|Group of men, women in Providence push man to the ground, rob him - The Providence JournalGoogle News / 14 min. ago more|
Group of men, women in Providence push man to the ground, rob himThe Providence JournalPROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A man walking alone Tuesday night said he was confronted by a group of 10 people who robbed and assaulted him, according to a report from Providence Police Commander Thomas Verdi. At about 10:22 p.m. officers responded to 711 ...
|Overnight crash briefly knocks out powerWPRI / 58 min. ago more|
Fall River, Mass. (WPRI) – An overnight crash into a utility pole knocked out power for a short time Tuesday morning. Flames broke out after a driver crashed into the pole on Warren Avenue just after 2 a.m. It is unknown at this time if any injuries were reported. Power was restored within an hour of the crash.
|Another summer day in late September - The Providence JournalGoogle News / 59 min. ago more|
The Providence JournalAnother summer day in late SeptemberThe Providence JournalPROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The summery weather will continue on this late-September day with the temperature expected to again break 80 degrees in Providence, according to the National Weather Service. “Unseasonably warm and humid conditions will ...and more »
|Mother of murdered Foxboro child defends fatherWPRI / 1 h. ago more|
FOXBORO, Mass. (WPRI) – Less than a week after her son was tragically shot in a murder-suicide, Laurie Tolliver says she does not blame the boy’s father for his death. Billy Scaccia and his son Anthony, 6, were found dead Thursday in an apparent murder-suicide after Scaccia first fatally shot the boy and then himself. Tolliver says Scaccia was an upstanding citizen and a caring father who proudly served his country. Following his service in Iraq in the late 1990s, he developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression. Tolliver blames this mental illness for Scaccia’s violent behavior. “He wasn’t a monster, he was one of the greatest guys you could ever meet,” Tolliver tearfully told Eyewitness News. “He was caring, he was smart, he was intelligent. He was an RN, he was a mountaineer, he served this country for a long time. He was a proud American.” Tolliver believes Anthony’s death came about from Scaccia’s misguided attempt to protect “from the awful things that could happen,” and that Scaccia loved his son more than anything in the world. Anthony had just started kindergarten this fall at Burrell School. Tolliver described him as a cheerful, outgoing little boy who was “the life of the party.” A dual wake is scheduled for Wednesday evening at a Norwood, Massachusetts funeral home.
|Wexford innovation complex breaks groundProvidence News / 6 h. 4 min. ago more|
Governor Gina Raimondo Monday joined state and local officials, representatives from Wexford Science and Technology, Brown University, the Cambridge Innovation Center, Johnson & Johnson, and members of the public to break ground on the Wexford Innovation Complex. The projects, which are being constructed on former I-195 land in the heart of Providence's Innovation and Design District, will generate approximately $100 million in additional revenues to the State over the next 20 years.
|Missing West Warwick man locatedWPRI / 9 h. 32 min. ago more|
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) – The West Warwick Police Department has located a 69-year-old Alzheimer’s patient who was reported missing Monday night. A Silver Alert had been issued for Eugene Bester, after he was last seen around 4 p.m. Monday in the area of Village Court in West Warwick. Police reported that Bester had been located early Tuesday morning.
|Rhode Island has the highest murder rate in New England - Turn to 10Google News / 10 h. 49 min. ago more|
Turn to 10Rhode Island has the highest murder rate in New EnglandTurn to 10PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has the highest murder rate in New England. That's according to new FBI crime statistics that found there were 29 murders in Rhode Island in 2016. Despite a slight decline from 2015, the state still had a murder ...and more »
|Mookie Betts carrying Boston's offense - The Providence JournalGoogle News / 11 h. 3 min. ago more|
The Providence JournalMookie Betts carrying Boston's offenseThe Providence JournalBOSTON — It all started on the longest night of the season to date, a six-hour, 19-inning marathon against these same Toronto Blue Jays. Mookie Betts scored both the tying and winning runs on either side of midnight, beginning to put what was a 12-for ...and more »
|Neronha set to formally announce run for RI AGWPRI / 11 h. 29 min. ago more|
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Former Rhode Island U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha has scheduled a news conference for next Tuesday where he’s expected to announce he will run for attorney general. According to a Board of Elections filing obtained by Eyewitness News, Neronha has filed to run for the office as a Democrat. Neronha served eight years as the state’s top federal prosecutor before stepping down in March. Other Democrats considering a run for attorney general include state Rep. Robert Craven and state Sen. Donna Nesselbush. Incumbent Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is barred by term limits from running again.
