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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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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

“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

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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Getty Images

Fishing Regulators Meeting This Week In Newport

Federal fishery regulators will consider habitat protections to key fishing grounds during a meeting in Rhode Island.

The New England Fishery Management Council is meeting in Newport, Rhode Island, from Tuesday through Thursday

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Photo by David E. Klutho /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images

Eight Royals Now Leading In AL All-Star Voting

The Kansas City Royals' dominance in American League All-Star balloting continues with eight players now in line to start next month's game in Cincinnati.

Omar Infante is now in the lead at second base, surpassing the Astros' Jose Altuve

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Dwayne Johnson / Getty Images

Dwayne Johnson Sideswipes Truck While In Mass.

Actor Dwayne ``The Rock'' Johnson says he sideswiped a truck while filming his latest movie in Massachusetts.

The action star took to Instagram Monday to say he'd recently hit a parked truck and damaged its side mirror while on route to the movie set

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Middleboro Boy In Critical Condition After Water Accident In Wareham

A six year old boy is listed in critical condition in a Boston-area hospital following a near-drowning in Wareham on Saturday.

Police were called to the Maple Park Campground in East Wareham just before 1pm

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