• car crash December 30, 2019 10:19 am

    2 Hospitalized After Pickup Truck Crashes Car at Taunton Car Wash

    A woman narrowly escaped serious injury when she exited her car before a pickup truck reversed into her vehicle and crushed it at a Massachusetts car wash on Sunday. WJAR reports the crash happened at about 2 p.m. at Prestige Car Wash in Taunton. The pickup truck can be seen in surveillance footage reversing into a self-service area and landing…

  • car crash December 9, 2019 8:25 am

    Woman Killed in Raynham, Mass. 3-Car Crash: Report

    A woman was reportedly killed Sunday night in Raynham, Massachusetts following a three-car crash on Route 138. WJAR reports authorities responded to a call of the deadly crash at about 7:30 p.m. Security footage from an area restaurant showed a truck crossed over into an oncoming lane, just before the crash happened. A woman who was trapped in the crash…

  • Massachusetts November 16, 2019 2:31 pm

    3 Pets Killed in Massachusetts House Fire

    Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a home in southern Massachusetts and killed three pets. WJAR reports that fire crews were called to a house on Howland Road in Lakeville around 6 p.m. Friday. By the time they arrived, the home was engulfed in flames. Lakeville Fire Chief Michael O’Brien said water had to be trucked to the scene...

  • Rhode Island October 3, 2019 5:45 pm

    Weak Tornado Confirmed in Rhode Island

    The National Weather Service says a weak tornado has struck Rhode Island. The tornado struck Portsmouth on Wednesday. It was an EF0 tornado, which is the weakest of six tornado strengths, and had maximum winds of 65 mph.

  • Massachusetts September 30, 2019 6:48 pm

    Teen Shot to Death Outside Providence Nightclub After Birthday Celebration

    A teenager from Massachusetts was shot and killed outside a Rhode Island nightclub after celebrating her birthday. The family of 19-year-old Berta Pereira-Roldan of Revere is living a nightmare. The Northeastern student and 2019 Revere High School graduate, affectionately known as “Bird,” was shot to death early Sunday morning outside a Providence club.

  • Massachusetts September 9, 2019 11:22 pm

    Man Who Hates Patriots Facing Charges for Threatening Shooting at Gillette Stadium, Police Say

    A man who police say had an “intense dislike” for the New England Patriots is facing charges that he threatened a shooting at Gillette Stadium. Tobias Gray was arrested in East Providence Sunday after he made threats against Gillette Stadium on the day of the Patriots’ season opener, East Providence Police said. WJAR is reporting that Gray allegedly posted a...

  • Massachusetts August 27, 2019 8:47 am

    Amid EEE Spraying, ‘Quite a Lot' of Mosquitoes Have Tested Positive for the Virus

    As the map of communities at risk for eastern equine encephalitis continues to expand, health authorities across Massachusetts are testing mosquitoes for the potentially deadly virus. As of Monday evening, 334 of them have tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus this year. That’s “quite a lot, even compared to other active EEE years,” state epidemiologist Catherine Brown told NBC10 Boston...

  • Massachusetts August 26, 2019 11:33 pm

    Methuen Now Among Communities at Critical Risk of EEE

    After a fourth Massachusetts resident was diagnosed with eastern equine encephalitis, the city of Methuen raised its risk for the rare virus to critical. Monday’s announcement from Methuen comes after a horse there tested positive for EEE. That automatically triggers the risk level to rise, the city said in a statement, and city leaders were meeting Monday afternoon to assess...

  • Massachusetts August 26, 2019 12:40 pm

    4th Human Case of EEE Confirmed in Massachusetts

    A woman in Massachusetts is the fourth confirmed case of eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, in the state this summer, health officials said Sunday evening. A woman over the age of 50 in southern Bristol County has the rare virus, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said in a statement. The DPH did not name the woman, but Robert Sylvia,...

