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New Bedford woman warns residents about incidents with black painting van

“This is a long shot but here goes: I am a waitress so I usually don’t get home till between 8-11:30pm at night but I always walk my dog when I get home. My boyfriend usually comes with me as he doesn’t like me out at night walking around by myself. This past week he has been tired so I’ve told him he hasn’t had to come with me. I live on Ashley Street.
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Dartmouth Police Post Message Of Thanks From Arrestee

DARTMOUTH — Someone in Dartmouth apparently has a lot to be thankful for: police posted to social media Thursday a message from a person who had previously been arrested for drunk driving, thanking the department for giving them a wake-up call. According to police, the person — who police...

This State Beach in Rhode Island Is Perfect for a Relaxing Summer Day

Spending your day at East Matunuck State Beach in Rhode Island can feel like the epitome of a relaxing summer day. Beach days offer respite from the city and the rush of life. But why should you spend your day at this specific beach? Read on to learn more about beach life, historical facts, and places to stay when visiting East Matunuck State Beach.

McKee stands behind comments made about political rival Ashley Kalus

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Gov. Dan McKee is standing behind comments he made about his Republican challenger Ashley Kalus. In an interview with the Boston Globe Tuesday, McKee said that Kalus is a “seagull manager” who is “crapping all over the state of Rhode Island.”. Wednesday,...

McKee signs bill protecting police dogs injured in line of duty

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (WLNE) — Gov. Dan McKee signed a bill on Thursday protecting police dogs injured in the line of duty. The legislation allows first responders to provide emergency care and transportation for injured K-9s. Previously, first responders weren’t allowed to treat wounded K-9s at the scene, preventing...

Panera Bread permanently closes Newport location

It appears that the Panera Bread in Long Wharf Mall has abruptly permanently closed. Customers were met with a closed cafe on Wednesday. The location is also marked as permanently closed on Facebook and Google. Howley Bread Group, a Panera Bread franchisee, says on their website that they have 28...

Warwick files lawsuit against firefighters’ union after making nearly $385K in overpayments

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — The city of Warwick filed a lawsuit against the union that represents the city’s firefighters. Elizabeth Tuff, a spokesperson for Mayor Frank Picozzi, said in a release Thursday that Local 2748, International Association of Fire Fighters, AFL-CIO and retired firefighters received about $385,000 in overpayments to fire department employees in August 2021.

It's been 3 months since Luke Benoit went missing. Why his family remains hopeful in search.

Luke Benoit, a 31-year-old Portsmouth resident, has been missing for almost 100 days, leaving his family in a state of stress and sadness as both they and the Portsmouth Police Department continue to search for him. Benoit's wife Stephanie Sherman said she's called her husband every day since he disappeared, but his phone has never rung. Now, the local community is coming together to support his wife and their four young children, who range in age from...

Man who set fire to Globe St. apartment after rejected romantic gesture deemed dangerous

FALL RIVER — A city man angered that his romantic overtures were rejected by a female neighbor, allegedly prompting him to set fire to a baby stroller that spread in a Globe Street apartment building, was ruled a danger by a Fall River Superior Court judge and ordered held without bail.  Jeremy Perreira, 42, has been held in custody since Aug. 3 after he was arrested following an intense fire that gutted the structure at 784 Globe St. in early August.   ...

Police Report: Sept. 12-18

During the period from Monday, Sept. 12 through Sunday, Sept. 18 the Newport Police Department responded to 525 calls. Of those, 123 were motor vehicle related; there were 103 motor vehicle violations issued and 20 accident reports. Police responded to 2 calls of vandalism, 15 noise complaints, 10 animal complaints,...

Somerset woman gives herself the gift of better health

Good morning, readers! Let’s take a look at today’s top stories. Debra Harrison was recently recognized for being the biggest loser — but in the best way. The Somerset resident was crowned TOPS Club royalty for dropping 81.5 pounds through the weight-loss nonprofit and named its 2021 Massachusetts Queen. Read more about Debra’s struggles, how she overcame them, and how she continues to make progress.

RIPTA will temporarily reduce service statewide due to workforce shortage

Facing an unprecedented labor shortage, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) today announced that will temporarily reduce service frequencies beginning Saturday, October 22, 2022. “While RIPTA regularly makes service adjustments three times a year in response to seasonal changes and/or passenger use, this round of changes is directly related...