Rhode Island Sep 26

Man Shot to Death in Providence Restaurant

A 37-year-old man was shot to death at a restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island, police said. Cmdr. Thomas Verdi told the Providence Journal the shooting happened Saturday morning at Roque’s Caf...

  • Rhode Island Sep 13

    Former Rhode Island Estate of Claus and Sunny von Bulow Sells for $30M

    A Rhode Island estate once famously owned by Claus and Martha von Bulow has sold for $30 million. Clarendon Court on Newport’s famed Bellevue Avenue mansion row was sold late Thursday, the Newport Daily News reports. The buyer’s name wasn’t disclosed. The grand estate on more than seven acres with sweeping ocean views was built in 1904 by the ...
  • Providence Sep 7

    Providence Police Looking for Endangered Person

    Police in Providence, Rhode Island, are looking for a missing person they believe to be in danger. Elijah Elderkin, 25, was last seen by his roommate around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, police said. Elderkin is believed have left his Hope Street home in his 1997 black Honda Accord bearing Rhode Island registration TA-443. The vehicle has two stickers on the r...
  • shooting Sep 3

    2 Dead, Including Gunman, in RI Shooting: Reports

    Two people were fatally shot in Warren, Rhode Island, Thursday, including a man with a gun, a law enforcement source told NBC affiliate WJAR. The gunman has died, the source said. After earlier reports the gunman was killed by a police officer, investigators are looking into whether the victim killed himself. A third person who was shot was taken t...
  • Rhode Island Sep 3

    ‘The Whole Road Fell': RI Woman Escapes Injury When Street Collapses

    The scene has been stabilized right now in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, but there were definitely some very frightening moments early Thursday morning. A woman who lives on Fairview Lane was driving to work around 5:40 a.m. during Thursday’s storm when the road just crumbled from underneath her. The rushing floodwaters underneath the pavement ca...
  • Rhode Island Aug 29

    2 Dead After Unrelated Shootings in Providence

    A pair of shootings early Saturday claimed the lives of two young men in Providence, police said. A 25-year-old man was shot at around 2 a.m. Saturday on O’Connell Street and a 23-year-old man was shot about 20 minutes later at a gas station on Branch Avenue, police said. The younger of the two victims died at the scene while…

  • coronavirus Aug 25

    School Committee Pushes Back on RI Governor's School Mask Rules

    A Rhode Island school committee is pushing back against the governor’s executive order requiring masks in schools, voting to allow “conscientious objections” to the directive. The Glocester School Committee also voted Monday night to authorize lawyers to explore the legality of Gov. Daniel McKee’s order issued last week that requires students, staf...
  • Rhode Island Aug 24

    Rhode Island Outages After Henri Down to About 11,000

    More than 11,000 customers in Rhode Island remained without power Tuesday morning in the wake of the Henri storm system, but utility National Grid is hoping to have most of them back online by the afternoon. More than 80,000 customers in the state were without electricity at the height of Sunday’s storm that made landfall in Rhode Island and brough...
  • Rhode Island Aug 24

    RI Man Facing Murder Charge After Roommate's Death

    A 31-year-old Providence man is now facing a murder charge in the death of one of his roommates who died five days after he was stabbed, police said. Marcus Huffman Jones was arrested on Aug. 17, the day after the stabbing, and charged with domestic assault, but the charges were upgraded after the victim died Saturday, police said in a…...
  • Rhode Island Aug 23

    RI Governor: State Is Already Moving Into Recovery Phase After Henri

    Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee says the state is already moving into the recovery and assessment phase after Tropical Storm Henri, with the top priority being restore power to tens of thousands of residents and businesses. Henri was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, and made landfall near Westerly, R.I., Sunday afternoon with sustained ...
  • Rhode Island Aug 21

    RI Governor Urges Residents to Stay Home During Hurricane Henri

    Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee urged state residents stay at home all day Sunday and into Monday morning during what’s expected to be the worst of Hurricane Henri. “We consider this a serious matter,” the Democrat said at a news conference Saturday at state emergency management headquarters in Cranston. While he stopped short of issuing a shelter-in-p...
  • coronavirus Aug 19

    Governor Mandates Facemasks in All Rhode Island Schools

    Students and teachers in all Rhode Island schools will be required to wear facemasks during the upcoming school year, regardless of vaccination status, Gov. Daniel McKee announced Thursday. The Democrat said he’d sign an executive order soon formalizing the mask mandate in K-12 schools. “Until we can vaccinate more students, we need masks in school...
  • Rhode Island Aug 17

    Providence to Require Vaccine or Weekly Tests for City Staff

    Rhode Island’s capital city is imposing a mask mandate for anyone entering municipal buildings, starting Tuesday, and will require most city employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 1 or undergo weekly testing. Mayor Jorge Elorza’s office announced the guidance Monday as the delta variant drives up cases in the state. “In light of ...
  • coronavirus Aug 16

    Rhode Island Reopens 2 COVID-19 Testing Sites

    Rhode Island is reopening two state-run COVID-19 testing sites Monday in response to increased demand. The testing sites at the Smithfield Veterans of Foreign Wars post and the Barrington Shopping Center will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends, the state Department of Health announced. Like most state-run testing ...
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