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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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2014 Top Stories – U.S., Cuba Agree to Establish Diplomatic Relations

This is something very few people saw coming.  As someone who was around when President Kennedy enacted the blockade, Obama's move took me by surprise.  His explanation however made perfect sense.  Obama said,"If something hasn't worked for 50 years, its time to try a different approach

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Dzhokar Tsarnaev / FBI Photo
Dzhokar Tsarnaev / FBI Photo

Federal Prosecutors Oppose Delay In Tsarnaev Trial

Federal prosecutors are opposing a request by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to delay his trial until September.

Jury selection is currently scheduled to begin on Jan

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Says New Bedford Police Building Trust In Community

Tensions continue to simmer around the country after the deaths of two unarmed black men at the hands of Police in Missouri and New York.

Speaking on his weekly radio show on WBSM, Mayor Jon Mitchell says he believes a different set of circumstances are at work in New Bedford

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Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Worcester Woman Charged With lying To FBI In Child Sex Probe

The FBI has charged a Worcester woman with making false statements to authorities who were investigating her son's actions in connection with the daycare facility she operated out of her home.  Here is the Justice Department statement:

A Worcester woman was charged in federal court in Worcester Tuesday with lying to federal agents investigating child exploitation offenses which occurred at her home daycare

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Rob Gronkowski (87) among five Patriots named to Pro Bowl / Getty Images
Rob Gronkowski (87) among five Patriots named to Pro Bowl / Getty Images

Five Patriots Named To Pro Bowl

The Denver Broncos had an NFL-high nine players named to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday night, while four teams were shut out among the initial selections.

For the second year in a row the two teams will be selected via a
draft, a setup that replaced the old AFC-NFC format

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Boston Globe/Getty Images

Sutter Names Fall River Transition Team

Fall River Mayor-elect Sam Sutter has named an eight member transition team as he moves from the Office of District Attorney to Mayor.

Sutter's transition team will be chaired by retired Raynham Police Chief Lou Pacheco, who is Sutter's director of operations in the D-A's office

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Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Final Day For Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign

We're down to the final day in the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign.

Kettles and bell ringers will be visible at 18 locations throughout Greater New Bedford on Wednesday, hoping to raise money for the Salvation Army in New Bedford

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Corinn Williams and Mike McCarthy answer questions Tuesday from reporters / Jim Phillips / TSM
Corinn Williams and Mike McCarthy answer questions Tuesday from reporters / Jim Phillips / TSM

North End Merchants Seek More Police, Cleaner Neighborhood

Business-owners in the Acushnet Avenue Commercial District feel they're being short-changed when it comes to city services.

That was one of the findings in a survey of 69 businesses in the North End carried out by the Public Policy Center at UMass Dartmouth and the Community Economic Development Center

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Roosevelt Facebook page

Threatening Note Found At Roosevelt Middle School

Roosevelt Middle School officials found a note Tuesday inside the school threatening the building.

School spokesman Jonathan Carvalho says police were called just after 8am.

Officers considered the threat low level and non-specific, but decided to conduct a sweep of the building

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FBI Photo

Tsarnaev’s Attorneys Want Trial Delayed Till Septmeber

Lawyers for the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect are asking a federal judge to delay his trial until September.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is scheduled to go on trial Jan. 5 on multiple charges

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