• Rhode Island September 16, 2022 8:58 am

    Truck Ends Up on Car After Going Airborne in Rhode Island Crash

    A truck ended up on top of another car during a crash Thursday evening in Cranston, Rhode Island, which left one driver with a broken leg, according to NBC affiliate WJAR-TV. The truck crashed into a vehicle Thursday night at the Reservoir Road and Woodbridge Road intersection, which sent it flying into the air, before it landed on another car,…

  • First Alert September 6, 2022 11:42 pm

    Rainy Commutes and Flood Watches Tuesday, Sunshine Later This Week

    Another day of rain for our Tuesday in New England, though the overall chance of flash flooding and thunderstorms has decreased from Labor Day, owing to less humid and cooler air moving in.  A flash flood warning was issued for parts of southern Connecticut through 2:15 p.m., and a flood warning is in effect until mid-afternoon for parts of...

  • Rhode Island September 5, 2022 8:08 pm

    Heavy Rains Flood Streets Around Providence


  • Rhode Island August 4, 2022 12:12 pm

    Man Stabbed in Providence, Later Shot While Trying to Seek Help at Nearby Market

    Police say a man was stabbed in Providence, Rhode Island, on Wednesday night and then later shot outside a convenience store in nearby Cranston while he was attempting to seek help. Investigators said the man was stabbed on Prudence Avenue in Providence and then sought help at Ocean State Market on Dyer Avenue in Cranston, according to WJAR-TV. He was…

  • child sex assault June 22, 2022 10:31 am

    Former RI Cheerleading Coach Charged With Child Molestation

    A former coach at a competitive cheerleading organization has been charged with sexually assaulting a student over a two-year period when the girl was from 12 to 14 years old, police said. Alyshia Tkacs, 33, of Cranston, Rhode Island, faces five counts of first-degree child molestation and two counts of second-degree child molestation, East Providence police said in a statement…

  • fire February 25, 2022 6:42 am

    Home Collapses in Cranston, RI Fire

     A home collapsed after a massive fire Friday morning in Cranston, Rhode Island. Heavy flames were visible when crews responded to the home around 3 a.m. on Lincoln Avenue, according to WJAR. Part of the home collapsed as crews worked the scene. A second adjacent home was also involved. It was not immediately clear if anyone was injured. No further…

  • indecent exposure December 24, 2021 12:37 pm

    Man Arrested After Alleged Naked Confrontations in RI

    A Rhode Island man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of indecent exposure and breaking and entering after two incidents involving a naked man early Wednesday, police said. Paul M. Sawyer, 35, of Woonsocket, was in a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica that pulled into a parking lot of a warehouse facility on Plainfield Pike in Cranston at about 1:40 a.m., Cranston police…

  • Rhode Island October 12, 2021 2:48 pm

    Remains of RI Officer Lost During Korean War Returning Home

    The remains of an Army officer from Rhode Island killed during the Korean War are coming home for burial more than 70 years after he was reported missing. The Providence Journal reports that 1st Lt. Anthony R. Mazzulla was scheduled to arrive at Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport on Tuesday. Burial is scheduled for Saturday in Cranston. The…

  • West Nile Virus August 13, 2021 2:06 pm

    West Nile Found in Rhode Island for First Time This Summer

    West Nile virus has been found in a mosquito sample collected in Rhode Island for the first time this summer, state environmental officials said. A mosquito trapped July 29 in Cranston tested positive for the virus, the state Department of Environmental Management said in a statement Thursday. No mosquito samples this year have tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis, another…

  • rodents June 25, 2021 2:48 pm

    Woman Charged for Feeding RI Rats That Exacerbated Rodent Issue

    A woman was charged with allegedly violating a Rhode Island city ordinance against feeding wild animals. The 55-year-old woman’s neighbors blame her for exacerbating the rodent problem in Cranston, WJAR-TV reported. Last week, the publication captured several nocturnal rats active in the middle of the day. Neighbors say that it’s even worse during the night. The woman and her...

