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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.
Students unveil mural at State Pier in New Bedford. (Photo by Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media)
Students unveil mural at State Pier in New Bedford. (Photo by Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media)

“Fishing City” Artwork Displayed At State Pier

 

Young people enrolled in the Mayor's Summer Youth Enrichment Program have created a giant-sized piece of art that's currently hanging on the State Pier Terminal  building in New Bedford. Its

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Photo from dcr/mass.com

More Details On Environmental Bond Bill

A newly-signed Environmetal Bond Bill contains millions of dollars for projects in Greater New Bedford.

They include some big ticket items like dredging New Bedford Habor, improvements to State Pier, and restoration of Fort Tabor

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Photo by Mike Brown/Getty Images
Photo by Mike Brown/Getty Images

“Elvis” Cadillac Auction Is Tonight

Elvis Presley's last Cadillac leads the list of memorabilia going up for sale at the first-ever "Auction At Graceland."

The "Auction At Graceland" will take place Presley's mansion in Memphis Thursday at 8:00 p

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Photo by Rick Friedman-Pool/Getty Images

Obama Calls For Calm Following Missouri Shooting

President Obama is calling for calm and healing in a St. Louis suburb rocked by the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer.

Speaking after four nights of clashes between police and protesters, Obama remarked that there's never an excuse for violence against police or for vandalism and looting

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Mass. Teachers Now Required To Undergo Suicide Prevention Training

The new Gun Legislation signed Wednesday by Governor Patrick, also requires Mass. teachers to receive suicide prevention training at least once every three years.

The provision was included by State Rep

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New Bedford Applications For Fishing Disaster Aid Total 129

Community organizations that serve the fishing industry are currently collecting applications from ground-fishermen across the state for Federal Disaster funding.

In New Bedford, 129 applications have been submitted so far at the Fishing Partnership office on MacArthur Drive

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Photo by Miami Beach Police Department via Getty Images
Photo by Miami Beach Police Department via Getty Images

A $500 Fine And Anger Management Classes For Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber is closing the book on his DUI case in Miami. The pop star is accepting a plea deal that will see him escape criminal charges in exchange for guilty pleas to lesser charges of careless driving and resisting an officer, stemming from his arrest back in January

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Jim Phillips / TSM

New Bedford Police To Receive Grant

The City of New Bedford is getting nearly $100,000 from the Federal Government.  The Justice Assistance Grant of $99,178 was announced by Congressman William Keating, (D)-Massachusetts.

The money will be used to pay for overtime in the New Bedford Police Department and the purchase of new equipment

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Lauren Bacall / Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Actress Lauren Bacall Dies at 89

The "Bacall" of "Bogie and Bacall" has died. A family member says screen legend Lauren Bacall passed away Tuesday after suffering a stroke. She was 89. Known for her sultry looks and husky voice, Bacall became one of film noir's most famous leading ladies starring in several movies in the 1950s with fellow screen legend and late husband Humphrey Bogart

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Photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./U.S. Air Force via Getty Images
Photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./U.S. Air Force via Getty Images

More U.S. Troops Sent To Northern Iraq

The U.S. is increasing its military presence in Iraq by sending another 130 troops to the country.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made the announcement while speaking to troops at Camp Pendleton, California today

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