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Brothers arrested for robbing brothers at knifepoint

Brothers accused of holding a man at knifepoint while forcing his brother to get them cash from an ATM FALL RIVER - Police arrested two Fall River men on recent assault to rob charges following an alleged incident last week on the 4000 block of North Main Street. Ellison L. Meagher, 31, and Christop

HERALD NEWS - 2018-03-20 16:57:08

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

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

New Bedford police nab fentanyl suspect with cheeky hiding place

NEW BEDFORD - Police arrested a suspected fentanyl dealer after discovering the man had stashed nearly 20 grams of the deadly synthetic opioid between his buttocks. City police Sgt. Jonathan Lagoa reported that he stopped a car, driven by Trent Boston, 22, of 130 Chestnut St., New Bedford, about 12:

SOUTH COAST TODAY - 2018-03-20 18:41:12

Tiverton couple wins $1.9 million on St. Patrick's Day

TIVERTON, R.I. - A Tiverton couple may really have the luck of the Irish on their side after winning $1.9 million on St. Patrick's Day. Duane and Deborah M. of Tiverton hit a more than $1.9 million jackpot at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Saturday, March 17. The couple plans to use the winnings to send

PORTSMOUTHPRESS.COM - 2018-03-21 10:00:43

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

Winter Storm Warning: Up to 10 Inches of Snow Possible in RI on Wednesday

The National Weather Service is now projecting that Rhode Island could see as much as ten inches of snow on Wednesday. On Tuesday morning, the service said that Rhode Island could see as much as 14 inches before lowering their projection. The service has issued a winter storm warning for Rhode Is

GOLOCALPROV - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Amanda McMullen picked to lead New Bedford Whaling Museum

Amanda D. McMullen has been named president and chief executive officer of New Bedford Whaling Museum after an international search, the museum's board announced last week. The museum said it teamed with Koya Leadership Partners, an executive search firm that specializes in leading searches for miss

SOUTH COAST TODAY - 2018-03-20 23:45:21

"I Won't Stop Until I See An Arrest," Says Mother of Providence Underage Party Drinker

GoLocalProv was first to report that Carla Sherman alleged that the hosts of an underage drinking party over the weekend in Providence, that included Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) faculty members, urged party-goers not to contact authorities when her son "turned blue and started foaming at th

GOLOCALPROV - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

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

Middletown, Portsmouth public schools, Met school closed on Wednesday

A winter storm warning is now in effect for Wednesday, with snow beginning in the early afternoon, mixing sometimes with sleet, and northeast wind 20 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Snow and sleet accumulation of 3 to 7 inches is possible during the day, with another 2 to 4 inches possible

NEWPORTRI.COM - 2018-03-20 20:13:00

New Bedford driver faces OUI drugs, negligent charges

NEW BEDFORD - A 27-year-old man faces charges of operating under the influence of drugs when he was found possibly overdosed behind the wheel of a vehicle, police said. Officers responded to a report of a driver possibly passed out in a vehicle at Ashley Boulevard and Nash Road about 4:20 p.m. Monda

SOUTH COAST TODAY - 2018-03-20 21:50:21

3 charged with kidnapping after panhandler tells police he was held captive

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- A man who appeared to be panhandling approached an officer at a busy intersection one recent morning, but didn't ask for money. He asked for help. The 42-year-old man told Sgt. Peter Spetelunas that he'd been held captive in a second-floor apartment at 48 South Union St. for the p

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2018-03-19 22:40:26

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


Man charged with DUI after Portsmouth police find 700 pieces of marijuana candy during traffic stop

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. - A Providence man was charged with driving under the influence after the Portsmouth police say they found more than 700 pieces of marijuana candy in his car after he was stopped for driving erratically early Saturday morning. The police stopped David J. Myrick, 47, of 362 River Ave


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


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


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


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

Transportation Officials Plan Meeting on South Coast Rail

CCB MEDIA PHOTO TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) - State transportation officials are planning a public meeting to discuss ongoing efforts to develop a South Coast commuter rail line from Boston to New Bedford and Fall River. The meeting is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Martin Middle School in Taunto