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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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Orioles Win Game With No Fans

The Orioles powered their way to an 8-2 win over the White Sox amid eerie silence at Baltimore's Camden Yards.

Today's game was played in an empty stadium that was closed to fans.  That decision came after Monday's and Tuesday's games were postponed due to the riots and protests in the city over the death of African American Freddie Gray while in police custody

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Bloomberg via Getty Images

Mitchell Confident K-G Urban Will Line Up Casino Financing

K-G Urban Enterprises is continuing to line up financing for its proposed waterfront casino in New Bedford.

Speaking on his weekly radio program Wednesday, Mayor Jon Mitchell says he's spoken with K-G representatives, and has gotten some positive vibes

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Andrew Rockett / Photo from New Bedford Police
Andrew Rockett / Photo from New Bedford Police

Downtown Developer Charged With Drunk Driving

A New Bedford developer has been arrested for drunk driving.

Police say 47 year old Andrew Rockett was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol  after the vehicle he was driving struck a parked car on Rockdale Avenue Tuesday night

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch / Getty Images

New Attorney General Pleased With Easing Of Tensions In Baltimore

New U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is condemning Monday's riots in Baltimore as "senseless acts of violence."

In remarks at the Justice Department, Lynch said the riots were a grave danger to the community and counterproductive to the goal of developing a respectful conversation about the way law enforcement officers interact with the residents they serve and protect

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Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Obama Honors Teacher Of The Year

President Obama is honoring the 2015 Teacher of the Year.

Shanna Peeples is a high school English teacher in Texas. In a White House ceremony, the President said Peeples sets high expectations and is confident that her students are going to do "amazing things

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Protesters pray before 10pm curfew / Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images
Protesters pray before 10pm curfew / Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images

Crowds Disperse In Baltimore Following Curfew

A line of police behind riot shields hurled smoke canisters and fired pepper balls at as many as 200 protesters Tuesday night to enforce a citywide curfew, imposed after the worst outbreak of rioting in Baltimore since 1968

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Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Jackie Bradley Jr. Back In The “Show”

The Boston Red Sox recalled outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. from Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday and sent right-hander Steven Wright down to the International League.

Bradley was hitting .315 in 18 games at Pawtucket

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Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images

Fifty Workers Die On The Job In Massachusetts

Fifty workers died from injuries on the job in Massachusetts last year.

That's according to a report released Tuesday by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupation Safety and Health

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Fall River Justice Center / TSM
Fall River Justice Center / TSM

Two Charged In Fall River Homicide

Two Fall River men have been charged with murder in connection with a homicide last month in the Spindle City.

Nineteen year old Kevin Lara will be arraigned Wednesday in Fall River District Court

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Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

Obama Addresses Baltimore Violence

Although he's showing no sympathy for the rioters in Baltimore, President Barack Obama is expressing deep frustration with recurring black deaths at the hands of police.

He says there have been ``too many instances'' in which police appear to interact with people -- mostly black, mostly poor -- ``in ways that raise troubling questions

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