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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.
Participants in the 22nd annual Rockathon at Kennedy Donovan in New Bedford / Jim Phillips / TSM
Participants in the 22nd annual Rockathon at Kennedy Donovan in New Bedford / Jim Phillips / TSM

Rockathon Aids Programs At Kennedy Donovan Center

The 22nd annual Rockathon Friday at Kennedy Donovan Center in New Bedford brought together parents, students and staff members, all with the same purpose.

They were raising money for programs that assist children and adults facing physical and intellectual challenges

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

Kennedy Donovan’s South Campus To Open In April 2016

Construction of the "South" Campus of the Kennedy Donovan Center in New Bedford is moving ahead.

The site, the historic Grinnell Property, is located across the street from the present Kennedy Donovan Center at the intersection of County and Hawthorne Streets

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Photo via fitchburgstate.edu
Photo via fitchburgstate.edu

Accused Gunman At Fitchburg State Held For Dangerousness Hearing

A Massachusetts man accused of firing a gun near the Fitchburg State University campus has been held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing, but his lawyer questions the evidence.

Twenty-eight-year-old Justin Beauregard was arraigned Friday on charges of carrying a firearm without a license, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building and possession of ammunition without a firearms ID in connection to the gunfire Thursday night

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New Bedford High School
New Bedford High School / Jim Phillips / TSM

NBHS Graduates 25 In Summer Program

For the second year in a row, New Bedford High School has special classes in the summer for seniors who for one reason or another, fell a handful of credits short of graduating in June.

Some twenty-five seniors completed those classes earlier this summer, and were awarded diplomas during a Graduation ceremony Thursday night

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Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Dungy: Manning Believes Gillette’s Locker Room Was Bugged

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning apparently believes the New England Patriots may have bugged the visiting team's locker room at Gillette Stadium.

Former head coach and current NBC studio analyst Tony Dungy ] tells "The Dan Patrick Show" that Manning used to go out into the hallway to discuss strategy because he did not trust the locker room in Foxboro was safe

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Tammy Wunschell (center) joins Phil Paleologos and Kasey Sylvia Thursday on the Morning Show / Dan McCready TSM
Tammy Wunschell (center) joins Phil Paleologos and Kasey Sylvia Thursday on the Morning Show / Dan McCready TSM

Kennedy Donovan’s Rockathon Is Friday

A major fund-raiser Friday at the Kennedy-Donovan Center in New Bedford.

The 22nd Annual Rockathon is scheduled for 9:30am at the New Bedford Campus at County and Hawthorne Streets.

Dozens of volunteers will be stationed in rocking chairs, raising money for Kennedy-Donovan programs

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Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images
Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

New Treatment Options Being Used For President Carter’s Cancer

A cancer expert says there are some new treatment options for the type of cancer President Carter is battling.

Dr. Dale Shepard is an oncologist at the Cleveland Clinic and says Carter will receive immunotherapy which destroys cancer cells by stimulating the patient's own immune system

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Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images
Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Dombrowski To Lead Red Sox

Former Tigers General Manager Dave Dombrowski has been named President of Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox.  The Red Sox announced the change Tuesday night.

The current general manager, Ben Cherrington, will stay on to assist Dombrowski during the transition, but is apparently leaving the organization

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