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Woman Arrested For Stabbing Morton Hospital Worker

TAUNTON (CBS) – Taunton Police have arrested the woman who allegedly stabbed a hospital worker. Police said 28-year-old Victoria Disharoon was identified through multiple tips. The 44-year-old victim was taking a break outside of Morton Hospital around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday when investigators say a woman walked up behind her, pulled her ponytail and stabbed her several times in the back. Police said it was an “unprovoked attack.” The victim was able to use her cell phone to take a photo of her assailant as she fled the scene. Victoria Disharoon charged in stabbing at Morton Hospital (Image credit Taunton PD) Taunton Police...
TAUNTON, MA
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Cold Case: Who killed Roy Weber?

It was Christmas morning, 2003. A body was found dumped off of Allens Avenue in Providence. It was the body of Roy Weber, a 19-year-old man with a troubled past who’d been shot and killed. Nearly two decades later, 12 News reporter Kim Kalunian learns more about a program devoted...
PROVIDENCE, RI
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No vaccine, no job? Some R.I. health care workers say they accept that -- and won’t get vaccinated

PROVIDENCE — Health care workers in Rhode Island were given an Oct. 1 deadline: Get vaccinated against COVID-19 or lose your job. While the state has somewhat blurred that mandate so that unvaccinated workers can continue working past the deadline if their absence would cause a “risk to quality of care,” those who are unvaccinated are still “subject to enforcement.”
PROVIDENCE, RI
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Fairhaven car crash injures two

Fairhaven Fire and Police departments were called out just after Midnight on 9/19 for a single-car crash on Howland Road. On arrival, two occupants were found trapped in the car, and the vehicle was on fire. The fire was extinguished by the Police Department using fire extinguishers. The driver was...
FAIRHAVEN, MA
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Mandatory vaccination for Wareham first responders, employees gets rebuff

WAREHAM – Should town employees, particularly first responders, be required to get vaccinated?. That was the discussion during Wednesday’s Board of Health meeting and while it seemed like a no-brainer to health officials, union representatives seemed adamantly opposed, and said the town stood to lose employees that won’t be easily replaced if a mandate is set in place.
WAREHAM, MA
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Providence Firefighters Union urges state to reconsider vaccine mandate

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Providence Firefighters Union is expressing concerns about the state’s vaccine mandate for health care workers, claiming the city’s fire department stands to lose 10% of its workforce. The union is asking the state to reconsider the Oct. 1 deadline and allow surveillance testing to continue...
PROVIDENCE, RI
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Signs, signs, everywhere in Warwick, but some aren't what the seem

(WJAR) — All street signs in the City of Warwick are under review, to weed out the ones that aren't supposed to be there. Maybe you've seen some? They don't look quite right or make sense. It turns out, some of the "No Parking" signs are the do-it-yourself kind. Nowhere...
WARWICK, RI
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Bristol-Plymouth temporarily suspends football over COVID positives

TAUNTON — The Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School has temporarily suspended team activities for its varsity and junior varsity football teams through Monday due to a rise in the number of students testing positive for COVID-19, according to a press release sent out by Superintendent Alexandre Magalhaes Wednesday. Both the varsity...
TAUNTON, MA
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BBB warns of scam texts that seem to be from well-known companies

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — If you get a text message offering a pandemic-related deal — the Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns it may be a scam. People across the country and right here in New England are being targeted, according to the BBB. They’re reportedly receiving texts with a link to the supposed deal, and they appear to be coming from well-known businesses.
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI
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Town icon, Fairhaven Lumber, sold to Whitinsville lumber co.

A staple of the Fairhaven commercial landscape has been sold. Fairhaven Lumber, which has been at its Alden Road location for decades, is now Koopman Lumber, which has seven other locations in Massachusetts. The sale went through on Friday, 9/17/21. Jimmy Kalife, owner of Fairhaven Lumber, told the Neighb News...
FAIRHAVEN, MA
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Marijuana cultivator-manufacturer looking to open in Wareham gets ZBA OK

WAREHAM – A marijuana cultivator and product manufacturer looking to open up in the two-story former Sears location at 3119 Cranberry Highway, which is already an approved site for a separate marijuana retailer, won Zoning Board of Appeals approval Wednesday. Trava Inc. will lease 11,835-square feet of the building for...
WAREHAM, MA
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