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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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SLAMDiabetes

The New Bedford Bay Sox will help battle diabetes this weekend with the SlamDiabetes Bay Sox Classic at Walsh Field at New Bedford High School.

The Wiffle® Ball tournament will raise money to help send local kids to day camps where they can learn how to better manage their disease

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TSM - New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge

State Officials Say Repairs To Popes Island Bridge Should Finish By Fall

State officials say repairs on the Popes Island Bridge could be finished in a few months.
Michael Verseckes, a spokesman with the Massachusetts  Department Of Transportation, tells the Standard Times the concrete barriers that have been narrowing the bridge down to one lane, in each direction, should be removed by early fall

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Onset Bay Reopens To Shellfishing

The Wareham Harbormaster Department says Onset Bay has been reopened for shell fishing.

The announcement was made Monday on the department's Facebook page saying that the state Division of Marine Fisheries has lifted the closure

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Jim Phillips / TSM - New Bedford School Committee

School Committee Hears Results Of Community Survey

The New Bedford School Department's first online community survey attracted 900 responses from parents, staff members, students and other interested parties. Results of the survey were presented to the School Committee last night

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New Bedford Man Sentenced In Manslaughter Case

A 51-year old New Bedford man was sentenced Monday to 4 1/2 to six years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter, larceny and other charges in the death of his former girlfriend.

Christopher Anderson admitted to providing crack cocaine and heroin to 46 year old Venus Chumack on the night of February 12, 2011

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Steven Grossman (Photo by Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Steven Grossman (Photo by Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Grossman Supports President In Immigration Crisis

Candidate for Governor Steve Grossman weighed in on the immigration border crisis during a stop Monday on the Southcoast.

Grossman is one of three Democratic candidates for Governor.

Speaking on the Taylor Cormier Show on WBSM, Grossman called the situation an "humanitarian crisis" and he urged Congress to work with the President

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Scratch Ticket Worth $15 Million Sold In Fairhaven

There is still a buzz around the Valero Gas Station at Route Six and Bridge Street in Fairhaven.

According to the owner, he sold a $15 million winning scratch ticket last Wednesday to a 35 year old man who is a regular customer

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Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Judge Will Not Suppress Evidence In Hernandez Case

A Massachusetts judge has rejected a bid by lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to suppress evidence from a cellphone and video surveillance taken from his home during an investigation into the killing of a friend

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Singleton To Plead Guilty To Contempt

The cousin of Aaron Hernandez who was charged with criminal contempt after refusing to testify before the grand jury that indicted the former New England Patriot intends to change her plea.

Singleton had pleaded not guilty

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Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images

Massachusetts To Receive Windfall From Citigroup

Massachusetts is getting an almost $46 million share of a $7 billion federal-state settlement over Citigroup's mortgage-backed security activities.

In the deal announced Monday, Citigroup will make a $4 billion civil monetary payment to the Justice Department, and another $500 million in compensatory payments to state attorneys general and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp

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