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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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Posada: No Hall Of Fame For PED Users

Former New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada says players who use performance-enhancing drugs don't belong in the Hall of Fame.

The five-time All-Star tells "CBS This Morning" that it's not fair and that Hall of Fame worthy players are ones without controversy

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mayor: City Will Meet With Leaders Of Homeless Group

A group of homeless people in New Bedford say the city needs to do more to assist the homeless.  They've signed a petition containing 158 names asking the Mayor for help.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, Mayor Jon Mitchell says he's directing the city's Director of Housing and Community Development to meet with the petitioners

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Outside Federal Court in Boston / Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Outside Federal Court in Boston / Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Jury Deliberating Tsarnaev’s Fate

The jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial is done for the day after deliberating for about 50 minutes.  The jury got the case Wednesday afternoon after final instructions from a federal judge

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Ingram Publishing

Elderly Man Killed In Pedestrian Accident

State and local police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident Wednesday afternoon on Hathaway Road in Dartmouth.

A spokesman for the Bristol County District Attorney says a 74 year old man was struck by a car and killed around 2:30pm in the vicinity of 57 Hathaway Road

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Getty Images

UPDATE: Amtrak Train Traveling 106 MPH At Time Of Crash

Update:  A National Transportation Safety Board official says the engineer of an Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia applied the emergency brakes just before the crash. National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said that the train was traveling at 106 mph when the engineer hit the brakes

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Photo from Fairhaven Police
Photo from Fairhaven Police

Police Find Explosive Device, Arrest 18 Year Old

Fairhaven Police and the Fire Department found what turned out to be an explosive device in the driveway of a local home.

The discovery was made Wednesday morning around 8:30 in the driveway of a home on Jeanette Street

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Photo from Mass. State Police

State Police Smash Suspected Cocaine Distribution Ring In Taunton

The District Attorney's office says State Police investigators have smashed a major cocaine organization that dealt with the international distribution of narcotics.

A spokesman for D-A Thomas Quinn says State Police arrested three Taunton men last week, and seized two vehicles plus $35,000 worth of cocaine

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Attorney Ted Wells / Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Ted Wells Responds To Criticism Of Deflategate Report

The lawyer who investigated the New England Patriots says that he had found direct, not just circumstantial, evidence to show quarterback Tom Brady knew about employees deflating footballs.

Ted Wells said on a conference call Tuesday that his findings would have been enough to convince a jury in a civil trial under the ``preponderance of evidence'' standard

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Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

NFL Players React To Brady Suspension, Deflategate Punishment

Players from around the NFL are reacting to the "Deflategate" suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Many took to Twitter to voice their response to Brady being suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season without pay

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New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady
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NFL Suspends Brady Four Games

(Associated Press) - The NFL suspended Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady for the first four games of the season, fined the New England Patriots $1 million and took away two draft picks Monday as punishment for deflating footballs used in the AFC title game

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