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Bridgewater police make arrest in series of business break-ins

BRIDGEWATER, MASS. (WHDH) - Bridgewater police say they have made an arrest in connection to a recent string of business break-ins over the last three days. A person, whose name has not been released, was taken into custody late Thursday night.


Stop & Shop strikers see difficult Easter ahead

PROVIDENCE - Easter won’t be the same this year for Tamika Page, a Stop & Shop employee and single mother who said she has had to significantly cut back on her expenses now that Stop & Shop workers have been on strike for over a week.


Leak Discovered In Bristol County Water Supply

BRISTOL-WARREN, RI — The Bristol County Water Authority announced earlier this week that a leak has been discovered in the East Bay pipeline, which carries water from the Providence Water Supply Board. At this time, the water quality is safe and residents can continue to use it, and there is not a w


Doctor charged with paying teen boy for sex

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts doctor is facing charges for allegedly paying $200 to have sex with a 14-year-old boy he met on a chat app and for possessing child pornography.


Developer promises 'fun for all ages' at former Coles River in Swansea

SWANSEA — When it comes to the site of the former Coles River Family Fun Center, the question you should ask is not “What’s going to be built there?”. The question is “What isn’t going to be built there?” because the plan local developer Joseph Estrela has will be no small feat to pull off.


Nascar Opening Day is Coming to Seekonk Speedway

There's much more for the kids this year as we head to Seekonk Speedway to kick off the spring and summer season. Seekonk Speedway kicks off its 2019 NASCAR All American Series with Power 5 races in all four divisions on Sunday May 5th from 2-6 pm.


Police: Suspect admitted to conspiring to rob Providence store

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Two men accused of robbing a Providence phone store at gunpoint were in court Friday as police investigate whether there's any connection to other recent robberies of a similar nature.


Massachusetts cities are working to reduce pedestrian crashes

BOSTON (WWLP) - A program that aims to have 'zero pedestrian fatalities by 2030' started in Boston, is now making its way to cities all across the Commonwealth. Boston's city government consolidated two departments to fully embrace the "Vision Zero" movement, and now they're urging other municipalit


Applications accepted for Bellingham garden

BELLINGHAM - The Bellingham Community Garden, a collaboration between the town and the Hockomock Area YMCA, is accepting registrations for plot rentals. The community garden, at 200 Center St., provides 10-by-20-foot plots, water and some gardening tools, and will run workshops throughout the season


Providence man sentenced to life in prison for deadly stabbing

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Providence man arrested following a fatal stabbing and hostage situation has admitted to his crimes and was sentenced to life in prison, Attorney General Peter Neronha announced Friday.


Letting Unsecured Gun Get Stolen Is Enough To Lose License To Carry, Massachusetts Court Rules – Even After 50 Years of Incident-Free Gun Ownership

A state appeals court has upheld the latitude of local police chiefs to decide who can and can’t carry a handgun in Massachusetts, overturning two lower-court judges who found that a police chief in Taunton acted unreasonably when he revoked a license to carry from a man whose gun was stolen from hi


Red Sox recall Michael Chavis from Pawtucket

In need of a spark and some injury relief at second base, the Red Sox brought up one of their top prospects Friday from AAA Pawtucket. Michael Chavis, who had a solid spring and is regarded as one of the best prospects in the Sox farm system, has been working out recently at second base. He and Tsu–


Attleboro Youth Baseball dismisses board member, citing 'unauthorized advances' on credit card

ATTLEBORO -- The interim leader of the city's youth baseball league says a board member took "unauthorized advances" on a league credit card and is no longer with the organization.


Fall River man charged with possessing, sharing child pornograpy

FALL RIVER — A Fall River man was arraigned in District Court Friday after police executing a search warrant in his Weetamoe Street home allegedly found 66 files containing images of child pornography on his laptop.


Report: Massachusetts adds jobs in March, unemployment steady at 3 percent

BOSTON (AP) — State officials say Massachusetts added more than 4,000 jobs in March while the overall unemployment rate held steady at 3%. The state office of Labor and Workforce Development reported job gains last month in several key sectors of the economy, including education and health services,


New skimmer taking out the trash in Providence River Marina

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- A new piece of technology floating in the Fox Point Marina will make Providence the first state capital in the nation to streamline the elimination of marine debris.


Swansea Mall auction rescheduled for April 29

SWANSEA — An online auction of the Swansea Mall that was scheduled to take place this week has been rescheduled for later this month. The three-day sale window has been pushed to April 29 and is set to conclude May 1, according to online auction site Ten-X Commercial. The starting bid is $1.4 millio


Man busted with kilogram of fentanyl in car sentenced

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A Rhode Island man arrested for trafficking in the powerful opioid fentanyl has been sent to federal prison for 2 ½ years. Prosecutors say 29-year-old Alcides Alba-Gomez, of Providence, was sentenced Friday in federal court in Connecticut.


DEM: Bobcat sightings have doubled in RI since last year

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) says the number of bobcat sightings have nearly doubled from the same time last year. The DEM said there have been 15 reported sightings so far in 2019 and through April 19, 2018 there were only seven.


Lawyer who defended Mattiello in campaign-finance case poised for confirmation as R.I. traffic court magistrate

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island's senators are poised to confirm Michael DiChiro Jr. — the lawyer who defended House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello in a campaign-finance skirmish — as a $155,215-a-year state traffic court magistrate after a confirmation hearing that had the makings of a family reunion.