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Bristol County Sobriety Checkpoint Set For Weekend of Dec. 15-16
Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced that a “Sobriety Checkpoint” will be implemented by the Massachusetts State Police on a Public Way in Bristol County from Saturday, December 15, into Sunday, December 16, 2018.
Women’s Resource Center elects new board members at annual meeting
PROVIDENCE – The Women’s Resource Center, the nonprofit domestic violence and prevention services agency serving Newport and Bristol counties, elected new officials to its board of directors during its annual meeting on Oct. 25.
This One Bustling Town Is Quietly Becoming The Brewery Capital Of Rhode Island
The craft beer scene is exploding across the nation. And for a tiny state, Rhode Island has a surprising number of excellent breweries. You can even take the Rhode Island Brewery Trail to sample eleven of these gems scattered throughout the state. But there is one bustling spot that is slowly becomi
Four new pot shops licensed, another opening Saturday
Four new pot shops have been licensed by the Cannabis Control Commission just as another is opening up in Salem this weekend. The newly licensed retail shops will be in Fall River, Hudson, Great Barrington and Pittsfield.
Fall River marijuana dispensary approved for recreational sales
FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) – A Fall River dispensary got the go-ahead to sell recreational marijuana Thursday after the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Council approved their final retail license.
Signatures certified to advance recall of Fall River Mayor Jasiel Corriea
The Fall River Board of Elections certified signatures from more than 4,000 voters on Wednesday, moving ahead the effort to recall embattled and indicted Mayor Jasiel Correia. The Herald News reports 4,533 registered voters signed on to a recall effort to remove Correia, 27, who was arrested by FBI
R.I.’s Foxy Lady shut down after three dancers arrested for soliciting sex
The Foxy Lady gentleman’s club in Providence has been ordered closed for three days after three of the club’s dancers were arrested Tuesday night for allegedly offering to perform sexual acts on three undercover police detectives, officials said.
Bristol-Warren: Don't Miss These 5 Open Houses
BRISTOL-WARREN, RI — Sometimes shopping for a house online doesn't quite do the trick. Photographs don't always do a house justice, and they can often make a fixer-upper look bigger and better than it is in real life. That's why you should always take advantage of a local open house: No more guessin
Taxes to go up 15 percent in Somerset
SOMERSET — The average residential property owner in Somerset will see a $597.34 increase in real estate taxes for the year with the shift in the tax burden that the selectmen approved last week.
Ex-Councilman Kevin Jackson sentenced to prison
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Former Providence City Councilman Kevin Jackson was sentenced Wednesday to one and a half years in prison for embezzling from a taxpayer-funded youth sports program he co-founded in 1978 and misusing campaign funds.
Police: Man arrested on DUI charges after causing head-on crash
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (WPRI) — Police arrested a man on DUI charges after they say he caused a serious accident in Portsmouth Monday evening. According to the Portsmouth Police Department, officers responded to a head-on crash between a silver BMW and a gray pickup truck at the intersection of West Main
Tokyo 2020 selection plan for US Team
Bristol, RI (December 12, 2018) – US Sailing Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has released the selection procedures for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team. The Games of the XXXII Olympiad will take place from July 24 through August 9, 2020. The sailing events will take place at the Enoshima Yacht Har
More than 4,500 signatures certified in effort to recall Fall River mayor
FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) - The effort to recall Fall River's embattled mayor has taken another step forward. On Wednesday, the city clerk's office announced the Board of Election Commissioners certified the recall petitions with signatures from 4,533 registered voters, far in excess of the 2,510 nec
5 New Houses For Sale In The Bristol-Warren Area
BRISTOL-WARREN, RI — When you're in the market for a new home, hunting down every new listing in the area can be a tedious job. That's why we've gone ahead and done the initial work for you.
New Bedford Drug Dealer and Illegal Gun User Sentenced To A Decade in Prison
A 24-year-old New Bedford man arrested twice during the past two years while in possession of an illegal firearm and large quantities of narcotics packaged for street sale was convicted of a litany of felony charges in Fall River Superior Court last week and sentenced to serve up to a decade in stat
Students, parents protest in support of Diman superintendent
FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — The decision not to renew the contract of Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School's superintendent is not sitting well with some students and parents.
Providence's A.J. Reeves to miss 4-6 weeks due to foot injury
Announced in a press release from the school, Providence freshman and three-time Big East Freshman of the Week A.J. Reeves will miss four to six weeks due to a foot injury. The guard leads the team in three-point shooting and ranks second on the team in scoring with 14.2 points per game. He is the l
Special election set for now vacant East Bay seat
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Officials have set the date for a special election to fill the seat of a Rhode Island state representative-elect who won't be sworn-in because of the controversy over a nonexistent campaign mailer.
Taunton Man Convicted of Manslaughter; Sentenced to Serve Nearly Two Decades in Prison
A 22-year-old Taunton man who, in June of 2015, shot and killed Marques McCassie during a shootout with the victim at a Weir Street cookout, pleaded guilty this afternoon in Fall River Superior Court to four felony charges and was sentenced to serve up to 18-and-a-half-years in state prison.
Special election scheduled to replace Rep.-elect Ascencao
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - A special election to replace state Rep.-elect Laufton Ascencao, who resigned last week after admitting he forged a campaign invoice, will be held over the winter.