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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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Michael Brown’s Stepfather May Face Charges

Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson are said to be considering bringing charges against Michael Brown's stepfather.

CNN is reporting authorities are looking to possibly indict him for inciting a riot following last week's grand jury decision

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Fairhaven Man Arrested In Drug Probe

Fairhaven Police say 51 year old Christopher Bessette faces up to five years in jail following his arrest Monday on charges of trafficking heroin.

Sgt. Kevin Kobza says Bessette was arrested in a parking lot at Route Six and Washington Street

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Jim Phillips | TSM

City Council To Set Tax Factor, Homeowners Face Increase

No one wants to raise taxes, but the Mayor's office in New Bedford is arming the City Council with information to help ease the pain.  The Council holds its annual Tax Classification meeting Tuesday night

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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Obama Seeks To Tighten Rules On Police Equipment

President Obama is responding to growing concerns about the militarization of police in the U.S. The President is making moves to tighten federal rules on providing military-type equipment to local and state police departments

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Fall River Man Arrested After Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Police say a Fall River man was arrested Friday night after killing a pedestrian while driving drunk on I-195 in Somerset.

Fifty-five year old Horacio Goncalo was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol

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Protesters Asked To Leave Walmart In Dartmouth

There were protests Friday at Walmart stores around the country....including the Walmart in Dartmouth.

The protesters say they're in support of Walmart employees, and want the retail giant to pay its workers $15-an hour, and give them the opportunity for a full-time schedule

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Protesters In Los Angeles confront police / Photo by David McNew/Getty Images
Protesters In Los Angeles confront police / Photo by David McNew/Getty Images

Hundreds Arrested Nationwide After Ferguson Decision

Arrests are mounting up as protesters angry over the Michael Brown grand jury decision stretch the limits of the law.

More than 400 people have been taken into custody since it was announced Monday night that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson would not face charges for fatally shooting the unarmed black teen

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New Bedford Police

New Bedford Police Arrest Robbery Suspect

New Bedford Police make an arrest in connection with a robbery and a second attempted robbery on Sunday evening.  

Detectives arrested 40 year old Donald Jordan on Tuesday as he was leaving a motel room on State Road in Dartmouth.  He's facing charges o

Police Officer Darren Wilson (R) with George Stephanopolous / Photo by Kevin Lowder/ABC via Getty Images
Police Officer Darren Wilson (R) with George Stephanopolous / Photo by Kevin Lowder/ABC via Getty Images

Darren Wilson Speaks Out In Interview With ABC News

The police officer who shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, says he opened fire that August day out of fear for his own life. In an interview with ABC's "World News Tonight," Officer Darren Wilson detailed his version of the events that left the unarmed black teenager dead in a street

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Updates From Ferguson, Missouri

Here's the latest from Ferguson, Missouri.
The attorneys for Michael Brown's parents are blaming the prosecutors for a grand jury decision not to indict the police officer who killed the teen. Anthony Gray claims the testimony of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson didn't match the evidence, but that prosecutors didn't challenge him

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