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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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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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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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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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Aaron Hernandez Returns To Court On Thursday

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in expected to be arraigned in a Boston courtroom Thursday on a charge accusing him of trying to silence a witness in a double murder case against him by shooting him in the face

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Eversource Applies For Electric Rate Decrease

Eversource has requested an electric rate decrease from Massachusetts regulators that if approved could cut household electric bills in a large portion of the state an average of 20 percent.

The supply price rate _ the cost of purchasing power from generators _filed by Eversource on Wednesday is for basic service customers

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Judge Approves Compensation Plan For Meningitis Victims

A bankruptcy judge has approved a $200 million plan to compensate victims of a 2012 meningitis outbreak caused by a now-closed Massachusetts compounding pharmacy.

The money will be available to compensate the New England Compounding Center's creditors and victims who became ill or died as the result of receiving tainted steroid injections, under a plan approved Tuesday by a U

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Increasing Financial Literacy Goal Of Local Credit Union

Southern Mass. Credit Union is teaching area middle and high school students about the importance of personal finances, and living within a budget.

Its all part of fnancial literacy instruction being offered free of charge to area schools

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NFL To Make Extra Point KIcks Longer

The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on 2-point conversion turnovers.

The owners on Tuesday approved the competition committee's proposal to snap the ball from the 15-yard line on PATs to make them more challenging

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