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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.
Malcolm Brown (90) takes on two blockers / Getty Images
Malcolm Brown (90) takes on two blockers / Getty Images

Patriots Pick DT Malcolm Brown In First Round

The New England Patriots have drafted a defensive lineman with their first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.  Their pick is DT Malcolm Brown, 6-2, 319 lbs from the University of Texas. Here's what the NFL Network had to say about the pick:

"This is a great pick for the Patriots

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Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Montigny Urges Local Leaders To Slow Down On Olympic Planning

State Senator Mark Montigny is urging communities on the Southcoast not to catch Olympic fever just yet.

Montigny says the Legislature will proceed with caution when it comes to Boston 2024 and the Olympics, and he urges local communities to do the same

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Andrew Wiggins (22) / Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images

Wiggins Is Named NBA’s Rookie Of The Year

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins is the NBA's Rookie of the Year.

The Kansas product averaged 16.9 points and 4.6 rebounds while playing in all 82 games this season.  Wiggins scored in double-figures 69 times

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Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Baltimore Prosecutor Urges Patience During Freddie Gray Investigation

Baltimore's top prosecutor is asking the public to remain "patient and peaceful" as she decides whether to file charges in the Freddie Gray case.

Baltimore police today turned over the results of their investigation to State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby

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Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Retired FBI Agent Charged With Perjury

A former supervisor in charge of Boston's FBI office is facing charges after his testimony at a mobster's trial.

Robert Fitzpatrick is being charged with six counts of perjury and six counts of obstruction of justice

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Sen. Bernie Sanders / Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders Runs For President

Senator Bernie Sanders is throwing his hat in the ring for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders is a Vermont independent who caucuses with Democrats in the Senate.

In a Capitol event, the 73-year old Sanders said it is time to create an economy that works for all Americans

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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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