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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.
Drawing by New Bedford Police
Drawing by New Bedford Police

Police Seek Help In Locating Robbery Suspect

New Bedford Police are reaching out to the public for help in solving an early morning assault and robbery.

With help from the victim, Police have created a rendering of the suspect (above).

The incident took place on July 17th

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Chief Youth Court Sponsor Hopeful Program Will Continue

The chief sponsor of the Youth Court Program is hopeful funding can be found to keep it operating in New Bedford and Fall River.

Carl Alves of Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction says the program joins with schools to bring youthful offenders before a jury of their peers who listen to arguments and decide their fate

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Pete Marovich/Bloomberg/Pool

President Obama Strongly Defends Iran Nuclear Deal

President Obama is vigorously defending the Iran nuclear deal. Speaking at American University, the President called it a very good deal. He insisted that it will block all of Iran's pathways to a nuclear weapon

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New Outerwear Firm Stresses Quality And Pride

On the outside, it looks like a vacant fire station, but a small manufacturing firm inside is churning out high quality outerwear garments for luxury retailers around the world.

UpMarket Stitchers began their operations in January at 1558 Purchase Street, the site of a former maintenance garage for the Fire Department

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Ballot Question Would Create Additional Tax On Mass. Millionaires

A coalition of unions and community groups say they've submitted a proposed ballot question aimed at funneling more money into education and transportation by creating an additional tax on those who earn more than a million dollars a year

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Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Union Releases Brady Testimony In Deflategate Hearing

The public now has more information to decide whether New England quarterback Tom Brady was truthful about deflated footballs.

The NFL Players Association released the 457-page transcript of his June testimony in the deflated balls controversy in a filing Tuesday in Manhattan federal court

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Gronkowski Receives $4 Million Upfront As Part Of Reworked Contract

Rob Gronkowski was asked if he dances his
way to the bank with a $4 million New England Patriots' check in
his pocket.

''I guess so,'' the smiling tight end said Tuesday, talking about
his reworked contract that reportedly gives him $4 million of the
$10 million bonus he had coming after the 2015 season

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Kentucky Sheriff’s Office Asks Drug Dealers To Turn In Rivals

A Kentucky sheriff's office has posted a flyer on its Facebook page asking drug dealers to turn in their rivals.

Multiple media outlets report the Franklin County Sheriff's Office posted the flyer Monday afternoon

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Sheriff Thomas Hodgson speaking in front of empty bunks in Immigrant Detention Center / Jim Phillips TSM
Sheriff Thomas Hodgson speaking in front of empty bunks in Immigrant Detention Center / Jim Phillips TSM

Hodgson Urges Tougher Immigration Laws

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is joining Sheriffs around the country this week calling for tougher immigration laws.

Speaking from the Immigration Detention Center in Dartmouth, Hodgson says the federal government is allowing immigrants with criminal backgrounds to remain in the country

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