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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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At 45 Brett Favre Says He Could Still Be Productive Player In NFL

Brett Favre isn't planning a comeback, but the retired quarterback believes he could still be a productive player in the NFL.

The now 45-year-old tells "Sports Illustrated" he can still make all the throws he made before, he just can't throw it as far

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USOC Is Sticking With Boston

U.S. Olympic Committee leaders say they're sticking with Boston as their candidate for the 2024 Olympics.

The USOC board met Tuesday to discuss the Boston bid, which has been troubled by tepid polling data and active opposition

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Mass. Plane Crash Update: NTSB Investigators Find Possible Cause

A federal investigator says there was internal damage to the engine of a small plane that crashed into a Massachusetts home and burned, killing three people on board.

National Transportation Safety Board investigator Doug Brazy said at a briefing Wednesday investigators found a hole in the engine's crankcase but don't know the cause

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Photo, Tom Ervin, Getty Images

More Mosquito Spraying In New Bedford

The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will be conducting targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes early Thursday morning in New Bedford.

According to a press release, the spraying will take place in and around city parks from 2am to sunrise

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Photo by John Williamson/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Hanley Ramirez To Avoid DL

Outfielder Hanley Ramirez could return to the Red Sox lineup this week after an MRI on his injured left hand confirmed no structural damage.

Ramirez is batting .283 and leads Boston with 15 home runs and 38 RBIs

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Donald Trump: NBC Weak And Foolish

Donald Trump is taking aim at NBC after they cut ties with him over his controversial remarks on immigration.

The network announced Monday that they will no longer air the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants

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Convicted Drug Trafficker Sentenced To 12-To-15 Years

A New Bedford man is sentenced to 12 to 15 years in state prison after being convicted of trafficking in excess of 200 grams of cocaine.

Thirty-five year old Emmanuel Hernandez was sentenced on Friday in Fall River Superior Court

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Boston 2024 Releases Detailed Plan For Olympics

(Associated Press) - The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston released the most detailed look yet at its bid for the Summer Games on Monday, unveiling a $4.6 billion plan it says would create thousands of jobs and housing units, expand the city's tax base and leave behind a vastly-improved regional transit system _ all with a $210 million surplus

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Three Apponequet Regional High School students, Mollykate Rodenbush, Brittany Tainsh, and Michaela Arguin recieved letter from James "Whitey" Bulger / Getty Images
Three Apponequet Regional High School students, Mollykate Rodenbush, Brittany Tainsh, and Michaela Arguin recieved letter from James "Whitey" Bulger / Getty Images

Whitey Bulger Writes Letter To Three Apponequet Students

Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger had some advice for three high school girls who wrote to him for a history project: Crime doesn't pay.

The 85-year-old sent the handwritten letter, dated Feb

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FBI assists in search / Getty Images

Second Escaped Inmate Shot And Taken Into Custody

A sheriff says the second of two convicted killers who staged an elaborate escape from a maximum-security upstate New York prison three weeks ago has been shot and taken into custody.

Franklin County Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill says David Sweat was shot Sunday afternoon in Constable

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