|Wexford Innovation Center breaks ground on former highway land in Providence - The Providence JournalGoogle News / 13 h. 14 min. ago more|
The Providence JournalWexford Innovation Center breaks ground on former highway land in ProvidenceThe Providence JournalPROVIDENCE, R.I. — Before nearly 200 people gathered on a glorious Monday morning, Wexford Science & Technology President and CEO James Berens spoke of why he has persevered for three years to negotiate with state leaders and future tenants of ...RI leaders hail groundbreaking for Wexford innovation campus on 195 landWPRI 12 Eyewitness NewsOfficials Break Ground on Project on Vacant I-195 LandU.S. News & World ReportRI officials break ground on multi-million dollar innovation complexWLNE-TV (ABC6)Turn to 10all 20 news articles »
|Coastal erosion from Hurricane Jose still a threatWPRI / 13 h. 29 min. ago more|
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) – A week ago, Sky Drone 12 flew over the Matunuck section of South Kingstown as Jose’s heavy surf pounded the shoreline. In the above video, T.J. Del Santo went back to the same area to see if the landscape has changed due to Jose’s impact.
|Brady orchestrates another comeback - The Providence JournalGoogle News / 13 h. 38 min. ago more|
The Providence JournalBrady orchestrates another comebackThe Providence JournalFOXBORO — On Sunday, the Patriots stood up against inequality and social injustice. By the time the fourth quarter rolled around, they needed to stand up to the Houston Texans. During the national anthem, at least 15 players took a knee in response to ...Tom Brady on K&C: 'I certainly disagree with what [Donald Trump] said'WEEI.comall 633 news articles »
|$10,000 reward offered for info on attempted arsonWPRI / 14 h. 17 min. ago more|
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) – Officials are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for tips about who tried to set a fire at a local pawn shop last year. In a news release, the Boston office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Rhode Island Arson Watch Program said they were seeking information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for the attempted arson of Big John’s Pawn Shop in West Warwick. The attempted arson occurred on Oct. 21, 2016. The ATF and the Arson Watch Program, which is sponsored by insurance companies, are each contributing $5,000 towards the reward. According to the ATF, surveillance video shows two suspects walking around the premises of Big John’s at 1495 Main St. in West Warwick, with one of the suspects having a noticeable limp. The Rhode Island Fire Marshal’s Office, the West Warwick Police Department and the ATF Providence Field Office are investigating the incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the R.I. Arson Watch Reward Hotline at (401) 383-7723 or ATF’s 24-hour hotline at 1-888-ATF-FIRE (1-888-283-3473).
|Horford pleased with Celtics' offseason moves - The Providence JournalGoogle News / 14 h. 20 min. ago more|
The Providence JournalHorford pleased with Celtics' offseason movesThe Providence JournalCANTON, Mass. — This wasn't exactly what Al Horford signed up for when he agreed to join the Celtics as an unrestricted free agent in 2016. Yet, he's certainly not asking for a refund. Four months after he walked off the TD Garden court following the ...and more »
|CCRI enrolls 1,400 students into RI Promise Scholarship ProgramWPRI / 14 h. 31 min. ago more|
WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) – The Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) announced the enrollment of more than 1,400 students into the first group of Rhode Island Promise cohort, joining the freshman class of 4,319 students, according to a press release. CCRI saw a 47 percent increase in enrollment of first-time, full-time freshmen this fall as a result of the Rhode Island Promise scholarship program, which is designed to cover the estimated family contribution for Class of 2017 high school graduates after financial aid is applied. “We are so pleased to welcome all of our new and returning students to CCRI this fall, especially those in our historic Rhode Island Promise cohort,” said Meghan Hughes, president of CCRI, in a press release. “We thank Governor Raimondo and the dedicated members of our state legislature for making this important investment in Rhode Island’s students and in our college.” Since the state budget just passes a month before the start of classes, students had a short window to apply, secure the financial aid, take placement testing and choose their classes. According to CCRI, several college departments, including admissions, financial aid and advising, collaborated for the college’s two Rhode Island Promise enrollment days on Aug. 10 and 17. On these days students could find all everything they needed to apply in one location and also served Promise students in one-on-one appointments throughout August. Hughes said this is a “tremendous win” for the college and the state of Rhode Island. “The work our college community did to successfully launch the Promise scholarship at CCRI is unprecedented,” Hughes said. “To put this work in a national perspective, when a similar model was launched in Tennessee, that system had more than a year to prepare for the launch, along with extra marketing money to make it happen. Tennessee experienced a 25 percent increase in the number of first-time, full-time freshman. Our college had only one month, and no extra marketing money, and we experienced a nearly 50 percent increase.” The total students at CCRI for the fall semester is currently 14,758/ There students are taking more than 132,000 credits, which is a jump of 4.9 percent compared to last year, according to CCRI.
