97-year-old twins freeze to death after falling outside

Published: Sunday, March 05, 2017 @ 8:54 PM

BARRINGTON, R.I. - Two 97-year-old twin sisters apparently froze to death Saturday after they fell outside and were stranded overnight just steps from one of their Rhode Island homes.

 Jean Haley, of Barrington, was trying to call for help and fell after noticing her sister, Martha Williams, of East Providence, had fallen also, Barrington Police said.

 The sisters had returned to Haley's home from dinner Friday night with their 89-year-old sister. The younger sister, who lives elsewhere in Barrington and wasn't named by police, left the two sisters at some point before the falls, police said.

 They said Williams was going to her car to leave Haley's home when she fell in the driveway, near the rear of her vehicle. When Haley attempted to re-enter her home to call for help, police said she may have tripped on a rug in the garage and fallen.

 A neighbor found the twin sisters the next morning. They were rushed to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence in critical condition, but died a short time later. Temperatures were freezing with a wind chill overnight Friday into Saturday, when much of New England saw some if its coldest temperatures of the winter.

 Police Chief John LaCross called the deaths a "tragic loss." A man who identified himself as a grandson answered the phone at Haley's home Sunday and said the family would be commenting later.

Missing Kettering man found in Riverside

Published: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 9:34 PM

Vinny Carozza-Breaking News Staff

UPDATE @ 8:51 p.m.

A Kettering man reported missing last night has been found and is safe at home, according to Kettering dispatchers.

Dispatchers said police in Riverside found Jon Arnett around 3 p.m. and Kettering officers responded to take Arnett home.


Kettering police are currently searching for 51-year-old Jon Arnett who has been labeled as an endangered missing adult. 

Arnett was last seen around 11 p.m. on Monday night at the Eastway Behavioral Health facility on Marshall Road. Arnett is 5-foot-5 and 230 pounds with black hair and blue eyes. 

If you have any information about his whereabouts Kettering police asks that you contact them immediately at (937) 296-2555.

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Man jumps into freezing pond to save dog

Published: Sunday, April 09, 2017 @ 9:54 PM

Duncan McIver jumped into a pond after his dog ran onto it and plunged through thin ice.

 A news crew happened to be at the pond,  - you guessed it - doing a report on the dangers of thin ice.

 McIver’s dog fell through the ice and struggled to keep its head above the water. McIver tried to figure out a way to reach him, took a few steps and fell through, too. The water was fairly shallow and he trudged out, carrying the dog.