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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.
UNKNOWN - APRIL 19: In this image released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on April 19, 2013, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing is seen. The twin bombings at the 116-year-old Boston race resulted in the deaths of three people with more than 170 others injured. (Photo provided by FBI via Getty Images)
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Tsarnaev Trial To Begin Wednesday In Federal Court

Almost two years after the Boston Marathon bombing, the trial of suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev is set to begin. Opening statements are scheduled for Wednesday in a federal courtroom in Boston.

Ultimately, 12 jurors will decide the fate of Tsarnaev, who faces the death penalty on over half of the 30 counts against him

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Port of New Bedford / TSM

Fishing Summit Reviews Science And Safety Issues

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell was among those attending a summit meeting Monday in Boston on ways to sustain Massachusetts fisheries.

Step one says Mitchell is having the Federal Government improve its science

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Clean Energy Center Cuts Ties With Cape Wind

Cape Wind and the Mass. Clean Energy Center have mutually agreed to end their lease that would have allowed Cape Wind to use the Marine Commerce Terminal in New Bedford as a staging area for its offshore wind project

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New Bedford High School / Jim Phillips / TSM

Sixteen Applicants To Be Interviewed For NBHS Headmaster Post

School officials are moving ahead with the interview process for the position of Headmaster at New Bedford High School.....

School Dept. spokesman Jonathon Carvalho says officials hope to name a permanent Headmaster for New Bedford High School by sometime next month

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Getty Images
Getty Images

Boat Where Tsarnaev Was Captured May Be Shown To Jury

Jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial may see the boat where suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev was captured.

Prosecutors want only the panels where Tsarnaev wrote messages to be shown.  The defense wants the whole boat to be entered into evidence

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Ingram Publishing
Ingram Publishing

Update: One Woman Dead, Another Injured In Fatal New Bedford Crash

Update:  One woman was killed and another was injured in a one-car crash this morning on Route 18 northbound, near the Elm Street intersection in New Bedford.  A spokesman for the Bristol County District Attorney says the crash happened just before 7am

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ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

Leonard Nimoy Remembered

NASA is remembering the life of Leonard Nimoy. Nimoy, who is best known for his role as Mr. Spock in "Star Trek", died on Friday. Nimoy attended several NASA events and worked to promote several NASA missions throughout the years

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Peter Marovich / Bloomberg via Getty Images
Peter Marovich / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Update: House Passes One-Week Funding Bill For DHS

Update:  The U.S. House of Representatives passed a one-week funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security late Friday night.  President Obama signed the measure just before midnight.

(Earlier Story)

:  It's back to the drawing board as a short-term bill funding the Department of Homeland Security has fallen short in the House

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Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Prosecution Focuses On Text Messages In Hernandez Trial

A phone company official testifying in Aaron Hernandez's murder trial says several text messages the former NFL player exchanged with a co-defendant before the killing are missing from his phone.

Prosecutor Patrick Bomberg on Friday went through dozens of nondeleted text messages Hernandez exchanged with Ernest Wallace in the days surrounding the June 17, 2013, killing of Odin Lloyd

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Sailing in Buzzards Bay / City of New Bedford
Sailing in Buzzards Bay / City of New Bedford

Gomes Praises Mayor For Olympic Initiative

City Council President Brian Gomes is commending Mayor Jon Mitchell for taking the initiative, and seeking to have New Bedford be a part of the 2024 Olympics.

The Mayor named a Steering Committee this week to work with the "Boston 2024" group to locate an Olympic sailing event on Buzzards Bay

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