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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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CDC Issues Travel Warning Because Of Ebola Virus

The CDC is out with a travel warning today as the deadliest outbreak of Ebola in history continues to march across West Africa. Health officials say all non-essential travel to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea should be canceled

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Market Basket Employees Still Pushing For Arthur T.

Market Basket executives are gearing up to hire new employees.

Ads were placed in Boston area newspapers on Thursday, advertising a future job fair. Company executives say employees must return to their jobs by Monday, or face being let go

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Jon Lester was one of five Red Sox  players moved at trading deadline.  / Jim Rogash / Getty Images
Jon Lester was one of five Red Sox players moved at trading deadline. / Jim Rogash / Getty Images

Red Sox Ship Out Five Players At MLB Trade Deadline

It was a busy day for Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherrington, moving five players off the major league roster.

The St. Louis Cardinals are further bolstering their starting rotation for the stretch run

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Portuguese Feast/Facebook

Mayor: Feast Is About Family, Faith, Food And Fun

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he's proud of the Feast of The Blessed Sacrament. The 100th Feast opens Thursday at 6pm in the North End, and continues throughout the weekend.

Speaking on his weekly radio program on WBSM, the Mayor says he's pleased the Feast has stuck to its traditional roots

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Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Patrick Signs Abortion Clinic Security Bill

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill designed to tighten security around abortion clinics in Massachusetts.

Wednesday's signing comes a little more than one month after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 2007 state law that established a protest-free 35-foot ``buffer zone'' around the entrances to abortion clinics

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New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park/Facebook

Mitchell Excited About Donations To Aid Ernestina

Mayor Jon Mitchell says the announcement that two philanthropists have agreed to donate $2.8 million for a complete restoration of the schooner Ernestina is good news for New Bedford and the Cape Verdean community

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Photo by Roger Lemoyne/Getty Images

Leader Of Hamas Military Wing Rules Out Quick Cease Fire

The shadowy leader of the Hamas military wing says in an audiotape that his group will not cease fire until its demands are met.

Mohammed Deif's remarks were broadcast late Tuesday on Al-Aqsa TV, the satellite station of Hamas

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Jim Phillips-TSM

New Mural Brightens North End Neighborhood

Another display of public art in New Bedford --- This time on the walls of a highway overpass on Belleville Avenue in the North End.

The mural is called "School of Cod" and shows a colorful school of fish swimming through elm trees

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.  Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Feds Hold Tribal Recognition Hearing In Mashpee

American Indians attending a Tuesday hearing at the Mashpee Wampanoag community center on Cape Cod said they support the federal government's plan to make it easier for tribes to gain federal recognition

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Market Basket Customers Finding Empty Shelves

Customers at the Market Basket store in New Bedford are being urged to sign petitions supporting the reinstatement of Arthur T. Demoulas as company President. Demoulas was ousted earlier this month by the company's Board of Directors

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