• 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 8:24 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…

  • Rhode Island November 26, 2019 8:21 am

    Man Killed in Pedestrian Crash Involving RI Police Cruiser: Report

    A 25-year-old man was reportedly killed following a pedestrian crash involving a police cruiser overnight in Warwick, Rhode Island. WJAR reprots police responded to a call of a pedestrian crash at about 11:30 p.m. Monday in the area of 2783 West Shore Road.

  • Rhode Island November 25, 2019 11:17 am

    Dog Eat Dog Competition: Pooches Vie for Role in RI Production of ‘The Nutcracker'

    A ballet company in Providence, Rhode Island held a casting call on Sunday for their upcoming production but these weren’t your typical ballerinas – instead, all the dancers had four legs and fur. The Festival Ballet Providence held auditions for dogs for a role in their “The Nutcracker” show and dozens of dog owners and their furry friends answered the...

  • New England November 18, 2019 10:54 am

    These Children With Mobility Issues Just Got Specially Tailored Toy Cars

    A group of Rhode Island college students are going the extra mile to help children with mobility issues. WJAR reports that students at the New England Institute of Technology are taking part in a program called Go Baby Go, which is dedicated to adjusting toys for children with disabilities.

  • New England November 18, 2019 8:17 am

    RI College Students Modifying Toy Cars for Kids

    Rhode Island college students are modifying toy cars for children with mobility issues.

  • 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 November 11, 2019 9:18 am

    Woman Dies After Falling Down Stairs at RI Bar

    Police in Rhode Island are investigating after a woman died and another person was injured when they fell down a staircase at a bar in Westerly. WJAR reports authorities responded to a call Friday night of a person falling at the Hill Top Cafe. There, officers learned two women had fallen down concrete steps that led to the basement and...

  • DRIVER October 23, 2019 6:20 am

    Car Veers Off Highway, Driver Killed in Rollover Crash in Cranston, RI

    Police in Cranston, Rhode Island are investigating after a man died in a single-vehicle rollover crash early Wednesday. WJAR reports a Jeep traveling on Route 10 south veered off the highway and down an embankment sometime around 2:30 a.m. The driver, who was the sole occupant of the car, died at the scene.

  • Massachusetts October 23, 2019 6:11 pm

    Woman Suffers Severe Burns in New Bedford, Mass. House Fire

    An 85-year-old woman has died after being severely burned in a house fire in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The fire broke out at 354 Coffin Avenue, a three-story house, around 5 p.m. Tuesday. The Massachusetts Fire Marshal’s Office believes it was accidental.

  • Maine October 14, 2019 3:10 pm

    Christopher Columbus Statue Vandalized in Providence, RI

    A statue of Christopher Columbus was found vandalized in Rhode Island Monday, the day many observe the holiday named for him. The statue in Elmwood was found with the word “genocide” painted on its base and a sign saying “Stop Celebrating Genocide” chained around it, WJAR reports. Photographs of the scene show bright, red paint splattered on the statue.

  • 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.

  • Rhode Island September 11, 2019 10:47 am

    Dog Killed, At Least a Dozen Displaced in Providence House Fire

    At least a dozen people are without a home and a dog was killed early Wednesday as a result of a roaring four-alarm fire in a multi-family home in Rhode Island. WJAR reports the blaze was reported sometime around 1 a.m. at a triple-decker home near Althea Street. Flames could be seen pouring out the window as crews battled the...

  • Facebook August 29, 2019 10:19 am

    Man to Trek From RI to Nevada for ‘Storm Area 51'

    Although federal authorities have warned civilians to refrain from participating in an internet meme that encourages people to storm Area 51, one man is reportedly ignoring their cautions and getting his truck ready for a trek from Rhode Island to Nevada. WJAR reports 28-year-old Brandon Burgess from upstate New York is preparing for a trip to the mysterious base, which...

  • DRIVER August 16, 2019 1:27 pm

    Corrections Officer Who Drove Into Protesters at Detention Center Placed on Leave

    A demonstration outside a Rhode Island detention center turned chaotic Wednesday, with protesters saying they were pepper-sprayed and nearly run over by a truck. Video posted to social media by the group Never Again Action shows a pickup truck stopping near protesters outside the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility. The driver appears to honk at them before driving through the...

  • DRIVER August 6, 2019 8:58 am

    RI State Police Investigating Deadly Crash in East Providence

    Authorities in Rhode Island are investigating a deadly car crash that claimed one life Monday night in East Providence. State police said they responded to a crash at about 9 p.m. on I-195 eastbound involving two cars, WJAR reported. At least one person died in the incident, which happened between exits 6 and 7.

  • 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.

  • MAYOR July 10, 2019 3:39 pm

    Scathing Report Leads to $20M in Improvements at Providence Schools

    A dozen public schools in Providence will be undergoing $20 million in facility improvements after a scathing report was released on the Rhode Island Department of Education. A 93-page report by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy released in June highlighted issues like bullying, fighting, poor learning conditions, and crumbling buildings, according to WJAR-TV.

  • 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.

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