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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: Media for Medical/UIG via Getty Images

Sleep Study Says Electronics Keeping Teens Awake

A new study shows electronic devices are having a negative effect on teenager's sleep cycles.

The study published in the "Science Recorder" of more than ten thousand teenagers showed that teens that use electronic devices within an hour of bed time took more than 60 minutes to fall asleep

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UPDATE: Juror Dismissed At Hernandez Trial

A juror in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial is being dismissed.

Judge Susan Garsh said there was "credible evidence" the juror spoke about the case, saying it would be hard to convict the former New England Patriots player without a gun

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Patrick Maccini.  Photo from New Bedford Police
Patrick Maccini. Photo from New Bedford Police

Larceny Suspect Arrested Early Monday

An alert Police officer makes an arrest early Monday in a larceny case at a local convenience store.

A clerk at Sam's Mobil Gas Station on Ashley Boulevard reported to Police that a man had entered the store, and taken a charity money box that was on the counter

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Photo from New Bedford Police
Photo from New Bedford Police

Man Charged With Trafficking Heroin

A New Bedford man was arraigned Monday on drug charges, after his arrest over the weekend.

Narcotics Detectives carried out a search warrant Friday at 83 Pawnee Court in the Shawmut Village complex and arrested 24 year old Ian Arango, who lived in the apartment

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Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images

Super Bowl 49 Most Watched T-V Broadcast In History

Super Bowl 49 just upped the ante for most-watched Super Bowls of all time.

According to official numbers from Nielsen, more than 114-million viewers tuned in to NBC to watch the New England Patriots take the championship game over the Seattle Seahawks

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Patriots to arrive at Logan around 7pm / Getty Images
Patriots to arrive at Logan around 7pm / Getty Images

Patriots Headed Home After Super Win

The New England Patriots are heading home following their 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Super Bowl Sunday.

The team tweeted that it will be leaving Arizona and arriving at Boston's Logan International Airport at around 7 p

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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Mitchell Declares Parking Ban Starting At MIdnight

More snow is coming to the South Coast starting tonight.  Mayor Jon Mitchell has announced that New Bedford's Snow Emergency Parking Ban will take effect at midnight tonight.  Here's the City's release:

 

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Southern Bristol County, including the City of New Bedford, effective from 9PM Sunday evening through 1AM on Tuesday. A W

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Prof. Alex Fowler / Photo from UMass Dartmouth
Prof. Alex Fowler / Photo from UMass Dartmouth

UMass Dartmouth Professor Weighs In On “Deflategate”

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth issued a press release Friday with some thoughts on the "Deflategate" controversy from Mechanical Engineering Professor Alex Fowler.  You may need an advanced degree to make it through some of the explanations, but its interesting nonetheless

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UMass Dartmouth Plans To Keep Super Bowl Celebration Under Control

If the Patriots when the Super Bowl on Sunday, there will be lots of celebrating in the region, including at UMass Dartmouth.

There were some issues on campus in 2004 when the Red Sox won their first championship in 86 years, but since then University officials have devised a strategy to keep those celebrations under control

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