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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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Construction Worker Impaled In Rochester

A construction worker at a site in Rochester was impaled through his chest Saturday by a four-foot steel rebar, after falling 15 feet.  In a Press Release, Fire Chief Scott Weigel says the man was stabilized at the scene, and transported by helicopter to Rhode Island Hospital

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City Councilors Blame Mayor For Failed Casino Deal

The New Bedford casino project appears to be dead, after developer KG Urban Enterprises could not come to an agreement with the Mayor on their proposed waterfront casino.

Now the City Council is weighing in

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Mayor Further Explains Opposition To Casino Plan

Mayor Jon Mitchell says KG Urban's plan for a waterfront casino could hurt New Bedford's downtown.

KG Urban this week rejected an alternative plan offered by the Mayor for a waterfront casino, and said the project now appears to be dead

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Police Investigate School Bus Accident In Westport

There were no serious injuries reported when a truck smashed into the rear of a school bus Friday afternoon at Route Six and Union Street in Westport.

Investigating Officer Kyle Fernandes says a truck had stopped behind the school bus while students were being let off

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Gov. Baker, AG Healy Push To End Bans Against Gay Marraige

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and state Attorney General Maura Healey are among those urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down remaining state bans against gay marriage.

Baker was the only sitting governor among a group of more than 300 prominent Republicans who submitted a brief Friday

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KG Urban: New Bedford Casino All But Dead

KG Urban Enterprises says its proposed casino deal in New Bedford is all but dead.

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, representing KG Urban, a firm owned by his son, says he and the Mayor could not come to an agreement on the Cannon Street site

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Taunton Woman Gets Jail Time After Stealing From Elderly Neighbor

A Taunton woman has pleaded guilty to charges of larceny and forgery, while admitting she stole $75,000 from her elderly neighbor.

The District Attorney's office says 41-year old Julie Krajewski secretly wrote checks to herself while assisting her 90 year old neighbor

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Gut-Wrenching Testimony Continues In Tsarnaev Trial

There's more gut-wrenching testimony from Boston Marathon bombing survivors at the trial of suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev . Before day two of testimony wrapped up, a father told the court how he left his dying son behind with his wife so he could rush their two other children to the hospital

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New Bedford Casino Deal Appears Dead

A casino deal in New Bedford is apparently all but dead.

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, representing KG Urban Enterprises, a company owned by his son, says based on a meeting this week with Mayor Jon Mitchell, there appears to be no reasonable hope of making a deal with the city

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