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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.
Photo from Fairhaven Police Dept.
Photo from Fairhaven Police Dept.

Fairhaven Police Investigate 12 Breaks Into Cars Over Past Month

Fairhaven Police are warning residents to lock their cars even when they're parked in their driveway.

Sgt. Kevin Kobza says more than a dozen breaks into cars have been reported over the past month, and in most of the cases, the cars were unlocked

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New Bedford High School
New Bedford High School / Jim Phillips / TSM

Teacher Assaulted At New Bedford High

A teacher at New Bedford High School was assaulted last week.

According to School Department spokesman Jon Carvalho, the incident happened last Thursday morning.

Carvalho says a female teacher found four girls in a classroom with the lights off, smoking

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

New Bedford Firefighters Union Toy Drive Big Success

More than a dozen community organizations are receiving toys for needy kids, as part of the annual New Bedford Firefighters Union Toy Drive.

The union teams with the United Way each year to collect and deliver toys to children

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Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Coakley: Salter Schools Misrepresented Job Placement Numbers

A for-profit school will pay students $3.75 million to resolve allegations of misrepresenting job placement numbers and using deceptive enrollment tactics under a settlement with Attorney General Martha Coakley

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Catholic school students pack St. Anthony's Church for Mass with Bishop Da Cunha / Jim Phillips / TSM
Catholic school students pack St. Anthony's Church for Mass with Bishop Da Cunha / Jim Phillips / TSM

Bishop Celebrates Mass For Catholic Education

Fall River Bishop Edgar Da Cunha was in New Bedford Friday, celebrating a mass with students and staff members from all Catholic Schools in Greater New Bedford.

The students filled St. Anthony's Church in the North End

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Toy Gun / Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Toy Gun / Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Police Shooting Of 12 Year Old Boy Ruled A Homicide

The death of a 12-year-old shot by Cleveland police last month is being ruled a homicide.

The Cuyahoga County medical examiner's office released its findings in the Tamir Rice case today.

Rice was playing with a toy gun, prompting a 911 call from a man who told the dispatcher it may be fake but it was scaring people

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Christmas Tree in Downtown New Bedford / Greg Desrosiers / TSM
Christmas Tree in Downtown New Bedford / Greg Desrosiers / TSM

City’s Christmas Tree Dazzles Holiday Crowd

Mayor Jon Mitchell, City Councilors and Santa Claus lined up Thursday night to light the City's Christmas Tree outside the Downtown library.

The event also included a light show outside the library, and a holiday flash mob also made an appearance

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Michael Pereira / Photo provided by New Bedford Police
Michael Pereira / Photo provided by New Bedford Police

Cab Driver Charged With Leaving The Scene

A cab driver is under arrest after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident.

Det. Captain Steven Vicente tells WBSM News, a Star cab struck a pedestrian in the leg, while the man was crossing George Street late Wednesday afternoon

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Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images
Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images

Red Sox Sign Pitcher Justin Masterson

The Boston Red Sox continue to reshape their starting rotation. "USA Today" reports they have agreed to a one-year, 9.5-million-dollar deal with right-handed starter Justin Masterson.

The 29-year-old went 7-and-9 with a 5

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Boston-Area Father And Son Plead Guilty In Hedge Fund Scheme

Here's a release from the FBI:

Two Boston-area hedge fund managers pleaded guilty today to conspiring to mislead investors into investing more than $500 million in their fraudulent hedge fund business

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