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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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Measles Case Prompts Concern On Martha’s Vineyard

Massachusetts health officials said a child visiting Martha's Vineyard has the state's second case of the measles this year.

The state's public health commissioner, Dr. Monica Bharel, said a widespread outbreak is unlikely but urged everyone to confirm that they have been immunized

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Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Judge Blocks Contact With Juror In Hernandez Case

A judge is barring both sides of the completed Aaron Hernandez murder case from contacting one of the jurors who convicted the former New England Patriots star tight end of a 2013 killing.

The order follows concerns from a Hernandez lawyer that the juror may have been ``untruthful'' during jury selection

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Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Pedro’s Number To Be Retired On July 28

The Boston Red Sox will retire the number of former ace pitcher Pedro Martinez next month.

Martinez's number-45 will be retired July 28th, just two days after the right-hander is enshrined into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown

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Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images

Bookie’s Notebook Reveals Rose Bet On Baseball As A Player

There may be new evidence that disgraced all-time hit king Pete Rose bet on baseball while he was still playing.

According to ESPN's "Outside the Lines," a notebook kept by his bookie indicates that Rose bet heavily on baseball and the Cincinnati Reds as he finished his playing career in 1986

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Zack Hample with Conan / Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Man who caught A-Rod’s 3,000th Hit Having Second Thoughts

The fan at Yankee Stadium who wound up with the ball that Alex Rodriguez launched for his 3,000th hit is holding on to the prized souvenir.

For now, anyway.

"At first, I was 100 percent adamant about not giving the ball back," Zack Hample told The Associated Press by telephone late Friday night

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Photo by David Goldman-Pool/Getty Images

South Carolina Church Holds First Service Since Mass Shooting

Members of a historic black church worshipped at their sanctuary Sunday for the first time since a gunman opened fire at a Bible study, killing nine people, and uniformed police officers stood among the congregation as a measure of added security

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State Police Open Fire On Man Near Boston University

Massachusetts State Police say a trooper has shot and killed a man who brandished a knife and refused orders to put it down near Boston University.

The state police superintendent, Col. Timothy Alben, says the trooper encountered the man Friday afternoon on a footbridge over Storrow Drive near the BU campus

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Dylan Roof (c) led into Police headquarters / (Todd Sumlin/Charlotte Observer/TNS via Getty Images
Dylan Roof (c) led into Police headquarters / (Todd Sumlin/Charlotte Observer/TNS via Getty Images

Shooting Suspect Held On $1 Million Bond

Bond is set at one-million dollars for one of the charges against the man accused of killing nine people at a church in South Carolina this week. It was set at Dylann Roof's first court appearance in connection with the shooting

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Ralph J. Roberts / Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Comcast Founder Ralph J. Roberts Dead At 95

The founder of the cable giant Comcast is dead. Ralph J. Roberts passed away last night in Philadelphia of natural causes. He was 95-years-old.

Roberts founded Comcast in 1963 after buying a small cable provider in Mississippi

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