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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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Boehner Opposes Impeachment Of President Obama

House Speaker John Boehner says he disagrees with calls to impeach President Barack Obama, but asserts that others can make a determination on their own whether the chief executive deserves it.

He made his comments as Sarah Palin and others have come out in recent days for impeachment

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TSM - New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge

Frustration Surfaces About New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge

Southcoast residents and the Mayor of New Bedford continue to share frustration with the ongoing repairs to the New Bedford- Fairhaven Bridge.

On Mayor Jon Mitchell's weekly radio program on WBSM, this caller shared his frustration with the Mayor about the state project that never seems to end

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Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images

Obama: Migrant Children Will Not Be Able To Stay

President Obama says the majority of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the southwest border will not be able to stay in the U.S.  Obama said that people illegally crossing the border are being apprehended in large numbers and the government is working to make sure they are being housed and processed appropriately

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Argentina's Sergio Romero celebrates. Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
Argentina's Sergio Romero celebrates. Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Argentina Edges Netherlands In World Cup Semi-Final

Argentina reached its fourth World Cup final on Wednesday after topping the Netherlands, 4-2, in a penalty kick shootout following a 0-0 draw in 120 minutes of play at the Arena de Sao Paulo.

Tuesday's semifinal saw an absurd eight goals scored in 90 minutes, while Wednesday's fixture was a much more tactical affair that was decided by a pair of saves from Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero in the shootout

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Sen. Claire McCaskill. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Sen. McCaskill: Many Colleges Not Investigating Sexual Assaults

A survey of colleges and universities finds that many schools have gone years without investigating a sexual assault.

About 40 percent of respondents reported not having conducted a sexual assault investigation in the past five years

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Police Investigate Gunfire At Shawmut Village

New Bedford Police responded early Wednesday to a location on Pawnee Court at Shawmut Village on a report of a man being shot.

Following an initial investigation, Police determined there was no victim, but that a home in the area had been struck by three bullets fired from a handgun

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Sheriff Thomas Hodgson inside the House of Correction.  Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Sheriff Thomas Hodgson inside the House of Correction. Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Hernandez Will Transfer Jails On Wednesday

A jail spokesman says former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who has pleaded not guilty to three murder charges, will be transferred Wednesday to a Boston jail.

Bernie Sullivan, spokesman for Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, said Tuesday that Hernandez will move from the Bristol County House of Correction in North Dartmouth, where he was been for more than a year

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Fairhaven Police Warn Of Possible Scam

Fairhaven Police are warning residents about a possible scam.

Sergeant Kevin Kobza says they received a report from a resident who was called by someone who claimed they were with the Fraternal Order of Police

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Photo from New Bedford Police

Police Arrest Suspect, Recover $25,000 Worth Of Heroin

A New Bedford man faces drug charges following his arrest over the weekend.

Narcotics detectives obtained a search warrant for 330B Smith Street in Westlawn, and after gaining entry, police found a safe in a bedroom containing 248 grams of heroin

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