Dunkin’ to sell Chips Ahoy doughnuts to spur afternoon traffic

retail retail retail CHICAGO – Doughnuts aren’t just for breakfast anymore. That’s the idea behind the latest Dunkin’ Donuts pastries, created to help attract customers during the afternoon. The chain will start selling Dunkin’ Donuts filled with cookie dough-flavored buttercream on June 1, touting them as an anytime snack. Dunkin’ also is testing mini doughnuts […]

Should U.S. follow France’s lead on food donation law?

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — France recently passed a law that will require supermarkets to donate unsold, unspoiled food to charities. The new rules attempt to address two issues in France: food waste and hungry people. Both of those are also problems here in the United States. According to Feeding America West Michigan, 40 percent […]

New Bedford police investigating shots fired incident

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — Police are investigating reports of shots fired in the Whaling City. Officials said the gunfire erupted around 7:30 p.m. Thursday night after four shots were fired in the area of Chancery and Parker Streets. A man in a blue BMW was reported to have fired the shots in the direction […]

Police return to Burrillville home linked to missing man

Related Coverage BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (WPRI) — State and local police have returned to the home where a missing man was last seen earlier this month. Right now, crime scene tape is blocking off certain areas of the property located at 505 Douglas Pike. Eyewitness News has a crew there and reports seeing a mobile crime […]

Loved ones to hold a vigil for two people killed in a tragic Mattapoisett crash

MATTAPOISETT, MASS. (WPRI) – A vigil will be held Friday night for two people killed in a tragic crash in Mattapoisett. 22-year-old Brooklyn Cody Rodrigues and 18-year-old Meghan Sargent were killed after their car struck a tree on Fairhaven Road, Monday night. Sargent was supposed to graduate from Fair Haven High School on Sunday. Rodrigues’s […]

Warwick teacher charged with sexual assault to appear in court

Mario Atoyan (Photo: North Kingstown Police Department) Related Coverage WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — The Warwick teacher charged with two counts of sexual assault to an underage teen will be in court Friday for a pretrial conference. Mario Atoyan, 49, has been accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old relative in North Kingstown last summer. The science […]

Observatory at One World Trade Center opens to public

A visitor to One World Observatory looks over Manhattan, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in New York. The observatory atop the 104-story One World Trade Center opens to the public on May 29. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) NEW YORK (AP) — There’s a new bird’s eye view of New York City. The One World Trade Center observatory […]

RI to receive $1M in EPA grants to restore brownfields

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Ocean State will receive $1 million in brownfield grants from the Environmental Protection Agency to help with environmental cleanup, the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation announced Thursday. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, as well as Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, were involved in the announcement. The grants will help […]

Man hit with cane, police investigate case of felony assault

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police in the capital city are investigating a case of felony assault. The scene unfolded at Elmwood Avenue and Broad Street around 10 p.m. Thursday night. Police tell us a 52-year-old man struck another man in the head with a cane. The victim, a 59-year-old man, was taken to Rhode Island […]

Remaining Boston snow piles filled with trash

Canada geese swim beneath a debris-covered snow pile, lingering after the record-setting winter, Thursday, May 28, 2015, the Seaport District in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP/WPRI) — Snow piles from the record-setting New England winter are lingering in the Boston area, even as the weather turns summer-like. A 75-foot-high snow mound in Boston’s Seaport […]