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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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Patriots Owner Robert Kraft / Getty Images

Updates From NFL Owners Meetings

Patriots brass are in Phoenix, Arizona for this week's NFL Owners Meetings. The Competition Committee is discussing potential rule changes, including the ability to challenge penalties, moving the extra-point back and mandatory possession of the ball for both teams in overtime games

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Drawing from City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises
Drawing from City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises

Mitchell: “Without Concessions I Would Have Walked Away”

Mayor Jon Mitchell says KG Urban Enterprises was willing to make concessions in key areas and that's why a casino on New Bedford's waterfront is once step closer to happening.....

Among the provisions the Mayor sought were annual payments totaling $12

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Rev. David Lima Rips Casino Plan For New Bedford

When it comes to building a casino in New Bedford, don't expect Reverend David Lima to remain quiet.

Lima, the Executive Minister of the New Bedford Interchurch Council and a long-time casino opponent, says he can understand why the idea of a casino in the Whaling City might be attractive to some

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Car Strikes Dunkin’ Donuts In Acushnet

Acushnet police say the operator of a car suffered minor injuries after the vehicle he was driving struck the Dunkin Donuts on South Main Street early Sunday.

According to Sgt Chris Richmond, the car crossed South Main from Pope Street, rammed into some cement pillars at the front of the store and pushed in the lobby wall

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Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

Two-Time MVP Steve Nash Retires

Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash has officially announced his retirement.

The 41-year-old Nash hasn't appeared in a game this season, and chronic injuries limited him to only 65 games since joining the Los Angeles Lakers in a trade with the Phoenix Suns in 2012

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Photo By RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Innovative Grant Program For NB Teachers Announced

Two local foundations are making up to $25,000 available to help New Bedford educators create special activities for students involving science, math and technology or the arts.

The program was announced Friday at the Sea Lab Building in the South End

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Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Hernandez Trial Ends For The Week With Testimony About Co-defendant

The prosecution in the murder trial of ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is trying to show that one of his co-defendants tried to cover his own tracks in the days after the killing.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd

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Hit And Run Suspect Arrested

A Lakeville man was arrested Friday in Braintree on a warrant in connection with a hit and run pedestrian accident earlier this month in Lakeville.

Fifty-five year old James Trubiano is charged with operating to endanger, and leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury

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Getty Images

NE Revolution Home Opener Is Saturday Against Montreal

The New England Revolution came very close to winning the Major League Soccer championship last year. Now they're hoping for another shot at the cup.

The Revolution open their home schedule Saturday against Montreal, 3pm at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro

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Drawing from City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises
Drawing from City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises

Host Community Agreement Draws Rave Reviews

Labor unions are applauding the host community agreement reached by the City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises, to put a casino on the city's waterfront.

Ron Rheaume of the Building Trades Union says the announcement is good news for people struggling to find steady work

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