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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.
TSM - Acushnet Town Hall
TSM - Acushnet Town Hall

Rawcliffe Wins Selectman’s Seat In Acushnet

A former member of Acushnet's Board of Public Works has been elected to the town's Board of Selectman.  Gary Rawcliffe outpolled businessman Paul Levasseur in balloting Monday, 468 to 355.

Rawcliffe has run for Selectman three times before, and was unsuccessful each time until Monday

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Getty Images - Aaron Hernandez
Getty Images - Aaron Hernandez

Gag Order In Hernandez Case Upheld By SJC Justice

A state Supreme Judicial Court justice has upheld the gag order on both sides in the murder case of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.

Prosecutors asked Justice Fernande Duffly to review the order by Bristol Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh

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David Ryan / Getty Images
David Ryan / Getty Images

Mass. Utilities Argue Against DPU Fines

The state's highest court has heard arguments from three major utilities seeking to overturn record penalties stemming from their response to two major storms in 2011.

The state Department of Public Utilities fined National Grid $18

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Customers Say Goodbye To White’s Family Fun Center

The White's Family Fun and Sports Center has closed for the final time. Owner David White has operated the amusement park and fun center for more than 20 years, and hopes to lease the property to another operator

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Monday Is Election Day In Four Area Communities

t's election day Monday for a handful of local communities

In Acushnet, retiree Garry Rawcliffe, a former member of the Board of Public Works, and Paul Levasseaur, a construction worker, are looking to fill a vacancy on the Board of Selectmen

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Cate Gillon / Getty Images
Cate Gillon / Getty Images

Cape Cod Woman Hospitalized After Dog Attack

East Sandwich police say an unidentified woman has been taken to the hospital after her lower lip was bitten off by a dog.

The Cape Cod Times reports that police and fire officials were called at about 6:20 p

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Wendy Maeda / Getty Images

Jared Remy Faces New Charges

Jared Remy, already awaiting trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Jennifer Martell, has now been charged with assaulting another detainee at the Middlesex Jail in Cambridge.

Boston.com is reporting the 35 year old Remy, son of Red Sox broadcast analyst Jerry Remy, is being charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon

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TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell
TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell

New Bedford Issues Update On Casino Planning

Another update from Mayor Jon Mitchell on the city's casino prospects.

In a written statement, the Mayor says the city advanced its efforts on casino gambling with the vote this week by the state Gaming Commission, delaying applications from private developers for a Southeastern Mass

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Xander Bogaerts receives World Series ring / Michael Ivins / Getty Images
Xander Bogaerts receives World Series ring / Michael Ivins / Getty Images

Red Sox Get Rings Then Drop Home Opener To Brewers 6-2

Lyle Overbay hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the ninth inning off Edward Mujica, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Red Sox 6-2 Friday in Boston's first game at Fenway Park since winning the World Series last October

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