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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 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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Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images

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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Police: Man Beats Cat With A Baseball Bat [VIDEO]

A case of animal cruelty reported in New Bedford.

Animal Control Officer Manny Maciel tells WBSM News, the incident happened on Saturday on Nye Street in the North End.....

The four year old cat required surgery and is expected to survive, although it may lose an eye

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Mattapoisett Harbor
Mattapoisett Harbor

Boater Rescued In Waters Off Mattapoisett

Mattapoisett Police and the town Harbormaster team up to pull a man from the water after his small boat sank.

Police say the incident happened just after 4pm Monday afternoon, in waters between West Island and Mattapoisett

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Ingram Publishing

Another Shooting In New Bedford

New Bedford Bolice have confirmed officers have responded to a crime scene on Malden Street in the Brickenwood Housing develpment.

According to Det. Capt. Steve Vicente, officers have located a man who suffered a gunshot wound to the lower foot-ankle area

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Photo by Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Kerry: Drone Strikes Possible In Iraq

Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. is considering drone strikes as an option to combat militant insurgents in Iraq.

Meanwhile, a Navy ship with 550 Marines on board is in the Persian Gulf to support Iraq's Shiite-led government as it deals with a Sunni insurgency that has taken over several key city's in the north

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