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Four arrested on crack cocaine charges in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD - Gang Unit detectives seized 16 grams of crack cocaine and arrested four people Saturday night as part of an investigation into a cocaine delivery service being operated from a near North End apartment, police said. Detectives executed a search warrant at 303 Collette St., Apartment 1,

SOUTH COAST TODAY - 2018-03-19 23:53:05

Trial to begin for father accused of 2013 killing of 10-year-old daughter

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Opening statements are expected to begin today at Providence Superior Court in the case of a Pawtucket man accused of killing his 10-year-old daughter in July of 2013. Aleida DePina died shortly after being brought to the hospital by her father Jorge DePina. Prosecutors say

WPRI - 2018-03-19 10:56:55

New Bedford man arrested in bar stabbing

NEW BEDFORD - A city man was charged with stabbing a 23-year-old man after a fight at Jalice's Cafe on March 10, police said. Anyelo Ramiro Ordonez Villatoro, 29, of 153 Hathaway St., Apartment 3, was arrested Sunday night and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, according to a

SOUTH COAST TODAY - 2018-03-19 21:48:12

Fall River man, once among state's most wanted, pleads guilty child rape

FALL RIVER - A Fall River man will serve at least five years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of raping a child and possession of child pornography. John Munroe, 77, formerly of 105 Ballard St., was sentenced Friday at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, according to court records

HERALD NEWS - 2018-03-19 18:48:29

IHOP worker punched after asking customers to leave

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A restaurant employee was reported to be in stable condition at Rhode Island Hospital Monday after being punched by a patron who had been asked to leave the restaurant at about 1 a.m. Sunday, police said. Police said Adam Rebello, 23, told them three males in the IHOP restaurant a

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2018-03-19 14:27:50

Seekonk, Swansea Snow Update: 10-14 Inches Now Expected

SEEKONK, MA - Seekonk and Swansea will get buried in 10-14 inches of snow Wednesday and Thursday, according to the latest forecasts. A winter storm warning was issued Wednesday morning through Thursday morning. The storm is part of a nor'easter that will hit most of New England. It will be the fourt

PATCH - 2018-03-20 13:04:48

Man arrested after police find 700 marijuana candies during traffic stop

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (WPRI) - A man was arrested on St. Patrick's day after police found 700 marijuana candies in his car during a traffic stop. Portsmouth Police say that the driver, David Myrick, was initially stopped just after midnight for driving in and out of the break down lane on Route 24 North

WPRI - 2018-03-19 23:39:55

Man pulls out sledgehammer, knife during Killingly street fight

DANIELSON - A 52-year-old Rhode Island man tried to strike several people with a sledgehammer on Sunday during a fight in Killingly, state police said. At approximately 1:12 p.m., troopers were called out after reports were received about a disturbance on Prospect Avenue where several "intoxicated m

NORWICH BULLETIN - 2018-03-19 15:35:52

Fall River police searching for missing woman

Tristine Kayne Mersing (Photos: Fall River police) FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) - Police are looking for the public's help as they work to track down a missing Fall River woman. According to city police, Tristine Kayne Mersing was last seen Wednesday wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black leggings an


New Bedford man indicted on federal drug, gun charges

NEW BEDFORD - A city man, arrested in a raid last November by New Bedford police, was indicted Thursday on federal drug and gun charges, federal prosecutors said. Ryan Holleran, 26, is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, oxycodone, and 28 grams or more of cocaine


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Vinny Paz arrested at Warwick home overnight

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) - Former professional boxer Vinny Paz was arrested at his Tivoli Court home early Thursday morning. Paz was taken away in a police cruiser just before 4 a.m. Police were called to the scene about an hour earlier, and broke down the door to the garage to get inside the home. A wo


Ex-boxing champ Paz pleads no contest in domestic assault

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - Five-time world boxing champion Vinny Paz has pleaded no contest Thursday in Rhode Island to assaulting his girlfriend, and received a one-year suspended sentence and one year of probation. Paz, 55, entered his no contest plea to a domestic simple assault charge hours after Warw


Dartmouth hit-and-run suspect in court, held on $25K bail

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WPRI) - The suspect in a fatal hit-and-run appeared in court again on Wednesday in continuation of a dangerousness hearing that began on March 8. Nate Vieira, 58, is facing charges ofleaving the scene of personal injury and death, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and driving


Food fanatics vote for Fall River's best restaurant

It's March and that means it's time to fill out your brackets. It's March and that means it's time to fill out your brackets. However, maybe basketball isn't your thing and that's were we've got you covered. Here's your chance to cast your picks for Fall River's best restaurant. We used Yelp ratings