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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.
Revel Casino / Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Revel Casino / Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Another Casino to Close In Atlantic City

Atlantic City's Revel Casino is shutting its doors next month after failing to find a buyer in bankruptcy court.

Revel was supposed to be the crown jewel of Atlantic City when it opened in April 2012 but never managed to make a dime after turning off seniors by refusing to offer buffets and bus deals

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Tanya Singleton Receives Probation

The cousin of former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been sentenced to two years probation and one year home confinement.

Tanya Singleton refused to testify before a grand jury investigating Hernandez's alleged role in the murder of Odin Lloyd

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Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Obama: U.S. Aircraft Positioned To Strike In Northern Iraq

President Obama says U.S. aircraft are positioned to strike any ISIS forces that threaten Erbil in Northern Iraq.

In a statement from Martha's Vineyard, Obama said some of the Iraqis who were trapped by ISIS fighters on Mount Sinjar have been able to escape their situation

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Gomes Wants Law Enforcement Summit On Crime

City Councilor Brian Gomes is calling for a summit to address crime in New Bedford.

Gomes, who also serves as chair of the Public Safety Committee, says that all ideas need to be heard and that multiple law enforcement agencies should work together to address the issue

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Tony Stewart / Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images

NASCAR Racer Kills Man Walking On Track

Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen Sunday, 12 hours after the three-time champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York

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Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Sen. Warren: Iraq Solution Must Be Negotiated

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says the country doesn't want another war in Iraq.

Warren made her comments to reporters at the Statehouse Friday as the U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group amid a worsening humanitarian crisis

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St. Hedwig Church / Photo by Dan McCready / TSM
St. Hedwig Church / Photo by Dan McCready / TSM

Sister Rose House To Relocate

State Senator Mark Montigny has announced a nearly $900,000 grant to help relocate a homeless shelter for men from the Downtown area, to St. Hedwig's Church on Division St.

The Sister Rose House is run by Catholic Social Services

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James Brady / Photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers
James Brady / Photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers

James Brady’s Death Ruled A Homicide

The death of former White House Press Secretary James Brady is being ruled a homicide.

The Washington, DC medical examiner's office has ruled that Brady died as a result of wounds suffered in the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in 1981

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UMass marine scientists and students taking part in scallop survey.  Photo from SMAST.
UMass marine scientists and students taking part in scallop survey. Photo from SMAST.

Major Increase in Scallop Population Found On Georges Bank

UMass Dartmouth marine scientists, in a video based survey, have found an abundance of small scallops on Georges Bank.

The survey was conducted from May to July 2014. Dr. Kevin Stokesbury says the survey indicates a 32% increase in the scallop population from two years ago

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