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Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 06:35 AM EST

Tanker Train Derails in Providence

Tanker Train Derails in Providence

A tanker train travelling through Providence, Rhode Island derailed around 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 at 09:42 AM EST

RI Teacher, Coach Accused of Punching Wife

RI Teacher, Coach Accused of Punching Wife

A high school teacher and coach in East Providence, Rhode Island has been charged with punching his wife.

Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 03:59 PM EST

Dog Owner Charged After Waiting to Euthanize

Dog Owner Charged After Waiting to Euthanize

The Rhode Island SPCA has charged the owner of an 18-year-old pit bull mix named "X" with "unnecessary cruelty." It's not because he heartlessly abused the dog, but because he loved the dog so much, he couldn't accept or act on the fact that the dog needed to be euthanized long before the dog couldn't walk anymore, was emaciated, had bed sores, and was semi-comatose. "We can't turn a blind eye on something like this and just let it pass because of sympathy," said E.J. Finocchio, of the Rhode Island SPCA. Carlos Catano of East Providence, according to Finocchio, finally brought "X" to Ocean State Veterinary Services, which contacted the SPCA. Finocchio said he had no choice but to read Catano his rights, then called the East Providence Police. "Letting go is very, very difficult," said Finocchio.

Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 03:54 PM EST

Pawtucket Police Host Homeless Saxophonist

Pawtucket Police Host Homeless Saxophonist

WJAR-TV reports that officers invited a homeless man named Mark to sleep in the lobby of the police station after finding him dozing at one of the city's bus stops after midnight Saturday.

Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 03:55 PM EST

Competency Exam Ordered for Man Suspected in Stabbing

Competency Exam Ordered for Man Suspected in Stabbing

Jacob Gallant, of Westport, Massachusetts, He is charged with felony assault with intent to commit murder for Sunday's attack on an 18-year-old worker at a Rite Aid in Warwick.

Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 02:42 PM EST

97-Year-Old Twins Who Died Together Remembered as Inspiring

97-Year-Old Twins Who Died Together Remembered as Inspiring

The family of 97-year-old twin sisters who died in freezing temperatures after falling outside one of their homes says the two lived with charm, grace, kindness and style.

Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 05:16 AM EST

Interfaith Rally Opposing Anti-Semitic Acts Draws Hundreds

Interfaith Rally Opposing Anti-Semitic Acts Draws Hundreds

State leaders have joined hundreds of people for an interfaith rally in Providence to speak out against recent anti-Semitic acts across the country.

Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 05:06 AM EST

4 Arrested for Trying to Withdraw Money Using Fake IDs

4 Arrested for Trying to Withdraw Money Using Fake IDs

Four New York City residents have been arrested after police say they tried to withdraw thousands of dollars using bogus forms of identification in Rhode Island.

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 02:29 PM EST

Mass. Man Accused of Stabbing 18-Year-Old at Pharmacy

Mass. Man Accused of Stabbing 18-Year-Old at Pharmacy

A Massachusetts man is headed to court in connection with an apparently random stabbing at a Rhode Island pharmacy.

Sunday, Mar 5, 2017 at 10:04 PM EST

97-Year-Old Twins Freeze to Death After Falling

97-Year-Old Twins Freeze to Death After Falling

A tragic accident led two elderly twin sisters to freeze to death in Rhode Island.