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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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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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Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

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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Photo from Eversource

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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Photo by Jared Wickerham / Getty Images

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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Photo provided by Southeastern Mass. Credit Union

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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Getty Images

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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Union Asks Goodell To Recuse Himself From Brady Appeal

The players' union has asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to recuse himself from the appeal hearing for Tom Brady in the deflated footballs case.

The NFL Players Association formally made the request Tuesday, citing ``a process that has contained procedural violations of our collective bargaining agreement

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New Bedford Police Hunt For Bank Robber

New Bedford Police are hunting for a bank robber. The stickup happened Monday afternoon at the Citizens Bank satellite office in the Stop and Shop at 1001 Kings Highway in the North End.

Detective Sgt

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The Falls Festival - Day 3

Study: Many Sunscreens Don’t Offer Protection

Many popular sunscreens don't really work.  A new study shows 80 percent of the SPF products on the market don't offer the protection stated on the label.

The Environmental Working Group's 2015 sunscreen guide also noted questionable or unsafe ingredients in some of the more than 17-hundred products tested

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Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Kraft: Patriots Will Not Appeal Fine Or Loss Of Draft Picks

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is accepting the "Deflategate" sanctions against his team.  Speaking at the Spring League Meetings, he says the whole process has gone on too long and the team will not appeal the one-million-dollar fine or loss of draft picks

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