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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.
Attorney Ted Wells / Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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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People of Fairhaven and Acushnet photo
People of Fairhaven and Acushnet photo

Electrical Fire Causes Extensive Damage At Country Whip In Acushnet

Fire caused extensive damage to The Country Whip Ice Cream Stand on Routre 105 in Acushnet Saturday afternoon.

In a Facebook post Saturday evening, the owners said the fire broke out in the building's attic, and was electrical in nature

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Volunteers box food for shipment to area food pantries / Jim Phillips / TSM
Volunteers box food for shipment to area food pantries / Jim Phillips / TSM

Local Residents And Letter Carriers Help Restock Food Pantries

Greater New Bedford residents donated almost 30,000 pounds of food Saturday during the annual Letter Carriers Food Drive.  By late Saturday, the food was on its way to local food pantries.

Major Gilbert Parkhurst oversees the food pantry at the Salvation Aarmy in New Bedford

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Roof Fire At Rodney Metals In South End

For the second time in ten days, New Bedford firefighters respond to Rodney Metals on East Rodney French Boulevard to douse a fire on the building's roof.

Crews responded about 1:45 Saturday afternoon

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UMD/gettyimage

UMass Dartmouth Police Say Rape Victim Changes Story

UMass Dartmouth Police say new statements made by the victim during the investigation of a reported rape on April 29th have now led police to question whether a crime was committed.

The incident was reported on May 5th

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