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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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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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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
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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Model of bin Laden's hideout / Getty Images
Model of bin Laden's hideout / Getty Images

Journalist: Bin Laden Shooting Story Bogus

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist is claiming the Obama administration's narrative about the killing of Osama bin Laden contained multiple lies.

A new article by Seymour Hersh claims the al-Qaeda leader and mastermind of the 9-11 attacks was actually being held prisoner by Pakistan's intelligence agency when he was killed

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TSM

Officers Mourned In Mississippi Shooting

One was a decorated "Officer of the Year." The other was a proud recent graduate of the academy who had wanted to be a policeman since he was a boy.

A routine traffic stop led to their shooting deaths Saturday night - the first Hattiesburg police officers to die in the line of duty in more than 30 years - and four people were arrested, including two who were charged with capital murder

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