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Past articles by Bill:

WEATHER ALERT: Lingering Snow/Rain Showers Today; A Few Slick Spots

TODAY (MLK DAY): Cloudy, blustery and cool with lingering light snow showers. Little to no accumulation is expected during the day for RI, with up to 1″ possible in eastern MA. Highs in the mid to upper 30s. Northwest winds 10-15 mph with gusts to 25mph. **A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY continues until 7PM for eastern […] → Read More

Buttonwood Park Zoo welcomes baby sloth

The baby is the first Hoffman's two-toed sloth to be born at Buttonwood in the zoo's 127-year history. → Read More

Police ID 19-year-old killed in Providence shooting

The shooting took place Saturday afternoon in the area of Academy and Maplehurst avenues. → Read More

Man charged in deadly New Bedford shooting

Ricardo Velez-Gonzalez was arraigned Thursday at New Bedford District Court on a charge of manslaughter. → Read More

Westport man killed in I-95 crash

The victim’s vehicle had gone into the breakdown lane, hitting a stopped tow truck. → Read More

Thousands of Mass. residents have participated in contact tracing

To maintain privacy, contacts traced are not being told the identity of the patient who’s just tested positive. → Read More

Baker cautious about flat COVID-19 numbers; 221 more deaths reported

The state will be expanding testing for the coronavirus at multiple community health centers, the governor said. → Read More

Toll Gate to reopen Thursday after flood cleanup

School was closed for a week and a half after a water pipe break flooded multiple rooms. → Read More

AG, National Grid warn of surge in imposter scams

Since the beginning of the new year, there's been a spike in reports of potential scammers posing as employees of National Grid, according to the attorney general's office. → Read More

Letter containing white powder prompts hazmat response at school admin building

A report of a suspicious white powder brought out hazmat crews Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

Police: North Attleboro man, woman caught operating meth lab in basement

Following a months-long investigation, police executed a search warrant last Wednesday and found a "one-pot set-up where methamphetamine was actively being cooked" in their basement. → Read More

Attleboro man charged with kidnapping, raping disabled woman

Police said they received a tip from a neighbor who was out for a walk Friday morning and saw a man forcibly grab and shove a woman into a van. → Read More

‘They just lost everything’: Neighbor collecting donations for Warwick family displaced by fire

After a closet-fire badly damaged a Warwick family's home, one neighbor is hoping the community can come together and help them get back on their feet. → Read More

Late police officer’s son accused of pension fund theft

Raymond Haskell Jr. is accused of receiving his mother's widow's fund pension payments on her behalf, even though she passed away in May 2014. → Read More

Police seeking help to ID woman found in Pawtucket

The woman may have ties to New York, but police couldn't determine her name or where she lives. → Read More

Water main break fills streets near Fall River courthouse

Work crews rushed to a large water main break early Wednesday, near Rock and Locust Streets. → Read More

‘Unable to survive,’ Westcott House closes Coventry pizza shop

Westcott House’s owners said they were “unable to survive” in their Coventry location. → Read More

USCG highlights importance of ‘float plans’ after missing boaters found safe

All boaters are advised to file a “float plan” with a designated person on shore to track their progress. → Read More

Women & Infants doctor to appear on ‘Jeopardy!’

The breast cancer specialist is set to appear on the trivia game show October 2. → Read More

Lane closures on Route 4 this weekend as bridge replacement begins

The bridge over Lafayette Road is on the list of the state's deficient bridges. → Read More