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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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So. Dartmouth Man To Serve Six Years In Child Porn Case

A South Dartmouth man has been sentenced in Federal Court after being found guilty of receiving and possessing child pornography.

Federal Judge Dennis Saylor sentenced 29 year old Jack Bean to 63 months in Federal prison, plus five years of supervised release...

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Westport Police

Westport Land-Owner Arraigned In Animal Cruelty Case

FALL RIVER ( AP) - The owner of a Massachusetts farm where authorities say they found about 1,400 animals in overcrowded, overheated and dangerous living conditions has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges...

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Immigration Forum Thursday In New Bedford

Rev. David Lima describes the immigration debate in the U.S. as being like a tennis match played with a hand grenade. No one is listening to each other, and no progress is being made...

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Fall River Murder Suspect Ordered Held Without Bail

A Fall River man is being held without bail for the May 22nd murder of his girlfriend.

Twenty-six year old Scott Rego appeared Tuesday in Fall River District Court, where his attorney entered a not guilty plea on his behalf...

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Interise

Townsquare Sunday: Interise New Bedford

INTERISE is a non-profit organization that helps business-owners up their game. WBSM's Jim Phillips spoke with the program's director, Elizabeth Howe, and one of their recent graduates, Carl Alves' of PAACA, on this week's Townsquare Sunday...

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Rocker Gregg Allman Dies At 69

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Gregg Allman, a survivor of tragedy, knew the blues musically and in a painfully personal way.

Raised by a single mother after his father was shot to death, he idolized his guitar-slinging older brother Duane and became his musical partner...

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Memorial Day On The SouthCoast

Memorial Day is a somber time for Jim Reid, a Gulf War veteran and now director of the Veteran's Transition House in New Bedford.

Reid tells WBSM News, he often thinks of the families of those soldiers who lost their lives in combat...

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