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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 from Wareham Police
Photo from Wareham Police

Fall River Woman Arrested In Wareham On Drug Charges

A Fall River woman has been charged in Wareham with various drug violations.

Police say they found 32 year old Victoria Quintal early Monday standing outside a vehicle parked on Main Street.  According to officers, the woman appeared to have been involved in a fight

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - 2015 Council President Brian Gomes
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - 2015 Council President Brian Gomes

Brian Gomes Expects Quick Approval Of Casino Referendum Date

The campaign to bring a casino to New Bedford will likely heat up in the next few weeks.

Developer KG Urban Enterprises has suggested June 23rd for a city-wide referendum on the project.

Council President Brian Gomes expects the City Council to quickly approve the referendum date at its meeting on Thursday, and then get involved in the campaign

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Runners in Kenmore Square / Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images
Runners in Kenmore Square / Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Two Years After Bombings, A Festive Mood In Boston

(Associated Press) - The weather was cold and damp but the atmosphere festive at Monday's running of the Boston Marathon, two years after pressure-cooker bombs exploded at the finish line and shattered one of sports' most cherished events

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Lelisa Desisa wins the 2015 Boston Marathon / Getty Images
Lelisa Desisa wins the 2015 Boston Marathon / Getty Images

Ethiopian Runner Wins 119th Boston Marathon

(Associated Press) - Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the 119th Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 17 seconds.

It's his second victory here. He also won the 2013 race just hours before a pair of bombs exploded at the finish line

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Mass. Gas Prices Climb 12-Cents Per Gallon

The rising price of crude oil as well as the increased costs of refining summer blends has sent Massachusetts gasoline prices soaring.

AAA Northeast announced Monday that its weekly survey found that the average price of self-serve, regular in the Bay State is up 12 cents per gallon in the past week to $2

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XAVIER LEOTY/AFP/Getty Images

Replica 18th Century War Ship Sets Sail from France To Boston

With champagne, fireworks and a presidential blessing, a painstakingly built replica of the frigate once used to bring French troops and funds to American revolutionaries set sail Saturday for the U

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Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images
Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Abdul-Jabbar Undergoes Major Heart Surgery

NBA all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is currently recovering from major open heart surgery performed Thursday in Los Angeles.

The UCLA Health System released a statement Friday revealing that
the Hall of Fame center underwent quadruple coronary bypass surgery
on his 68th birthday

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Getty Images

Doctors Want Dr. Oz Ousted From Columbia University

Update:  TV's ``Dr. Oz'' is defending himself against 10 doctors who are accusing him of promoting ``quack treatments'' on his TV show.

Mehmet Oz released a statement today saying that his show provides ``multiple points of view'' including his own

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Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Hernandez Mother: I Shared Bond With Victim’s Mother

The mother of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez says she shared a special bond with the mother of the man her son was convicted of killing.

Terri Hernandez tells the Boston Herald that after the verdict was read Wednesday she smiled and nodded at Ursula Ward, the mother of Odin Lloyd

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