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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 Fairhaven Fire Dept.
Photo Fairhaven Fire Dept.

Fairhaven Firefighters Quickly Douse Porch Fire

Fairhaven firefighters quickly doused a porch fire Wednesday afternoon.

Crews were called to 31 Hitch Street just before 3pm, after smoke and fire was noticed coming from an enclosed porch. Neighbors were attempting to douse the fire with a garden hose when firefighters arrived

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New Bedford High School
New Bedford High School / Jim Phillips / TSM

Summer Grads To Receive Diplomas On Thursday

New Bedford High School will be the scene of a graduation ceremony on Thursday.

Twenty-six students who, for whatever reason failed to attain enough credits to graduate back in June, attended classes this summer to qualify for their diplomas

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Councilor Wants Answers About Keith Alarm System

Its a lengthy agenda facing the City Council Thursday night.

One of the items is a motion by Councilor Linda Morad to have School officials appear before the Council's Finance Committee to answer questions about the alarm system at Keith Middle School

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New Bedford Police

New Bedford Man Declared Dangerous

A New Bedford man arrested earlier this month on gun and drug charges has been declared a danger to public safety by a District Court Judge.  Twenty-four year old Dana Santos will now be held without bail for up to 120-days

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Photo by Jamie Squire / Getty Images
Photo by Jamie Squire / Getty Images

Gisele Still Top Earning Model World-Wide

With estimated earnings of 47-million-dollars over the past year, Gisele Bundchen isn't just Brazil or America's top model. She's the world's top-earning model.

According to "Forbes," Gisele even beat out her superstar quarterback husband Tom Brady who made just over 31 million-dollars over the same time frame

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Photo by George Frey/Getty Images
Photo by George Frey/Getty Images

Trooper Honored for Investigative Work Using Fingerprints

Taking another person's fingerprints may seek like a mundane task to some, but fingerprints and some new technology recently helped authorities unravel a nearly 30 year old murder case in Massachusetts

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Taylor Cormier / TSM
Taylor Cormier / TSM

One Wind Turbine In Fairhaven Still Not Operating

There has been plenty of debate in Fairhaven over the pro's and con's of two wind turbines off Arsene Street in Fairhaven. The turbines produce power for the town at a rate cheaper than what the municipality normally pays

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Market Basket Talks “Making Progress”

The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire are stepping up efforts to broker a deal to bring the Market Basket standoff to an end.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan actively participated in negotiations Sunday with feuding cousins Arthur T

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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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