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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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Investigation Underway In Dumpster Explosion

An explosion inside a South End dumpster remains under investigation.

The explosion outside 84 Gifford Street happened around 4am.

There is no report of injuries, but police and fire crews responded to the scene, and the State Fire Marshall's office was contacted...

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Hamilton Actor Delivers Message To Mike Pence

NEW YORK (AP) _ Vice President-elect Mike Pence is the latest high-profile person to attend the Broadway hit ``Hamilton,'' but the first to get a sharp message from a cast member from the stage...

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Scott Lang Says Clinton Nomination Was A Mistake

Former New Bedford Mayor Scott Lang, a one-time member of the Democratic National Committee, shared some controversial thoughts on the election with WBSM's Ken Pittman this weekend...

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DA’s Office Investigates Suspicious Death In Easton

A Florida man found shot in a wooded area in Easton has died and police are treating the death as suspicious.

The Bristol County District Attorney's Office said 35-year-old Daniel Smith died at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston Friday night.

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Rhode Island Man Killed In Seekonk Crash

A fatal car crash in Seekonk is under investigation by State Police assigned to the District Attorney's office and Seekonk Police.

According to Police Chief Craig Mace, police attempted to stop a car on Fall River Avenue Friday night for a traffic violation, but the operator ignored flashing lights and a siren and drove off...

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