NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) - Massachusetts health officials have raised the mosquito alertlevel to "high" in New Bedford, Raynham and Acushnet.
The move was made after more pools of mosquitoes tested positivefor
State Epidemiologist Al DeMaria said southeastern Massachusettsis a hot spot for EEE. He said the problem could get worse withwarm temperatures expected this weekend and early next week.
There have been no confirmed human cases of EEE or West NileVirus in Massachusetts this year. However, officials urge residentsto
In response to the high threat, NewBedford public schools have moved all school activities,including recess, indoors until further notice. Sports programs,however, will continue as coaches have been reminded to followprotocols, such as making sure athletes are dressed appropriatelyand sprayed with insect repellant.
The city's Holiday Happenings Parade carried holiday cheer down County Street, as well as a local couple made famous by CBS's Amazing Race.
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Rhode Island state police say insurance giant MetLife Inc. is donating 130 digital cameras to strengthen police efforts to prevent and deter criminal activity, including insurance fraud.
Boston police say one of their officers and a suspect have been shot in the city's Dorchester neighborhood.
Flags in Rhode Island are flying at half-staff to honor the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.