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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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It’s Official: Stanton Receives Blockbuster Contract

Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is getting the largest contract in North American sports history.

CBSSports.com reports the 25-year-old has agreed to a 13-year, 325-million-dollar deal.  An official announcement is expected on Wednesday

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

NB Firefighters Busy Sunday Night

New Bedford firefighters quickly doused two fires Sunday night.

The first happened in an apartment house at 156 Chestnut Street.  Fire Chief Michael Gomes says the fire ignited in a kitchen and caused an estimated $35,000 damage

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UMass Dartmouth Celebrates “50 Transformative Moments”

Officials at UMass Dartmouth announced the University's 50 Most Transformative Moments during a ceremony Friday night in the Claire T. Carney Library.

Those moments include the groundbreaking for the Dartmouth campus in 1964, joining the University of Massachusetts system in 1991, and creation of the UMass Law School at Dartmouth in 2010

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Mike Trout / Getty Images

Kershaw And Trout Named MVP’s

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Mike Trout are Major League Baseball's Most Valuable Players this season.

Kershaw received 18-of-30 first-place votes to take National League honors

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Photodisc

NB Teachers Holding Their Own In Evaluation Ratings

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin says she's generally satisfied with how New Bedford teachers faired in the second year of a statewide evaluation program.

The numbers were released Thursday by the Massachusetts Dept

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Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR

F-15 Jets To Fly Over Eastern Mass On Thursday

Five F-15 fighter jets will fly over Eastern Massachusetts at low altitude on Thursday morning as part of a media event coordinated through the FAA.

The jets will depart Westfield Air National Guard Air Base just after 8am, and travel over landmarks such as the State House, Fenway Park and Gillette Stadium

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Veterans Day Ceremony in Fairhaven / TSM
Veterans Day Ceremony in Fairhaven / TSM

Fairhaven Salutes Veterans With Parade And Ceremony

Patriotic songs, speakers, a fly-over and a parade were all part of Veterans Day in Fairhaven on Tuesday.  Thirty-year Army veteran Bill Kligel, a Fairhaven native, was the keynote speaker outside the High School

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Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images

Detroit Is America’s Most Dangerous City

Detroit tops the FBI's list as America's most dangerous big city.

Crime statistics released Monday show the Motor City led the nation last year in murder rates and violent crime rates among cities with more than 100-thousand residents

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Getty Images

MIT Economist Blasts Affordable Care Act

One of the chief architects of the Affordable Care Act says it never would have been signed into law if the voters had known more about it.

Economist Jonathan Gruber made his comments at a conference last year, and they are getting attention now because a video of the comments are being circulated by a conservative group

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Military Museum Marks “Veterans Appreciation Day”

The Fort Tabor-Fort Rodman Military Museum is opening Tuesday with extended hours, 11am to 4pm.

Its the Museum's annual Veterans Appreciation Day, saluting local veterans who served their country from the Revolutionary War, to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan

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