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Human touch: Westport's Lees Market posts video of robot helper going hilariously haywire

WESTPORT — Lees Market has seen the upcoming robot revolution — and they'd prefer the human touch. The Main Road market posted a hilarious video to its Facebook page Thursday revealing their experiments with an artificially intelligent supermarket robot, modeled after Stop & Shop's lovable/irritatin


The Swansea Trash Bag Anthem [AUDIO]

With all the complaints about the Swansea Trash Bags lately, I had to do something about it-- So I created a masterpiece. "Look at these Swansea Bags" is the hit song you never knew existed and it's my pleasure to present to you the world premiere debut that is bound to be recognized by the masses:


Portsmouth’s first female deputy police chief to retire

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Portsmouth’s first female deputy police chief, Maryanne D. Perry, will retire in April, according to town documents. Perry, a 20-year veteran of the Portsmouth Police Department, was appointed in April 2018 as Portsmouth’s first female deputy police chief after the retirement of D


Merchant Admits Seeking Sex with Minor in Warwick, Transporting Child Porn

PROVIDENCE — Christopher L. Merchant, 33, of Canterbury,Conn.,charged with soliciting a14-year-old boyfor sex at a Warwick hotel in January,pleaded guilty in federal court inProvidence Wednesday to travel in interstate commerce with intent to engage inillicit sexual conduct and transporting child po


R.I. Time Lapse: Providence's Olneyville was always a center of traffic

If you have been through the Olneyville Square neighborhood of Providence lately, you know that the subject on everyone’s mind is traffic — even more so than usual. The 6-10 connector renovation is in full swing. But decades ago, there was still plenty of traffic — which included not only cars but h


New Bedford Restaurant Says It Sold Million Dollar Ticket

Somewhere in the heart of New Bedford is a very fortunate couple. At 7:56 p.m. on Wednesday, Pub 6T5 Bar and Grille posted a photo of a $30 Massachusetts State Lottery scratch ticket called "The Fastest Road to $1 Million." According to the Lottery, the scratch ticket claims to be the "best chance i


Father, friends of Portsmouth teen who died by suicide testify for suicide prevention bill

PROVIDENCE — Rick Bruno opened his eyes at 6:19 a.m. on Wednesday, the day he was scheduled to testify before House and Senate committees on legislation that was spurred by his son’s death.


Winning numbers drawn in 'Numbers Evening' game

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Rhode Island Lottery's "Numbers Evening" game were:. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Former R.I. congressional candidate pleads guilty to fraud, campaign-finance violations

Former Republican congressional candidate H. Russell Taub pleaded guilty to fraud and breaking campaign finance law as part of an illegal political action committee, the U.S. Justice Department and FBI announced Thursday.


Faces Of New Bedford #198: Carlos Chamorro

Meet Carlos Chamorro, 31-year-old Graphic Designer. Carlos grew up in Fort Meyers, but relocated to New Bedford after high school to be closer to the rest of his family. After arriving in the city, he began working at The Landing Gift Shop located in New Bedford’s Historical District and immediately


Rhode Island Republican Fundraiser Admits To $1M Fraud

PROVIDENCE, RI — A former Rhode Island candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives pleaded guilty to wire fraud and campaign finance violations in federal court on Thursday. Harold Taub, 30, of Cranston, was charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of violating the Federal Election Cam


Worried about dust, noise from tower implosions? Don't be, says company

SOMERSET — Environmental experts, a representative of the demolition company that will do the work and public safety officials from Somerset answered questions on Monday night about what will happen when three chimneys are demolished on March 23 and the cooling towers are imploded on April 27, as sc


More than a thousand packages cover Massachusetts interstate following UPS truck crash (Video)

Emergency responders spent hours cleaning up a crash scene after more than a thousand packages scattered across a Massachusetts roadway. Massachusetts State Police were called to two separate crashes involving tractor trailers in the southbound lanes of Interstate 495 between 10 and 11 p.m. Wednesda


Controversial Student Housing Landlord Now Tied to East Side Property Slated to be Suboxone Clinic

The controversial property at 150 Lloyd Avenue on the East Side of Providence — once slated to be a Suboxone clinic, to the opposition of neighbors — now has ties to a noteworthy landlord — Walter Bronhard.


Man, 18, shouted racial slurs, fired paintball gun near Natick High School, police say

NATICK, Mass. — An 18-year-old man is accused of shouting racial slurs and firing a paintball gun near Natick High School. Natick police said Jacob Rodrigues, of Fall River, drove around the front of the school campus Wednesday, yelling threats before firing a paintball gun into the air.


Saving Ayden's dad: A Fairhaven woman 'felt a calling' and a Dartmouth man lived because of it

Just when it seemed all was lost, a miracle came Joshua Mello's way in the form of a woman he didn't even know very well. After months of preparation, on Nov. 28, 2017, Mello, 35, of Dartmouth was set to get a portion of his sister’s liver.


Fairhaven Schools hold lockdown drill with town first responders

FAIRHAVEN — The Fairhaven Public Schools held a lockdown safety drill as part of a professional development training on Thursday, officials said. School administration in collaboration with Fairhaven's first responders planned the drill over the course of several months. According to a news release,


Taunton police take part in large-scale search and rescue test

TAUNTON - Taunton Police Lt. Eric P. Nichols and Patrolman John Borges participated in an exercise Thursday to test the communications technology interoperability among several Massachusetts law enforcement agencies. The exercise was conducted at Wompatuck State Park in Hingham.


Mob associate sentenced for receiving stolen goods at Providence club

PROVIDENCE — A man known as an associate of the Rhode Island mafia was sent to prison this month for, once again, running an organized retail crime network at the Decatur Social Club.


Shake Shack Has Arrived in Rhode Island

The New York City based burger joint has opened their first Rhode Island location and you're going to want to make the trip. Shake Shack has opened on Thayer St in Providence and it should be the next burger you try.