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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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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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Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Rarely-Seen Whale Washes Up On Massachusetts Beach

Biologists with the New England Aquarium are investigating what may have caused a rarely-seen deep water whale to wash up on a Massachusetts beach.

The carcass of the 17-foot female, weighing almost a ton, was found Friday on Jones Beach in Plymouth

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Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Junior Seau’s Family Will Not Speak At Hall Of Fame Induction

Junior Seau's daughter will be commenting only on
a video when her late father enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame
on Aug. 8.

Citing previous policies on posthumous inductions, the Hall is
limiting Sydney Seau's comments to a video presentation about the
former linebacker who committed suicide in 2012

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Salty Brine Beach in Narragansett / Getty Images
Salty Brine Beach in Narragansett / Getty Images

Built-up Hydrogen Gas Cause Of Beach Explosion

A build-up of hydrogen gas in a forgotten power cable is the probable cause of a mysterious explosion that happened earlier this month at a Rhode Island beach.

Officials said the long abandoned cable had originally been laid by the U

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Mayor Mitchel (L) with Joseph Michaud, Chairman of the New Bedford Chamber of Commerce / Jim Phillips TSM
Mayor Mitchel (L) with Joseph Michaud, Chairman of the New Bedford Chamber of Commerce / Jim Phillips TSM

Mayor And Business Leaders Optimistic About Future

Disappointed but not demoralized. That's how Mayor Jon Mitchell describes his feeling toward the decision by KG Urban Enterprises to withdraw its bid for a New Bedford casino development.

The Mayor was joined by a group of business leaders on Friday at City Hall to discuss what happens next

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