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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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No Decision On Whether To Reopen Scallop Grounds

A regional fisheries panel has put off a vote on whether to reopen scallop areas on the northern edge of Georges Bank.

The New England Fisheries Management Council, meeting in Mystic Connecticut, couldn't agree on specifics of the plan, and put off any action till at least June

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Photo by Zoran Milich for LIFE.com / Getty Images

Alcohol Consumption By Americans Is Way Up

Thanks to women, Americans are drinking alcohol much more heavily now than in the past.

A study out Thursday in the "American Journal of Public Health" says more people now are considered heavy or binge drinkers than in recent years

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Richard Davey talks with reporters at UMass School of Law / Jim Phillips / TSM
Richard Davey talks with reporters at UMass School of Law / Jim Phillips / TSM

Olympic Chief Meets With Southcoast Business And Education Leaders

Boston 2024, the organization looking to bring the Olympics to Boston nine years from now, continues to lobby for support around the state.

C-E-O Richard Davey was at the UMass School of Law in Dartmouth on Thursday, making a pitch to the Southcoast Development Partnership, a group of business and education leaders in the region

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Photo by Jim Phillips / Town Square Media
Photo by Jim Phillips / Town Square Media

Judge Takes Conflict Motion Under Advisement

The district attorney's office prosecuting a Plainville teen for reportedly convincing a friend to commit suicide says there is no conflict of interest.

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn has recused himself from the case because he is related to the victim

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Prosecutors Rest Their Case In Penalty Phase Of Tsarnaev Trial

Federal prosecutors have rested their case in the penalty phase of the federal trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The prosecution rested Thursday afternoon after calling a man who lost a leg in the bombing

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Photo by Essdras M Suarez/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Audit: Homeless Hotel Program Costing Communities Millions

A key homelessness program is costing Massachusetts cities and towns more than $13 million each year in education costs and lost tax revenue.

That's the conclusion of a report released on Wednesday by state Auditor Suzanne Bump

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Photo by Jim Phillips / Town Square Media

Teen’s Attorney Wants DA Quinn Off Suicide Case

The lawyer for a teen charged with encouraging a friend to commit suicide wants Bristol County D-A Thomas Quinn off the case, along with anyone assigned to his office.

Defense Attorney Joseph Cataldo says Quinn was related to the teen who took his life, and taking part in the proceedngs would be a conflict

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Sam Riche/MCT via Getty Images

Judge Gives Final Approval To NFL Concussion Settlement

A federal judge is giving final approval to the NFL concussion settlement.

Thousands of former players sued the league, claiming it purposefully hid the long-term dangers of concussions and head trauma from playing football

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Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Wilson Sporting Goods Completes Purchase Of Baseball Bat Company

Wilson Sporting Goods says it has completed its purchase of the Louisville Slugger brand for 70 million dollars.

Louisville Slugger baseball bats have been made by the family-owned Hillerich and Bradsby company for more than 130 years

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Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Aaron Hernandez To Be Called To Testify In Lawsuit

A lawyer for the family of a man slain by Aaron Hernandez plans to call the former New England Patriots star to the stand in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Speaking alongside Odin Lloyd's mother, lawyer Doug Sheff promised the case would take a different tone than Hernandez's criminal trial, which ended April 15 with his conviction and sentencing to life in prison for Lloyd's 2013 murder

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