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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.
Richie Incognito (68) / Photo by David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images
Richie Incognito (68) / Photo by David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images

Anti-Bullying Activists In Buffalo Question Incognito’s Signing

 

A group of anti-bullying activists in Buffalo is less than thrilled that the Bills signed embattled offensive lineman Richie Incognito.

The "Buffalo News" reports local advocates are calling it a "slap to the face" that the guard is getting an opportunity to play again with the Bills.

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Mass. State House / Getty Images

Mass. House Okays Baker’s Budget Shortfall Plan

Partisan politics did not surface in the Mass. House on Wednesday, when lawmakers, mostly all Democrats, gave near-unanimous support to a budget shortfall plan offered by Republican Governor Charlie Baker

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Photo, John Moore, Getty Images

Obama Seeking War Powers To Fight ISIS

President Obama is asking Congress for new war powers for the fight against ISIS. Obama has sent lawmakers a formal request for an Authorization for Use of Military Force,

Speaking from the White House, the President said U

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President Reports “Enormous Progress” In Fighting Ebola

President Obama is citing enormous progress in the fight against Ebola.

In a White House event, Obama said the U.S. has risen to the challenge. He argued that the U.S. has led the international response to the Ebola crisis through a policy of sound science, not fear

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Jerry Tarkanian / Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Hall Of Fame Coach Jerry Tarkanian Dies At 84

Longtime college basketball head coach Jerry Tarkanian is dead at the age of 84.

The Hall of Fame coach's son broke the news on Twitter that his father has passed away.

Tarkanian was hospitalized in Las Vegas on Monday due to breathing trouble and an infection

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Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Truck Day: A Ray Of Sunshine In Snow-Filled World

No matter where we look, we're trapped by piles of snow.  Whether its Boston or New Bedford, we're surrounded by a sea of white.  But there is a small glimmer of hope, an oasis in an otherwise dismal winter

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Search Underway To Find Permanent Headmaster At NBHS

The search has begun to find a permanent Headmaster for New Bedford High School.

School spokesman Jonathan Carvalho tells WBSM News, the posting has been up for about a week, and 12 people have already applied

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Korean War Veteran Howie Prescott Remembered

A staunch advocate for veterans and the driving force behind the Korean War Monument at Clasky Common Park has died at the age of 82.

Howie Prescott died on Friday. He served in Korea and survived the gruesome battle of Pork Chop Hill

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Ammonia Leak Reported At South Terminal Fish Plant

A South Terminal fish processing plant was evacuated Thursday night after reporting an ammonia leak in the plant sometime around 9pm.

Officials say the leak forced the evacuation of the Pier Fish Company on Conway Street

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Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor/Getty Images

Cabral To Gov. Baker: Invest in Public Schools First

Governor Charlie Baker has made it clear, he wants to lift the cap on charter schools in Massachusetts.

But Rep. Antonio Cabral of New Bedford thinks the Governor's first priority should be the Bay State's public schools

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