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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A horrifying motor vehicle crash into an Apple store on the Massachusetts South Shore Monday remains under investigation.  A man who once bragged about his bank robberies on the show "Caught in Providence" has been federally charged.  The Celtics win streak has come to an end, while the Bruins keep going.

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>>Vehicle Crashes Into Southern New England Apple Store

(Hingham, MA)  --  One person has been killed and nineteen others are injured after an SUV crashed into an Apple computer store in Hingham, Massachusetts on Monday.  The incident happened at around 11 a.m. in a shopping complex located off Massachusetts Route 3.  The victim who was killed was identified as Kevin Bradley of New Jersey.  Apple officials said Bradley was a contractor supporting recent construction at the store.  The driver, a 53-year-old man from Massachusetts, survived the crash and authorities are working to determine if criminal charges should be filed.

>>Route 195 Accident Causes Big Backup

(East Providence, RI)  --  WPRI-TV reports the Rhode Island Department of Transportation is planning to add more messaging to alert drivers to the new lane split on Route 195 after a crash Monday caused significant delays.  The lane split just before the Washington Bridge is in place for the next year so RIDOT can conduct infrastructure rehab.  A pickup truck on I-195 rolled over after hitting a barrier near the split at around 6 a.m. yesterday, which blocked all travel lanes at the Gano Street-India Point exit for over an hour.

>>Serial Bank Robber Charged

(Boston, MA)  --  A man who once appeared on the TV show "Caught In Providence" and told Judge Frank Caprio he had robbed over one-hundred banks in his lifetime is facing a federal charge.  The Justice Department has filed a single bank robbery count against William Sequeira [[ sick-CARE-uh ]] of Fall River, Massachusetts.  Sequeira allegedly robbed two banks in Boston earlier this fall.  The 59-year-old, who had noted that he spent over three decades in prison for his previous crimes, faces a potential sentence of up to twenty more years behind bars if convicted on the new charge.

>>Man Sentenced For Facilitating 'Grandparent Scam'

(Providence, RI)  --  A New York City man has been sentenced to a three-year federal prison term for conspiring to defraud Rhode Island senior citizens.  The U.S. Attorney's Office in Providence says Jason Hatcher pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in 2020.  Prosecutors say the so-called "grandparent scam" netted 14 victims who received phone calls from people impersonating family members or attorneys and giving them false information to extract money.  Hatcher traveled around the Ocean State to collect the payments.  A judge has ordered him to pay back nearly four-hundred-thousand dollars in restitution.

>>Celtics' Streak Is Over, Bruins' Continuing

(Undated)  --  The winning streak is over at nine games for the Boston Celtics.  The C's were defeated by the Chicago Bulls in Chicago Monday night, 121-to-107.  The Bruins' win streak is up to seven games after they beat the Tampa Bay Lightning on the road last night, 5-to-3.  Patrice Bergeron registered his one-thousandth NHL point with an assist.

>>Brown Boasts First Woman To Make NCAA D-1 Baseball Roster

(Providence, RI)  --  A Brown University student-athlete is making history.  According to the school, Olivia Pichardo is the first woman to be named to an NCAA Division 1 varsity baseball roster.  The 18-year-old first-year student from Queens, New York will serve as a utility player who can go to the infield and outfield in the spring 2023 season.

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