union Robbery

Fall River Police have arrested one of their Ten Most Wanted criminals.

Forty-six year old Michael Couto, a suspect in a recent bank robbery, was arraigned Thursday at the Fall River Justice Center on charges of armed robbery and larceny over $250

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Environment Massachusetts' Julie Persinger (C) calls on Congress to approve Tax Credits for renewable energy projects / Jim Phillips / TSM
Environment Massachusetts' Julie Persinger (C) calls on Congress to approve Tax Credits for renewable energy projects / Jim Phillips / TSM

Wind Power Advocates Push For Tax Credits

Representatives of "Environment Massachusetts" joined Mayor Jon Mitchell and other renewable energy advocates in New Bedford Thursday, asking the federal government to enact tax credits for future development of wind projects

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Attorney Gloria Allred (R) with alleged victims of Bill Cosby / Getty Images
Attorney Gloria Allred (R) with alleged victims of Bill Cosby / Getty Images

Cosby’s Lawyers Answer Latest Allegations

Bill Cosby's lawyers are firing back at the woman who claims the entertainer molested her at the Playboy Mansion 40 years ago.

In legal documents obtained by TMZ, Cosby's legal team claim Judy Huth tried to extort 100-thousand-dollars from Cosby last month, promising to not go public with the allegations in exchange for money

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Candles represent 12 homicide victims in New Bedford / Jim Phillips / TSM
Candles represent 12 homicide victims in New Bedford / Jim Phillips / TSM

Candlelight Vigil Honors Survivors Of Homicide Victims

The survivors of a dozen homicide victims in New Bedford gathered Tuesday night at the Peace Garden at Acushnet Avenue and Russell Street to remember their loved ones.

Among them was 13 year old Jasiah Barros, the daughter of Christopher Barros who was gunned down nine years ago

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