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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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Dina Rudick / Getty Images

Grossman Pushes Pre-K Education

State treasurer and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steven Grossman is urging business leaders to support a universal pre-kindergarten program for all of the state's children.

In a speech on Thursday to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Grossman called for creation of a public-private partnership that would provide the resources to place some 30,000 children into pre-K programs who are now on state waiting lists, including many from low-income families

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Harvard Releases Report On Marathon Bombing

A new report on the emergency response to the Boston Marathon bombings was largely positive but criticized law enforcement for the chaotic gunfight in which one suspect was killed and a police officer seriously injured, saying it lacked coordination

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TSM - Christian Berrios (L) with United States Attorney for Mass. Carmen Ortiz
TSM - Christian Berrios (L) with United States Attorney for Mass. Carmen Ortiz

Making Good Decisions Subject Of Student Forum At Keith

Sixth grade students at Keith Middle School heard from several speakers Wednesday during a "Your Future, Your Decision" forum sponsored by District Attorney Sam Sutter.

Speakers suggested students should think twice before texting hurtful photos or messages to others because those messages don't go away

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Drew Angerer / Getty Images

CIA Official: No Political Motivation In Benghazi Response

A former deputy director of the CIA claims there was no political motivation behind the original explanation of what happened in Benghazi, Libya.

In a House hearing, Michael Morrell said no one at the CIA deliberately misled anyone about what happened

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Win McNamee / Getty Images

President Cheers Enrollment Numbers On Healthcare.gov

 President Obama is applauding a milestone in the evolution of the Affordable Care Act.  A last-minute surge pushed enrollment in HealthCare.gov to more than seven-million people.  Speaking in the Rose Garden, the President said millions of people have been able to find quality, affordable health insurance and "peace of mind

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bparent, panoramio

New Faces Dominate Dartmouth Election

Three new faces were elected to town offices Tuesday in Dartmouth. Planning Board Member Stanley Mickelson won a seat on the town Selectboard, easily defeating David Faria by more than 700 votes. The vacancy occurred after incumbent William Trimble decided not to seek re-election

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Charlie Baker's convention endorsement challenged / Getty Images

Baker May Face GOP Primary Challenge After All

Republican candidate for governor Mark Fisher is suing the head of his party to get his name on the September primary ballot.

Fisher's campaign said the lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Suffolk Superior Court against MassGOP chairwoman Kirsten Hughes

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TSM - Speaker Robert DeLeo in New Bedford
TSM - Speaker Robert DeLeo in New Bedford

DeLeo And Coakley File Domestic Violence Bill

Bail for accused domestic batterers would be delayed and judges would be required to undergo training on domestic violence issues under a bill introduced at the Massachusetts Statehouse.
 
    House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Attorney General Martha Coakley say the legislation unveiled Tuesday was spurred by the case involving Jared Remy, who's charged with fatally stabbing his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel

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New Bedford Police - Drugs and guns seized in Swift St. apartment
New Bedford Police - Drugs and guns seized in Swift St. apartment

City Man Faces Illegal Drug Weapons Charges In District Court

A New Bedford man is facing a dozen counts of illegal drug and gun violations.

Nineteen year old Mason Teves was arrested Monday night outside his Swift Street apartment by members of the Organized Crime and Intelligence Bureau, who had a warrant to search Teves' apartment

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