|Massachusetts AG calling for stronger consumer protection after Equifax data breachWPRI / 14 h. 32 min. ago more|
BOSTON, MASS. (WPRI) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is calling for stronger consumer protection laws in the wake of the Equifax data breach, which compromised the personal information of 143 million Americans. “This is as bad as we’ve ever seen,” Healey said Monday at a state house news conference. “For far too long, these credit reporting agencies have played fast and loose with our data,” One of the key components of the bill being considered by Massachusetts lawmakers would require companies to obtain consent before accessing or using consumer credit reports and credit scores. “Fundamentally, it’s our data. We should own it,” Healey said. Massachusetts consumers would also be able to freeze and unfreeze their credit for free, an action that typically costs between $5 and $10. “Allowing people to freeze and unfreeze their credit without a cost puts the consumer back in charge,” said Jessica Constantino, of AARP Massachusetts. If consumers choose to freeze their credit, they’d only have to request the freeze once, through a central clearinghouse. “It’s absurd, as some of us have learned over the last week, that you have to try three different locations [Equifax, Experian, TransUnion] in order to impose a credit freeze,” Healey said. “This bill will change that by requiring those credit reporting agencies to put in place a simple, one-stop-shop for freezing or unfreezing credit reports.” Credit Freeze FAQs Under the proposed legislation, Massachusetts consumers would have access to additional free credit reports and free credit monitoring if their data was involved in a breach. The law would also require that all agencies encrypt personal information. “This should be a lesson to every financial institution out there with access to sensitive personal data. If you can’t keep it safe, you can’t have it,” Healey said. Last week, Healey sued Equifax, accusing the credit monitoring agency failing to protect the personal information of nearly three million Massachusetts residents. In a statement, Equifax said it is conducting an internal investigation and is working with the FBI. Susan Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the Call 12 for Action and Target 12 consumer investigator for WPRI 12 and Fox Providence. Follow her on Twitter and on Facebook.
|VA report indicates suicide rate for veterans about twice the rate for civiliansWPRI / 14 h. 39 min. ago more|
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) –The suicide rate among Rhode Island and Massachusetts veterans is about double the suicide rate for the rest of those states’ residents, and the national veteran suicide rate is nearly three times the U.S. civilian rate, according to a report produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Among the statistics revealed in the report which is based on data gathered from 2001 to 2014; On average, 20 veterans commit suicide every day. VA Secretary David Shulkin called the findings from the report that was released this month, “deeply concerning.” VETERAN CRISIS HOTLINE-1 (800) 273-8255 READ THE FULL REPORT RHODE ISLAND’S & MASSACHUSETTS’ VETERAN SUICIDE RATES In Rhode Island, the veteran suicide rate was 25.1 per 100,000, nearly double the state’s suicide rate of 12.7. The number was slightly lower than the veteran suicide rate for the entire Northeast, and sharply lower than the national veteran suicide rate of 38.4 per 100,000. According to the report, in Rhode Island in 2014, 16 veterans committed suicide. On average, 20 veterans commit suicide every day. The Rhode Island total included an asterisk that demotes the rate was calculated with fewer than 20 suicides, meaning “the rate should be considered unreliable”, according to the report. But Providence VA Medical Center Public Affairs Officer Winfield Danielson said no matter the number or the rate, the problem is disturbing. “I think we’re all in agreement that even if it’s one,” Danielson said. “The number of veterans that we have committing suicide is a tragedy and is completely unacceptable.” Danielson echoed one of points made in the report that indicated in 2013 and 2014, on average six of the 20 veterans who committed suicide each day were recent users of VHA healthcare services. Danielson said the VA hopes to get more veterans involved in the system, which he said is set up to help them through difficult times that could lead to suicide. “These tragedies are preventable. People need to learn the warning signs,” Danielson said. “They need to get veterans to take advantage of the mental health services and resources that are available to them in the VA.” Danielson said the veteran crisis hotline can be called by friends and family members of veterans who are presenting suicide warning signs that include feelings of hopelessness, claims of being a burden to loved ones and hateful attitudes toward others. Send tips to Target 12 Investigator Walt Buteau at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @wbuteau
|'Curious sinking': Lawyers blast man whose mom lost at seaProvidence News / 14 h. 52 min. ago more|
In this Sept. 27, 2016, file photo, Nathan Carman arrives in a small boat at the US Coast Guard station in Boston after spending a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter.
