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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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Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images

Terminailly Ill WomanTakes Own Life In Oregon

Brittany Maynard stuck by her decision.

The terminally ill woman who revived a national debate about physician-assisted suicide ended her life Saturday by swallowing lethal drugs made available under Oregon’s law that allows terminally ill people to end their lives

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TSM

Man Dies After Being Hit By A Vehicle On Sconticut Neck Road

A 53-year old Fairhaven man was killed Saturday night after being struck by a car on Sconticut Neck Road.

The District Attorney's Office says Police responded to an area near Gilbert St. after receiving a phone call saying that a man was lying on the side of the road

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Man Charged With DUI In Dartmouth Crash

A single car crash early Saturday in the vicinity of 1071 Tucker Road in Dartmouth results in two passengers being injured, and the driver placed under arrest. The crash happened around 1am.

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Photo by Carline Jean/Sun Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images
Photo by Carline Jean/Sun Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images

Mexican Judge Orders Immediate Release Of U.S. Marine

A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

Family spokesman Jonathan Franks told The Associated Press on Friday that the judge decided to release retired Marine Sgt

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Getty Images

Report: Not Enough Evidence To Bring Civil Rights Charges In Ferguson Shooting

"The Washington Post" is reporting that the Justice Department does not have a strong enough case to bring civil rights charges against Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson.

Wilson is the white officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson on August 9th

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Photo from New Bedford Police
Photo from New Bedford Police

Fall River Man Charged With Selling Drugs In New Bedford

Narcotics Detectives in New Bedford and Fall River arrest a Spindle City man on Friday, and charge him with various weapons and drug charges.

Det. Captain Steven Vicente says 39 year old Angel Camacho of Fall River was making several heroin deliveries to New Bedford every week

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Mayor Jon Mitchell (L) and Jim Kendall (middle) join Martha Coakley on Pier Three Friday / Jim Phillips /TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell (L) and Jim Kendall (middle) join Martha Coakley on Pier Three Friday / Jim Phillips /TSM

Coakley: Baker Should Answer Questions About Fishermen’s Story

Democratic Candidate for Governor Martha Coakley said Republican Candidate Charlie Baker should answer ``legitimate questions'' raised about a story Baker told during a recent debate.

During Tuesday's televised debate Baker tearfully recalled a meeting with a New Bedford fisherman who regretted pressuring his sons to follow him into the job rather than go to college

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Photo by David McNew/Getty Images

Amazon Eyeing FR Technology Park for New Distribution Center

There's some positive economic development news coming out of Fall River .

The Herald News says the global company Amazon has sent a letter of intent to Mayor Will Flanagan, announcing its desire to build a one-million square foot distribution center at the Life Science and Technology Park at the Fall River-Freetown line

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Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Judge Denies Motion To Move Hernandez Trial Out Of Bristol County

A judge is denying a request for a change in venue for the trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

The 24-year-old is facing murder charges in the 2013 shooting death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee'

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