Today’s Weather Update: Expect Mild and Sunny Conditions, Followed by Brief Rain or Snow Tonight

Today’s weather is expected to be mostly sunny, dry, and seasonable with a low of 50s. The north wind will turn south in the afternoon and increase to 10-15 mph. There is a brief chance of a rain/snow burst between 1 am to 3 am tonight as a strong cold front sweeps through, which could […]

March registers slight increase in US consumer confidence

Consumer confidence increased slightly in March, following two consecutive monthly declines, despite concerns over inflation, bank failures, and a potential recession in the US. While optimism about present conditions decreased, consumers appeared slightly more positive about the immediate future, according to the Conference Board. However, the business research group’s present situation index, which assessed consumer […]

Aaron Hernandez’s Final Days Revealed in Newly Released Recordings

Aaron Hernandez appeared upbeat in recorded phone calls from prison shortly before he was found dead in his cell in April 2017. The former New England Patriots player had taken his own life by hanging himself with a bedsheet. Even though the calls were heavily redacted and only included Hernandez’s side of the conversation, he […]

“Boosting Turnout: Proposal Urges Massachusetts Cities to Change Election Timing”

Voter turnout in odd-year elections has been consistently low in Bristol County and other parts of Massachusetts, with fewer and fewer people showing up to vote. Some experts blame the decline on the decreased circulation of local newspapers, or the lack of competition for local elected offices. MassVOTE, a nonpartisan advocacy group, recommends moving municipal […]

Providence Officer Shooting and Domestic Assault: Man Receives 30-Year Sentence

A man, Luis Roman, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for firing an AR-15-style ghost gun at a Providence police officer who was responding to a domestic violence call. The incident, which occurred on August 11, 2021, saw Roman plead guilty to eight charges, including assault with intent to murder. He pushed, hit, […]

Hospital Management receives ‘no confidence’ from Women & Infants employees after vote.

The majority of Women & Infants Hospital employees, represented by SEIU 1199 NE, have voted “no confidence” in their employer, citing unresolved grievances, disrespect, and understaffing. In response, dozens of caregivers picketed outside the hospital to demand action from Care New England, the second-largest hospital group in Rhode Island. The caregivers reported staffing shortages and […]

Reported Hoax Calls in 28 Massachusetts School Districts

An investigation is underway after multiple hoax calls disrupted the school day in over 28 districts in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts State Police confirmed that unfounded active shooter threats were made to schools, including Attleboro, Foxboro, Mansfield, and Taunton on Tuesday. Several schools initiated shelter-in-place or lockdown protocols, but they were lifted once the buildings were […]

This week, five planets will be lined up in the night sky – a parade of planets.

The planets Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Uranus, and Mars will be visible near the moon this week in a planetary alignment that can be seen from anywhere on Earth as long as the sky is clear and offers a view of the west. According to NASA astronomer Bill Cooke, the best day to view the alignment […]

Caregiver Accused of Exploiting Patient Has License Revoked by RI

The license of an in-home caregiver accused of exploiting an elderly Little Compton woman has been revoked by the Rhode Island Department of Health. Jahlena Giron, 34, from Providence, was arrested two years ago after withdrawing money from the woman’s bank account. Giron is also accused of cashing a forged $3,500-check from the victim and […]