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Seekonk, Swansea Power Outages Likely In Nor'easter

SEEKONK, MA - Power outages are likely in Seekonk and Swansea as another nor'easter bears down on the region. The towns are under a winter storm warning through Thursday morning. Five to nine inches of snow and 50 mph wind gusts are expected. The heaviest snow is expected Wednesday afternoon. "Plan

PATCH - 2018-03-21 20:18:16

Fall River woman facing 13 charges related to vehicle break-ins

An observant resident helped police catch a woman suspected of breaking into vehicles. FALL RIVER - An observant resident helped police catch a woman suspected of breaking into vehicles. Police said they were called to the area of Palmer Street and Stafford Road around 2 a.m. on March 19 in regards

HERALD NEWS - 2018-03-21 18:36:56

Raimondo: Storm moving slower than expected

CRANSTON, R.I. -- As the first flurries of Wednesday's expected snowstorm began to fall around noon, Gov. Gina Raimondo said she was holding off on deciding whether to ban tractor-trailer trucks from Rhode Island roads or issue any travel bans. Raimondo said the storm was moving slower than forecast

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2018-03-21 14:34:26

Providence woman arrested, charged with fraud, theft

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Police arrested a Providence woman who they say stole nearly $122,000 from clients when she was an interior designer in Arizona. Berkley Vallone, 40, was arrested at her home Tuesday morning as a fugitive of justice in Rhode Island and is facing multiple counts of theft and

WPRI - 2018-03-20 21:00:20

Taunton casino plaintiffs call Congressional bill a 'Hail Mary'

TAUNTON - "It's a Hail Mary on top of a Hail Mary," said David Tennant. That's how Tennant, the lead attorney for a group of East Taunton plaintiffs - who so far have succeeded in slamming the door on a Mashpee Wampanoag resort casino in Taunton - describes a Congressional bill that would reaffirm t

TAUNTON GAZETTE - 2018-03-21 22:34:41

Man stabbed in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD - A 40-year-old man was stabbed in the leg Tuesday night at a near North End apartment, police said. The victim suffered nonlife-threatening injuries in the stabbing, according to a spokeswoman for the New Bedford Police Department. He was transported to St. Luke's Hospital. The stabbing

SOUTH COAST TODAY - 2018-03-21 18:41:34

McGrady resigns as Swansea building inspector

SWANSEA - The town will have another department head position to fill. William "Chip" McGrady, Swansea's building inspector for the past three years, submitted a letter of resignation that was accepted early Wednesday morning by the town clerk's office. McGrady wrote in a brief statement that his re

HERALD NEWS - 2018-03-21 17:19:03

3 allegedly kidnapped man, forced him to panhandle

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) - Police in Pawtucket arrested two men and a woman earlier this month after they say the trio held a 42-year-old man captive for ten days, according to Det. Sgt. Christopher Lefort. The man approached an officer at a busy intersection on March 5 and said he'd been held captive

WPRI - 2018-03-21 19:24:18

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


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


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


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


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


Pascoag man charged with stealing police officer's sunglasses

CRANSTON, R.I. - A Pascoag man turned himself in in the March 9 theft of a motorcycle police officer's sunglasses, according to Police Chief Col. Michael Winquist. Winquist said that surveillance video caught William Carosi, 57, of 194 Grove St., Apt. C, taking sunglasses left on a table while the m


Buddy Cianci play in the works at Providence's Trinity Rep

Trinity announced Thursday that it has commissioned several new plays, including a stage version of former Providence Journal reporter Mike Stanton's 2004 biography "The Prince of Providence: The Life and Times of Buddy Cianci." PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Vincent A. "Buddy" Cianci Jr. had a life made for th