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

FBI: Terror Suspects Planned To Attack Police Officers

The FBI says the terror suspect killed by law enforcement in Boston yesterday had discussed a plan to kill police officers.

According to court papers, Usaamah Rahim had discussed the plan by cell phone with David Wright

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Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

Update: Police ID Man Who Chained Himself to Office Door

A New Bedford man faces disturbing the peace charges after police said he caused a disturbance Wednesday at the Department of Transitional Assistance office in the South End.

A woman who was in the West Rodney French Boulevard office when the incident happened, told WBSM News, some folks were frightened

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Photo by Rob Tringali/SportsChrome/Getty Images
Photo by Rob Tringali/SportsChrome/Getty Images

Red Sox Acquire De Aza From Baltimore

The Boston Red Sox are adding outfield depth from a division rival.

FOX Sports reports the Sox have acquired Alejandro De Aza from the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations.

The 31-year-old was hitting

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Lebron James (23) / Getty Images
Lebron James (23) / Getty Images

Lebron: “This Is The Best I’ve Been”

LeBron James listened to a question he's been asked in the past and began processing.

On the eve of his fifth consecutive NBA Finals, the four-time league MVP who has carried the Cavaliers within four wins of a championship in his homecoming season, James appears to be playing the best ball of his life

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President Obama Speaks On Countering Violent Extremism
President Obama speaks on countering violent extremism. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Says He’ll Sign “Freedom Act” ASAP

President Obama is promising to work quickly to resume domestic surveillance programs after Congress passed the USA Freedom Act today.

In a White House statement, the President chided some members of Congress for the "needless delay and inexcusable lapse" in national security powers

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Dartmouth Town Meeting members consider articles during Annual meeting / TSM
Dartmouth Town Meeting members consider articles during Annual meeting / TSM

Dartmouth Town Meeting Approves Budget, Okays School Transfer

Dartmouth Town Meeting members have approved a $78-million town budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1st. Selectboard Chair Shawn McDonald said Town Meeting made few changes to the spending plan offered by the Finance Committee

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It’s Official: Goodell Will Hear Brady’s Appeal

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is not recusing himself from Tom Brady's suspension appeal later this month.

Goodell informed the Players Association in a letter on Tuesday, saying he will not rewrite the Collective Bargaining Agreement to alter his authority and discretion to hear any appeal

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TSM

Police Hunt For Robber Portraying A Comcast Employee

New Bedford Police are looking for a man who portrayed himself as a Comcast employee, gained entrance to a home, and then stole a wallet from a bedroom.

Det. Capt. Steve Vicente says the incident happened Monday afternoon in the area of Caswell and Ohio Streets

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Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images
Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

More Details Released About Watertown Shootout

There are more details being released about the gunfight with the Tsarnaev brothers four days after the Boston Marathon bombings.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan confirmed Tamerlan Tsarnaev died after being shot by police and then run over by his younger brother Dzhokhar

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VALERIANO DI DOMENICO/AFP/Getty Images

After Winning Re-Election, FIFA President Announces Resignation

(Associated Press) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he will resign from soccer's governing body amid a widening corruption scandal and has promised to call for fresh elections to choose a successor

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