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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.
Joan Rivers
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Joan Rivers Dead At 81

Legendary comedy diva Joan Rivers is dead at the age of 81. Rivers, best known for her caustic humor and outspoken candor, passed away after suffering complications during surgery on her throat at a New York clinic

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Bernard Madoff / Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images

Second Madoff Son Dies

Andrew Madoff, the only surviving son of convicted financier schemer Bernard Madoff, has died of lymphoma.  He was 48.

Relatives say he died Wednesday morning at Sloan Kettering Memorial Cancer Center in New York

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UMass Dartrmouth Begins New Year With Convocation

Returning students and first-year freshmen are making their way around the UMass Dartmouth campus as classes begin.

Some 1,500 freshmen were invited to a Convocation Ceremony on Monday, and received some advice from Chancellor Divina Grossman

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Getty Image- Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Getty Image- Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Senator Warren Says She’ll Vote To Repeal Casino Law

Anti-gambling activists are touting a major political boost from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren as their campaign to repeal the state's casino law heads into the final stretch.

The first-term Democrat said Monday following the Boston Labor Council's Labor Day breakfast that she'll likely vote in favor of repealing the law that opened the door for Las Vegas-style gambling in Massachusetts

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Actress Jennifer Lawrence / Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
Actress Jennifer Lawrence / Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Celebrity Hacker Comes Forward — Sort Of

An anonymous hacker claims to be part of a team responsible for publishing nude photos of more than 100 celebrities.

In claims posted to a known hacker comment board, the anonymous user says the security breach took months to pull off

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New officers take oath at New Bedford City Hall / Jim Phillips / TSM
New officers take oath at New Bedford City Hall / Jim Phillips / TSM

City Welcomes Five New Police Officers

The City of New Bedford has added five new officers to the ranks of the police department.

All five recently graduated from the New Bedford Police Acadamy, and were sworn in Monday at New Bedford City Hall

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Photo from NOAA

Fort Taber Search Suspended

The search for a missing adolescent in waters off Fort Taber has been suspended, pending further developments.

The search began Saturday afternoon when an adult reported seeing a boy, about 12 or 13 years old, jump into the water from a fishing pier and never resurface

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New Bedford Police Arrest One Of Fall River’s Most Wanted

One of Fall River's Most Wanted criminals was arrested this week in New Bedford.

Twenty-eight year old Nathaniel Lewis was wanted in the Spindle City for a shooting on July 5th,  Police told the Herald News Lewis shot another man in the head in a dispute over a backpack full of marijuana

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Photo by Quim Llenas/Cover/Getty Images

Rush Of Last Minute School Registrations In New Bedford

Despite efforts by the New Bedford School District urging parents to register their children early for school, officials say there has been a large influx of new students signing up over the last week or so

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