Warwick, RIABC6.com

Warwick man starts his weekend by winning big

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE)- A Warwick man kicked off his weekend in one of the best possible ways, by winning big. He bought his $500,000 winning ticket at Suburban Pharmacy on Pawtuxet Avenue. The man told the Rhode Island Lottery that he plans to invest his winnings.
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New Bedford, MAWPRI

Shooting injures one person, shuts down basketball tournament

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — Police are investigating after a shooting at Monte’s Park in New Bedford sent one person to the hospital with minor injuries. It happened just before 6 p.m. on Saturday. Police said there was a basketball tournament being held at the time, but it had to...
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Narragansett, RIprovidencejournal.com

What does RI's green wave license plate mean? | Ask the DMV

Q: We have been noticing some Rhode Island wave plates that, instead of the pale blue wave, they are green. What is that is all about? First impression was our ocean is polluted, thus the green. — Ann D., Narragansett. A: The green wave that you are seeing on plates...
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Providence, RITurnto10.com

Providence police investigate armed carjacking

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — Police said they are investigating an armed car robbery in Providence Friday night. Officers responded to Lenox Avenue around 10 p.m. for a report of a carjacking. According to police, the 19-year-old victim said he was sitting in his driveway on his phone when an unknown...
New Bedford, MAABC6.com

One hospitalized after Monte’s Park shooting

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE)- An investigation is underway after a shooting in New Bedford. New Bedford police said the shooting happened at Monte’s Park just before 6 p.m. on Saturday. Investigators said there was a basketball tournament going on at the time, which was shut down following the shooting. Police...
Fall River, MAHerald News

$1M house sold, Camara sentenced, hip hop legends head to Somerset and more: Top 5 stories from around Fall River last week

In case you missed it, here are The Herald News’ top stories from last week according to our readers. If you had your eye on scooping up that sprawling, English manor-style home in the Highlands, you're out of luck. It is off the market, selling for exactly $1 million. The gorgeous six-bedroom, seven-bath residence near Charlton Memorial Hospital, also known as the Nathan Durfee house, was the highlight of The Herald News' weekly listing of home sales and property transfers. It was also the subject of a social media post that went viral seven months ago for comparing $1 million homes in Fall River vs. Los Angeles and made "Fall River" trend on Twitter for the day. Read more about it and find out who the lucky new owners are here.
Providence, RIABC6.com

Providence police investigating Friday night carjacking

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Providence Police are investigating a carjacking that happened late on Friday night. Police said that officers responded to Lenox Avenue after reports of a carjacking at around 10 p.m. The 19-year-old male victim said he was sitting in his driveway on his phone when man he didn’t...
Narragansett, RITurnto10.com

Firefighters rescue runner during Blessing of Fleet race

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WJAR) — Firefighters came to the rescue of a runner who went into cardiac arrest during a road race on Friday in Narragansett. Runners took their mark for the 10 mile run at the annual Blessing of the Fleet Road Race in Narragansett. Firefighters, medics, and law enforcement...
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This Is the Fastest Growing City in Rhode Island

The U.S. population growth rate hit its lowest level since the Great Depression, according to the 2020 U.S. Census. Over the past decade, the Great Recession and COVID-19 pandemic slowed immigration as well as caused many Americans to hold off on having kids. Population growth did not stagnate everywhere in the U.S., however. In fact, […]
New Bedford, MATurnto10.com

New Bedford police investigate gunfire by city park

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WJAR) — New Bedford police on Saturday responded to reports of gunshots being fired in the area of a city park. The gunshots went off in the area of Monte’s Park off Acushnet Avenue, where a basketball tournament was taking place, Lt. Scott Carola told NBC 10 News.
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Summer Fun at New Bedford’s West Beach

A new summer activity was unveiled Friday at West Beach in New Bedford. Mayor Jon Mitchell announced that kayak and paddleboard rentals are now available at West Beach off West Rodney French Boulevard. “New Bedford’s coastline and its two public beaches are recreational assets that make us unique as a...
Providence, RIprovidencejournal.com

Providence takes step toward safer streets with new City Council ordinance

Local leaders and community advocates pushing for safer streets are about to have a bigger say in roadway design. On Wednesday, the Providence City Council passed its Green and Complete Streets ordinance, which will allow for more traffic studies and further analysis of construction projects to help ensure that plans are environmentally friendly and that everyone on the road — from those on foot to those in cars — can stay safe.
Narragansett, RIWesterly Sun

Road racing: Westerly's Celico tops field at Narragansett Blessing race

NARRAGANSETT — Nick Celico was glad to have the Blessing of the Fleet Road Race back to full speed this year. Especially at the finish line. The Westerly native won the 49th edition of the Narragansett 10-mile race on Friday night after its one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It's the first title in several attempts for Celico and it meant a lot.
New Bedford, MASouth Coast Today

An Emmy nod, a shipwreck, a top cop on leave: Here are our 5 most read stories this week

NEW BEDFORD — Another bustling week on the SouthCoast has ended, and if you missed the latest news, we're here for you: Here are the five most-read stories on our site. It's certainly been a rainy summer, but that's OK by us because it gives you more time to read our stories. (Speaking of rain, we even came up with a bunch of ideas this week for things to do in the New Bedford area when the weather's a little soggy.)
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Gas savings: The cheapest station in Providence

(PROVIDENCE, RI) Depending on where you fill up in Providence, you could be saving up to $0.52 per gallon on gas. According to a survey by GasBuddy, BJ's at 175 Highland Ave was the cheapest station in the area, with regular listed at $2.77 per gallon at the pumps Wednesday. That was compared to Savers Mart at 871 Elmwood Ave, where a gallon of regular was selling for $3.29.

Warnings Issued For 2 Rhode Island Ponds With High Bacteria

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CBS/AP) — Swimmers are being urged to avoid ponds in Foster and Kingston that have high levels of bacteria, the Rhode Island Department of Health said Friday. The department recommended the closure of Dyer Woods Campground Beach in Foster and Larkin’s Pond Beach Club. It follows other no-swimming...