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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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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
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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Dartmouth Police Facebook page

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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Pats Edge Ravens 35-31, Advance To AFC Title Game

Tom Brady's third touchdown pass gave New England its first lead with about five minutes remaining and the Patriots reached their fourth straight AFC championship game with a 35-31 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday

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1919 “Black Sox” Memorabilia Up For Bid

Baseball fans will have a shot at history Monday as Goldin Auctions puts items from the Chicago Black Sox scandal up for bid.

A ball signed by six of the eight players charged with throwing the 1919 World Series, including "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, are among the items available

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Acting Headmaster Named At NBHS

There is a new acting Headmaster in charge at New Bedford High School.

School Dept. spokesman Jonathon Carvalho says Headmaster Kathleen Dawson has been granted a leave of absence for personal reasons

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Retired General David Pertraeus / Getty Images

Federal Prosecutors Recommend Charging General Petraeus

Federal prosecutors are recommending bringing charges against retired General David Petraeus for leaking classified information.

"The New York Times" reports the proposal comes after a Justice Department investigation into an affair Petraeus had with an Army Reserve Officer while he was director of the CIA

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JC Penny To Close 40 Stores Nationwide

Some forty JC Penny stores will be closing around the country over the next few months, including stores in Taunton, Hanover and Providence.

A company spokesman says the stores were under-performing

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Former Ravens running back Ray Rice / Getty Images

Mueller: NFL Did Not See Ray Rice Video Before It Went Public

An independent investigation is supporting the NFL's claim that the league did not see the Ray Rice in-elevator video before it went public. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller released results of a four-month investigation into the NFL's handling of the February domestic violence case involving the former Baltimore Ravens running back

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Photo by George Jurasek
Photo by George Jurasek

New Bedford Schools To Close On Thursday

The Superintendent of the New Bedford School District says school has been canceled on Thursday because of extreme cold temperatures.

Temperatures are expected to drop to near zero tonight and early Thursday

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