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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.
Tony Stewart / Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Tony Stewart / Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images

NASCAR Racer Kills Man Walking On Track

Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen Sunday, 12 hours after the three-time champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York

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Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Sen. Warren: Iraq Solution Must Be Negotiated

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says the country doesn't want another war in Iraq.

Warren made her comments to reporters at the Statehouse Friday as the U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group amid a worsening humanitarian crisis

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St. Hedwig Church / Photo by Dan McCready / TSM
St. Hedwig Church / Photo by Dan McCready / TSM

Sister Rose House To Relocate

State Senator Mark Montigny has announced a nearly $900,000 grant to help relocate a homeless shelter for men from the Downtown area, to St. Hedwig's Church on Division St.

The Sister Rose House is run by Catholic Social Services

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James Brady / Photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers
James Brady / Photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers

James Brady’s Death Ruled A Homicide

The death of former White House Press Secretary James Brady is being ruled a homicide.

The Washington, DC medical examiner's office has ruled that Brady died as a result of wounds suffered in the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in 1981

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UMass marine scientists and students taking part in scallop survey.  Photo from SMAST.
UMass marine scientists and students taking part in scallop survey. Photo from SMAST.

Major Increase in Scallop Population Found On Georges Bank

UMass Dartmouth marine scientists, in a video based survey, have found an abundance of small scallops on Georges Bank.

The survey was conducted from May to July 2014. Dr. Kevin Stokesbury says the survey indicates a 32% increase in the scallop population from two years ago

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President Authorizes Air Strikes In Iraq

President Obama is authorizing targeted U.S. airstrikes if necessary in Iraq to protect U.S. personnel in Iraq.

Addressing the nation from the White House, the President said he also ordered humanitarian airdrops to help thousands of Iraqis who are stranded atop a mountain

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Fishing Disaster Funds To Be Distributed

The Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries is getting ready to distribute groundfish disaster relief funds to fishermen who need help.

The Federal Government has sent more than $14-million to Massachusetts to assist fishermen being hurt by new regulations and declining fish stocks

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Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images
Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images

Maury Povich Launches Clothing Firm In New Bedford

A popular reality TV talk show host is now part of New Bedford's business community.

Maury Povich has launched a new clothing company in New Bedford. Its called Mother Freedom, which manufacturers outerwear at a factory on Belleville Avenue

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