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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 Win McNamee/Getty Images

President Salutes Medal Of Honor Winner

A Marine veteran is being honored for conspicuous gallantry in the war in Afghanistan. In a White House ceremony this afternoon, retired Marine Corporal William "Kyle" Carpenter was awarded the Medal of Honor

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WBSM console - Jim Phillips / TSM

Radiothons On Friday To Assist Southcoast Pediatric Programs

Its all hands on deck at radio stations WBSM and Fun 107. Both stations are staging radiothons at St. Lukes Hospital on Friday.

Show hosts from both stations will be on hand, helping to raise funds for the Southcoast Health system's Pediatric programs

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Photo from Operation Clean Sweep website

Operation Clean Sweep Targets South End

Operation Clean Sweep is looking for volunteers for a cleanup this weekend in the South End.  A neighborhood cleanup is planned for this Saturday in Ward Six. The event runs from 8:30 to noon and volunteers should gather on Ruth street, in front of the Loretta Bourque Park

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Obama Promises “Targeted And Precise” Response In Iraq

President Obama says the U.S. is prepared to take "targeted and precise military action" in Iraq, if necessary. In a White House news briefing today, the President said he is poised to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help curb a growing militant insurgency

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Photo by Carl D. Walsh/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Park Board Approves Police Union’s Carnival Plan

The Park Board has given unanimous approval to a New Bedford Police Union plan to sponsor carnival rides at Buttonwood Park next month.

Union President Hank Turgeon tells WBSM News, the union stepped up after the Whaling City Festival announced this week it had cancelled the festival for this year

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Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

Red Sox Sweep Twins 2-1 In Ten Innings

Mike Napoli and David Ortiz hit consecutive homers with one out in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox rallied past Minnesota 2-1 Wednesday, sending the Twins to their fifth straight loss.

Boston was held to one hit _ a fifth-inning double by Daniel Nava _ before the homers

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Jay Leno To Receive Mark Twain Humor Award

Jay Leno is up for a special honor. The former "Tonight Show" host has been tapped as the next recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Presented by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Center says the prize "recognizes people who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to Mark Twain

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Injured Circus Performers Plan Lawsuit

Seven circus acrobats injured in a Providence performance plan on suing for their injuries.  They fell up to 30-feet last month when a "human chandelier" trick went horribly wrong.

On Tuesday at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, four of them and their attorney announced the lawsuit will be filed once the investigations are completed

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Presidnet Obama, appearing in Pittsburgh, answers questions about arrest of Benghazi suspect.  Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images
Presidnet Obama, appearing in Pittsburgh, answers questions about arrest of Benghazi suspect. Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

Benghazi Suspect To Face Trial In U.S.

A Libyan militant is facing trial in the United States in the attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

President Barack Obama says Ahmed Abu Khattala will face ``the full weight of the American justice system

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