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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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Senator Elizabeth Warren Photo: Andrew Harrer / Getty Images

Senator Warren Again Challenging Scott Brown

 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is throwing her fundraising muscle behind fellow Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen who's facing a possible challenge from former Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown in New Hampshire.
 

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Marathon Bombing Survivor Returns To Dancing

A professional dancer has taken the stage for the first time since losing part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing last year.
 
    Thirty-three-year-old Adrianne Haslet-Davis of Boston danced at the 2014 TED Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday

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Tom Brady And Gisele Bundchen List LA Home

 

New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady and wife, Supermodel Gisele Bundchen are selling their Los Angeles mansion. 

The celebrity couple spent five years and 40 million dollars building the French Chateau-style home which sits on four acres in the upscale community of Brentwood. 

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TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell

Mitchell Supports 8pm Closing Time For Whaling City Festival

Mayor Jon Mitchell says its unfair to blame him for the decision by the Whaling City Festival Committee to cancel this year's summer event. 

The Committee says it pulled the plug on this year's festival because the city refused to extend the event's 8pm closing time

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Millions Still Uninsured As Health Care Deadline Looms

 

As the deadline approaches to sign up for healthcare, one-third of Americans plan to remain uninsured.  That's according to a recent study by Bankrate.com, which showed most of those who plan to go without health insurance will do because they think it's too expensive. 

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Toyota To Pay Billion Dollar Settlement

Toyota will pay more than one-billion dollars in a settlement over safety issues. 

Attorney General Eric Holder said Toyota intentionally misled consumers about unintended vehicle acceleration in 2009 and 2010

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Fish Buyers Tour Waterfront

For the tenth consecutive year, seafood buyers from around the world make a stop in New Bedford to buy fish. 

The buyers come by way of the Seafood Expo in Boston.  Deputy Port Director Ed Anthes-Washburn tells WBSM News, for many of the buyers, the visit to New Bedford is the highlight of the Expo

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Aaron Hernandez Pre-Trial Hearing At Bristol County Superior Court
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Appeal Filed In Judge’s Gag Order In Hernandez Case

A Massachusetts trial judge has refused prosecutors' request to change or delay a gag order she imposed in the murder case of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez.
 
    Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston man dating the sister of the ex-player's fiancee

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TSM - Rendering of KG Urban Enterprises proposed waterfront casino in New Bedford.
TSM - Rendering of KG Urban Enterprises proposed waterfront casino in New Bedford.

Mitchell Seeks Extension Of Deadline For Casino Applications

The City of New Bedford is asking the Mass. Gaming Commission to extend the deadline for casino developers to submit applications for a casino license in Southeastern Massachusetts. 

The current deadline is in July, but the City wants it moved  to September

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Ending Violence Against Women Goal Of White Ribbon Campaign

The White Ribbon Campaign is up and running again in Massachusetts.  The world-wide campaign calls on men to make a personal pledge to be "active bystanders" and do what they can to end violence against women

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