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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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Mitchell: New Bedford Half Marathon Is A Go

Despite the brutal winter and a tricky forecast for Sunday, city officials are moving ahead with the 38th Annual New Bedford Half-Marathon.

Mayor Jon Mitchell is expecting thousands of runners to take part

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International Seafood Buyers Visit New Bedford

Seafood buyers from ten countries toured New Bedford's waterfront Friday, hoping to buy product from seafood dealers here.

The buyers came from countries like Belgium, Brazil, China and Turkey. They're attending the 2015 Seafood Expo in Boston

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UMass Dartmouth Hosts Robotic Competition

Dozens of high school students from all over the region gathered at UMass Dartmouth this weekend along with their teachers, taking part in a custom-designed robot competition.

The event is sponsored by FIRST --- a not-for- profit organization seeking to inspire young people to be math and science leaders

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South African Doctors Perform World’s 1st Penis Transplant

A 21-year-old man is the recipient of the worlds first successful penis transplant.

South African doctors performed the nine-hour surgery last December.  The unnamed patient had his organ amputated during a botched circumcision three years ago

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Jean Neves (L), Pedro Fuentes (C) and Michael Cubero (R) / Photos from New Bedford Police Dept.
Jean Neves (L), Pedro Fuentes (C) and Michael Cubero (R) / Photos from New Bedford Police Dept.

Three Arrested During Sweep By Violent Crimes Task Force

Federal, state and local law enforcement officials track down three men wanted for crimes in the city.

Members of the Violent Crimes Task Force on Friday took into custody 34 year old Michael Cubero at his State Street apartment, charging him with armed assault with intent to murder, in connection with a recent stabbing at Tilia's Restaurant in New Bedford

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Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Nightclub Surveillance Video Shown At Hernandez Trial

Surveillance video from a Boston nightclub played in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez shows the former New England Patriots player out with the victim two nights before the killing.

Hernandez and Odin Lloyd were at Rumor nightclub two nights before Lloyd was shot to death June 17, 2013

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DA Tom Quinn Pushing White Ribbon Campaign

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn is joining an initiative with the Boston Celtics to stamp out domestic violence against women.

D-A Quinn says the White Ribbon initiative is urging men to take a pledge and end all forms of violence against women

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Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images
Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images

Dr. Nancy Snyderman Leaving NBC News

The doctor is out at NBC News. NBC's Chief Medical Editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman is leaving her post after nine years to return to teaching after last year's Ebola scandal.

Snyderman made direct reference to the episode in a statement announcing her resignation Thursday

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Photo by New Bedford Police
Photo by New Bedford Police

Dartmouth Man Charged With Attempted New Bedford Robbery

A 23 year old Dartmouth man is being charged with an attempted robbery at the Royal Food and Deli in New Bedford Tuesday night.

The suspect, 23 year old Patrick Shea of Old Westport Road, surrendered to police at the Rockdale Avenue headquarters on Wednesday afternoon

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