|GateHouse Media teams up with ZipRecruiter - The Providence JournalGoogle News / 14 h. 58 min. ago more|
GateHouse Media teams up with ZipRecruiterThe Providence JournalJob seekers in Rhode Island will be able to search and apply to jobs through The Providence Journal, in print and online, faster and more easily than ever before. Jobs posted through The Journal will also be available in ZipRecruiter's award-winning ...and more »
|Air Force One Experience receives nearly 10,000 reservations in first weekWPRI / 15 h. 11 min. ago more|
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) – More than 9,500 tour reservations were made during the opening week of the Air Force One Experience at Quonset Airport, a spokesperson for the exhibit announced Monday. The exhibit is a life-sized re-creation of Air For One constructed by the Children’s Democracy Project. Created to inspire the next generation of leaders, the Air Force One Experience aims to connect children with the principles of American democracy through a relatable and exciting experience. Children’s Democracy Project Chairman Ari Scharf said they are blown away by the tremendous support and feedback. “The response has been amazing, and we are so pleased that guests have taken advantage of our free preview period as we continue to add to the experience,” Scharf said in a statement Monday. The group is now seeking volunteers to guide tours and provide helpful information to guests. “We are looking for people with a passion for American history, democracy, and freedom,” Scharf added. “So many visitors thus far have commented in amazement of the exhibit, and this is an opportunity for individuals to help us spread the true spirit of America through Air Force One. We welcome all Southern New Englanders to get involved.” For more information on volunteering, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Even though the 9,000 complimentary tickets are taken, New England residents can still view the exhibit at reduced preview pricing. The prices for tickets are listed below: $17.50 for adults $15 for seniors $10 for kids 5-12 Free for kids 4 and under Parking is free for visitors and guests must have tickets in hand as they pass through security and access the tarmac. Guests are also encouraged to make a monetary donation with 100 percent of hte money collected going to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief fund. The Air Force One Experience will be open daily for six weeks, until the end of October from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. during its preview period in Rhode Island. It is only scheduled to stop in New England.
|Kilmartin, Craven clash over proposed law AG calls a ‘bailout’ for bail bondsmenWPRI / 15 h. 19 min. ago more|
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is calling on Gov. Gina Raimondo to veto a bill that would cap the amount of money bail bondsmen are responsible for if a defendant skips out on a court date. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Robert Craven, a North Kingstown Democrat and potential 2018 candidate to succeed Kilmartin as the state’s top prosecutor. In an open letter to the governor, Kilmartin argues the legislation “sets up a system of inequities.” “If mom or dad bails out their child for a felony, they will be responsible for potentially 100% of that bail, whereas as a bail bondsperson would only be responsible for 10%,” Kilmartin, a second-term Democrat, told Eyewitness News. “That’s an inherent inequity.” When someone is charged with a crime and a judge sets bail, the defendant can post 10% of the bail in cash – with property as collateral for the remainder of the amount – to temporarily buy his or her freedom while awaiting trial. Alternatively, a defendant can call on a bail bondsman to post the money and property on his or her behalf in exchange for a fee. Under current law, if the defendant fails to appear in court and the bail bondsman can’t track the individual down, the bondsman could be held liable for the full amount of bail. The bill – which has passed both the House and Senate and is now awaiting Raimondo’s signature or veto – would cap the total liability for bail bondsmen at 10%, preventing them from being held liable for the entire amount. READ: The full text of the bail bondsmen bill Craven said the attorney general made the system unpredictable because, under Kilmartin’s administration, prosecutors have aggressively pursued some bail bondsmen who had truant clients. “Many of them are in tough shape now,” Craven told Eyewitness News. “There have been some really large forfeitures that have been in a couple of hundred-thousand-dollar range, and what has happened is many have pulled back and said, ‘I’m not going to be writing big bails.'” In 2014, the attorney general’s office successfully pursued a bail bondsman for seven bail forfeiture matters totaling $137,500. Craven said those kinds of judgments may lead to a shortage of bail bondsmen, leaving few options for those without the means to post bail. “If they go out of business, the ACI fills up with people awaiting trial,” Craven said. “[The bill] would make their business more predictable.” According to data from the Rhode Island Judiciary, there were 14 bail bondsmen licensed to work in the state in 2016, down from 16 in 2012. They are licensed by Rhode Island Superior Court officials. “We try to work with the bail bondspeople – we give them time to find people, because that’s their job,” Kilmartin said. “That’s part of the responsibility they take on.” Asked about the