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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.


Judge grants fourth continuance in Fall River mayor's criminal case

BOSTON — A federal court magistrate judge granted a fourth continuance in the criminal case of Mayor Jasiel Correia II this week. U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald Cabel approved the latest request from attorneys involved in the case April 15.


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Tiverton-Little Compton

TIVERTON-LITTLE COMPTON, RI — New and exciting events are coming to the Tiverton-little Compton 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 th


Federal housing funding decreases despite more poor Fall River residents

FALL RIVER — The amount of poor people in the city has increased, according to the federal government, but annual housing funding from U.S. Housing and Urban Development and the Community Development Block Grant Program has decreased somewhat in the upcoming round of allocations.


Easter Services in Newport County

Amicable Congregational Church United Church of Christ. • Saturday, April 20: Great Vigil of Easter service, 7:30 p.m. • Easter Sunday, April 21: worship service and Communion, 10 a.m.


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.


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.


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.


Police capture one of R.I.'s most wanted in California

CENTRAL FALLS -- One of Rhode Island’s most wanted fugitives was arrested in California on Thursday on charges of child molestation, according to the Central Falls police. Saul Lopez, 63, was arrested at a home on Elder Avenue in Moreno Valley, California, the Central Falls police said.


Providence man sentenced to life in prison for deadly stabbing

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Providence man arrested following a fatal stabbing and hostage situation has admitted to his crimes and was sentenced to life in prison, Attorney General Peter Neronha announced Friday.


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.


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.


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.


Romeiros make annual Good Friday pilgrimage to Fall River churches

FALL RIVER — As the marchers approached St. Michael’s Church, the pouches with prayers, requested and delivered, had already begun to fill. The Romeiros marched, as they have for centuries, collecting hopes as they passed.


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.


R.I. man sentenced in Connecticut for trafficking in fentanyl

PROVIDENCE -- A Providence man was sentenced in federal court to 2½ years in prison for trafficking fentanyl, the U.S. Attorney in Connecticut announced in a press release Friday.


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.


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.


Day of Portugal celebration kicks off June 6 in Fall River with new additions

FALL RIVER — Portuguese multi-platinum selling band Santamaria will be returning to the Day of Portugal celebration in Fall River by popular demand. This year’s celebration will run June 6 through June 9 at Ponta Delgada Boulevard.


Several on the run after bar fight sends 3 to hospital

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are searching for four people who took off after getting into a fight at a Providence bar, which sent three people to the hospital. Officers responded to a bar fight at Rock and Rye on Atwells Avenue around 1 a.m.