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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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Solar Plane Lands Safely In Hawaii

The next stop for the solar plane in its journey around the world is Phoenix, Arizona.

The plane landed in Hawaii this morning after completing a record-breaking non-stop flight from Japan. The Solar Impulse 2 landed on Oahu shortly before 6 a

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Carver

Police say a 28-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle crash in southeastern Massachusetts.

Authorities found William Stinchfield Jr. unconscious around 3:15 a.m. Friday in a wooded area off Gate Street in Carver, not far from his home

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San Antonio assistant Coach Becky Hammon / Getty Images

Becky Hammon Will Coach San Antonio Summer League Team

Becky Hammon will be the first female to grace the NBA sidelines this summer in Las Vegas.

The "San Antonio Express" reports Hammon will coach the San Antonio Spurs' NBA Summer League team this month

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Tim Duncan (left) against the Clippers / Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

Tim Duncan Returns For 19th Season

San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan is returning for a 19th NBA season.  He tells the "San Antonio Express-News" that he "will be on the court next year."

There had been speculation the 39-year-old would retire after the Spurs lost to the Clippers in seven games in the first round of the playoffs this year

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Photo from City of New Bedford

New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal To Welcome First Cargo Ship

The New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal will welcome its first cargo ship on Monday.

The vessel Thorco Svenborg  is delivering wind turbine components for a land-based project in Plymouth.

The Baker Administration has been critical of the $113-million, state-funded terminal project because offshore wind development has yet to pan out in Mass

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Photo By BSIP/UIG Via Getty Images

UMass Dartmouth Hoping to Diversify Nursing Workforce In Region

The College of Nursing at UMass Dartmouth has received nearly $300-thousand from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

University spokesman John Hoey says the money will be used to encourage more minority students to consider nursing as a future career

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New Bedford Airport - Mass. DOT

New Bedford Regional Airport Receives Federal Funding

The U.S. Department of Transportation is sending more than $12 million to Massachusetts to benefit municipal airports.

The funding will be distributed to the New Bedford Regional Airport, plus airports in Barnstable and Plymouth,

New Bedford is receiving just over $3 million to rehabilitate the airport's taxiway

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Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images

Cardinals Fire Scouting Director After Hacking Scandal

The St. Louis Cardinals are parting ways with scouting director Chris Correa. He had been on a leave of absence, with the "Post-Dispatch" reporting he's been the focus of the hacking scandal involving the Houston Astros

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Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images

New Bedford Celebrates The Fourth

New Bedford is again hosting its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show on Saturday along the waterfront. The pyrotechnics will be fired from a barge in waters off the State Pier, starting at 9pm.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says Hawthorne Medical Associates is again sponsoring the fireworks display

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