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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.
Barbara Anderson / CLT Website
Barbara Anderson / CLT Website

Tax-Cutting Advocate Barbara Anderson Dies At 73

Barbara Anderson, the activist behind the Proposition 2-1/2 movement in Massachusetts died Friday from leukemia.  She was 73.

Anderson was best-known as the leader of a movement to lower property taxes in Massachusetts...

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Dartmouth Police Station has been closed since March. / Photo by dartmouthpd.org
Dartmouth Police Station has been closed since March. / Photo by dartmouthpd.org

Dartmouth Officials Seek Answers For Police Station

Officials in Dartmouth are asking "what's next" after voters on Tuesday rejected a plan to renovate the Russells Mills Road Police Station at a cost of $8 million...

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WPRI via YouTube
WPRI via YouTube

SJC Asked To Dismiss Manslaughter Charge Against Michelle Carter

The highest court in Massachusetts has been asked to dismiss a manslaughter case against a teenager accused of sending her boyfriend dozens of text messages encouraging him to kill himself...

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Credit: New Bedford Police
Credit: New Bedford Police

New Bedford Man Headed To State Prison For Attempted Robberies

A 37 year old New Bedford man is going to jail for at least 5-1/2 years after being convicted of attempting to rob two convenience stores in New Bedford in July of last year...

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Getty Images

Two Indicted For New Year’s Eve Homicide In New Bedford

A Bristol County Grand Jury has indicted two men for the New Year's Eve murder of Aaron Gant Jr. of New Bedford.

A spokesman for the District Attorney says the grand jury indicted 23 year old Aaron Bookman and 24 year old Angel Acevedo, both of New Bedford on charges of murder, carrying an illegal firearm and assault and battery by means of a firearm...

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GOP Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Holds Wisconsin Primary Night Gathering In Milwaukee
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Cruz And Sanders Victorious In Wisconsin

(Associated Press) - Republican Ted Cruz stormed to a commanding victory in Wisconsin Tuesday, denting front-runner Donald Trump's chances of capturing the GOP nomination before the party's convention

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David Price picks up win in first start for Boston / Jason Miller Getty Images
David Price picks up win in first start for Boston / Jason Miller Getty Images

Red Sox Win Season Opener In Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) - David Price struck out 10 and won his
weather-delayed debut for Boston and David Ortiz hit a two-run
homer, leading the Red Sox to a 6-2 win over the Cleveland Indians,
who were forced to push their season opener back because of wintry
conditions...

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