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Monday, Jul 22, 2019 at 01:28 PM EDT

3 Dogs Found Dead Inside Hot Car in RI

3 Dogs Found Dead Inside Hot Car in RI

Three dogs have died after they were found inside a hot vehicle in Rhode Island, Jamestown police said. Officers responded to McQuades Market Place around 4 p.m. Sunday where they found the dogs unresponsive....

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 05:47 PM EDT

Arrest Made in 1988 Death of 10-Year-Old RI Girl

Arrest Made in 1988 Death of 10-Year-Old RI Girl

Rhode Island police have made an arrest in the 1988 killing of a 10-year-old girl. Pawtucket police on Thursday said they have charged 59-year-old Joao Monteiro with murder in the death of Christine Cole. Cole...

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 at 01:23 PM EDT

Steamy Text Message Sparks Marriage Fraud Investigation in RI

Steamy Text Message Sparks Marriage Fraud Investigation in RI

A steamy text message at the most inopportune moment has sparked a federal marriage fraud trial in Rhode Island. The Boston Globe reports that Prince Mark Boley, a Liberian national living in Providence,...

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 at 10:36 AM EDT

Priest Facing OUI Charge Placed on Leave by Diocese

Priest Facing OUI Charge Placed on Leave by Diocese

A Rhode Island priest facing drunken driving charges has been placed on administrative leave by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence.

Monday, Jul 15, 2019 at 04:17 PM EDT

Fifth Suspect Arraigned in Death of North Providence Man

Fifth Suspect Arraigned in Death of North Providence Man

A fifth suspect in the beating and stabbing death of a Rhode Island man killed after he left a Providence nightclub has been held without bail.

Monday, Jul 15, 2019 at 11:04 AM EDT

Woman Struck, Killed While Crossing East Providence Street

Woman Struck, Killed While Crossing East Providence Street

A Rhode Island woman has died after getting struck by a pickup truck while crossing a city street on foot. East Providence police say 38-year-old Jennifer Cabral was struck at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday near...

Sunday, Jul 14, 2019 at 11:16 PM EDT

Providence School System Worse Than Report Implies: Official

Providence School System Worse Than Report Implies: Official

Rhode Island's education commissioner says the state of the Providence public school system is even worse than a scathing report suggested. WPRI-TV reports Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green discussed her...

Friday, Jul 12, 2019 at 06:18 AM EDT

RI Man Who Sued Police for Keeping His Guns for Years Gets $20k

RI Man Who Sued Police for Keeping His Guns for Years Gets $20k

A Rhode Island man who sued police for refusing to return his guns for more than six years has been awarded $20,000 in damages by a federal jury. The Providence Journal reports attorneys from the American Civil...

Friday, Jul 12, 2019 at 06:11 AM EDT

Driver Killed When Pickup Slams Into West Warwick House

Driver Killed When Pickup Slams Into West Warwick House

One person is dead after police say a pickup truck slammed into a home in West Warwick. The crash on Andrews Avenue occurred around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday and claimed the life of the vehicle's driver.

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 at 03:39 PM EDT

Scathing Report Leads to $20M in Improvements at Providence Schools

Scathing Report Leads to $20M in Improvements at Providence Schools

A dozen public schools in Providence will be undergoing $20 million in facility improvements after a scathing report was released on the Rhode Island Department of Education. A 93-page report by the Johns...

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