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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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Photo from New Bedford Police

Tennessee Man Wanted For Violent Crimes Picked Up In New Bedford

 

A man wanted for violent crimes in Tennessee was picked up Friday morning in New Bedford.

Lt. John Chaves tells WBSM News, police responded to the homeless shelter on Eighth Street Friday on a report of a disruptive occupant. Whe

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Salmonella Traced To New Bedford Restaurant

The Mass. Department of Public Health has identified a cluster of salmonella cases in New Bedford.

Several cases of salmonella or food poisoning have been linked to food recently served at the Churrascaria Aveirense restaurant at 175 Sawyer Street in New Bedford

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Additional Arrests Made Related To Boston Marathon Bombing
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Tsarnaev Trial To Start Monday

There is not going to be a delay in jury selection for the federal trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev .

The trial judge has ruled it will start as scheduled on Monday because a delay would be too inconvenient for the 12-hundred prospective jurors

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2015 Polar Plunge / Jim Phillips / TSM
2015 Polar Plunge / Jim Phillips / TSM

Cold And Wind Fails To Halt Fairhaven’s Polar Plunge

The Polar Plunge at Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven attracted more than 300 participants this year despite bitter cold and wind.

Hundreds lined up at the water's edge just before 10am, with Fairhaven's Allen Days providing a count-down

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Mitchell Shares Hopes For New Bedford In 2015

Among Mayor Jon Mitchell's hopes for the new year is the completion of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal in the South End.

Mayor Mitchell says the project is slightly behind schedule but should be finished by sometime in January

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Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Jim Harbaugh Returns To College Ranks

Jim Harbaugh is the new head football coach at the University of Michigan.

The former San Francisco 49ers head coach was formally introduced today. He says he's been waiting his whole life for this opportunity

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Getty Images

Suspect, Eight Others Dead In Canadian Killing Spree

Police in Edmonton, Alberta are investigating a killing spree that left nine people dead, including two children. The suspect is among the victims.

Edmonton Police Chief Ron Knecht said hours before the killings last night, officers went to a home after getting a call about a man acting suicidal

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Mayor Sam Sutter / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Sam Sutter / Jim Phillips / TSM

Sutter Takes Over In Fall River

Massachusetts's newest Mayor has taken the oath of office in front of a standing room only crowd at Fall River's Government Center.

Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter was sworn in as Fall River's Mayor on Tuesday

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Maria Ramos (C) holds Flag at her husband's funeral / Photo by Kevin Hagen/Getty Images
Maria Ramos (C) holds Flag at her husband's funeral / Photo by Kevin Hagen/Getty Images

Officer Rafael Ramos Laid To Rest In New York

A New York City Police Officer gunned down with his partner one week ago in Brooklyn, was laid to rest Saturday following a funeral service attended by thousands of law enforcement personnel from all over the country

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Southcoast Officers To Attend Ramos Funeral

The funeral for slain New York City Police Officer Rafael Ramos is Saturday.

Among the thousands of police officers attending is a delegation of about fifty officers from Police Departments here on the Southcoast

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