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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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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Scratch Ticket Worth $15 Million Sold In Fairhaven

There is still a buzz around the Valero Gas Station at Route Six and Bridge Street in Fairhaven.

According to the owner, he sold a $15 million winning scratch ticket last Wednesday to a 35 year old man who is a regular customer

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Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Judge Will Not Suppress Evidence In Hernandez Case

A Massachusetts judge has rejected a bid by lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to suppress evidence from a cellphone and video surveillance taken from his home during an investigation into the killing of a friend

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TSM

Singleton To Plead Guilty To Contempt

The cousin of Aaron Hernandez who was charged with criminal contempt after refusing to testify before the grand jury that indicted the former New England Patriot intends to change her plea.

Singleton had pleaded not guilty

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Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images

Massachusetts To Receive Windfall From Citigroup

Massachusetts is getting an almost $46 million share of a $7 billion federal-state settlement over Citigroup's mortgage-backed security activities.

In the deal announced Monday, Citigroup will make a $4 billion civil monetary payment to the Justice Department, and another $500 million in compensatory payments to state attorneys general and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp

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Dan McCready/Townsquare Media

Owners Of Lebanese Kitchen Pledge To Come Back

The owners of a popular South End restaurant, destroyed Friday in a fire, say they'll be back in business soon.  The owners of the Lebanese Kitchen and their family also lived in the building, and lost everything in the fire

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New Bedford Airport - Mass. DOT
New Bedford Airport - Mass. DOT

Airport Runways To Close Next Week

The runways at the New Bedford Regional Airport will be closed next week because of construction at the airport.

The Mayor's Office says the closures will begin Monday night at 9 and will continue until July 18th

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Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images

LeBron James Takes His Talents To Cleveland

LeBron James is going back to play basketball in his home state, telling
Sports Illustrated that he has decided to make a return to Ohio to again play
for the Cavaliers.

James' decision has ended the speculation about where the four-time MVP would
play next, conjecture that had grown to a fever pitch over the past days and
weeks

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Lebanese Restaurant Fire
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Fast-Moving Fire Causes Heavy Damage At Well-Known New Bedford Eatery

A New Bedford business suffered extensive damage after a fire this morning.

The two-alarm fire broke out at the Lebanese Kitchen at 1487 Purchase Street around 11am and spread quickly.

Waitress Sheri DeMello was about to begin work when the fire began

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Photo by Dan McCready / TSM
Photo by Dan McCready / TSM

Two-Alarm Fire On Purchase Street Causes Extensive Damage

New Bedford firefighters are continuing to investigate a two-alarm fire at 1487 Purchase Street.

The blaze broke out around 11am in the building housing the Lebanese Kitchen. WBSM's Dan McCready says the most extensive damage appeared to be in the living areas above the restaurant

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