  • RIPTA May 2, 2021 4:31 pm

    Cranston Bridge Closing for 4 Months for $12M Demolition, Replacement

    The commute for motorists in Cranston is about to get a little more complicated, according to Rhode Island transportation officials. The city’s Park Avenue railroad bridge, which carries vehicular traffic over the Amtrak Northeast Corridor tracks, is scheduled to close for about four months on May 15 for a nearly $12 million demolition and replacement project, the state Department of…

  • Rhode Island January 2, 2021 4:04 pm

    3 Arrests After Cranston Officer Assaulted, Run Over By ATV

    Three people have been arrested after an incident police said involved an officer being pushed, surrounded, and run over while responding to dozens of recklessly driven motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles. About 30 motorcycles and ATVs were speeding and weaving in and out of traffic Friday afternoon before one of the drivers dropped her motorcycle in the middle of the road…

  • Rhode Island December 29, 2020 9:42 pm

    Man Shot to Death by Mother's Boyfriend in Cranston, RI, Police Say

    A Rhode Island man was shot to death by his mother’s boyfriend Tuesday, police in Cranston said. After police were called to a B Street home shortly after 2:30 p.m., 41-year-old Paul Zoice was found unconscious with a gunshot wound. He was taken to Rhode Island hospital, where he died from his injuries. Zoice lived at the home with...

  • Rhode Island November 15, 2020 2:24 pm

    1 Dead, 4 Hurt When Speeding Car Hits SUV in Rhode Island

    A man has died after losing control of his speeding car, swerving and hitting an SUV in Rhode Island Saturday night, police said. Four other people were hurt in the crash in Cranston about 8:19 p.m., local police said Sunday. One remained in critical condition. The crash involved a 1991 Nissan 300Z car, occupied by two men, and a 2020…

  • Cranston July 19, 2020 1:26 pm

    RI Man Dies From Possible Drowning in Backyard Pool: Police

    A Rhode Island man found floating in a backyard swimming pool late Saturday afternoon was pronounced dead soon after, according to authorities. Cranston police and fire officials responded to the home on Linden Road around 5:30 p.m. for a suspected drowning, where they found the man face down in the pool. Responders quickly jumped in the pool, removing the man…

  • pedestrian killed January 13, 2020 6:51 pm

    76-Year-Old Woman Struck, Killed Crossing RI Street

    A 76-year-old woman was struck and killed by an SUV as she crossed a Cranston street over the weekend, police said. Angelina Cruz Hernandez was crossing the road at a crosswalk in front of the Riverbend Apartments when she was struck at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver has not been…

  • Rhode Island December 7, 2019 8:06 pm

    Report: RI Police Officer Shot at Suspect Who Drove at Him

    A Cranston, Rhode Island police officer was involved in a shooting when a suspect drove a car at him during a chase, according to police. Around 11 a.m., an 8-year veteran of the force tried to pull over a driver who was not wearing his seat belt, according to a release from Cranston police. The officer reported that the driver…

  • Rhode Island November 20, 2019 2:59 pm

    Trainer Charged in Death of Ex-Patriot's Dog Pleads Guilty

    A Rhode Island dog trainer who was caring for the beloved pet of former New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo when the animal died has pleaded guilty to related charges. The Sun Chronicle reports that 42-year-old Amelia Ferreira, of Cranston, was sentenced Tuesday in Massachusetts to 18 months of probation after pleading guilty to obstructing justice.

  • DRIVER October 23, 2019 6:20 am

    Car Veers Off Highway, Driver Killed in Rollover Crash in Cranston, RI

    Police in Cranston, Rhode Island are investigating after a man died in a single-vehicle rollover crash early Wednesday. WJAR reports a Jeep traveling on Route 10 south veered off the highway and down an embankment sometime around 2:30 a.m. The driver, who was the sole occupant of the car, died at the scene.

  • Massachusetts October 6, 2019 6:34 pm

    Woman Faces OUI Charges After Crashing Into House

    Police say 28-year-old Lindsay Fornaciari, of Cranston, RI, drove her car 125 feet off the road and into a home on Providence Street shortly after 2 a.m.

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