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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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Jim Phillips / TSM

Drug Arrest On Route 24 In Brockton

State Troopers stop a taxi cab for a traffic violation on Route 24 in Brockton Thursday night, and end up arresting the passenger and seizing 100 grams of suspected heroin.

State Police say 26 year old Damien Cortez of Boston ran from the cab into a wooded area along Route 24

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City On The Hill students / Jim Phillips / TSM
City On The Hill students / Jim Phillips / TSM

United Way Day Of Caring Keeps Teens Busy

The United Way Youth Day of Caring involves more than 150 students from four area high schools, volunteering for the day at non-profit organizations across the region.

Technology teacher Christine Massoud was leading a group of students from City On The Hill Charter School on Friday

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Repairs At Octopus Intersection Downtown

There were some backups at the octopus intersection in Downtown New Bedford Friday morning after a traffic light was knocked over.

Detective Captain Steven Vicente says at around 8 a.m. they received a report that a utility truck struck a traffic light pole at the intersection of Kempton and Pleasant Streets,  knocking it over

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Baltimore Police Officers / Getty Images
Baltimore Police Officers / Getty Images

Baltimore Police Union: Cops Not To Blame In Freddie Gray’s Death

Baltimore's police union says the officers charged in Freddie Gray's death aren't to blame.

Baltimore City Fraternity of Police President Gene Ryan issued a statement today calling for an independent prosecutor in the case

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Malcolm Brown (90) takes on two blockers / Getty Images
Malcolm Brown (90) takes on two blockers / Getty Images

Patriots Pick DT Malcolm Brown In First Round

The New England Patriots have drafted a defensive lineman with their first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.  Their pick is DT Malcolm Brown, 6-2, 319 lbs from the University of Texas. Here's what the NFL Network had to say about the pick:

"This is a great pick for the Patriots

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Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Montigny Urges Local Leaders To Slow Down On Olympic Planning

State Senator Mark Montigny is urging communities on the Southcoast not to catch Olympic fever just yet.

Montigny says the Legislature will proceed with caution when it comes to Boston 2024 and the Olympics, and he urges local communities to do the same

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Andrew Wiggins (22) / Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images
Andrew Wiggins (22) / Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images

Wiggins Is Named NBA’s Rookie Of The Year

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins is the NBA's Rookie of the Year.

The Kansas product averaged 16.9 points and 4.6 rebounds while playing in all 82 games this season.  Wiggins scored in double-figures 69 times

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Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Baltimore Prosecutor Urges Patience During Freddie Gray Investigation

Baltimore's top prosecutor is asking the public to remain "patient and peaceful" as she decides whether to file charges in the Freddie Gray case.

Baltimore police today turned over the results of their investigation to State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby

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Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Retired FBI Agent Charged With Perjury

A former supervisor in charge of Boston's FBI office is facing charges after his testimony at a mobster's trial.

Robert Fitzpatrick is being charged with six counts of perjury and six counts of obstruction of justice

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Sen. Bernie Sanders / Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Sen. Bernie Sanders / Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders Runs For President

Senator Bernie Sanders is throwing his hat in the ring for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders is a Vermont independent who caucuses with Democrats in the Senate.

In a Capitol event, the 73-year old Sanders said it is time to create an economy that works for all Americans

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