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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.
WBSM console - Jim Phillips / TSM
WBSM console - Jim Phillips / TSM

Radiothons On Friday To Assist Southcoast Pediatric Programs

Its all hands on deck at radio stations WBSM and Fun 107. Both stations are staging radiothons at St. Lukes Hospital on Friday.

Show hosts from both stations will be on hand, helping to raise funds for the Southcoast Health system's Pediatric programs

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Photo by Kevin Cox/Getty Images
Photo by Kevin Cox/Getty Images

Brazil Opens 2014 World Cup With A Victory

The first match of the 2014 World Cup is in the books.  Host nation Brazil defeated Croatia 3-1 in a Group A match in Sau Paulo.  Three more matches are on tap for Friday, with Mexico taking on Cameroon, Spain playing The Netherlands and Chile going up against Greece

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Paul Revere Sign Is Coming Down

The City of New Bedford is in the process of removing the Paul Revere sign from a billboard overlooking Interstate 195.

The sign's removal has been rumored to happen for over a year. City officials including Mayor Jon Mitchell have said the sign's infrastructure needed to be reinforced to ensure safe removal

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Photo by Michael Stuparyk/Toronto Star via Getty Images
Photo by Michael Stuparyk/Toronto Star via Getty Images

Teen Pregnancy Rate Plummets In U.S.

Teen birth rates are at a historic low. The National Center for Health Statistics says the number of births to teens between 15 and 19-years-old last year was about 275-thousand.

That's the lowest number since the agency began tracking data from all states in 1933

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Antique cars highlight Dartmouth 350 Celebration / Jim Phillips / TSM
Antique cars highlight Dartmouth 350 Celebration / Jim Phillips / TSM

Residents Gather At Middle School To Celebrate Dartmouth 350

Dartmouth's 350 celebration this weekend centers on the villages of Smith Mills and Hixville. Activitities continue Sunday in and around the Dartmouth Middle School. Maryanne Bettencourt is a lifelong resident of Dartmouth, and wouldn't change a thing

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TSM - Mayor Mitchell speaks at 9/11 ceremony at New Bedford City Hall.
TSM - Mayor Mitchell speaks at 9/11 ceremony at New Bedford City Hall.

New Bedford Salutes Victims, First Responders on 9/11

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell and other elected officials gathered on the steps of City Hall Wednesday morning, to remember those killed, and those who survived during the 9-11 attacks twelve years ago

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TSM - Carney students led from the school to waiting parents after lockdown was lifted.
TSM - Carney students led from the school to waiting parents after lockdown was lifted.

Update: Three Arrested Following West End Shootings

New Bedford Police have arrested two male juveniles and an adult female in connection with a shooting incident Monday afternoon in the city's West End. 

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TSM - Folkloric Dancers highlight Feast Parade
TSM - Folkloric Dancers highlight Feast Parade

Parade Caps 99th Feast Of The Blessed Sacrament

Arthur Carvalho, one of thousands of spectators lining Acushnet Avenue Sunday afternoon, enjoying the 99th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Parade.  The Parade is always a highlight of the final day of the North End Feast.  Joe Lopes is visiting from Milford, Massachusetts.

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