FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) - The Fall River Fire Department received a massive federal grant Friday that will save dozens of firefighter jobs and prevent two fire stations from closing.
The $14 million check was presented to Mayor Will Flanagan and Fire Chief William Silvia by members of Massachusetts' congressional delegation.
It was awarded as part of the Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program.
A fire broke out early Wednesday evening at the Amtrol building on Division Road in West Warwick.
A man was found dead in a carbon monoxide-filled home in Coventry Wednesday night, according to police and firefighters.
A pedestrian was struck and killed while crossing the street in Warwick Wednesday evening.
As the temperature drops, the demand for space heaters goes up; but these small heating devices are already responsible for three deaths over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Police say they found newspaper clipping related to mass shootings in the suspect arrested in connection to a University of New Haven gun scare.