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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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Gov. Baker, AG Healy Push To End Bans Against Gay Marraige

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and state Attorney General Maura Healey are among those urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down remaining state bans against gay marriage.

Baker was the only sitting governor among a group of more than 300 prominent Republicans who submitted a brief Friday

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KG Urban: New Bedford Casino All But Dead

KG Urban Enterprises says its proposed casino deal in New Bedford is all but dead.

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, representing KG Urban, a firm owned by his son, says he and the Mayor could not come to an agreement on the Cannon Street site

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Taunton Woman Gets Jail Time After Stealing From Elderly Neighbor

A Taunton woman has pleaded guilty to charges of larceny and forgery, while admitting she stole $75,000 from her elderly neighbor.

The District Attorney's office says 41-year old Julie Krajewski secretly wrote checks to herself while assisting her 90 year old neighbor

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Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Gut-Wrenching Testimony Continues In Tsarnaev Trial

There's more gut-wrenching testimony from Boston Marathon bombing survivors at the trial of suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev . Before day two of testimony wrapped up, a father told the court how he left his dying son behind with his wife so he could rush their two other children to the hospital

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New Bedford Casino Deal Appears Dead

A casino deal in New Bedford is apparently all but dead.

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, representing KG Urban Enterprises, a company owned by his son, says based on a meeting this week with Mayor Jon Mitchell, there appears to be no reasonable hope of making a deal with the city

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John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Foxwoods Signs Letter Of Intent To Operate Proposed New Bedford Casino

Foxwoods Resort Casino has signed a letter of intent to join with developer KG Urban Enterprises to operate a casino on New Bedford's waterfront.

KG Urban is eyeing the former Cannon Street Power Station as the site for a waterfront casino

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Photo from Fairhaven Police Dept.

Fairhaven Town Official Attacked

Fairhaven Police are hunting for a man who allegedly attacked a town official with a shovel Tuesday night on Oxford Street.

Sgt. Kevin Kobza says police received a 9-1-1 call around 7pm. Officers responded to the scene and found the injured man

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New Bedford Police

New Bedford Man Arrested For Bringing Heroin To Court

A 19-year-old New Bedford man was placed under arrest after allegedly bringing ten grams of heroin into New Bedford District Court.

According to the Standard Times, Dominick Alves was in court Monday trying to clear up a default warrant on a drug charge

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Israeli Prime Minister Sounds Warnings About Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is sounding more warnings about the U.S.-led nuclear negotiations with Iran. Speaking to a joint meeting of Congress, Netanyahu argued that Iran is behind a global terror network and he said its quest for nuclear weapons could destroy the Jewish people

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