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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.
Golden State's Andre Inguodala was a star in Game Six / Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images
Golden State's Andre Inguodala was a star in Game Six / Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

Golden State Warriors Win NBA Title

Revived by a fresh-faced shooting superstar and a first-year coach who made them believe, the Golden State Warriors again reign supreme.

Their 40-year NBA championship drought is finally over.

A half century of misery in Cleveland drags on

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file photo of New England Fishery Management Council / Getty Images
file photo of New England Fishery Management Council / Getty Images

Fishery Council Votes 7-6 To Reopen Georges Bank Scallop Area

The New England Fishery Management Council has agreed to reopen a scallop area on the northern edge of Georges Bank, an area that's been closed to scallopers since 1994. The news was applauded by New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell

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Brock Holt hits for the Cycle with triple in the 8th inning / Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images
Brock Holt hits for the Cycle with triple in the 8th inning / Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

Brock Holt Hits For Cycle As Red Sox End Seven-Game Skid

Brock Holt became the first Boston player to hit for the cycle since 1996 and the Red Sox slugged their way out of a seven-game losing streak with a 9-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday.

Holt's solo homer in the seventh put Boston up 5-2, leaving him a triple from completing the cycle

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Getty Images

State Audit: MassHealth Squanders More Than $500 Million

(Associated Press) - A state audit suggests the Massachusetts Medicaid program squandered more than $500 million through unnecessary payments or missed savings opportunities in its managed care program

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Universial Studios

Jurassic World Breaks Records For Opening Weekend

"Jurassic World" has officially devoured both global and domestic opening records.

Universal Pictures yesterday reported that the movie scored 208.8-million-dollars at the U.S. box office in its debut weekend, eclipsing "The Avengers" opening three years ago

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Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images
Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images

“The Donald” Is Running For President

Donald Trump is running for President. The conservative billionaire made it official during a kickoff event in New York City, saying the country is in serious trouble.

Trump is the 12th Republican to enter the 2016 race for the White House

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Photo from Scottsdale, Arizona webpage
Photo from Scottsdale, Arizona webpage

Rick Kidder Returns To Mass. To Head New Bedford Chamber

The new President of the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce is coming from Arizona.

The Chamber announced Tuesday it was hiring Frederick "Rick" Kidder as the new President and Chief Executive Officer

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Prisoners’ Rights Group Sues State Corrections Dept.

A prisoners' rights group has sued the state prisons department, alleging it is withholding treatment for inmates with hepatitis C.

Attorneys for the National Lawyers Guild and Prisoners' Legal Services filed suit in federal court last week on behalf of three prisoners

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Chicago Blackhawks win their 3rd Stanley Cup in six years / Getty Images
Chicago Blackhawks win their 3rd Stanley Cup in six years / Getty Images

Chicago Blackhawks Win NHL’s Stanley Cup

Showing off their grit and determination, the Chicago Blackhawks finally put away the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final.

The city of broad shoulders, strong enough to carry the silver trophy once again

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Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Farrell Says Talk Of Firing Comes With Territory

The Boston Red Sox held a team meeting before Monday night's game against the Atlanta Braves as they tried to snap a six-game losing streak.

The Red Sox were the favorites to win the AL East after finishing last in 2014

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