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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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More Mosquito Spraying In New Bedford

Another round of mosquito spraying is planned for Thursday morning in New Bedford.

As in the past, the targeted ground spraying will be conducted by the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project, and carried out from 2am to sunrise Thursday in and around city parks

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Yin & Jan(g),flickr

Skin Doctor Urges Ban On Tanning Beds For Teens Under 18

Massachusetts lawmakers are considering a bill that would toughen state regulations for tanning salons by prohibiting all teens under 18 from using the facilities.

Current state law allows children between 14 and 17 to visit tanning salons with parental permission

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Brady’s Four-Game Suspension Upheld

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is upholding the four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game.

In announcing his decision today, Goodell said that Brady had told an assistant to destroy the quarterback's cell phone -- either on March sixth or shortly before that date

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Troy Tulowitski coming to the American League / Getty Images
Troy Tulowitski coming to the American League / Getty Images

Blue Jays And Rockies Pull Off Blockbuster Trade

The Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays have swapped
star shortstops.

The teams confirmed the blockbuster trade Tuesday that sends Jose
Reyes and right-handed pitchers Miguel Castro, Jeff Hoffman and
Jesus Tinoco to the Rockies for Tulowitzki and right-handed
reliever LaTroy Hawkins

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Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Shane Victorino Traded To Angels

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and cash from the Boston Red Sox in a trade for infielder Josh Rutledge.

The Angels announced the deal Monday.

The 34-year-old Victorino is a two-time World Series champion, a two-time All-Star and a four-time Gold Glove winner

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Officials gather on June 4, 2015 at Fort Taber to designate Buzzards Bay as site for Olympic sailing.  / Jim Phillips TSM
Officials gather on June 4, 2015 at Fort Taber to designate Buzzards Bay as site for Olympic sailing. / Jim Phillips TSM

Mayor: Olympic Designation Benefited New Bedford

Like many in Massachusetts, Mayor Jon Mitchell says he's disappointed that Boston will not be hosting the 2024 Olympics after all.

The U-S Olympic Committee withdrew Boston's bid on Monday after Mayor Marty Walsh declined to sign an agreement that would have had Boston picking up the tab if the Olympics had gone over-budget

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Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

NFL Establishes New Rules For Inspecting Footballs

The NFL is finalizing its new football inspection and custody procedures in the wake of "Deflategate."

The league will introduce new procedures that include random football pressure-checking at halftime and post game

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Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

Boston’s Bid For 2024 Olympics Ends

(Associated Press) - Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over.

A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday that the U.S. Olympic Committee has severed ties with Boston

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Pedro Martinez / Getty Images

Martinez, Smoltz, Johnson And Biggio Inducted Into Cooperstown

The National Baseball Hall of Fame is welcoming its newest members Pitchers John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson and infielder Craig Biggio  are being inducted at Cooperstown today.

Those four were elected as the 2015 Class by the Baseball Writers back in January

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Jury Says State Trooped Used Excessive Force In Traffic Case

A federal jury has found in a civil lawsuit that a Massachusetts State Police Trooper used excessive force and engaged in malicious prosecution against a Massachusetts woman even though he had probable cause to arrest her for traffic violations

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