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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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Jim Phillips / TSM

UMass Job Fair Attracts Hundreds Of Job-Seekers

Government leaders say the recovery is on and companies are starting to hire again. That may be so, but local students looking for work in their chosen fields say they're having a tough time finding employment

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Union leads speak with members during meeting on Wednesday / Jim Phillps / TSM
Union leads speak with members during meeting on Wednesday / Jim Phillps / TSM

Informational Picketing Planned At UMass Dartmouth

Members of four labor unions at UMass Dartmouth will stage an informational picket Saturday at the University. That's on a day when parents and prospective students are scheduled to visit the campus

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Peter Muise / Jim Phillips / TSM
Peter Muise / Jim Phillips / TSM

Banking Executive Named Winner Of Sister Rose Award

A local banking leader is the winner of the 2015 "Sister Rose" award for his compassion and work on behalf of the homeless in New Bedford.

Peter Muise of First Citizens Federal Credit Union accepted the award during a ceremony Tuesday at the New Bedford Art Museum

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Mass. AG Says Tsarnaev Should Spend Rest Of His Life In Jail

Associated Press) - Attorney General Maura Healey says Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev deserves to spend the rest of his life in jail.

Jurors in the federal trial began deliberating Tuesday

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

Coelho Named Permanent Headmaster At NBHS

Bernadette Coelho has been named the permanent Headmaster at New Bedford High School.

Coelho has worked at the high school since 2006, and was named the acting Headmaster earlier this year, following the resignation of Kathleen Dawson

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Duke's Tyus Jones celebrates / Getty Images
Duke's Tyus Jones celebrates / Getty Images

Duke Wins National Championship

Duke rallied from a nine-point deficit in the second half and downed Wisconsin, 68-63, in the national championship game in Indianapolis.

Tyus Jones led all scorers with 23 points for the Blue Devils, who captured their fifth NCAA Tournament title in school history

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Christopher Green and his daughter Kylie pose outside Town Hall after learning Mr. Green won a seat on Acushnet School Committee / TSM
Christopher Green and his daughter Kylie pose outside Town Hall after learning Mr. Green won a seat on Acushnet School Committee / TSM

Green And Gomes Earn Seats On Acushnet School Committee

Two newcomers have won seats on the Acushnet School Committee during Monday's Annual Town Election..

The unofficial tally Monday night showed educator Christopher Green defeating incumbent John Howcroft by 54 votes in what was a low-turnout election

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Accused New Bedford Drug Dealer Found Guilty In Federal Court

A man described as a violent New Bedford drug dealer is facing up to life in prison after being found guilty of drug trafficking and robbery charges.

A Federal jury returned the guilty verdicts Monday against 35 year old Francisco "Cisco" Monteiro

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Hanley Ramirez / Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images
Hanley Ramirez / Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

Red Sox Smack Five HR’s in Routing Phillies, 8-0

(Associated Press) - Boston newcomer Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia each hit two home runs, Clay Buchholz threw three-hit ball over seven innings and the Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-0 in an interleague opener Monday

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Metal detectors at Nationals Park in Washington DC. / Getty Images
Metal detectors at Nationals Park in Washington DC. / Getty Images

MLB Teams Beef Up Security

Baseball fans were ready for their first swing at the sport's new security guidelines.

Forget the $30 tickets, $9 beers and $16 parking charges. Baseball fans have more reason to empty their pockets, only this time of keys, mobile phones _ and whatever loose change might be left _ before a day at the old ball game

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