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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.
City of New Bedford
City of New Bedford

New Ambulances Generating More Revenue For City

The City of New Bedford has acquired two new, state-of-the-art ambulances.

Chief Financial Officer Ari Sky tells WBSM News, the city has purchased two new vehicles in each of the past two years

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Boy Scouts Membership Is Down

Membership in the Boy Scouts of America is down more than seven percent following a new policy allowing openly gay youth to join.

Nearly two-point-four million youth participated in the program during the 2014 calendar year

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New Bedford High School
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Middle School Students And Families Invited to NBHS Open House

New Bedford High School is holding an Open House Wednesday night, and is inviting middle school students and their families from across the city. The event runs from 6-8pm.

School officials said in a press release,  the Open House will highlight the high school's rigorous academic programs, its career academies in such areas as Engineering, Finance and Information Technology, and the largest selection of Advanced Placement classes in the area

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Licensed Massage Therapist Jessica Smith works with Jo Clermont of New Bedford during Fitness Challenge Kickoff / TSM
Licensed Massage Therapist Jessica Smith works with Jo Clermont of New Bedford during Fitness Challenge Kickoff / TSM

Fitness Challenge Begins In New Bedford

A steady stream of local residents stopped by the Andre' McCoy Recreation Center on Saturday to sign up for the New Bedford Fitness Challenge.

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Boston protest in November / Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Boston protest in November / Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Protest Marches Planned Around the Country on MLK Day

Cities across the nation are gearing up for marches celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, while drawing attention to police violence directed at communities of color.

The cases of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and the "Black Lives Matter Movement" have become national symbols of a conversation about police brutality and racial injustice

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Penn State football coach Joe Paterno / Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
Penn State football coach Joe Paterno / Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

NCAA Restores Wins To Penn State

The late Joe Paterno is reclaiming the title of winningest coach in college football history.

The NCAA announced it is restoring the 112 wins by the Penn State football program that were stripped following the Jerry Sandusky child sex scandal

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Prosecutor Opposes Pardon For Mark Wahlberg

The prosecutor who put a teenage Mark Wahlberg behind bars for two brutal assaults doesn't think the reformed Hollywood star should be pardoned for his crimes.

Wahlberg has asked the state of Massachusetts to strike his record from the books citing the changes he has made in his life since he was a troubled teen

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Photo by Bill Greene/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

29 Arrested After I-93 Protest In Boston

State police say 29 protesters are facing charges for creating traffic gridlock this morning when they blocked major highway access into Boston from the north and the south.

Activists with their arms inside 55-gallon barrels filled with concrete stopped traffic on I-93 southbound in Medford and I-93 northbound in Milton

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Providence Man Faces Drug Charges

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Rhode Island has announced the indictment of a Providence man on drug charges.  Here's the release:

A federal grand jury in Providence returned a twenty-six count indictment today charging Robert L

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Photo from Wareham Police
Photo from Wareham Police

Police Make Second Arrest In Wareham Break-In

A second arrest has been made in connection with a break-in at a Wareham liquor store.

Police chief Kevin Walsh says 19-year-old Christofer Martinez was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with the incident at the Jug Shop in Wareham

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