bill’s origins, Craven said he and House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello were approached by former R.I. Superior Court Judge Henry Gemma about the issue. Craven said he and Mattiello had lunch with Gemma, who now lives in Florida, and a bail bondsmen friendly with the former judge to discuss their concerns. “[The speaker] was invited to the same lunch I was invited to,” Craven said, adding Mattiello – who voted for the bill – was an early supporter. Both Craven and Mattiello are lawyers. The House version of the bill passed in March on a 62-10 vote, with three lawmakers not voting. A Senate version of the bill sponsored by Smithfield Democrat Stephen Archambault passed last week, and the bill will soon be sent to the governor for her consideration. David Ortiz, a spokesperson for Raimondo, said the bill has not yet been sent to her desk, and she will review it once it has been. Tim White ( email@example.com ) is the Target 12 investigative reporter and host of Newsmakers for WPRI 12 and Fox Providence. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook
|Texas Relief Drive donations arrive in HoustonWPRI / 15 h. 32 min. ago more|
HOUSTON (WPRI) – After a journey of more than 1,800 miles, Southern New Englanders’ donations from this month’s Texas Relief Drive have arrived in Houston to assist those rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey. The drive, held Sept. 11 at four local Cardi’s Furniture and Mattresses locations, collected $360,000 worth of construction and cleaning supplies. WPRI 12 and Fox Providence teamed up with Cardi’s and Arpin Van Lines to collect the donations and transport them to Texas. The first 53-foot truck arrived Monday and was unloaded at a Gallery Furniture store in the Houston area, and storm victims immediately started stopping by to pick up supplies and express gratitude to those who sent them. “That’s just the beginning of Rhode Island’s generosity,” said Allen Taylor of Arpin Van Lines. “I mean, those people are just so tremendous in giving – it’s like they’ve been through Sandy when Sandy was up north.” “It’s a blessing to be able to see that firsthand, where people drive hundreds of miles and thousands of miles to help – that kind of shows who we are as people,” said Steve Salazar, a manager at the Gallery store. There are currently 70,000 Texans displaced from their homes and living in transitional housing through FEMA, and officials say donations like these can make a big difference. “To this day there’s still areas where people are still not able to get back in their homes,” Salazar said. “The good thing about it is for most of the areas, the water has receded to where now it’s a big cleanup effort.” Harvey donations arrive in Houston Unloading donations from the Arpin Van in Houston Unloading donations from the Arpin Van in Houston Arpin Van arrives in Houston
|Former U.S. Atty. Neronha To Run For RI Attorney GeneralRIPR / 15 h. 35 min. ago more|
Peter F. Neronha of Jamestown, the former U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island, will announce his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Rhode Island attorney general. Neronha, a Jamestown native and Democrat, will make his announcement on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Jamestown ferry landing.
|Brown, tribe sign agreement to end tribal encampmentWPRI / 15 h. 36 min. ago more|
BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — Brown University says it has reached an agreement to end an encampment by members of a Native American tribe on land it owns in Rhode Island. The Ivy League university released the agreement with the Pokanoket tribe on Monday. Under the agreement signed Thursday with tribal leader Sagamore Po Wauipi Neimpaug, the university acknowledges that the land is historically Pokanoket. The school agreed to transfer a to-be-determined amount of the land into a preservation trust. The tribe agreed to end the encampment. Messages left with the tribe and supporters were not immediately returned on Monday. The encampment of dozens of tribal members and supporters began Aug. 20 on a 375-acre parcel the university owns in Bristol, about a half-hour drive from the Brown campus in Providence.
|The Codfather gets nearly 4 years for evading fishing quotasWPRI / 15 h. 42 min. ago more|
BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. fishing magnate known as The Codfather who pleaded guilty to evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal was sentenced on Monday to nearly four years in prison. Carlos Rafael, who owns one of the nation’s largest commercial fishing operations, falsely claimed his vessels caught haddock or pollock when they had actually caught other species subject to stricter quotas, federal authorities said. He then sold the fish for cash, some of which was smuggled overseas. Rafael pleaded guilty in March to false labeling and fish identification and tax evasion, among other charges. He was sentenced in federal court in Boston to 46 months behind bars, the U.S. attorney’s office in Massachusetts tweeted. Rafael’s fishing operation includes a fleet of more than 30 vessels, 44 commercial fishing permits and the Carlos Seafood business in New Bedford. Prosecutors asked for more than four years in prison. Rafael’s attorneys sought two years of probation in community and home confinement. An attorney for Rafael didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment on Monday. His attorneys said in court documents that he “accepts full responsibility for the crimes he committed.”
