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Man shot by state trooper in Brockton identified

BROCKTON — A state trooper shot a man in the lower body just before 9 a.m. Saturday on Colonel Bell Drive in Brockton. State Police said Claude W. Brown-Madison, 25, of Fall River, formerly of Brockton, was shot in the lower body after pointing a gun at the trooper who shot him. The trooper’s name w


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.


2 dead in early morning crash on 95 North in Warwick

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) -- Two people are dead following a highway crash in Warwick. It happened just after 4 a.m. Sunday on 95 North near exit 10. State police say the two men were dead when rescue crews arrived.


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


State trooper shoots suspect during confrontation, officials say

BROCKTON, Mass. — A Massachusetts state trooper shot a suspect Saturday morning during a confrontation in Brockton, according to state police officials. State police said the shooting occurred just before 9 a.m., next to a building that is part of a residential complex on Colonel Bell Drive. The sus


4 Worcester Colleges in 2019 Top 25 Party Schools in Massachusetts

WORCESTER – Five Worcester colleges have made Niche.com’s 2019 Top Party Schools in Massachusetts. College of the Holy Cross (#8), Assumption College (#13), WPI (#18) and Worcester State University (#24) all cracked the top 25 party schools in the Bay State, according to Niche.com — a ranking and re


Library happenings for Week of April 21

Fall River Public Library, 104 North Main St., Fall River. Fall River Public Library offers a variety of other programs for all ages, from history and technology to Legos and yoga! Here are the upcoming events for the week of April 21 through 27. For questions about any of these programs, call Kate


Lizzie Borden featured on mural at Stumpy's Hatchet House in Fall River

FALL RIVER – This is Lizzie Borden as you have never seen her before. The woman likes life with a hatchet in her hand. At least that is the way Douglas Rouse sees things. Rouse, an artist from Colorado Springs, Colorado, is painting a mural on an interior wall at what will be Stumpy’s Hatchet House,


St. Anne's Preservation Society has agreement in principal to take over church repairs, maintenance

FALL RIVER – This Easter, the day celebrating the season of rebirth, St. Anne’s Church remains closed. But it there is hope St. Anne’s can rise again, said Richard Affonso, president of the St. Anne’s Shire Preservation Society.


Try these 2 McGovern's recipes in memory of the late Ramona McGovern

FALL RIVER — Anyone who has ever been to McGovern’s On The Water, also known as McGovern's Family Restaurant, 301 Shove St., knows the food is always hot and hearty and the atmosphere is comfortable. Another mainstay at the restaurant was the late Ramona McGovern, who died this week at 54 and will u


Tiverton-Little Compton: 5 New Foreclosures On The Market

TIVERTON-LITTLE COMPTON, RI — Have a lower price point, but still hoping to buy a house nearby? Don't lose hope yet. A tour of the most recently foreclosed homes in the Tiverton-Little Compton area might be just the place to start!


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.


Family displaced after house fire in Dartmouth

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WPRI) -- A Dartmouth family was forced out of their home by fire Saturday night. Deputy Chief Theodore Borges says the call came in for a report of a structure fire at 17 Johnson Street at 5:20 p.m.


Girl, 4, hospitalized after being found unresponsive in pool

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) -- A 4-year-old girl remains at Hasbro Children's Hospital after she was pulled from a pool at the Hampton Inn on George Street Friday night. Pawtucket firefighters first responded to the hotel for a possible drowning, according to Battalion Chief Dave Cairrao.


Ex-Rogers star athlete 'had so much love to give'

NEWPORT — The newspaper clippings scattered across the table in a community space at Donovan Manor were a testament to just how great a football player Robert Ivey was for Rogers High School.


Taunton police: Man ODs on opioids outside YMCA

TAUNTON — A man reportedly suffered an opioid overdose outside the Old Colony YMCA on Saturday afternoon, according to Taunton Police. The man — whose name was not identified and described as in his late 30s — was administered three doses (12 milligrams) of the overdose-reversal drug Narcan and tran


Paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren dies at 92

MONROE, Conn. — World-wide paranormal investigator and author Lorraine Warren, whose decades of ghost-hunting cases with her late husband inspired such frightening films as "The Conjuring" series and "The Amityville Horror," died. She was 92.


SouthCoast arts make a pitch for increased state investment

BOSTON — Are the arts an important part of the economy that the state should invest in?. Members of the SouthCoast arts community certainly think so. Local arts advocates are citing the important resources provided by the Mass Cultural Council in calling on state leaders to increase the money for pu


RI Weather: Coastal Flooding, Thunderstorms

NEWPORT, RI — Be careful near Rhode Island shores Saturday and Sunday. The National Weather Service has put a coastal flood watch in effect for Southeast Providence, Eastern Kent, Bristol, Washington, and Newport counties.


Massachusetts rector becomes bishop in charge of Episcopal Churches in Europe

The American Cathedral in Paris notes on its website a “readiness to offer any hospitality” to Notre Dame’s “community and congregation” in the aftermath of that beloved historic cathedral’s devastating April 15 fire.