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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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Cape Cod Doctor Indicted For Illegally Prescribing Painkillers

(Associated Press) - A Cape Cod doctor has been charged with illegally prescribing opiates and overbilling the state's low-income health program.

Attorney General Maura Healy said Dr. Mohammed Nassery was indicted Friday on 11 counts of illegal prescribing, nine counts of Medicaid false claims and one count of larceny

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Cape Cod Bus Driver Says He Had Some Drinks, But Wasn’t Drunk

fter pleading not guilty to driving students while drunk, a bus driver apologized but said he wasn't intoxicated.

Sixty-two-year-old Everett Redmond Jr. of Brewster was arraigned Monday on drunken driving and child endangerment charges

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Kraft Believes Brady Is Innocent

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is defending quarterback Tom Brady's integrity.

He tells Peter King's "Monday Morning Quarterback" that he believes Brady is innocent in the football deflation scandal from the AFC Championship Game against the Colts

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Defendants In Dookhan Cases Cannot Have Charges Upgraded

The state's highest court has ruled that thousands of defendants convicted of drug crimes after a chemist in a Massachusetts lab tampered with evidence cannot be charged with a more serious crime or given a harsher sentence if they seek a new trial

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Ramadi Now Controlled by ISIS

(Associated Press) - The Islamic State group seized control of the city of Ramadi on Sunday, sending Iraqi forces racing out of the city in a major loss despite the support of U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the extremists

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Brady Appeal Will Challenge Goodell’s Credibility

This is no longer about deflated footballs.

Tom Brady signaled in his appeal of his "Deflategate" suspension that he will put NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's credibility on trial, further inflating the stakes in what started as a silly little scandal about the air pressure in footballs

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Victims speak after sentencing decision in Tsarnaev Case / Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images
Victims speak after sentencing decision in Tsarnaev Case / Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Bombing Victims Speak Out After Tsarnaev Verdict

A Boston jury says Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should die for his crimes. The jury in his trial made their decision after weighing the facts of the case. They had deliberated for 15 hours

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Carmen Ortiz and prosecution team / Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images
Carmen Ortiz and prosecution team / Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images

U.S. Attorney Calls Tsarnaev Verdict “Just And Fair”

The U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts says the jury has spoken and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev "will pay with his life" for carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing.

Carmen Ortiz called the verdict reached Friday, "fair and just

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Tsarnaev Sentence: Death Penalty

A Boston jury has sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev  to the death penalty for his crimes.

In a federal courtroom today, the judge read through the various factors weighed by the jury to reach their decision

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Rail Service Between NY And Philadelphia Likely Suspended Through Monday

Amtrak now says its rail service between New York and Philadelphia will probably be suspended through Monday, while tracks and other equipment are repaired in the area where a derailment Tuesday night killed eight people

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