|Scituate police begin moving dispatchers into trailers - The Providence JournalGoogle News / 18 h. 29 min. ago more|
The Providence JournalScituate police begin moving dispatchers into trailersThe Providence JournalPROVIDENCE — Scituate's Chief of Police, Donald R Delaere Jr., said the process of moving police dispatch operations into a temporary trailer was beginning Monday. Recent tests have shown unacceptable levels of mold spore concentration in the police ...
|Festival Ballet Providence Opens 40th Season With Energetic Family Ballet PIPPIProvidence News / 19 h. 22 min. ago more|
This September, Festival Ballet Providence kicks off its 40th Anniversary Season with Pippi. Part of the Company¹s popular chatterBOXtheatre series, the family-friendly ballet is based on Astrid Lindgren's beloved Pippi Longstocking books.
|SDC Foundation to Celebrate Off-Broadway Direction & Choreography with 1st Annual AwardsProvidence News / 19 h. 22 min. ago more|
Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation , the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, announces its first annual "SDC Foundation Awards: A Celebration of Excellence in Directing and Choreography." The evening will bring together the presentations of SDCF's annual Zelda Fichandler Award, Joe A. Callaway Awards, and Breakout Award.
|Man shot, robbed in Providence - The Providence JournalGoogle News / 23 h. 34 min. ago more|
Man shot, robbed in ProvidenceThe Providence JournalPROVIDENCE -- A 23-year-old man was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with a non-life-threatening injury late Sunday after being robbed and shot by a masked man, according to police. On Sunday at about 10:20 p.m., police reponded to the hospital to ...
|Rep. Morgan Supports GOP Efforts To Reduce Health Care CostsRIPR / 23 h. 41 min. ago more|
The latest proposal in Washington to dismantle the Affordable Care Act is expected to come up for a vote on the Senate floor this week.
|Live Videos | Media Expert, Talker's Magazine Harrison on the Future of RadioProvidence News / 1 d. 0 h. 8 min. ago more|
Michael Harrison, one of the leading experts on the radio industry joined GoLocal LIVE and discusses the financial challenges facing Cumulus and iHeart radio - the two leading radio groups in America. Harrison also discusses the loss of WBRU radio in the Providence market.
|Police logs - Sept. 25, 2017Providence News / 1 d. 9 h. 4 min. ago more|
Carmen A. Andrews, 34, of Providence, R.I., was charged Friday with first-degree promoting prostitution and conspiracy to promote prostitution. Penny Lee Maine, 55, of no known address, was charged Wednesday with first-degree criminal trespass and violation of conditions of release.
|News | VIDEO: Providence Rec Center Brawl Leads to SuspensionProvidence News / 1 d. 13 h. 31 min. ago more|
Video has emerged of a fight at the Joslin Rec Center in Providence, which has led to the reported suspension of an employee. "It was one of those night basketball games.
|2 charged with taking $22K from people on social mediaProvidence News / 1 d. 20 h. 14 min. ago more|
Authorities say two Providence residents have been charged in a social media scheme that bilked victims out of more than $22,000. The Providence Journal reports that state police allege Zaria Harrell solicited money from people on social media and said she'd send back 10 times the amount sent to her.
|News | Robert Whitcomb: CVS Race Day Paralysis; Vote at the Same Time; Burns's Vietnam TakeProvidence News / 2 d. 2 h. 52 min. ago more|
It's past time to end traffic-paralyzing and potentially dangerous road races in downtown Providence. The Sept.
|More Providence News / 2 d. 4 h. 56 min. ago more|
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Rhode Island State Troopers made two arrests while responding to an unusually high number of motor vehicle crashes in the hours between Friday and Saturday. Investigation by State Police revealed that Roberts, 20, of Bryan St., Fall River, made an illegal U-turn while driving on Interstate 95 south around 4:30 a.m. on Saturday.
|Safety Outcomes After Percutaneous Transcatheter Closure of Patent...Providence News / 2 d. 20 h. 21 min. ago more|
From the Clinical and Translational Neuroscience Unit, Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute , Department of Neurology , and Division of Cardiology , Weill Cornell Medicine, New York; and Department of Neurology, the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI . From the Clinical and Translational Neuroscience Unit, Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute , Department of Neurology , and Division of Cardiology , Weill Cornell Medicine, New York; and Department of Neurology, the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI .
|Politics | Sick Time, Probation & Parole System Bills Pass: This Week at the State HouseProvidence News / 3 d. 0 h. 50 min. ago more|
The sick time bill was passed and bills to overhaul the probation and parole system was also passed. This week at the State House.
