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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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Suzanne Kreiter/ Boston Globe/Getty Images

Boston Globe Wins Pulitzer Prize

The Boston Globe has won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing.

The announcement of the award came as the city prepares for the anniversary of the bombing

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Police Release More Info On Deceased Baby

Investigators searching for the mother of a newborn whose body was discovered in New Bedford are releasing additional information about the baby, saying she was a white girl weighing about six pounds

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Environmental Groups Challenge Navy's Use Of Sonar In West Coast Training Exercises

Right Whales Gathering In Cape Cod Bay

The Center for Coastal Studies reports that a large cluster of endangered right whales is feeding in the Cape Cod Bay.

The Provincetown-based nonprofit group reported Friday that about 100 whales are concentrated near the western shore of Cape Cod Bay and near the entrance to the Cape Cod Canal

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Al Bello / Getty Images

Homers by Gomes and Sizemore Power Red Sox To Victory

Jon Lester pitched into the seventh inning, and key home runs by Jonny Gomes and Grady Sizemore powered the Red Sox to a 4-2 over the New York Yankees Friday at Yankee Stadium. It was Lester's first win of the season

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Elijah Nouvelage / Getty Images

Bus Crash in California Kills 10

The California Highway Patrol says it does not yet know what caused a FedEx tractor-trailer to veer across a grassy highway median and slam into a bus, killing 10 people.

Lt. Scott Fredrick said at a news conference Friday that investigators will try to determine whether the FedEx driver fell asleep, experienced mechanical failure or lost control because of a separate collision on the southbound side of the freeway

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President And First Lady Pay $98,000 In Income Taxes

The White House says President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama paid just over $98,000 in taxes on income of nearly half a million dollars last year.

The couple's 2013 income tax returns were posted on the White House website four days before the tax filing deadline

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Google Street view

Student Seriously Injured In Fight At Normandin

New Bedford Police have now released information about a fight involving two students at Normandin Middle School.

A teacher reported to police on Thursday she saw a 13 year old male student holding a 12 year old boy in a choke hold

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Three Fires Keep NB Fire Crews Busy On Thursday

Thursday was a day for fires in New Bedford.  Firefighters spent several hours Thursday afternoon dousing a smokey blaze in a three-story tenament at 141 Peckham Street. District Chief David Cooper says the fire started on the third floor

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