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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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Judge Refuses To Dismiss Indictment Against Carlos Ortiz

A friend of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has lost in his attempt to get a murder charge against him dismissed.

A Massachusetts judge on Tuesday denied the request by Carlos Ortiz to dismiss the indictment that charges him with one count of murder for the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd...

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Fall River Bank Robber Gets 4-7 Years In Prison

A 37-year-old Fall River man has pleaded guilty to robbing three banks last year.

City police detectives arrested Charles Solimine in May 2014 after receiving information about three bank robberies over the previous two months...

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Protests one year ago after Tamir Rice Shooting / Getty Images
Protests one year ago after Tamir Rice Shooting / Getty Images

Grand Jury Declines To Indict Cops In Shooting Of 12-Year Old

The prosecutor in Cleveland says a ``perfect storm of human error'' led to the death of Tamir Rice, a black youngster who was holding what turned out to be a pellet gun when he was shot by police...

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Jasiel Correia/Facebook

Fall River Mayor-Elect Announces Inaugural Ceremony

Fall River's Mayor Elect Jasiel Correia ii is announcing details of his inauguration.

Correia will be sworn in Monday, January 4th at 10am in the auditorium at Durfee High School...

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Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Gas Prices In Mass. Fall Below $2 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has dropped below $2 for the first time in almost seven years.

AAA Northeast said Monday that self-serve, regular dropped 2 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $1...

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Mass. State House / Getty Images

Mass. House Releases Its Version Of Opioid Abuse Bill

House lawmakers have released their version of a bill aimed at curbing the opioid abuse crisis in Massachusetts.

Among other steps, the bill would limit initial opiate painkiller prescriptions to a seven-day supply and require an in-depth evaluation be made by a licensed medical professional to anyone who shows up in an emergency department with an opiate-related overdose...

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Meadowlark Lemon Dies At 83

Meadowlark Lemon, the ''clown prince'' of
basketball's barnstorming Harlem Globetrotters, whose blend of hook
shots and humor brought joy to millions of fans around the world,
has died...

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Baker: Wait Times At RMV Reduced

Wait times at Registry of Motor Vehicles offices across the state are coming down.

State officials say 74 percent of customers were served in under half an hour in 2015...

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