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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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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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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

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

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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Photo by Dan McCready / TSM
Photo by Dan McCready / TSM

Leaders Hope To Expand Campaign To End The “R-Word”

The campaign continues in Dartmouth schools urging students to end the use of the "r-word," but organizers would like to see all of the Southcoast get involved.

Kathleen Amaral and Marianne Santos co-chair the Special Education Parents Advisory Council in Dartmouth

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Adrian Peterson Close To Returning To NFL

A federal judge is overturning the appeal ruling against suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

The former NFL MVP was suspended in November after pleading no contest to child abuse charges for disciplining his four-year-old son with a tree branch last May

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David Calvert/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Winter Raises Havoc With Local Realtors

Its not easy to sell a house, even in perfect weather, but imagine trying to sell property when its covered with several feet of snow, there's no place to park, and proper inspections have to be delayed

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Buzzards Bay Regatta / Getty Images

Mayor Names Committee To Bring Olympic Sailing To Buzzards Bay

There are still many hurdles to clear, but Olympic Sailing may be coming to New Bedford.

Mayor Jon Mitchell on Wednesday announced the formation of a steering committee to develop a proposal to bring the 2024 Olympic Sailing competition to Buzzards Bay and New Bedford

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Eddie Ray Routh / Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via Getty Images

American Sniper Trial Now In Hands Of The Jury

The fate of the man charged with killing "American Sniper" Chris Kyle is in the hands of the jury.

Closing arguments wrapped up today in a Texas courtroom with prosecutors telling jurors Eddie Ray Routh committed a "cold, calculated capital murder" when he shot and killed Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield at a gun range in 2013

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