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Jim Phillips

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.
Right Whales Spotted Close To Shore On Cape Cod Bay
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NOAA Warns Mariners To Slow Down For Whales

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is asking boaters off the southern New England coast to slow down because of the presence of rare whales


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Man Indicted In Scheme to sell Paintings From Art Heist

BOSTON (AP) _ A Boston federal jury has indicted a West Virginia man on charges he tried to sell paintings he did not have access to and falsely claimed were stolen in the largest art heist in U...

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Baker And Democrats Spar Over MassHealth Shakeup

BOSTON (AP) _ Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has delivered an ultimatum of sorts to Democrats on health care.

He's asked the Legislature to act within two months on a package of changes he's proposed in the state's Medicaid program, known as MassHealth...

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New Bedford Fire Dept. website

Fire Rips Through Adams Street Tenament

A fire early Saturday morning causes extensive damage to a 2 1/2 story tenament on Adams Street in the North End of New Bedford.

District Chief Jeff Pothier tells WBSM News, fire crews were called to the scene shortly after 1:15am...

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New Bedford Man Attempts To Swim From Police

A North Front Street man wanted by police on outstanding warrants, took an unscheduled dip into the Acushnet River on Thursday morning.

Police say officers spotted 28 year old James Sylvia walking near the Coggeshall Street bridge on Thursday...

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