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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.
Additional Arrests Made Related To Boston Marathon Bombing
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Friend Of Tsarnaev Appears In Federal Court

A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to charges of trafficking heroin and possessing an illegal handgun.

Stephen Silva of Cambridge, Massachusetts, appeared in federal court in Boston on Wednesday

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Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Police Say National Night Out Sends Right Message

Several hundred people turned out Tuesday night to celebrate National Night Out in New Bedford.

Residents crowded into Riverside Park to check out a State Police helicopter, enjoy free pizza and entertainment, and get a look at the city's new police cruisers

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Southcoast Hospital Group photo
Southcoast Hospital Group photo

Southcoast To Have Role In New Psychiatric Hospital In Dartmouth

Acadia Healthcare and Southcoast Health are combining forces to operate a new psychiatric hospital in Dartmouth. The hospital is now under construction off Faunce Corner Road.

Southcoast President Keith Hovan says Southcoast has excellent behavioral health providers, but lacks the capacity to care for those patients

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Keith Middle School
Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection

Break-In, Vandalism Investigated At Keith Middle School

Another case of school vandalism in New Bedford, this time at Keith Middle School.

According to an email sent to School Committee members by Jason Defalco, the Chief Academic Officer, at least ten teens broke into the school Saturday night, vandalizing school property, tossing food around in the community room, leaving graffiti in the auditorium, and breaking video equipment

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Photo, Tom Ervin, Getty Images
Photo, Tom Ervin, Getty Images

Mosquito Spraying Early Thursday In New Bedford

Mosquito spraying in New Bedford resumes early Thursday. The New Bedford Board of Health says the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will conduct spraying early Thursday from 2am to sunrise.

The areas targeted for spraying include Fort Tabor, Buttonwood Park, Hazelwood Park, Brooklawn Park, the Poor Farm area, Riverside Park, Clasky Park, Ashley Park and Ben Rose Field

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TSM - New Bedford City hall

Jalice Cafe Hearing Postponed

New Bedford officials have postponed a Licensing Board hearing scheduled for Wednesday night on the weekend shooting outside Jalice Cafe, where seven people were shot.

Licensing Board Chairman Steven Beauregard says the hearing was rescheduled for August 25th

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Mass. Clean Energy Center
Mass. Clean Energy Center

Donald Gomes Named Compliance Officer For Marine Terminal Project.

A New Bedford man has been named Compliance Officer for the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal project. The appointment of Donald Gomes was announced Tuesday by the Mass. Clean Energy Center.

In a press statement, the Center says Gomes will work with the general contractor, local labor unions, and community leaders to ensure the project is meeting its goals in the hiring of women, minorities, and apprentices

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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

General Killed In Afghanistan Is Identified

The officer killed in an attack in Afghanistan is being identified as Major General Harold J. Greene.

U.S. officials say Greene was killed when a man believed to be an Afghan soldier opened fire at a military academy in Kabul

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Getty Images

Hodgson’s Daughter Released On Personal Recognizance

The daughter of Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson entered a not guilty plea Tuesday in District Court, on a charge of witness intimidation.

Michelle Hodgson was arrested early Saturday outside the Jalice Cafe on Acushnet Avenue, where seven people were shot

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From Stop On Red.com
From Stop On Red.com

Study: Cell Phone Useage Contributes To More Drivers “Running Red Lights.”

This week is Stop On Red week, designated by the National Coalition for Safer Roads.

I know, designated weeks for this ailment or to prevent that bad behavior happen so frequently, we can't remember one week  or the other

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