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Rhode Island Feb 21

7-Year-Old Boy Home Alone Starts Couch Fire: Officials

A fire that displaced 16 people from their apartments in Providence started when a 7-year-old boy home alone accidentally set fire to a couch while trying to light a candle, fire officials in Rhode Is...

  • Rhode Island Feb 5

    RI Acupuncturist Charged with Sexual Assault

    A Rhode Island acupuncturist has been charged with sexual assault. Pawtucket police say the alleged assault by Luguang Luo took place at the Center for Natural Healing in the city between October and December. The 64-year-old Seekonk, Massachusetts man was held without bail at in initial court appearance Tuesday on charges of first-degree sexual as...
  • Providence Feb 5

    Shooting Investigation Underway Near Hospital in Providence

    An investigation was underway Wednesday following a shooting near Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. WJAR reports that staff at the hospital heard gunfire overnight, which prompted a brief lockdown of the building. Moments after the shots were heard, a 21-year-old victim was brought to the emergency room there. The parking lot outside the...
  • Moses Brown School Feb 6

    Report: 5 Former Employees Abused Students at Private School in RI

    An independent investigation has found that five former employees at Rhode Island’s Moses Brown School engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with students. The head of the prestigious private school in Providence in a letter to the school community Monday said the misconduct allegations date to the 1950s and occurred as recently as the 1980...
  • nightclub rules Jan 30

    RI Officials Hear Public Testimony on Proposed Nightclub Rules

    Providence officials heard nearly three hours of public testimony related to a series of proposed ordinances suggested in response to a recent spate of violence at city nightclubs. Several nightclub and bar owners testified at the city council’s Public Safety Committee hearing Wednesday night, expressing their concerns that the ordinances wer...
  • child pornography Jan 29

    R.I. Teenager Arrested on Child Pornography and Extortion Charges

    Police say a Rhode Island 16-year-old has been charged with harassing and extorting girls to send him naked photographs of themselves, which he then shared with other people. Burrillville police said in a statement that the teenager was in possession of a “large quantity of images and videos consistent with child pornography.” He has no...
  • Rhode Island Jan 28

    State Says Child’s Death the Result of Maltreatment

    The death of a 4-month-old child in Rhode Island last summer was the result of maltreatment, state child welfare authorities have announced.

  • Rhode Island Jan 27

    Woman Dies After Crashing Car Into RI Toll Booth: Police

    A 72-year-old woman has died after crashing her car into a toll booth on a Rhode Island bridge, state police say. Mary Clark, of Middletown, was heading west on the Newport Pell Bridge at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday when her vehicle mounted the concrete barrier system that protects the booth and struck the concrete post and metal pole, state police&#82...
  • Ledyard Jan 26

    Ledyard Police Search For Rhode Island Shooting Suspect Yields No Results

    Ledyard Police could not find the man they believe was involved in a Westerly, Rhode Island shooting Saturday morning after an extensive search. Westerly Police believe the man fled to Connecticut after the shooting that left one dead. Ledyard and Mashantucket Police searched the area on foot for the suspect. Officers will patrol the area as other ...
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