• Rhode Island Jun 7

    Donkey on the Run in Same RI Town That Dealt with Runaway Steer

    The same Rhode Island town that had to deal with a runaway steer earlier this year is now investigating reports of a donkey on the loose. The donkey was first spotted in Johnston at about 7 p.m. Sunday near the town line with Scituate. It was reported again at about 8:30 p.m., but when police arrived at the scene it…

  • Johnston Apr 21

    Fire at RI Poultry Farm Leaves 3,000 Chickens Dead

    About 3,000 chickens were killed in a fire at a poultry farm in Johnston, Rhode Island, on Wednesday. NBC affiliate WJAR reports that fire crews were called to Baffoni’s Poultry Farm on Greenville Avenue about 4:30 a.m. after a building housing 8,000 chickens caught fire. The fire killed about 3,000 chickens on one side of the building, but crews were…

  • Rhode Island Mar 26

    Steak-Out: Rhode Island's Runaway Steer Has Been Recaptured

    A steer that has been on the lam for nearly two months after escaping while on the way to a Rhode Island slaughterhouse was finally corralled Friday morning, police said. Johnston Chief Joseph Razza said the beefy fugitive was captured unharmed in Johnston by its owner and returned to a Connecticut farm, according to NBC affiliate WJAR. The steer took…

  • market basket Mar 10, 2020

    First Market Basket in Rhode Island Set to Open in Johnston

    A popular New England supermarket chain will soon be opening its first location in Rhode Island. The first Market Basket supermarket will open in Johnston, according to Mayor Joseph Polisena and Demoulas Super Markets Inc. The new store will be located at 1300 Hartford Ave., the site of a former BJ’s Whole Club. “I am very happy and excited that…

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