WSAR NEWS Archives for 2017-08

The New Tiverton Casino

The Digital Edition of the Providence Journal is reporting that a proposed casino, hotel, and parking garage that was approved by Rhode Island and Tiverton Voters last fall, and to be developed by Twin River Tiverton LLC was approved by a Tiverton Planning Board by a 6-1 vote. 
 
The location of the new casino, proposed to open at some point in 2018, is a  little more than a football field from the Massachusetts and Rhode Island State Lines,; it will be located between Routes 24 and 81 on nearly 50 acres of  land. 

The casino will be over 77-thousand square feet with more than 30 live table games and up to one thousand video slot and video poker machines; an 84 room hotel and a two level parking garage, along with surface parking, will make up the complex. 
 
 
 
 
 
                    

When Lawmakers Return

Under current Massachusetts General Law, solicitation for murder is classified as a misdemeanor, while in Maine and New Hampshire, it can land you in jail for up to 20 years if you're convicted. 
 
Increasing the penalty for that offense is part of a reform package sent to Beacon Hill by The Baker Administration as the Great and General Court prepares to go back into formal session following the Labor Day Weekend. 
 
Somerset-based Attorney and WSAR Legal Analyst Steve Sabre tells WSAR that the Administration likely felt it was time for an upgrade in penalties for planning to murder someone or hiring someone to do it for you. 
 
 
 
 
 

New MA Addiction Website

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has announced the launch of a new Commonwealth-Wide Public Information Campaign to raise awareness among parents as to what they can do to protect middle and high school aged kids from Prescription Drug Misuse and Addiction. 

 

A new website, Mass.Gov/stopaddiction has been created to provide more information regarding opioid misuse. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                            

 

Another Fall River Shooting

Fall River Police are confirming a late night Wednesday Shooting in the 300 block of County Street in which 10 shell casings were recovered around 11:15pm.
 
Officers found no immediate damage to property or persons as a result of the gunfire. 
 
The FRPD Major Crime Division has indicated that so far there are no links to incidents over the past weekend in Fall River. 
 
The Acting FRPD Chief of Police says that drug activity is the likely cause of the uptick in shooting incidents which so far have caused damage to buildings and vehicles. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Braga Bridge Gets Inspected

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is preparing for an inspection of the Braga Bridge staring next week and running through a portion of September. 

 

The inspection will involve temporary lane closures between exit 4 in Somerset and exit 5 in Fall River starting on Monday August 28 and continuing for nearly a month. 

 

The bridge inspection is required through the federally mandated National Bridge Inspection Standards. 

 

Two lanes of traffic will be open during the daytime and a single lane overnight. 

 

 

 

 

FRPD On Banking Scam

The Fall River Police Department is warning you of a recent scam that is targeting banking customers using the Snapchat app. 
 
Targets of the scam are offered money in exchange for opening a new bank account. 
 
Consumers are then asked to provide their new A-T-M and PIN numbers, which are then used to deposit bogus checks and access money from the account. 
 
The scammers could then put your credit score and other information at risk. 
 
The FRPD and Bank Administrators are reminding you not to provide personal banking information to anyone. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fall River School Committee Today

The Fall River School Committee will meet this afternoon at 4pm to set goals for the upcoming school year in the Kuss Middle School Library, as a 90 minute retreat before the regular meeting is on the docket. 
 
A nine item agenda will be covered starting at 5:30pm in the Kuss Middle School auditorium. 

Amendments to a proposed attendance policy will be voted on in the first item on the agenda, while a discussion on school resource officers will continue. 
 
Final Budget Transfers are also set to be approved as well as an end of the year budget report. 
 
 

Guy Goes The Wrong Way

An 87 year old Swansea man was stopped by Massachusetts State Police after he triggered a multi vehicle accident Sunday Afternoon around 3:30pm, after he drove the wrong way in the east bound lanes in Mattapoisett, as State Police took to Twitter to warn drivers of what was coming, according to CBS 12 in Providence. 

 

State Police tracked the driver through New Bedford, after what they described as a multi vehicle accident that injured one New Bedford woman when she had to sweve out of the way of an oncoming vehicle, hitting a tree. 

 

The 87 year old Swansea Man was finally stopped in Fairhaven near the New Bedford line. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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