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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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D-A’s Office: Dartmouth Police-Involved Shooting Was Lawful

The Bristol County District Attorney's office has found that the police-involved shooting last October of 25 year old Luis Roman of New Bedford was lawful.

Roman was shot by police outside 3 Ledgewood Boulevard in Dartmouth after Police said he threatened residents there, left the scene, and then returned with a gun

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Sargent (L) and Rodrigues Facebook
Sargent (L) and Rodrigues Facebook

Crash Victims To Be Remembered At Candlelight Vigil

An employer of one of the victims in Monday's deadly car crash in Mattapoisett is holding a candlelight vigil Friday night for Brooklyn Cody Rodrigues and Meghan Sargent.

Lori Truehart operates Hollywood Scoops on Route Six, where Rodrigues had worked for a few weeks

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Opera singer Renee Fleming with Deval Patrick at Harvard Commencement / Getty Images
Opera singer Renee Fleming with Deval Patrick at Harvard Commencement / Getty Images

Former Governor Patrick Addresses Harvard Grads

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is urging Harvard graduates to listen to, and act on, the ``unrest'' in their hearts as they head into the world.

Patrick, an alumnus of Harvard and Harvard Law School, said during his commencement speech Thursday that the world is depending on the graduates for big ideas to tackle problems such as social inequity and climate change

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Additional Arrests Made Related To Boston Marathon Bombing
U.S. Federal Court In Boston / Boston Globe / Getty Images

Tsarnaev To Be Sentenced Next Month

(Associated Press) - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be formally sentenced to death on June 24.

U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr. set the date on Thursday.

A jury determined earlier this month that Tsarnaev should get the death penalty in the 2013 attack

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David Ortiz / Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images
David Ortiz / Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Slump-Ridden Ortiz Not In Lineup Versus Rangers

Struggling slugger David Ortiz is getting a break from the Boston Red Sox lineup.

Ortiz wasn't in the lineup for Thursday's series opener at Texas, following a five-game stretch when he had only one hit in 20 at-bats

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Adam Stern (far right) addressing Mass. Gaming Commission on Thursday / TSM
Adam Stern (far right) addressing Mass. Gaming Commission on Thursday / TSM

KG Urban Gets Till June 9th To Submit Financial Info

The firm planning a waterfront casino in New Bedford is getting more time to get its financial house in order.  The Massachusetts Gaming Commission passed a motion Thursday requiring KG Urban Enterprises to submit a firm signed by all its financial partners to the commission by 5 p

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Tom Thibodeau / Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images
Tom Thibodeau / Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images

Thibodeau Fired As Chicago Bulls Coach

The Chicago Bulls fired head coach Tom Thibodeau on Thursday.

Thibodeau spent the past five seasons as the team's head coach and
led the Bulls to a record of 255-139. Chicago reached the playoffs
in each of his five seasons and advanced as far the conference
finals in the spring of 2011 at the conclusion of his first year

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Steven Tyler / Getty Images

Steven Tyler Will Not Perform At New Jersey Strawberry Farm

Police have alerted residents of a New Jersey township that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will not be performing at a small pick-your-own strawberry farm.

NJ.com reports the rock star and ``American Idol'' judge was listed on concert websites ReverbNation and Eventful as performing a Saturday morning show at Windsor Farm & Market.

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Niche Manufacturing Photo
Niche Manufacturing Photo

Former Niche Manufacturing Employees To Receive Compensation

A two year fight for compensation for workers not rehired by Niche Manufacturing in New Bedford is now over.

The industrial sewing company laid off more than 150 workers in 2012 when government contracts ran out,  but did not give them advanced notice, a violation of federal law

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FBI Director James Comey speaks to reporters / Getty Images
FBI Director James Comey speaks to reporters / Getty Images

Justice Dept. Cracks Down On International Soccer Corruption

The Justice Department is socking FIFA,  the world governing body for organized soccer. More than a dozen FIFA officials are being charged in a massive corruption case.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the charges include bribery, fraud, racketeering and money laundering

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