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Twice-deported Local Dominican national sentenced to prison after 9 million lethal doses of fentanyl, 20 kilos of cocaine, and 1 kilo of heroin seized

PROVIDENCE – A twice-deported Dominican national who led a drug-trafficking organization that imported millions of doses of Mexican-sourced cocaine and fentanyl was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Providence to fifteen years in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha. Eighteen kilos of fentanyl, enough to...

3 players with Rhode Island ties landed with NBA teams. Here's who went where

No local players were selected in this year’s edition of the NBA Draft, but Thursday night still brought good news to a fortunate few with area ties. Portsmouth native Cole Swider agreed to a two-way contract with the Los Angeles Lakers and Providence College wing Justin Minaya accepted a Summer League invitation from the Charlotte Hornets. The Athletic and the New York Daily News, respectively, were first to report those two developments.

Bear euthanized after being removed from I-495 median following car crash

MIDDLEBORO – Police moved an injured bear from the median of Interstate 495 in Middleboro early Thursday afternoon after the animal was hit by a car.  The bear will be euthanized after a medical evaluation conducted by wildlife experts determined it sustained significant injuries and couldn't be relocated. Massachusetts State Police and Environmental Police were in the area for more than an hour monitoring the bear's movements in the woods between the north and southbound lanes of 495 near Route 24 in Middleboro.SkyEye video captured the bear attempting to hobble out of the woods before police arrived. The bear was struggling with an apparent injury to its back leg.  After briefly moving toward the highway, the bear limped back into the woods.Troopers shut down traffic in both directions periodically while trying to get the bear to come out.Around 12:30 p.m., Environmental Police were able to sedate the bear, load it into the back of a pickup truck and drive it away safely.

First Person: 'War on Drugs' causes more harm than good

This article is in response to recent "drug busts" in Worcester. I have always felt people are sovereign over their own minds and bodies to choose. Hence, the universal law of freewill which is God given. Remember, in society, people like to associate themselves with ideas and organizations which best...

To Do List: Greasy pole contest returns to Gloucester

BOSTON - On the last weekend of June, a local tradition returns to a North Shore town, a free art show takes place in Waltham, a film festival begins in Roxbury, and picnic nights start to be held in Lincoln.It's all part of this weekend's To Do List.ST. PETER'S DAY FIESTAA beloved Gloucester tradition returns for the first time since 2019, with events taking place throughout the weekend.On the schedule during the five-day St. Peter's Fiesta: parades, boat races, and the blessing of the fleet. But for many people, the highlight is the greasy pole contest with brave competitors attempting...