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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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Accused New Bedford Drug Dealer Found Guilty In Federal Court

A man described as a violent New Bedford drug dealer is facing up to life in prison after being found guilty of drug trafficking and robbery charges.

A Federal jury returned the guilty verdicts Monday against 35 year old Francisco "Cisco" Monteiro

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Hanley Ramirez / Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

Red Sox Smack Five HR’s in Routing Phillies, 8-0

(Associated Press) - Boston newcomer Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia each hit two home runs, Clay Buchholz threw three-hit ball over seven innings and the Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-0 in an interleague opener Monday

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Metal detectors at Nationals Park in Washington DC. / Getty Images

MLB Teams Beef Up Security

Baseball fans were ready for their first swing at the sport's new security guidelines.

Forget the $30 tickets, $9 beers and $16 parking charges. Baseball fans have more reason to empty their pockets, only this time of keys, mobile phones _ and whatever loose change might be left _ before a day at the old ball game

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Bishops Say Tsarnaev Should Not Receive Death Penalty

(Associated Press) - Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley and fellow Massachusetts Roman Catholic bishops say it would be against the church's teaching to apply the death penalty to Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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City Of New Bedford, AFSCME Local 851 Agree On Labor Deal

The City of New Bedford and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 851 have reached agreement on a new labor contract.

Members of the city workers union, which covers clerks, custodians, mechanics and others, have been working under terms of a contract which expired nearly three years ago

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Mass. Gas Prices Inch Upward

The price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has inched up by a penny in the past week.

AAA Northeast reports Monday that its weekly price survey found self-serve, regular selling for an average of $2

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State Dept. Spokesperson Marie Harf / SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

State Department: Iran Nuclear Talks Could Go Beyond June

The State Department says it's possible a nuclear agreement with Iran will not be reached by the end of June.

When asked during a daily briefing if that possibility existed, Department spokeswoman Marie Harf replied, "of course there is

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Two Celtics Named To Basketball Hall Of Fame

John Calipari, Dikembe Mutombo, Lisa Leslie and former Celtocs Jo Jo White and Tom Heinsohn are among this year's inductees for the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Calipari, a three-time college coach of the year whose Kentucky
squad suffered its only loss of this season on Saturday against
Wisconsin in the Final Four, was on the ballot for the first time,
as were eight-time NBA All-Star Mutombo and three-time WNBA MVP
Leslie

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Wisconsin (red) celebrates! / Getty Images

Wisconsin Ends Kentucky’s Bid For National Championship

Nobody ever said they were perfect. Now, the Kentucky Wildcats aren't undefeated, either.

The hard-nosed Wisconsin Badgers did what nobody else could this season: They knocked off the Wildcats 71-64 on Saturday night behind 20 points and 11 rebounds from birthday boy Frank Kaminsky and a clutch comeback down the stretch

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AP Exclusive: Special Ops Troops Doubt Women Can Do The Job

Surveys find that men in U.S. special operations forces do not believe women can meet the physical and mental demands of their commando jobs, and they fear the Pentagon will lower standards to integrate women into their elite units, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press

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