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Past articles by Erica:

Nearly all of Bristol County deemed high-risk for COVID-19

Right now, Rehoboth is the only community in Bristol County that has not been deemed high risk. → Read More

Push-ups in a pencil skirt: Raimondo accepts viral challenge

Raimondo posted a video of herself cranking out 11 push-ups, in a skirt no less. → Read More

Police searching for truck that hit, injured Fall River man riding scooter

The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Plymouth Avenue and Rodman Street. → Read More

Warwick dog park shut down due to parvovirus

The Warwick Animal Shelter urges owners to take their dog to the vet immediately if they're experiencing these symptoms. → Read More

RI National Guard troops to aid Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in Bahamas

Hitting as a catastrophic Category 5, the hurricane ravaged the island nation, destroying homes and infrastructure and killing at least 23 people, according to CBS News. → Read More

Recreational pot shops one step closer to opening in New Bedford

The mayor's office announced the city has tentatively reached "host community agreements" with three applicants seeking dispensary licenses from the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC). → Read More

Police arrest man who allegedly chased store owner with machete

The incident took place Tuesday night at Summit Liquors on Hartford Avenue in Providence. → Read More

Veteran Fall River Police K9 is headed to retirement

After nearly 8 years of service, Fall River Police K9 Oro is calling it a career. → Read More

Igloo comes out with biodegradable cooler

The Texas-based company is now selling the world's first cooler made from biodegradable materials. → Read More

Dunkin’ now offering delivery service

Customers can order drinks, donuts, breakfast sandwiches, bagels, etc. via the mobile app or → Read More

Officials: Mating season may be factor in recent bear sightings

Another black bear has been spotted in Rhode Island, one of several sightings in recent weeks. → Read More

Tickets selling fast for Bruins scrimmage ahead of Stanley Cup Final

The Bruins will split into two teams and play two 25-minute periods. → Read More

Police arrest suspects wanted for breaking into unlocked cars

The pair is charged with several counts of breaking and entering into motor vehicles, receiving stolen property and resisting arrest. → Read More

Environmental police help coyote with head stuck in railing

A coyote managed to get its head wedged in between the rungs of a railing. → Read More

Pawtucket Police therapy K9 visits elementary school

K9 Watson sat with students as officers read to them as part of "Reading Week" → Read More

Several bottles of alcohol, safe stolen during restaurant break-in

After releasing a surveillance image of the suspect, police received tips identifying the suspect as Lino Loyola, 55, of Middletown. → Read More

Free feminine hygiene products available for some Providence students

The plan is to eventually have these products at all Providence public schools. → Read More

Local family looking for handicap van for young girl

Avah Carreiro was riding in a car with her family on June 24, 2018, when they were involved in a crash. → Read More

Deadly stabbing under investigation in Taunton

A 50-year-old man was stabbed at a home on White Street Wednesday afternoon, according to police. → Read More

Newborn babies root for the Patriots in Super Bowl

The babies were photographed wearing Patriots pom-pom hats and wrapped in blankets Sunday night. → Read More