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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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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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New Bedford Police

Shots Fired In New Bedford

New Bedford Police are investigating after gun shots were fired early Sunday morning.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says a Shotspotter detected four gunshots around 3 a.m. detected four near 115 Bullard Street

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Aaron Magnett.  Photo from NECN
Aaron Magnett. Photo from NECN

Update: New Bedford Man Surrenders To Police

A New Bedford man, wanted by U.S. Marshalls for a Federal probation violation, turned himself in to State and local Police Monday afternoon.  According to Det. Capt. Steve Vicente, Aaron Magnett surrendered to State Trooper David Reis and New Bedford Detective Al Silva at a location on Phillips Rd

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New Bedford Beach Closures

The New Bedford Health Department  says East Beach located along East Rodney French Boulevard and West Beach located along West Rodney French Boulevard, as well as the beach inside Fort Taber Park are closed to swimming today

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Flooding on Route 18 in New Bedford

Flooding Reported On Southcoast

Southeastern Massachusetts saw heavy rains on Friday for much of the day, causing flooding in localized areas.  Route 18 in New Bedford sustained the worst flooding, and for a time Friday afternoon, State Police blocked off ramps leading to the highway to prevent cars from getting stuck

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Photo by Jan Sochor/Latincontent/Getty Images

Pope Francis Okays Use of Exorcists

Pope Francis is formally approving the use of exorcism by the Catholic church.  The Vatican's newspaper reported that recognition has been given to the International Association of Exorcists.

Father Francesco Bamonte told "L'Osservatore Romano"  the Holy See's decision to recognize them is a joy

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