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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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Warren To Make Southcoast Swing On Friday

Mass. Senator Elizabeth Warren is visiting the Southcoast on Friday.

Her first stop is in Fall River for a meeting with Mayor Sam Sutter and other officials.

Then its on to UMass Dartmouth, where at noon the Senator will tour the university's new Bioengineering Lab

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Isaiah Thomas (3) / Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images

Celtics Acquire G Isaiah Thomas From Phoenix

The Boston Celtics are adding some talent to their roster.  In a slew of last-minute moves before the NBA trade deadline, the Phoenix Suns are shipping guard Isaiah Thomas to the Celtics.

Yahoo! Sports reports the Celtics are sending Marcus Thornton and a 2016 first-round pick to the Suns via Cleveland

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Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images

Giulliani Says He’s Not Questioning Obama’s Patriotism

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani now says he wasn't questioning President Barack Obama's patriotism, when he said last night that he doesn't believe Obama ``loves America.''

Giuliani, speaking at an event in New York last night said of Obama, ``He wasn't brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country

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Dzhokar Tsarnaev / FBI Photo
Dzhokar Tsarnaev / FBI Photo

Tsarnaev’s Lawyers Ask Appeals Court For Change Of Venue

There's no immediate decision on the latest change of venue request for the Boston Marathon bombing trial.

Oral arguments were heard by an appeals court three judge panel this morning.

Lawyers for bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev argued he could not get a fair trial in Boston

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Snow rake used to remove snow from roof / Photo by Gordon Chibroski/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images
Snow rake used to remove snow from roof / Photo by Gordon Chibroski/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Removing Snow From Roofs Easier Said Than Done

Snow-covered roofs are prompting a lot of concern in Massachusetts, where as much as nine feet of snow has fallen in recent weeks.

Diane Medeiros of New Bedford is concerned about a section of flat roof on her house

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Energy Firm To Move Headquarters To NB Business Park

There will soon be a new firm in the New Bedford Business Park.

The Mayor's Office says HTP Inc. of Freetown will move part of their operations to the Business Park and expand.  HTP manufactures green energy devices for space and water heating

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Fire Causes $200,000 Damage to Mattapoisett Home

Fire officials in Mattapoisett say a Wednesday morning fire at 87 County Road appeared to be caused by an electrical problem.

Chief Andrew Murray says when firefighters arrived, there was fire seen coming from second floor windows

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A-Rod Apologizes To Fans

New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is apologizing to fans for his season-long drug suspension.

In a hand-written letter posted on MLB.com, "A-Rod" writes that he is sorry and takes full responsibility for mistakes that led to his suspension for the 2014 season

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Jon Faria / TSM

Snow Removal Continues In New Bedford

Mayor Jon Mitchell says snow removal work is continuing throughout New Bedford, with city crews being assisted by the Army National Guard, and private sector contractors from ABC Disposal and D.W. White

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Americans Borrowing More And Falling Behind

Americans are borrowing more money. Household debt, which include mortgages, credit cards, auto loans and student loans, increased to 117-billion dollars from October to December.

Figures from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York show that in addition to the increase in loans, they have also seen an increase in late payments

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