|News | 17 Shots Fired 1,000 Ft. From MLK Elementary In ProvidenceProvidence News / 3 d. 4 h. 59 min. ago more|
Seventeen bullet casings were found at the scene of the Providence shooting that took place on Monday afternoon, less than 1000 feet from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School on the East Side. GoLocal obtained the police report, which listed that 17 bullet casings were seen by law enforcement at 102 Camp Street -- and also included locations where additional bullets were also said to have been found, closer to MLK, which is located at 35 Camp Street.
|Live Videos | LIVE: Team Saran Hosting Fundraiser in October in ProvidenceProvidence News / 3 d. 4 h. 59 min. ago more|
A fundraiser for Rhode Islander Art Saran, who is battling ALS, will take place at Cafe Nuovo in October, and his sister Andrya Saran appeared on GoLocal LIVE to talk about her brother's battle. The event will be held Thursday, October 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Caf Nuovo, and will be hosted by the Sarans' longtime friend Anthony Rosciti of the Rosciti construction company .
|TGIF: 23 Things To Know About Rhode Island Politics & MediaRIPR / 3 d. 15 h. 4 min. ago more|
Nothing like a long afternoon-into-night at the Rhode Island Statehouse to add a dash of September excitement, right? We've got it all covered, so thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome , and you can follow me through the week on the twitters . Here we go. 1. When it comes to budget deficits in Rhode Island, it's deja vu all over again. A projected gap of $237 million will greet lawmakers returning to the Statehouse in January, sparking another search for creative ways to close the deficit. Meanwhile, the state Department of Revenue reported this week that state revenue for the first fiscal month was off by $11.4 million, a decline of five percent. Connecticut is a fiscal mess and even mighty Massachusetts is wrestling with budgetary issues. But that doesn't mean that closing RI's deficit will be any easier. As I reported back in 2013, the state lacked a plan for curbing persistent deficits , and the persistence of the red ink hurts
|R.I.P. Judge Walter R. StoneRIPR / 3 d. 15 h. 13 min. ago more|
Rhode Island Superior Court Judge Walter R. Stone of Bristol, a civil rights activist and one of Rhode Island’s top trial lawyers before his elevation to Superior Court, where he served as one of the very few African-American judges in the state, died today in a Newport hospice after a long illness. He was 73.
|Scott MacKay Commentary: Of Raimondo, Immigrants And Road SignsRIPR / 3 d. 16 h. 7 min. ago more|
Political scientists recall a time when elected officials campaigned for office, then laid off the political pitches while they governed. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says those days are long gone.
|Puerto Rican Community Rallies To Provide Hurricane ReliefRIPR / 3 d. 21 h. 34 min. ago more|
The Puerto Rican community in Rhode Island and Massachusetts is teaming-up with local businesses to help Puerto Ricans on the island devastated by recent hurricanes.
|Political Roundtable: Raimondo On PawSox, PR Blitz & Firefighter Disability Pension BillRIPR / 4 d. 4 h. 51 min. ago more|
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo joins Political Roundtable to discuss the PawSox' proposed Pawtucket stadium; her administration's plans for a promotional blitz about her 1,000 days in office; and a bill to expand disability pensions for firefighters.
|Bonus Q&A: Raimondo On UHIP, I-195 District, DACA & MoreRIPR / 4 d. 4 h. 51 min. ago more|
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo joins Bonus Q&A to discuss UHIP, the I-195 District, her DACA initiative, and much more.
|For Wind Energy Advocates, Jose Highlights Region's PotentialRIPR / 4 d. 16 h. ago more|
New Englanders largely missed the brunt of Tropical Storm Jose. It’s moved miles off the coast of Massachusetts and is expected to weaken in those waters. Wind energy advocates say Jose’s path to New England illustrates the ideal location for wind turbines.
|Troubled By Owner’s Practices, ProJo Union Employees Stage ProtestRIPR / 4 d. 22 h. 32 min. ago more|
The biggest union at The Providence Journal plans to stage a protest outside the newspaper’s Fountain Street office at noon Thursday.
|Theater Review: The British Invasion! Comes To RI Theater SceneRIPR / 4 d. 23 h. 45 min. ago more|
The Gamm Theatre is dashing through Oscar Wilde’s ever-popular comedy with a point, “The Importance of Being Earnest” while the Wilbury Group is tangling with Harold Pinter’s “The Caretaker.” Rhode Island Public Radio’s Bill Gale has seen them both.
