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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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Hit And Run Suspect Arrested

A Lakeville man was arrested Friday in Braintree on a warrant in connection with a hit and run pedestrian accident earlier this month in Lakeville.

Fifty-five year old James Trubiano is charged with operating to endanger, and leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury

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NE Revolution Home Opener Is Saturday Against Montreal

The New England Revolution came very close to winning the Major League Soccer championship last year. Now they're hoping for another shot at the cup.

The Revolution open their home schedule Saturday against Montreal, 3pm at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro

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Drawing from City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises
Drawing from City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises

Host Community Agreement Draws Rave Reviews

Labor unions are applauding the host community agreement reached by the City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises, to put a casino on the city's waterfront.

Ron Rheaume of the Building Trades Union says the announcement is good news for people struggling to find steady work

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Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Do You Believe It? 2014-2015 Winter Warmest On Record

The last three months have been the warmest winter in recorded history, but don't tell that to New England.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says December, January and February were the warmest winter period in world history, beating the previous mark set last year

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Patriots Add Two Defensive Backs

The Patriots are reportedly welcoming two veteran defensive backs, after declining the options of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner.

The agent representing former Eagles corner Bradley Fletcher tells ESPN

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Robert Barber, Ambassador to Iceland / Jon Faria / TSM
Robert Barber, Ambassador to Iceland / Jon Faria / TSM

U.S. Ambassador To Iceland Visits Southcoast

The U.S.Ambassador to Iceland says there are ways institutions here can benefit from working with entities in Iceland.

Robert Barber says UMass Dartmouth and New Bedford's fishing industry might benefit from working with the IOC, the Iceland Ocean Cluster, which is looking to use 100% of fish to create valuable products

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San Francisco's Chris Borland (50) chases Seattle's Doug Baldwin / Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images
San Francisco's Chris Borland (50) chases Seattle's Doug Baldwin / Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images

NFL Players React To Chris Borland’s Retirement

NFL players past and present are reacting to Chris Borland's decision to retire from the San Francisco 49ers. The 24-year-old linebacker stepped away from the game after just one NFL season for fear of long-term head trauma

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Photo from Westport Police

Alert Neighbor In Westport Aids Police In Investigation

A tip from an alert neighbor helped Westport Police track down a breaking and entering suspect.

A caller to the Police Department on Monday reported that he had seen a man running from a house on Briggs Road holding a laptop

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Photo from Bristol Community College

BCC Receives $514,000 Gift

A gift of $514,000 has been presented to the Bristol Community College Foundation, to be used to equip the John Sbrega Health and Science building, now under construction on the Fall River campus.

The gift comes from Kathy and Brian MacLean of Connecticut

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