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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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New Bedford Voters Give Overwhelming Support To Casino Plan

Voters in New Bedford approved a Host Community Agreement for a Waterfront Casino by an overwhelming margin on Tuesday.  The final vote was 8,355 in favor, and 3,040 opposed.

According to Election officials, the turnout in New Bedford Tuesday was just over 21%

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UMD/gettyimage

UMass Tuition And Fees Going Up

The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees has voted to raise tuition and the mandatory curriculum fee by up to 5 percent for in-state undergraduates _ the first in three years.

Students would pay an additional $552 to $580, depending on which of the system's five campuses they attend

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Update: Two Fairhaven Residents Die In Mattapoisett Crash

Update:  Two Fairhaven residents were killed Monday night when the car they were riding in slammed into a tree and came to rest in front of 83 Fairhaven Road or Route Six in Mattapoisett.  Chief Mary Lyons identified the operator as 21 year old Brooklyn Cody Rodrigues.  The passenger was identified as 18 year old Meghan Sargent.  She was scheduled to graduate this weekend from Fairhaven High School.

Earlier story:

Mattapoisett Police are reporting two people were killed last night, when the car they were in slammed into a tree at Route Six and Mattapoisett Neck Road.

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Ingram Publishing

Elderly Man Killed In Pedestrian Accident

State and local police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident Wednesday afternoon on Hathaway Road in Dartmouth.

A spokesman for the Bristol County District Attorney says a 74 year old man was struck by a car and killed around 2:30pm in the vicinity of 57 Hathaway Road

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Category: Articles, News, Travel
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Photo from Fairhaven Police

Police Find Explosive Device, Arrest 18 Year Old

Fairhaven Police and the Fire Department found what turned out to be an explosive device in the driveway of a local home.

The discovery was made Wednesday morning around 8:30 in the driveway of a home on Jeanette Street

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