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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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Prosecutor Opposes Pardon For Mark Wahlberg

The prosecutor who put a teenage Mark Wahlberg behind bars for two brutal assaults doesn't think the reformed Hollywood star should be pardoned for his crimes.

Wahlberg has asked the state of Massachusetts to strike his record from the books citing the changes he has made in his life since he was a troubled teen

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Photo by Bill Greene/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

29 Arrested After I-93 Protest In Boston

State police say 29 protesters are facing charges for creating traffic gridlock this morning when they blocked major highway access into Boston from the north and the south.

Activists with their arms inside 55-gallon barrels filled with concrete stopped traffic on I-93 southbound in Medford and I-93 northbound in Milton

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Providence Man Faces Drug Charges

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Rhode Island has announced the indictment of a Providence man on drug charges.  Here's the release:

A federal grand jury in Providence returned a twenty-six count indictment today charging Robert L

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Photo from Wareham Police

Police Make Second Arrest In Wareham Break-In

A second arrest has been made in connection with a break-in at a Wareham liquor store.

Police chief Kevin Walsh says 19-year-old Christofer Martinez was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with the incident at the Jug Shop in Wareham

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Buttonwood Park Zoo Officials Dispute Report On Elephants

An animal protection group has criticized the Buttonwood Park Zoo for its treatment of their elephants. In Defense of Animals ranked the zoo fourth in their annual list of the "Ten Worst Zoos For Elephants

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Members Of Congress Getting Wealthier

Americans might be struggling to recover from the Great Recession, but Congress is getting wealthier every year.

Research released Monday by the Center for Responsive Politics shows the median net worth of lawmakers was more than one-million dollars in 2013

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John Fox Out As Coach In Denver

Less than 24 hours after the Denver Broncos were surprisingly ousted from the postseason, the club and head coach John Fox have agreed to part ways.

Fox guided the Broncos to AFC West titles in every season during
his four- year tenure and led them to a conference championship
last season before losing to the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl

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FBI Offers $10,000 Reward For Info Leading To Arrest Of Christmas Eve Bandit

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is teaming with Taunton Police in the hunt for the "Christmas Eve Bandit."  The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect

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Dzhokar Tsarnaev / FBI Photo

Jury Selection Continues In Tsarnaev Trial

A judge has excused 124 potential jurors in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

They were excused Monday from a group of about 400 who were the first of 1,350 people who last week filled out 28-page questionnaires to weed out people with obvious conflicts

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Modular Units Delivered In Dartmouth

There's some good news for the Dartmouth Police Department.

The first four modular units have arrived for their new police station. Delivery of at least another four units are expected sometime this week

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