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A Medical First For Southcoast Health Systems

Southcoast Health Systems has announced a medical-first in our area.  Southcoast says Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River has become the first hospital in Massachusetts and Rhode Island to successfully implant a mini I-C-D or tiny defibrilator

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Conditions Of Circus Acrobats Improving

A second acrobat injured in an accident at a Rhode Island performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has been upgraded to fair condition.

Rhode Island Hospital says that Stefany Neves was upgraded to fair condition Thursday. Tw

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Plainridge Park rendering

Penn National Gaming Breaks Ground For Slots Parlor

State gaming officials were on hand as Penn National Gaming broke ground in Plainville on Friday, for the state's first and only slots parlor. 

The $225 million project will include 1,250 slot machines, and the first ever Doug Futie Sports Bar

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TSM - February 4th standoff on RIchard St. in Dartmouth

Dartmouth Standoff Suspect Back In District Court

A Dartmouth man accused of making threats against his former law school, and then staging an eight hour standoff with police was back in New Bedford District court on Thursday. 

Thirty-six year old Kevin Pacheco is charged with one count of extortion by threat of personal injury, and one count of threat causing evacuation of a school

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Two Stabbed in New Bedford Shakedown

Police are investigating a double stabbing in New Bedford Sunday night.

Det. Cap. Steven Vicente says the two male victims were walking across a parking lot near the 200-block of Sawyer Street Sunday night, when two other men stopped them and demanded money

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AMBER Alert Issued for Woonsocket Boy

A nationwide AMBER Alert has been issued for a six-year-old Woonsocket boy.

Daniel Britt was last seen by his father on January 3rd, and he was reported missing January 8th when his mother didn't return him as planned

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Rhode Island Man To Be Charged With Swansea Murder

A Rhode Island man is awaiting extradition to Massachusetts for the murder of a Swansea woman last year.  The Providence Journal reports that 54 year old David Sousa of Warren was charged by Rhode Island State Police with being a fugitive from justice

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Providence, Rhode Island Has Some of America’s Strangest People

According to a new list from Travel and Leisure, some of America's biggest cities are choke full of strange people. Providence, Rhode Island happens to be right in the middle of this list. 

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Most Furloughed Defense Workers Return to Work in Rhode Island

Most of the civilian military employees in Rhode Island furloughed by the government shutdown, have been called back to work.

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Congress Meets As Government Shutdown Looms

Rhode Island Congressional Delegation May Forgo Salaries

The four members of Rhode Island's congressional delegation may forgo their salaries during the government shutdown if federal employees lose money.

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