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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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Spikes Sentenced To Probation For Hit-And-Run Crash

Former New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes has pleaded guilty and will serve a year of probation in a hit-and-run crash that injured three people.

Spikes appeared Wednesday in Wrentham District Court, where he admitted to negligent operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of personal injury, operating an uninsured vehicle, speeding and a marked lanes violation

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Photo by David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Paul Revere Bell Returning To Cape Cod

A piece of American history with a connection to a famous patriot is returning home to Cape Cod in time for July 4 celebrations.

The Cape Cod Times reports the historic bell that sat atop the 1717 Meetinghouse in West Barnstable returned home Tuesday following its restoration in Ohio

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Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Trial Judge Declines To Reverse Hernandez Verdict

A Massachusetts judge who oversaw the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has rejected a request to throw out his first-degree murder conviction or reduce it to second-degree murder

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Conference Looks To Aid LGBT Community

A conference Tuesday on serving the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people attracted dozens of human service providers at Whites of Westport.

The conference was titled "Open Minds, Open Doors," and was sponsored by The Women's Center in New Bedford

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Affleck And Garner Ending Marraige

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are calling it quits.  The couple is getting divorced after ten years of marriage.

TMZ reports that they are working with a mediator to divide up their assets and take care of custodial issues before they actually file for divorce

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Report: Inmates Made Dry Run Before Escape

One of the New York prison escapees claims he staged a test run before actually breaking out of the Clinton Correctional Facility on June 6th.

David Sweat told investigators he made a dry run the night before he and Richard Matt made their elaborate escape from the prison in Dannemora

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Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images

At 45 Brett Favre Says He Could Still Be Productive Player In NFL

Brett Favre isn't planning a comeback, but the retired quarterback believes he could still be a productive player in the NFL.

The now 45-year-old tells "Sports Illustrated" he can still make all the throws he made before, he just can't throw it as far

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USOC Is Sticking With Boston

U.S. Olympic Committee leaders say they're sticking with Boston as their candidate for the 2024 Olympics.

The USOC board met Tuesday to discuss the Boston bid, which has been troubled by tepid polling data and active opposition

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Mass. Plane Crash Update: NTSB Investigators Find Possible Cause

A federal investigator says there was internal damage to the engine of a small plane that crashed into a Massachusetts home and burned, killing three people on board.

National Transportation Safety Board investigator Doug Brazy said at a briefing Wednesday investigators found a hole in the engine's crankcase but don't know the cause

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Photo, Tom Ervin, Getty Images

More Mosquito Spraying In New Bedford

The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will be conducting targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes early Thursday morning in New Bedford.

According to a press release, the spraying will take place in and around city parks from 2am to sunrise

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