  • DRIVER August 16, 2019 6:29 pm

    Corrections Officer Suspected of Driving Into Protesters at RI Detention Center Resigns

    The corrections officer accused of driving into a crowd of protesters outside a Rhode Island detention center earlier this week has resigned from his position. The Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls issued a statement Friday saying Capt. Thomas Woodworth stepped down. Woodworth is the man believed to have nearly run over the group of Jewish activists who...

  • Worcester July 13, 2019 6:10 pm

    ‘Moment in Worcester's History': Officials Break Ground on Stadium for Red Sox Triple-A Team

    Worcester officials are ready to break ground on a stadium for the Red Sox’s Triple-A affiliate, more than a year after it was announced that the minor-league team would move to Massachusetts. The ceremonial groundbreaking for the multi-million dollar Polar Park took place Thursday, marking a historic moment for the city.

  • Massachusetts July 3, 2019 1:37 pm

    Official Accused of Selling Town's Humvees, Pocketing Cash

    A Freetown, Massachusetts, official has been accused of selling two Humvees owned by the town and pocketing the earnings, WJAR reports. Highway surveyor Charles Macomber has been charged with four counts of larceny and one count of embezzlement by a public officer.

  • PRESIDENT June 2, 2019 11:26 am

    RI Bishop Tweets Catholics Should Avoid Pride Events

    The leader of Rhode Island’s Roman Catholic population took to Twitter early Saturday to remind his constituents not to partake in any Pride Month activities.

  • PRESIDENT June 2, 2019 11:26 am

    RI Bishop Tweets Catholics Should Avoid Pride Events

    The leader of Rhode Island’s Roman Catholic population took to Twitter early Saturday to remind his constituents not to partake in any Pride Month activities.

  • Twitter May 10, 2019 3:18 pm

    Chobani Pledges Donations to Help Families in RI School Lunch Debt

    Chobani has reportedly offered donations to help cover the ongoing $77,000 school lunch debt in Warwick Public Schools. “Every child should have access to natural, nutritious and delicious food,” Chobani Founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya said on Twitter. “So Chobani is doing our small part to help pay this debt.”

  • DRIVER May 9, 2019 6:48 pm

    5-Year-Old Blind Boy Left in Van, Bus Driver Issued Citation

    Somerset police have issued a bus driver a civil citation after she allegedly left a 5-year-old boy in a transport van. Authorities announced Wednesday that the boy’s mother reported that the driver of her son’s transport van had left him in the van instead of dropping him off at his destination around 4:45 p.m. Monday. WJAR reports that the boy...

  • OFFICER May 6, 2019 6:32 pm

    Boston Police Officer Fired After Strippers Allegedly Stole His Gun

    A Boston police officer who allegedly had his gun stolen from him by two exotic dancers earlier this year has been fired. Boston police confirmed Monday that Officer Emanuel Brandao was terminated as of March 31. He was placed on leave immediately following the incident. No further details were released.

  • Worcester May 2, 2019 11:18 am

    PawSox Reportedly Trademark 3 New Names Ahead of Worcester Move

    The Pawtucket Red Sox will soon be a Worcester team and with a new location comes the possibility of a new name. The team reportedly trademarked three names that may be used after their move, according to WJAR. Although no official name has been chosen, these are the names that have so far been trademarked: Wicked Worms, Ruby Legs and...

  • NBC April 19, 2019 10:39 pm

    4-Year-Old Girl Pulled Unconscious From RI Hotel Pool

    Authorities responded to the possible drowning of a 4-year-old girl at a hotel in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Friday night, according to NBC affiliate WJAR. The child was pulled unconscious and unresponsive from an indoor pool at the Hampton Inn at 2 George St., fire officials told the station.

  • Massachusetts April 19, 2019 10:03 am

    Missing Parrot Who Can Say ‘E=MC2' Sought by Owner

    If you come across a stray parrot who calls you “beautiful,” chances are she belongs to the Massachusetts woman who is searching for her pet. “Lolita” the yellow-crested Amazon parrot was last seen on Sunday, according to WJAR. The wayward bird took off after her owner’s neighbors spooked her by trying to help catch her with a net when she...

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