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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.
Entrance to Whaling City Golf Course.  Photo by Taylor Cormier / TSM
Entrance to Whaling City Golf Course. Photo by Taylor Cormier / TSM

Whaling City Golf Course Again Eyed By Casino Developers

There is again speculation about the city-owned Whaling City Golf Course being home to a resort casino.

An attorney for the city has informed the State Gaming Commission that one of the sites being considered for casino development in New Bedford is owned by the city

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Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Expert: Baker Administration Offers Unique Opportunity For Southcoast Leaders

The head of the Public Policy Center at UMass Dartmouth says the beginning weeks of the pro-business Baker administration could result in a unique opportunity for leaders on the Southcoast.

Dr. Michael Goodman is a leading expert on the Mass

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Jim Phillips / TSM

A Plan To Regenerate New Bedford Unveiled At City Hall

New Bedford has a new blueprint for economic growth in the city.

A group called the New Bedford Regeneration Committee compiled a report that focuses on reviving Downtown New Bedford, improving port facilities on the waterfront and advancing the city's manufacturing industries

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Bradley C. Bower / Bloomberg/Getty Images

Gaming Panel Delays Application Process For Southeastern Mass. Casino

The Mass. Gaming Commission has again delayed action on a casino license for Southeastern Massachusetts.

The Commission voted on Thursday to extend the deadline for accepting applications to February 1st, in the interest of increased competition

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Getty Images

Hernandez Cousin Seeks Dismissal Of Conspiracy Charge

A cousin of ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez wants a conspiracy charge dismissed because her attorney says prosecutors didn't tell the grand jury that a key witness failed a lie detector test

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House Speaker John Boehner / Getty Images

Boehner Warns The President On Immigration

GOP House Speaker John Boehner is warning President Obama to think twice before trying to reform the nation's immigration system through executive actions. He said it would "poison the well."

The President has vowed to do what he can to reform immigration because of congressional inaction

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Navy Seal Training in North Carolina / Photo by Eddie Harrison/US Navy via Getty Images

Navy Seal Who Killed Bin Laden Is Identified

The Navy Seal who claims to have killed Osama bin Laden is being named ahead of a Fox News interview.

The UK's "Daily Mail" identifies Robert O'Neill as the member of Seal Team 6 who fired the shots that killed bin Laden

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Wareham Police Department

Wareham Police Investigate Stabbing at Silver Lake Motel

Wareham Police say they are hunting for two men who were allegedly involved in a disturbance at the Silver Lake Motel on Cranberry Highway.

Interim Police Chief Kevin Walsh says police responded to the motel early Wednesday following a disturbance in room 139

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

U.S. Transfers Guantanamo Prisoner To Kuwait

. American officials say a Kuwaiti national who's been jailed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for more than a decade without ever being charged "does not pose a significant threat to the United States."

The Defense Department announced today that Fouzi Khalid Abdullah Al Awda is now in the hands of the government of Kuwait

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