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Man with 8 warrants arrested

WESTPORT, Mass. (WPRI) -- A Westport man wanted for a string of crimes dating back nearly two years was arrested Tuesday, according to Westport police. Police said Scott Rogers, 32, had eight outstanding arrest warrants for crimes in Westport, Fall River, Acushnet, and Seekonk. He had been wanted si


Police seek help finding missing Fall River teen

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is asking the public to report sightings of missing 17-year-old Fall River boy, Jacob Bourgeois. Bourgeois was last seen in the area County Street and Quarry Street on his birthday, Feb. 8, according to the nonprofit center that helps law enforc


Massachusetts enacts short-term rental tax

BOSTON – Property owners in Massachusetts, take note. The Bay State has a new law that applies state and local taxes to short-term rentals, or those that are more than two weeks in duration and less than 31 days.


Massachusetts Gas Explosions Cost Utility More Than $1B

BOSTON (AP) — The natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts last September have cost Columbia Gas more than $1 billion. NiSource, Columbia’s parent company, said in a financial report filed this week that $757 million of that was for third-party claims against the utility, including property


Bristol County Savings Bank Names Muto VP/Senior Business Intelligence Officer

WARWICK, RI — BristolCounty Savings Bank has appointed William A. Muto as its Vice President/SeniorBusiness Intelligence Officer. The bank, headquartered in Taunton, MA, has locations inWarwick on Jefferson Boulevard and also in Pawtucket, Attleboro, NorthAttleboro, Dartmouth, East Freetown, Fall Ri


Massachusetts residents arrested in Vermont drug raid

ST. ALBANS, VT. — Four Springfield, Massachusetts residents are facing criminal charges after St. Albans police found about 170 bags of heroin and 18.5 grams of crack cocaine during a court-ordered raid, authorities in Vermont said.


April ballot in Rehoboth includes nonbinding question on natural gas lines

REHOBOTH -- Only one race, for park commission, will be on the ballot for the town's April 1 annual town election, but there is a referendum question as well. The nonbinding question asks if voters approve of natural gas companies being allowed to extend gas lines in town to provide service to homes


Jackknifed Box Truck Causes Major Traffic Backups on I-195 East

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A jackknifed box truck blocked two lanes of I-195 East for nearly an hour Thursday morning. Rhode Island State Police reported the crash around 11:30 a.m. and encouraged drivers to seek alternate routes until the scene was cleared.


REPORT: Wilmington Has Healthiest Housing Market In Massachusetts, 7th Healthiest In Country

WILMINGTON, MA — According to a recent study financial tech company SmartAsset, Wilmington has the healthiest housing market in Massachusetts and the 7th healthiest housing market in all of the United States.


Massachusetts man dies in snowmobile crash

WINHALL, Vt. — A Massachusetts man has died in a snowmobile crash in Bennington County. Winhall police said Steven Jenks, 48, of Shelburne, Massachusetts, was traveling with a group of snowmobilers Tuesday evening when he lost control of his snowmobile, went off the trail and hit a tree.


Massachusetts girl's flu-related death devastates dad

A father who recently moved to Massachusetts with his family is now grieving the loss of his young daughter who died due to flu-related complications. Sopheak Paak told CBS Boston his 4-year-old daughter Puthiraksmey fell ill last week. On Tuesday — when her temperature reached 99 degrees and the yo


1 Dead In Tractor-Trailer Pileup On Massachusetts Turnpike In Blandford

BLANDFORD (CBS) – One person was killed in a crash in the bad weather on the Massachusetts Turnpike early Thursday morning. It happened in Blandford in western Massachusetts around 2:40 a.m.


The Biggest Treasure Sites in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is a place that hides many treasures that should be world-wide known by now. Treasure hunting enthusiasts should definitely visit certain locations in Massachusetts at least once in a lifetime and try their luck with these places. The treasure legends in Massachusetts are numerous, ver


How much snow did we get? Snowfall totals for Feb. 20, 21 in Massachusetts

Light snow fell across Massachusetts overnight on Thursday, coating many towns and cities with around 1-2 inches of snow. The most snow appears to have fallen in Essex County, where communities saw up to 3 inches of snow.


1-year-old Pawtucket girl taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital

State authorities say a 1-year-old Pawtucket girl was admitted to Hasbro Children’s Hospital on Friday and that her condition “is likely to have been caused by maltreatment.”


North Attleboro man dies in industrial accident

SALEM, Mass. (WPRI) -- A North Attleboro man was killed after police say an excavator fell on top of him at a construction site in Salem last week. Police were called to Washington Sq. on Friday for a report of a piece of construction equipment that had fallen on top of a worker.


New Bedford Man Sentenced To Prison For 2018 Housebreak

A 36-year-old New Bedford man with a lengthy history of committing burglaries in the area was convicted in Fall River Superior Court this week of breaking into a Fairhaven home last September, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.


Parking bans issued, flights delayed with wintry mix on the way

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A winter storm making its way into Southern New England will likely make for difficult travel Wednesday night into Thursday morning. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday through 7 a.m. Thursday. Snow is expected to arrive after 7 p.m. and small


East Providence Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Light rain in the morning. Partly cloudy throughout the day. Mostly cloudy throughout the day.


Self-driving shuttles will hit the streets of Providence this spring

QUONSET, R.I. (WLNE) - A fleet of self-driving shuttles are being tested this week in Quonset. The six fully electric vehicles nicknamed "Little Roady" will hit the streets of Providence this spring.