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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.
Patrick Parent (L) and Ashley Rezendes. Photos by New Bedford Police
Patrick Parent (L) and Ashley Rezendes. Photos by New Bedford Police

Two Suspects Arrested In Roosevelt St. Drug Raid

More than 80 grams of heroin was seized during a Tuesday afternoon drug raid in New Bedford's South End.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says officers executed a search warrant on the third floor of 49 Roosevelt street following an investigation into a drug delivery service

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Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images

Crew Member For “Cops” TV Show Killed in Omaha

Omaha police say officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery killed a crew member with the ``Cops'' television show and the suspect, who was carrying a pellet gun.

Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said Wednesday that witnesses and officers thought the robbery suspect's Airsoft handgun was real, but that it fires only plastic pellets

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Rhode Island Man Charged With Sex Trafficking

A Pawtucket man is facing charges accusing him of sex trafficking a 17-year-old Massachusetts girl.

Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Kemont Bowie and two others forced the girl into prostitution after she left a treatment center

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Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Funding Rolls In For Mass In Motion New Bedford

Mass in Motion New Bedford's financial future is secure for at least another three years.

The motivational healthy lifestyle program has been awarded another round of funding from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, which will provide $50,000 a year to the program for three years

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Bishop George Coleman (left) / Photo by Jim Phillips TSM
Bishop George Coleman (left) / Photo by Jim Phillips TSM

Bishop Coleman Honored At Thanksgiving Mass

A Mass of Thanksgiving on Tuesday at St. Mary's Cathedral in Fall River for retiring Bishop George Coleman.

Coleman has served as Bishop in the Fall River Diocese for 11 years and will soon reach the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood

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City Man Charged With Interfering With Police

Police say a New Bedford man is facing charges after yelling at a woman Monday night who was threatening to commit suicide by jumping from a Brock Avenue rooftop.

The man, 30 year old Josue Melendez Soto, was allegedly swearing at the woman and yelling at her to get down

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Rep. Darrell Issa of California. / Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images
Rep. Darrell Issa of California. / Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

GOP Leader Claims Labor Department Wasting Taxpayers Money

The chairman of a House panel is asking Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to turn over to Congress documents and information he alleges will show ``a pattern of wasteful spending and mismanagement'' at the Labor Department

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Logan Mankins Traded to Tampa Bay. / Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images
Logan Mankins Traded to Tampa Bay. / Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Pats Trade Pro-Bowler Mankins to Bucs

The New England Patriots are parting with a six-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman to add tight end depth.

FOX Sports reports the Pats are sending guard Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for tight end Tim Wright and an undisclosed draft pick

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Martha Coakley (R) during a recent stop in New Bedford. / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Martha Coakley (R) during a recent stop in New Bedford. / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Coakley’s Lead Shrinks In Democratic Primary

Attorney General Martha Coakley's big lead over Treasurer Steve Grossman in the Democratic race for governor is shrinking.

A new Suffolk University-Boston Herald poll shows Coakley with a 12 point lead over Grossman two weeks before the primary

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Dartmouth Police Station has been closed since March. / Photo by dartmouthpd.org
Dartmouth Police Station has been closed since March. / Photo by dartmouthpd.org

Dartmouth Select Board Work For “Better” Temporary Police Station

The Dartmouth Select Board is taking steps to improve conditions for the town's Police Department.

The department is currently working out of trailers next door to the current police station.  The station has been closed since March after legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires Disease was found inside the stations' plumbing

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