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Jim Phillips

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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Jackie Robinson / Photo File/MLB Photos via Getty Images

MLB Salutes Jackie Robinson On Wednesday

Wednesday, April 15th is Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball. It's a day when all players, coaches and managers will wear Robinson's number-42 to honor the man who broke baseball's color barrier

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Greg Desrosiers / TSM
Greg Desrosiers / TSM

Protesters Urge $15 Per Hour For Nation’s Lowest Paid Workers

(Associated Press) - Backers of a drive to hike wages for the nation's lowest paid workers to at least $15 per hour are holding a series of events in Boston.

Several hundred people, including college students, fast-food restaurant employees and other workers gathered for a rally on Tuesday afternoon at Forsyth Park near Northeastern University

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Health Director Brenda Weis with Mayor Jon Mitchell / Jim Phillips / TSM
Health Director Brenda Weis with Mayor Jon Mitchell / Jim Phillips / TSM

City Officials Urge Landlords To Join Pre-Rental Voucher Program

Mayor Jon Mitchell and city health officials are urging New Bedford landlords to take part in a Pre-Rental Voucher Program.

The program is voluntary. For $100 the city will inspect your property before its leased to a tenant, and award a certificate of compliance

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Gisele Bundchen in Paris, 2014 / Getty Images
Gisele Bundchen in Paris, 2014 / Getty Images

Gisele Bundchen Retiring From Runway

Gisele Bundchen is officially retiring from the runway.  The model and wife of New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is saying goodbye to the catwalk and will instead focus on editorial work.

"Yahoo News" is reporting she said her body "asked to stop

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Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Still No Verdict In Aaron Hernandez Trial

The Aaron Hernandez murder trial is done for the day.  Jurors in Massachusetts were unable to reach a verdict Monday and will continue deliberations tomorrow.

Last week, they put in full days on Wednesday and Thursday before being dismissed early on Friday

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Taylor Cormier / TSM
Taylor Cormier / TSM

Police Investigate School Bus Crash

New Bedford Police confirm a school bus collided with a car at County and Maxfield streets late Monday afternoon, but are not saying much else about the incident.

Police also confirmed that children were on the bus, but further details were not available

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Red Sox' Mookie Betts slams three-run homer on Monday at Fenway Park / Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images
Red Sox' Mookie Betts slams three-run homer on Monday at Fenway Park / Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

Betts, Ortiz Homer as Red Sox Rout Nats In Home Opener

Mookie Betts hit a three-run homer, took a two-run shot away from Bryce Harper with a flashy catch and stole two bases on the same pitch, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 9-4 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday in their home opener

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Governor Charlie Baker / Getty Images
Governor Charlie Baker / Getty Images

Obama Signs Disaster Declaration For Mass.

(Associated Press) - President Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Massachusetts and ordered federal aid to help the state recover from the blizzard that hit the region from Jan. 26-28.

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials issued the declaration Monday after Gov

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Peter Chiarelli / Getty Images

Boston Bruins Management Face Uncertain Future

Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli and coach Claude Julien say they're doing their jobs as usual despite their uncertain futures.

For the first time in eight seasons, the Bruins missed the playoffs even though their 96 points were the most ever by a team that didn't reach the postseason

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

New Bedford Man Arrested In Drug Raid

New Bedford narcotics detectives carried out a drug raid this weekend at the Roosevelt Apartments on County Street, arresting a tenant and seizing drugs, cash and a gun.

Forty-six year old Brian Rudolph is facing drug and firearms charges in New Bedford District Court

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