Bristol County, RI

New Bedford,

New Bedford lags in vaccinations, adds more incentives

(WJAR) — One of the hardest-hit COVID-19 cities in Bristol County is lagging when it comes to vaccinations compared to the rest of the state. The latest data shows 43% of New Bedford residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, falling behind comparable statewide figures that exceed 60%.
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North Attleborough,

Police arrest man in connection to North Attleborough fatal shooting

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (WJAR) — A 33-year-old man was arrested in connection to a homicide in North Attleborough Wednesday afternoon. The Bristol County District Attorney's office said Adam Walker, of East Providence, was arrested Friday night in Swansea. Walker was charged with murder, carrying an illegal firearm, and carrying a...
Fall River,

Suspect in Fall River double homicide charged with murder

FALL RIVER, MASS., (WJAR) — Authorities filed murder charges against an 18-year-old man already in custody in connection to a double homicide in Fall River. The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday two murder counts against Jeremy Holmes in the shooting that killed two and injured another in Fall River’s Griffin Park last week.
Fall River,

Man, 18, arrested in connection to double homicide in Fall River

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WJAR) — The Bristol County District Attorney's Office said Friday an 18-year-old man was arrested in connection to a double homicide in Fall River earlier this week. District Attorney Thomas Quinn said Jeremy Holmes, of Fall River, was arrested just before 8:30 p.m. at the Boston Marriott...
Bristol County,

Hodgson responds to cancellation of ICE contract

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson on Friday called the decision to move ICE detainees out of the Dartmouth facility a "political hit job." U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Thursday that ICE detainees would no longer be housed there because of allegations of mistreatment. State Attorney General Maura Healey applauded...
Fall River,

Prosecutors release names of man, boy shot to death in Fall River

The Bristol County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday released the names of two people who were shot to death in Fall River. Prosecutors said they were 29-year-old Jovaughn Antonio Mills and 14-year-old Miguel Sanjurjo, both of Fall River. They were fatally shot Tuesday afternoon near Griffin Park. A third person...
New Bedford,

Officials identify the victims of a fatal New Bedford fire

(WJAR) — The two victims of a fatal New Bedford fire on Acushnet Avenue were identified on Thursday. The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office identified 49-year-old Tomas Gomez-Delacruz and 40-year-old Juan Macario-Mejia as the victims of Monday’s fire. The two men died in a building fire that displaced 40 people.

Bristol DA connects suspect to cold case murder of Berkley man

(WJAR) — The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office has linked a suspect to the gruesome cold case murder of a Berkley man in 1991. The DA’s Office Cold Case Unit was able to identify a man they say participated in the murder of Howard Ferrini. On August 21, 1991, the...
New Bedford,

New Bedford man sentenced to prison time for the rape of a young girl

(WJAR) — A 62-year-old New Bedford man has been sentenced to prison time for the rape of a young girl, the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday. The DA’s office says Michael Avellar pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the rape of his former girlfriend’s young daughter. According...
Bristol County,

CVS makes COVID-19 vaccinations available at more pharmacies

CVS said Wednesday that it has made COVID-19 vaccinations available at 20 more locations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. It said three of the new locations are in Rhode Island. The other 17 are in Massachusetts, including one new location in Bristol County. "We will continue to add more locations...
Newport County,

Rhode Island snowfall totals: See how much snow fell around the state (February 7)

Wondering how much snow fell in your neighborhood? The National Weather Service has a list of unofficial observations that were taken during the past twenty-four hours from weather spotters and media reports. Note - there were no snow total recorded in Newport County by National Weather Service observers. We'll keep updating this list as more updates come in. Public Information Statement Spotter Reports National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 1240 AM EST Mon Feb 08 2021 RHODE ISLAND ...Bristol County... Bristol 5.5 534 PM 2/07 Ham Radio ...Kent County... West Greenwich 10.0 735 PM 2/07 Ham Radio Greene 7.7 748 PM 2/07 Trained Spotter Coventry 7.2 835 PM 2/07 Trained Spotter West Warwick 7.2 647 PM 2/07 Ham Radio TF Green AP 7.0 715 PM 2/07 Airport ...Newport County... MIDDLETOWN 7.0 548 PM 2/07 Trained Spotter Portsmouth 5.2 515 PM 2/07 NWS Employee Little Compton 5.0 729 PM 2/07 Trained Spotter ...Providence County... Burrillville 11.0 556 PM 2/07 General Public north providence 11.0 920 PM 2/07 Trained Spotter Cumberland 10.0 645 PM 2/07 NWS Employee North Smithfield 9.8 449 PM 2/07 NONE North Foster 9.0 536 PM 2/07 Co-Op Observer Chepachet 9.0 457 PM 2/07 Ham Radio Glocester 9.0 433 PM 2/07 Trained Spotter Greenville 8.0 409 PM 2/07 Ham Radio North Providence 8.0 825 PM 2/07 NONE Pawtucket 7.5 624 PM 2/07 General Public Rumford 7.4 854 PM 2/07 Emergency Manager Lincoln 7.0 849 PM 2/07 Ham Radio Riverside 5.8 611 PM 2/07 Ham Radio Providence 5.0 451 PM 2/07 Media ...Washington County... North Kingstown 8.1 1045 PM 2/07 Trained Spotter Westerly 6.0 431 PM 2/07 Ham Radio Hope Valley 6.0 522 PM 2/07 Trained Spotter Saunderstown 5.2 522 PM 2/07 General Public.
Bristol County,

Southcoast Health opens vaccination sites in Bristol County

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WJAR) — Thousands of COVID-19 shots are being administered through Southcoast Health in Massachusetts. "We were sitting in the chair watching TV yesterday morning when the phone rang," said Kenneth Powers. That call was from a person from Southcoast Health asking if the Little Compton couple, Kenneth...