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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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Seventy-Five NBHS Students Inducted Into National Honor Society

Seventy-five New Bedford High School Students were inducted into the National Honor Society this week.  More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character

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Photo by Heinz Kluetmeier /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images

Globetrotters’ Marques Haynes Dead At 89

Marques Haynes, the Harlem Globetrotters star often called the greatest dribbler in basketball history, has died. He was 89.

The Globetrotters said Haynes died Friday in Plano, Texas, of natural causes

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Jared Wickerham / Getty Images - Aaron Hernandez
Jared Wickerham / Getty Images - Aaron Hernandez

Lawyer: Hernandez Running Out Of Money

An attorney for Aaron Hernandez says the former New England Patriots player is running out of money because he's had to pay so many lawyers.

Attorney John Fitzpatrick made the comments Thursday during a hearing before Bristol Superior Court Judge Richard Moses in New Bedford

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Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images

Six Baltimore Officers Indicted In Police-Custody Death

(Associated Press) - The state's attorney in Baltimore says all six officers charged in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury.

State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby made the announcement Thursday

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Getty Images

Boy Scouts Closer To Ending Ban On Gay Leaders

The Boy Scouts are a step closer to ending a ban on gay leaders.

Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates said today he won't revoke the charter of councils that now allow gay leaders.

Speaking at the group's national meeting in Atlanta, the former defense secretary explained that he's not asking for a policy change just yet

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Photo by John Paul Filo/CBS via Getty Images

Letterman Departs From CBS “Late Show”

There are those who will argue that the world of television hasn't suffered such a loss in nearly a generation, and they're right.

When David Letterman signed off CBS' "Late Show" for good Wednesday, he closed the book on more than his own incomparable career in late night

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Mitchell Announces Two More Casino Forums

Mayor Jon Mitchell is encouraging as many public meetings as possible concerning the waterfront casino project being proposed by KG Urban Enterprises.

Speaking on his weekly radio program Wednesday on WBSM, the Mayor said the city is organizing forums for June 4th at Roosevelt Middle School, and June 17th at Normandin Middle School

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Memorial Day Weekend Events In New Bedford

Here's a list of Memorial Day events in New Bedford.

Saturday, May23 rd

9:00 AM at Rural Cemetery

The Greater New Bedford Civil War Round Table will conduct a memorial exercise at the Union Soldier's Burial Site at Rural Cemetery, 149 Dartmouth Street.

11:00 AM at Oak Grove Cemetery

The Greater N

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