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Woman Arrested For Allegedly Stabbing Morton Hospital Worker In Taunton

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...
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Taunton’s Bristol-Plymouth High School Shuts Down Football Teams After COVID Spike

TAUNTON (CBS) — Bristol-Plymouth Technical School has shut down its varsity and junior varsity football teams due to an increase in COVID-19 cases among players. Team activities will be closed until Sept. 27 unless more COVID cases are reported. Students who were identified as close contacts of team members who tested positive were notified by the school nurse. “We appreciate the continued patience and cooperation from our entire school community, including students, their families and school staff,” Superintendent Dr. Alexandre Magalhaes said. “We would also like to thank the City of Taunton and the Board of Health for their ongoing guidance and assistance as we continue to navigate the pandemic and keep our students safe.” The school did not say how many of the football players tested positive for COVID.
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Three Rhode Island schools named National Blue Ribbon schools

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The U.S. Department of Education has named three Rhode Island Schools as National Blue Ribbon schools for 2021. Ashton Elementary School in Cumberland, North Kingstown Senior High School, and Raymond C. LaPerche Elementary School in Smithfield were honored for their “achievements in academic excellence,” according to a statement from RIDE.
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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...
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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.”

Connecticut Restaurant Offers Steak Wrapped in 24-Karat Gold

When I take my wife out to dinner for a special occasion, and we're craving the best piece of filet mignon that money can buy, three excellent Connecticut restaurants immediately come to mind; Barbarie's Black Angus Grill in Danbury, The White Horse Country Pub & Restaurant in New Preston, and The Good News Cafe in Woodbury.

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...

Vigil Planned for Fall River Autistic Boy Who Died From Neglect

It's really hard for me to say whether or not an autistic boy, with no voice and no choice, ever felt the good that still lives somewhere out there. I didn't know David Almond, or ever set eyes on him, except for seeing his photos placed above his agonizing story about the lack of proper care and attention he received from his father and the father's girlfriend, charged with second degree murder in Almond's death.

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...