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Leak Discovered In Bristol County Water Supply

BRISTOL-WARREN, RI — The Bristol County Water Authority announced earlier this week that a leak has been discovered in the East Bay pipeline, which carries water from the Providence Water Supply Board. At this time, the water quality is safe and residents can continue to use it, and there is not a w


Hear James Blake cover a Joy Division classic live in Bristol

When James Blake played Boston’s House of Blues back in February, fans were treated to a cover of Feist’s “The Limit To Your Love.” Last week the English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer gave a crowd an even greater treat, delivering a somber piano-led rendition of Joy


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Bristol-Warren

BRISTOL-WARREN, RI — New and exciting events are coming to the Bristol-warren area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket e


Stop & Shop strikers see difficult Easter ahead

PROVIDENCE - Easter won’t be the same this year for Tamika Page, a Stop & Shop employee and single mother who said she has had to significantly cut back on her expenses now that Stop & Shop workers have been on strike for over a week.


Civil Lawsuit Filed by Widow of Fatal Cotuit Crash Victim

BARNSTABLE – The widow of Mashpee man killed last year in a head on crash by a man fleeing from police has filed a $1.6 million civil lawsuit against that man’s estate. Kara Quinn, the wife of the late 32-year-old Kevin Quinn, of Mashpee, filed the suit on March 5 in Barnstable Superior Court.


COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Salve drops two to Roger Williams

Roger Williams swept a Commonwealth Coast Conference doubleheader from Salve Regina, beating the Seahawks by scores of 3-1 and 8-2 on Thursday in Bristol. The setbacks evened Salve's conference record at 7-7 and dropped its overall mark to 18-17.


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.


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.


Lawsuit: Death of RI man jailed for days without water 'inexcusable'

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — More than a year after a 22-year-old Rhode Island native died in a Georgia jail cell, his older brother and the rest of his family are looking for answers and justice.


New player coming to R.I. bank scene

Berkshire Bank is moving in on the Rhode Island bank scene. New England’s third largest regional bank will soon acquire the holding company of Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company, which has five branches in Rhode Island, including three branches on Aquidneck Island.


Lawyer who defended Mattiello in campaign-finance case poised for confirmation as R.I. traffic court magistrate

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island's senators are poised to confirm Michael DiChiro Jr. — the lawyer who defended House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello in a campaign-finance skirmish — as a $155,215-a-year state traffic court magistrate after a confirmation hearing that had the makings of a family reunion.


Nascar Opening Day is Coming to Seekonk Speedway

There's much more for the kids this year as we head to Seekonk Speedway to kick off the spring and summer season. Seekonk Speedway kicks off its 2019 NASCAR All American Series with Power 5 races in all four divisions on Sunday May 5th from 2-6 pm.


Mom charged with murder in death of newborn son

PROVIDENCE — The mother of a 7-day-old baby found dead on March 30 has been charged with first-degree murder, the police announced Thursday. Maj. David Lapatin said Ginalys Velasquez Camara, 21, of 113 Ring St., third floor, had delivered her baby on March 23 without medical assistance at another ad


DEM: Bobcat sightings have doubled in RI since last year

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) says the number of bobcat sightings have nearly doubled from the same time last year. The DEM said there have been 15 reported sightings so far in 2019 and through April 19, 2018 there were only seven.


Providence man sentenced to life in prison for stabbing death

PROVIDENCE — A Providence man was sentenced to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to charges related to a 2017 murder. Nathan Spardello, 30, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, domestic breaking and entering, domestic assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon, larceny under $1,500


Police: Suspect admitted to conspiring to rob Providence store

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Two men accused of robbing a Providence phone store at gunpoint were in court Friday as police investigate whether there's any connection to other recent robberies of a similar nature.


Ponte family already hard at work in Al Mac's Diner

FALL RIVER — The iconic art deco style Al Mac’s Diner, which shuttered its doors a little less than three weeks ago, will get a new lease on life after a city councilor and his father closed on the purchase of the business this morning.


New Bedford police union blasts chief on his leadership

NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford Police Union has overwhelmingly expressed its disapproval with Police Chief Joseph C. Cordeiro's three-year leadership, citing widespread dissatisfaction with department direction, working conditions, morale and job satisfaction.


Divorced R.I. couple battles over custody of dogs

PROVIDENCE -- After 23 years of marriage, one issue brought a divorced Johnston couple to the Rhode Island Supreme Court:. Visitation rights with the dogs. Diane Giarrusso, who now uses her maiden name, Diane Marolla, appealed to the state's highest court after a Family Court judge ordered her to le