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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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Martha’s Vineyard Tribe Appeals Ruling Against Gambling Hall

BOSTON (AP) — A native American tribe on Martha's Vineyard is appealing a federal judge's decision to block them from building a gambling hall on the famous resort island...

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Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

Cruz Wins Iowa Republican Caucus

(Associated Press) - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses Monday, overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and Florida Sen

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Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Bristol County Sheriff’s Department Receives Opioid Grant

Thanks to a quarter of a million dollar grant from the Federal Government, the Bristol County Sheriff's Department will be reaching out for the first time to prisoners awaiting trail with warnings about the opioid crisis...

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Baker OK With Island Home For Venomous Snake

A plan by the state to make a Quabbin Reservoir island home to an endangered venomous snake has the backing of Gov. Charlie Baker.

The Republican governor said Monday he supports the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife's plan to use the unpopulated island as a colony to help rebuild the timber rattlesnake species, which is indigenous to Massachusetts...

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Update: Student Death Caused By Suspected Drug Overdose

A UMass Dartmouth male student found dead Friday night in a residence hall on campus apparently died from an accidental  drug overdose.

University officials say campus police were called to Birch Hall around 11pm to check on a student...

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Representatives from Global Learning Charter Public School receive grant from Bristol County Savings Bank Charitable Foundation / Jim Phillips TSM
Representatives from Global Learning Charter Public School receive grant from Bristol County Savings Bank Charitable Foundation / Jim Phillips TSM

Local Bank Awards Grants To Seven-Area Non-Profits

The Charitable Foundation for the Bristol County Savings Bank has awarded grants totaling $35,000 to seven New Bedford-area non-profit organizations...

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