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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.
Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images
Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Final Day For Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign

We're down to the final day in the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign.

Kettles and bell ringers will be visible at 18 locations throughout Greater New Bedford on Wednesday, hoping to raise money for the Salvation Army in New Bedford

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Corinn Williams and Mike McCarthy answer questions Tuesday from reporters / Jim Phillips / TSM
Corinn Williams and Mike McCarthy answer questions Tuesday from reporters / Jim Phillips / TSM

North End Merchants Seek More Police, Cleaner Neighborhood

Business-owners in the Acushnet Avenue Commercial District feel they're being short-changed when it comes to city services.

That was one of the findings in a survey of 69 businesses in the North End carried out by the Public Policy Center at UMass Dartmouth and the Community Economic Development Center

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Roosevelt Facebook page
Roosevelt Facebook page

Threatening Note Found At Roosevelt Middle School

Roosevelt Middle School officials found a note Tuesday inside the school threatening the building.

School spokesman Jonathan Carvalho says police were called just after 8am.

Officers considered the threat low level and non-specific, but decided to conduct a sweep of the building

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FBI Photo

Tsarnaev’s Attorneys Want Trial Delayed Till Septmeber

Lawyers for the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect are asking a federal judge to delay his trial until September.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is scheduled to go on trial Jan. 5 on multiple charges

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Firefighters unload boxes of winter coats at Hayden McFadden School / Jim Phillips / TSM
Firefighters unload boxes of winter coats at Hayden McFadden School / Jim Phillips / TSM

Warm Coats For Kids In New Bedford

Some 200 needy kids in New Bedford will be a little warmer this winter, thanks to "Operation Warm" and the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts.

Boxes containing 200 coats were brought to to the Hayden McFadden Elementary School on Monday

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

New Officers Take The Oath In New Bedford

Seven new Police Officers will soon be on the streets in New Bedford.

The officers were sworn-in Monday by City Clerk Dennis Faria during a City Hall ceremony with elected officials, family members and friends on hand

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RB Jonas Gray celebrates after scoring touchdown / Getty Images
RB Jonas Gray celebrates after scoring touchdown / Getty Images

Pats Win Ugly, 17-16 Over Jets

The New England Patriots squeaked by the New York Jets Sunday, 17-16 at the Meadowlands.  It was the Pat's 12th win of the year, and earned them a bye in the first round of the playoffs.

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Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

The Town Of Falmouth Wants To Lease Nobska Light

Several organizations in the town of Falmouth are attempting to lease the famed Nobska Light from the U.S. Coast Guard.

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