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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 by F. Balsamo - Gendarmerie nationale / Ministere de l'Interieur via Getty Images
Photo by F. Balsamo - Gendarmerie nationale / Ministere de l'Interieur via Getty Images

Officials Still Searching For Cause Of Plane Crash In The French Alps

The director of France's aviation investigative agency says audio has been recovered from the cockpit recorder salvaged from the crash of the Germanwings plane in the Alps.

But he says there still isn't the ``slightest explanation'' for what caused the plane to lose altitude and crash

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Boston 2024 Citizens Meeting at UMass Dartmouth / Jim Phillips / TSM
Boston 2024 Citizens Meeting at UMass Dartmouth / Jim Phillips / TSM

New Bedford And Fall River Officials Offer Venues for Boston Olympics

Southcoast officials urged a Citizens Advisory Committee meeting Tuesday night at UMass Dartmouth to consider both New Bedford and Fall River as locations for Summer Olympic events, if Boston ends up hosting the Olympics in 2024

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Whaling in Japan 1993 / Photo by Mark Votier/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Whaling in Japan 1993 / Photo by Mark Votier/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Industrialized Whalers Kill 3 Million Whales in 20th Century

Two scientists for NOAA Fisheries and a Science Director for the New Bedford Whaling Museum have worked together to determine the number of whales killed during industrial whale hunts in the 20th century

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Photo by David McNew/Getty Images
Photo by David McNew/Getty Images

Investment Tax Credits Awarded To Amazon Project

Amazon is getting some financial incentives to construct a new distribution center at the Fall River-Freetown line.

Governor Charlie Baker says the state Economic Assistance Coordinating Council is supporting over $3 million in investment tax credits for Amazon

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Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

Obama Orders Slowdown Of Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

President Obama is slowing the U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan. President Obama says the U.S. will keep nearly 10-thousand U.S. troops in Afghanistan through the end of this year.

In a White House news briefing with new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Obama said he remains committed to ending more than a decade of war in Afghanistan

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Patriots Owner Robert Kraft / Getty Images
Patriots Owner Robert Kraft / Getty Images

Updates From NFL Owners Meetings

Patriots brass are in Phoenix, Arizona for this week's NFL Owners Meetings. The Competition Committee is discussing potential rule changes, including the ability to challenge penalties, moving the extra-point back and mandatory possession of the ball for both teams in overtime games

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Drawing from City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises
Drawing from City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises

Mitchell: “Without Concessions I Would Have Walked Away”

Mayor Jon Mitchell says KG Urban Enterprises was willing to make concessions in key areas and that's why a casino on New Bedford's waterfront is once step closer to happening.....

Among the provisions the Mayor sought were annual payments totaling $12

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Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Rev. David Lima Rips Casino Plan For New Bedford

When it comes to building a casino in New Bedford, don't expect Reverend David Lima to remain quiet.

Lima, the Executive Minister of the New Bedford Interchurch Council and a long-time casino opponent, says he can understand why the idea of a casino in the Whaling City might be attractive to some

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Car Strikes Dunkin’ Donuts In Acushnet

Acushnet police say the operator of a car suffered minor injuries after the vehicle he was driving struck the Dunkin Donuts on South Main Street early Sunday.

According to Sgt Chris Richmond, the car crossed South Main from Pope Street, rammed into some cement pillars at the front of the store and pushed in the lobby wall

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Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

Two-Time MVP Steve Nash Retires

Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash has officially announced his retirement.

The 41-year-old Nash hasn't appeared in a game this season, and chronic injuries limited him to only 65 games since joining the Los Angeles Lakers in a trade with the Phoenix Suns in 2012

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