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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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Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Hernandez Files Motion To Dismiss Double-Murder Charges

Lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez have filed motions to dismiss the indictment against their client charging him with a double slaying in Boston in 2012.

The motion says there was insufficient evidence presented to the grand jury to establish probable cause; the state impaired the integrity of grand jury proceedings; and the court lacks jurisdiction

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Photo by Andrew Savulich/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

Football Star and Announcer Frank Gifford Dead At 84

From the football field to the broadcast booth, Frank Gifford was a star. And a winner.

An NFL championship in 1956 with the New York Giants. An Emmy award in 1976-77 as television's "outstanding sports personality

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Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

2013 World Series Hero Mike Napoli Traded To Texas

Mike Napoli is headed back to the Texas Rangers.

The first baseman was traded Friday by the Red Sox to the Rangers
for a player to be named or cash. Boston also sends money to Texas
as part of the deal, which came a week after baseball's deadline
for trading players without placing them on waivers

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Ellen Ratner visits WBSM on Friday / Jim Phillips TSM
Ellen Ratner visits WBSM on Friday / Jim Phillips TSM

Ellen Ratner Talks Politics During Visit To New Bedford

White House correspondent Ellen Ratner says she doesn't think Donald Trump's candidacy is going away anytime soon.

Ratner is the Washington Bureau Chief for the Talk Radio News Service and a contributor to the Fox News Channel

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Denver Post photo / Getty Images

Colorado Theater Shooter Sentenced To Life In Prison

The jury in the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes is sparing him the death penalty and giving him a life sentence without parole.

The jury of nine women and three men were not unanimous today on the death penalty, leaving an automatic life sentence without parole

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Photo from New Bedford Police
Photo from New Bedford Police

Arrest Warrant Issued For Acushnet Man

An arrest warrant has been issued for 42 year old James Willette of Acushnet.

Det. Captain Steve Vicente says Willette is wanted in connection with an armed robbery last Monday at a Cumberland Farms store at 2012 Acushnet Avenue

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Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Revolution Discussing Stadium Financing With Goldman Sachs

The New England Revolution have brought in Goldman Sachs to help put together the financing for a soccer-only stadium in Boston, according to a report.

Boston.com reported that the Major League Soccer team has been working with the New York investment firm since at least December

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Faulty Carburetor Part Led To Harrison Ford’s Plane Crash

Federal safety investigators have concluded that a problem with a carburetor part led to engine failure and the crash of a vintage airplane piloted by actor Harrison Ford in California.

The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that the part known as a main metering jet likely came loose over the years since the plane was restored

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Louisiana Cop Shooting Suspect Arrested

The suspect in last night's police killing in Louisiana is in custody.

Police in Shreveport arrested Grover Cannon this afternoon.  Police say Cannon shot and killed Officer Thomas LaValley Wednesday evening while he was responding to a call of a suspicious person

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Hannigan School Funding Approved By MSBA Board Of Directors

The Mass. School Building Authority's Board of Directors has approved a grant of more than $22 million to build a new elementary school at the site of the Hannigan School in New Bedford.

Hannigan students are currently attending classes in the Sea Lab building in the South End

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