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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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Bill Belichick / Getty Images

Patriots Look For Improvement In Third Preseason Game

Bill Belichick is looking for some major
improvement from the New England Patriots as they head to Carolina
for Friday night's third preseason game.

''We weren't very good on either side of the ball, or in the
kicking game,'' the coach said Wednesday when talking about last
week's 26-24 victory at New Orleans

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Getty Images

New Bedford School Department Announces School Bus Schedule

The New Bedford School Department has released its bus schedule for the 2015-2016 school year. You can access it on the link below.

Spokesman Jonathan Carvalho tells WBSM News, the bus schedule is a vital resource for students and parents

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Photo from Wareham Police
Photo from Wareham Police

Unarmed Robbery Suspect Arrested In Wareham

Wareham Police have arrested a suspect in an unarmed robbery who attempted to avoid detection by hiding in a dumpster.

Chief Kevin Walsh says the robbery happened Monday night in the parking lot of a Salvation Army Store on Cranberry Highway

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Fairhaven's new Police Officers (from left to right) :  Jonathon Alves, Matthew Sobral, Jerome Penha Jr., and Scott Coelho. / Jim Phillips TSM
Fairhaven's new Police Officers (from left to right) : Jonathon Alves, Matthew Sobral, Jerome Penha Jr., and Scott Coelho. / Jim Phillips TSM

Fairhaven Swears In Four New Police Officers

New Police Officer Matthew Sobral is joining his father on the Fairhaven Police Department.

Sobral was one of four new officers taking the oath Tuesday at Town Hall. "It's something I idolized growing up, something I always wanted to do and the opportunity finally presented itself and I took full advantage of it," he said, adding, "its where I've always wanted to be

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Curt Schilling / Hunter Martin/Getty Images

Schilling Removed From ESPN Little League Coverage

ESPN is removing former MLB pitcher and baseball analyst Curt Schilling from its Little League World Series coverage after he sent out a controversial tweet.

Schilling posted a tweet using some questionable math to draw parallels between extremist Muslims and Germans under Adolph Hitler

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New Bedford Marine Admits Choking Transgender Woman But Denies Murder

 

A U.S. Marine charged with murder has testified in court that he choked a Filipino unconscious during a fight that started when he discovered that she was a transgender woman in a Philippine motel.

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GEICO Settles Discrimination Lawsuit

Auto insurance giant GEICO will pay out six-million dollars over a discrimination lawsuit.

GEICO was accused of discriminating based on gender, education level and people's jobs when setting rates for customers

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
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Judge Rejects Motion To Make Public Juror’s Names In Tsarnaev Trial

A judge has rejected a motion by The Boston Globe to publicly release the names of jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.

Judge George O'Toole Jr.'s ruling Monday came more than three months after a federal jury convicted DzhokharTsarnaev in the deadly 2013 attack and voted in favor of the death penalty

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

Sidewalk Project Begins At Fairhaven Town Hall

Workmen outside the Fairhaven Town Hall on Monday began reducing the width of sidewalks around that historic building.

The sidewalks are currently about eight feet wide, they'll be reduced to about six feet wide when the work is done

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