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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.
Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Study: Some For-Profit Hospitals Charging 10x Medicare Rates

A study appearing in the June issue of the journal Health Affairs has found that 20 of the 50 U.S. hospitals that charge the most for their services are located in Florida. All but one of them are for-profits

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John Lennon, November, 1963 / Bob Thomas/Getty Images
John Lennon, November, 1963 / Bob Thomas/Getty Images

John Lennon’s Guitar Going Up For Auction

An acoustic guitar used by John Lennon to compose some of The Beatles' biggest hits is hitting the auction block.

Julien's Auctions believes the 1962 Gibson guitar will fetch up to 800-thousand dollars when it goes up for auction in November

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Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Woman Injured At Fenway Park Improving

A woman struck by a flying bat at Fenway Park has been upgraded to fair condition.

Tonya Carpenter had been listed in serious condition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston since she was hit in the head during a game between the Red Sox and Oakland Athletics on Friday night

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Photo by Wareham Police
Photo by Wareham Police

Cape Cod Man Charged In Wareham With Trafficking Heroin

A Cape Cod man was in Wareham District Court Monday, after his arrest on drug trafficking charges.

Chief Kevin Walsh tells WBSM News, officers responded to a disturbance early Sunday morning on Glen Charlie Road

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Anti-Abortion activists in Maine / Photo by John Ewing/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images
Anti-Abortion activists in Maine / Photo by John Ewing/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

AP Exclusive: Abortions Declining Across The Nation

Abortions have declined in states where new laws make it harder to have them - but they've also waned in states where abortion rights are protected, an Associated Press survey finds. Nearly everywhere, in red states and blue, abortions are down since 2010

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NBHS educators Nelson Rodrigues, and Pamela Oliveira / Photo from New Bedford School Department
NBHS educators Nelson Rodrigues, and Pamela Oliveira / Photo from New Bedford School Department

Two NBHS Educators Win Statewide Teaching Awards

Two New Bedford High School educators have been recognized with "Teacher In Excellence" awards by Mass Insight Education, a statewide group that encourages students to attend and complete college.

Teachers Pamela Oliveira and Nelson Rodrigues were honored this week in Boston

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Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic
Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura) Suffers Mild Stroke

Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Nyota Uhura in the original ``Star Trek'' TV series and in subsequent films, is recovering from a stroke suffered Wednesday at her Los Angeles home.

Tests indicate the stroke was mild, her booking manager, Zachery McGinnis, said Friday

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Outside Federal Court in Boston / Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Outside Federal Court in Boston / Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Two More College Friends Of Tsarnaev Sent To Prison

(Associated Press) - Another college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to three years in prison for lying to the FBI about being in Tsarnaev's UMass Dartmouth dorm room days after the 2013 attacks

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Kyrie Irving leaves court after suffering knee injury Thursday in NBA Finals / Getty Images
Kyrie Irving leaves court after suffering knee injury Thursday in NBA Finals / Getty Images

Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving Out For The Finals

 

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Friday that star guard Kyrie Irving suffered a fractured left knee cap in Game 1 of the NBA Finals and will soon undergo surgery.

Irving, who was battling a lingering knee issue this postseason,
left Thursday's 108-100 loss to the Golden State Warriors during
overtime with the injury.

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