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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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Martins Wants PawSox In New Bedford

Ward Two Councilor Steve Martins thinks its time for city officials to put on a full-court press to bring the Pawtucket Red Sox to New Bedford.

The Pawtucket franchise was recently sold to Boston Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino and a group of Rhode Island businessmen

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No Federal Charges For George Zimmerman

George Zimmerman reportedly will not face federal charges for killing 17-year-old black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012.

ABC News says that's the announcement coming soon from the U.S. Department of Justice

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Partial Roof Collapse At Rodney Metals In South End

A New Bedford manufacturing plant lost part of its roof this weekend.

Fire Chief Michael Gomes says a 12-by-14 foot section of roof collapsed Sunday evening at Rodney Metals on East Rodney French Boulevard, probably because of the weight of wet snow

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Classes Resume Tuesday At ORR Junior And Senior High Schools

Classes were cancelled Monday at the Old Rochester Junior and Senior High Schools after officials feared the roof to the building had been compromised because of heavy snow.

Structural engineers inspected the roof on Monday, and gave school officials the green light to resume classes on Tuesday, February 24

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Brockton Casino Deal Advances

Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter has announced an agreement with Mass. Gaming and Entertainment to allow construction of a casino on the Brockton Fairgrounds, owned by businessman George Carney.

The Enterprise is reporting that the host agreement calls for Brockton to receive at least $10 million dollars annually, along with a host of other benefits

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Mayor: Offshore Wind Projects Will Come To New Bedford

City officials say they're disappointed that financial issues have stalled the Cape Wind project, and its plan to use New Bedford as a staging area for its offshore wind turbines. But Mayor Jon Mitchell feels New Bedford is still very much in the picture for other wind projects in the Atlantic

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Brian Williams Resigns From Medal Of Honor Foundation

Brian Williams is giving up his seat on the board of directors for the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. The group says the embattled "NBC Nightly News" anchor has resigned.

Williams had served on the board since 2006

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren at UMass Dartmouth / Greg Desrosiers / TSM

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Tours UMass Dartmouth

Mass. Senator Elizabeth Warren makes a stop at UMass Dartmouth on Friday, first touring the university's new Bioengineering lab, and discussing college affordability in a roundtable meeting with students

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Warren To Make Southcoast Swing On Friday

Mass. Senator Elizabeth Warren is visiting the Southcoast on Friday.

Her first stop is in Fall River for a meeting with Mayor Sam Sutter and other officials.

Then its on to UMass Dartmouth, where at noon the Senator will tour the university's new Bioengineering Lab

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Isaiah Thomas (3) / Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images

Celtics Acquire G Isaiah Thomas From Phoenix

The Boston Celtics are adding some talent to their roster.  In a slew of last-minute moves before the NBA trade deadline, the Phoenix Suns are shipping guard Isaiah Thomas to the Celtics.

Yahoo! Sports reports the Celtics are sending Marcus Thornton and a 2016 first-round pick to the Suns via Cleveland

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