|U.S. Sen. Reed On Responding To The Equifax Data BreachRIPR / 5 d. 4 h. 51 min. ago more|
A group of 37 U.S. senators is calling for greater scrutiny of credit agency Equifax after a major data breach. The senators want to know if Equifax executives engaged in insider trading after the discovery of the breach, which exposed the personal financial data of 143 million Americans. Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island is a member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Speaking by phone from his Washington office, he said Equifax no longer deserves Americans’ trust.
|New Bedford Fishermen Stuck In Port As Jose Heads NorthRIPR / 5 d. 15 h. 5 min. ago more|
Tropical Storm Jose is just grazing New England, but it’s creating unsafe conditions for fishermen out at sea. Even as the storm moves north, many commercial fishermen remain in port, waiting for the storm to pass further away.
|Coastal Residents Take Precautions But Jose WeakensRIPR / 5 d. 22 h. 12 min. ago more|
Cape Cod and the surrounding islands are forecast to get some of the worst wind and rain from Jose, although the storm is tracking further east than earlier predictions had indicated. In Falmouth, some residents were stocking up on water, gas and food Tuesday, ahead of the storm.
|Raimondo Refuses to Answer Questions About Leases at Wexford — Despite $40M in Taxpayer SubsidiesGoLocalProv.com more|
On Monday, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and other dignitaries broke-ground on the long awaited Wexford project on I-195 land. The project moves forward with more than $40 million in state subsidies, but officials from Wexford, Brown University, and now Governor Gina Raimondo all refuse to disclose the lease agreements between Wexford and its tenants, claiming they are private. Raimondo lauded the project, but in an interview with GoLocal continued to refuse to answer questions about the leases between Wexford and Brown University, Cambridge Innovation Center, and Johnson & Johnson.
|VIDEO: Violet Hosts Meeting for Hundreds of St. Joseph Pension Fund RetireesGoLocalProv.com more|
Former Rhode Island Attorney General Arlene Violet hosted a meeting with an overflowing crowd of retirees of St. Joseph Hospital. The meeting updated retirees about the receivership process and the retirees' legal rights. The meeting, held at East Providence Library drew hundred of former St. Joseph Health Services employees who are now facing a 40 percent cut to their benefits according to a receivership plan now pending before the court.
|Brown and Pokanoket Reach Agreement on Preservation and Tribal Access to Bristol LandGoLocalProv.com more|
Brown University and Pokanoket tribe members who have been encamped on Brown's property in Bristol since Aug. 20 have reached an agreement regarding the future of the land. The agreement was signed last Thursday and announced on Monday claims it is aligned with the University’s goals of "being inclusive of all tribes with a historical interest in the land and with the Pokanoket’s interest in acknowledgment of the tribe’s historical ties and cultural history regarding the property," according to a Brown University release.
|Authorities Offer $10K Reward for Info on Attempted Arson in West WarwickGoLocalProv.com more|
There is a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects responsible for the attempted arson of Big John’s Pawn Shop in West Warwick that took place on October 21 of 2016.
|Will Political Division and CTE Kill New England’s Love of the Patriots?GoLocalProv.com more|
The National Football League has dominated American sports and culture for the past 25 years. An estimated 111 million Americans watched the Super Bowl last February, but the combination of mounting scientific data that football is severely damaging the brains of its players, coupled with a weekend of political division over patriotism and civil disobedience sparked outrage from all corners of America.
|VIDEO: Providence Rec Center Brawl Leads to SuspensionGoLocalProv.com more|
Video has emerged of a fight at the Joslin Rec Center in Providence, which has led to the reported suspension of an employee.
|Robert Whitcomb: CVS Race Day Paralysis; Vote at the Same Time; Burns’s Vietnam TakeGoLocalProv.com more|
Robert Whitcomb's weekly examination of everything that is important. Only Whitcomb offers such a collection of insights of the global and local issues that matters.
|Guest MINDSETTER™ Fachon: A Law for Law-MakersGoLocalProv.com more|
No committee-chairman or committee should have the power to kill a bill that received overwhelming support from the other side of the General Assembly. Here's an example of why:
|Guest MINDSETTER™ Craddock: Addressing the DMV Wait Time IssueGoLocalProv.com more|
Rhode Islanders have long clamored for better service from the state agencies funded with their tax dollars. The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles is no exception. This year the Division began a series of steps to improve its operations, which started with a customer survey that helped us better understand how our customers interact with the agency and access its services.
|17 Shots Fired 1,000 Ft. From MLK Elementary In ProvidenceGoLocalProv.com more|
Seventeen bullet casings were found at the scene of the Providence shooting that took place on Monday afternoon, less than 1000 feet from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School on the East Side.