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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.
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City Man Charged With County Street Breaks

New Bedford Police have charged a city man with two recent break-ins on County Street.

Lt. Amos Mello says the breaks happened at the County General convenience store at 518 County Street on November 24th and the 28th...

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Fall River Police Seek Break-In Suspect

Fall River Police is asking for the public's help in locating a break-in suspect.

Lt. Paul Santos says 30 year old Nicholas Spano has l outstanding arrest warrants in connection with breaks into several Fall River businesses...

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Shoe Bomb Suspect
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Shoe Bomber Says He Can’t Pay $250,000 Fine

BOSTON (AP) -  The British man sentenced to life in prison for trying to detonate explosives in his shoe on a trans-Atlantic flight in 2001 says he can't afford the $250,000 fine that was part of his sentence...

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(L to R) Pat Murray, Supt. Pia Durkin,and Headmaster Bernadette Coelho  / TSM Jim Phillips
(L to R) Pat Murray, Supt. Pia Durkin,and Headmaster Bernadette Coelho / TSM Jim Phillips

NBHS Pathways To Diploma Program Gets $40,000 Boost

Helping ELL or english language learners at New Bedford High School is the purpose of a grant from Bristol County Savings Bank.

Bank officials were at the high school on Thursday to present a $40,000 gift to the school's Pathways To Diploma program...

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Spencer Mello / photo from Wareham Police
Spencer Mello / photo from Wareham Police

Wareham Incident Ends Early Thursday With Two Arrests

A possible hostage situation in Wareham ended peacefully early Thursday with two people in custody.

Officers responded around 10:15 Wednesday night to 36 Sunset Boulevard in East Wareham on a report that at least one person was being held against their will...

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Voc-Tech students on the job at Clasky Park / TSM Jim Phillips
Voc-Tech students on the job at Clasky Park / TSM Jim Phillips

Clasky Christmas Lights Will Shine Thanks To Voc-Tech Students

The annual Christmas Lights display at Clasky Park in New Bedford will be lit on Sunday night at 5:30, but a lot of work has to take place before then to get the display ready...

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WPRI via YouTube
WPRI via YouTube

Judge Denies Motion For Expert Witness In Michelle Carter Case

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) _ The Massachusetts woman charged with manslaughter for sending her boyfriend text messages encouraging him to take his own life has been dealt a setback by a judge...

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TSM

Rehoboth Woman Found Guilty Of Social Security Fraud

A Federal jury in Boston has convicted a Rehoboth woman of illegally receiving more than $29,000 in Social Security benefits.

Forty-four year old Joanna Boyer was convicted on one count of Social Security fraud, two counts of making false statements, and one count of theft of public money...

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