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Alleged drunken driver nabbed after North Attleboro cop hears crash
NORTH ATTLEBORO — A police officer assisting another officer at a traffic stop arrested a drunken driving suspect after hearing what sounded like a crash nearby. Officer Robert Curran was on Elm Street, near Route 1, helping another officer about 10:30 p.m. Thursday when he heard a loud bang and not
2 infants among 4 transported to hospital after Attleboro apartment fire
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) -- Four people, including two infants, were transported to the hospital following a fire inside an apartment complex Friday evening. The fire broke out around 4 p.m. at an apartment building on Knight Avenue.
Things to do in the Attleboro area and beyond
Foxboro Ballet Academy will be performing “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (formerly the Orpheum) off Foxboro common. Set to the music of Tchaikovsky, the choreography is reminiscent o
Court document alters portrait of Attleboro shooting victim
ATTLEBORO — When the getaway driver pleaded guilty earlier this week to his involvement in a fatal shooting last year on South Avenue, a prosecutor disclosed the victim was the source of the marijuana the alleged gunmen were seeking to steal.
Attleboro schools facing a deficit due to special ed increases
ATTLEBORO — School officials say they are running into a deficit for this year, mostly due to higher than expected special education costs. Business and finance director Marc Furtado said the figure stands at about $300,000 right now.
Lincoln police ID 2 more home invasion suspects
LINCOLN, R.I. (WPRI) — Police have identified another two suspects they say are connected to a Sunday night home invasion on Columbia Avenue. Lincoln police said they have arrest warrants out for Philip Child, 26, and Hailey Melendez, 26. Investigators believe both of them may be in the Fall River,
Attleboro elementary students to get free fitness training
ATTLEBORO — Elementary students in Attleboro schools will get expanded fitness and wellness training for the next three years at no cost to the city. The program is being offered by an organization called Build Our Kids Success, or BOKS, and is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
North Attleboro, Seekonk targets of nationwide hoax bomb threat
A gym in North Attleboro and a private vocational school in Seekonk were among the targets of a hoax email bomb threat sent to businesses, schools and other locations nationwide Thursday.
5 Open Houses For You In The Attleboro Area
ATTLEBORO, MA — Shopping for a house online can sometimes leave you wanting. While listing photos can help, they're no replacement for the real thing. That's why you should always take advantage of a local open house: No more guesswork involved!
Plainville, North Attleboro, Wrentham ask state to allow Plainridge Park Casino to expand
PLAINVILLE -- With competition in the gambling industry on the rise, area towns are asking the state to allow Plainridge Park Casino to expand. In letters to the state Gaming Commission, Plainville, Wrentham, North Attleboro and Franklin officials said they would support allowing table games and mor
Two bodies pulled from Providence River
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence police are investigating after two bodies were pulled from the Providence River Friday afternoon. Police were called shortly after noon for reports of a body found in the area of the Hurricane Barrier.
Attleboro dog owners more than double reward for killer of their pet
ATTLEBORO — The owners of Bo, the coon hound that was shot and killed in Norton woods last week, have added $5,000 to the reward pot for information leading to the arrest of the person who took the life of their beloved pet.
Central Falls PD seek child molestation suspect
CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are hoping the public can help them down a wanted child molestation suspect. According to a post on the department Facebook page, Saul Lopez, 62, is wanted on five counts of child molestation.
A bright future for Highland Country Club site
ATTLEBORO — The city has kicked off the start of what is expected to be multiple uses of the Highland Country Club property. Dozens turned out Thursday afternoon for a ceremony at the city’s newest property where a $50,000 check from the Doran family was presented to build running and walking trails
3 Massachusetts men plead guilty to drug dealing - and win pleas to be home (temporarily) for the holidays
SPRINGFIELD -- Two Holyoke men and a Chicopee man on Thursday pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to distribute. The two Holyoke brothers will be going to state prison, the Chicopee man to the Hampden County Correctional Center in Ludlow.
Suspects identified in armed gas station robbery
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police have identified two suspects involved in an armed robbery that occurred at Riverside Gas Station on Pawtucket Avenue. The suspects were identified as Timothy Jordan, 25, of East Providence and minor, whose name is not being released.
Mansfield police eye SUV in Rt. 106 crash that injured woman
MANSFIELD -- Police are looking for a black or dark-colored Kia SUV they believe may have contributed to a car crash Wednesday that injured a local woman. Police have released photos of the vehicle on Route 106 at North Main Street in the hope of identifying the driver. They were taken from a police
Couple launch a legal challenge to North Attleboro override
NORTH ATTLEBORO — A couple opposed to last spring’s vote to increase property taxes have filed a legal challenge, questioning whether the ballot question was fully explained to voters.
North Attleboro man killed in construction mishap remembered as hard-working family man
NORTH ATTLEBORO -- John Medeiros is being remembered as a dedicated family man who loved to work with his hands, hoping one day to retire and build homes for the poor. Medeiros, 61, who worked most of his life in construction, was killed last Friday when he was accidentally run over by a bulldozer i
R.I.’s Foxy Lady shut down after three dancers arrested for soliciting sex
The Foxy Lady gentleman’s club in Providence has been ordered closed for three days after three of the club’s dancers were arrested Tuesday night for allegedly offering to perform sexual acts on three undercover police detectives, officials said.