• car crash June 14, 2022 2:00 pm

    Married Couple From RI Dies in Seekonk Car Crash

    A married couple from Rhode Island have been identified as the victims of a fatal car crash in Massachusetts. Authorities said Tuesday that 70-year-old Robert Langevin, of Pawtucket, had stopped his Corvette at a stop sign at the intersection with Route 44 in Seekonk at about 6 p.m. Monday with his wife Winifred, also 70, in the passenger seat. Authorities…

  • Rhode Island January 31, 2022 12:09 am

    1 Dead, 2 in Critical Condition Following Pawtucket Apartment Fire

    A fire broke out Sunday afternoon at an apartment complex in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, killing one person and critically injuring at least two others. Pawtucket fire officials said six to seven people were taken to Rhode Island Hospital following the fire at the Coats Manor apartment complex on Lonsdale Avenue, WJAR reported; Pawtucket police said two of the people who…

  • Rhode Island January 24, 2022 3:08 pm

    1 Killed, 1 Injured in Shooting Outside Cigar Lounge

    Police say one man was killed and another man was injured in an early morning shooting outside a Rhode Island cigar bar. Police say the shooting outside the Fab City Cigar Lounge in Pawtucket at about 12:45 a.m. Monday occurred after some sort of altercation inside the business. Officers responding to the business found the victims outside with gunshot wounds….

  • Massachusetts December 25, 2021 6:24 pm

    Twin Brothers Killed in Christmas Eve Car Crash in Mattapoisett

    Twin brothers were killed in a single-car crash along Interstate 195 in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, on Friday, Christmas Eve. Alberto and Ruddy Morales, 33, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, were pronounced dead at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford after their Honda Accord was discovered in the median on the westbound side of I-195, according to Mattapoisett police. Officers first received calls…

  • Pawtucket October 11, 2021 8:11 am

    Boy Found Wandering Near I-95 in RI; Police Charge Woman for False Report

    A young boy and his parents have been found after the boy was seen Sunday wandering near an exit of Interstate 95 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The boy was spotted by a woman taking an Uber home at about 6:30 a.m., police said. Upon further investigation, police found the child’s parent and charged the woman with filing a false police…

  • Fatal Shooting June 28, 2021 5:36 pm

    Man Killed in Pawtucket, RI, Shooting Is Former College Football Star

    The victim of a fatal shooting in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, over the weekend was identified Monday as a former college football star. Keshaudas Spence, 29, of Brockton, Massachusetts, was found in the passenger seat of a car suffering from a gunshot wound at about 4:45 a.m. Saturday, Pawtucket police said in a statement. He was taken to the hospital where…

  • Rhode Island June 24, 2021 10:08 am

    Police Investigate After Off-Duty Officer Shoots Teen in RI

    Police in Rhode Island are investigating the shooting of an 18-year-old man by an off-duty Pawtucket officer, West Greenwich Chief Richard Ramsay said. The chain of events started at about 8 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 95 and ended up off the highway outside a West Greenwich pizza shop, Ramsay said. Both men were in separate vehicles. “I believe the officer…

  • Rhode Island May 16, 2021 11:00 pm

    Man Dies in Drive-by Shooting in Pawtucket

    A man was killed in a targeted, drive-by shooting in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, police said. Officers who were called Saturday afternoon for a report of shots fired found a man with several gunshot wounds inside a car. He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where he later died. Authorities did not identify the victim, but bystanders told The Providence Journal he...

  • Pawtucket April 29, 2021 7:09 pm

    Several Hospitalized in Apparent Pawtucket Hazmat Incident

    More than a dozen emergency services vehicles descended on a Rhode Island manufacturing company Thursday afternoon over what appeared to be a noxious odor that sickened several people. No one was seriously hurt, Pawtucket’s acting public safety director said. The incident was reported at the address of medical parts and electrode manufacturer Bio-Detek on Narragansett Park Drive. Pawtucket firefighters...

  • attleboro April 29, 2021 6:38 pm

    Driver Dies After Early Morning Crash With Truck on I-95 in Mass.

    A 19-year-old driver has died after his car crashed into the back of a truck on Interstate 95 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, early Thursday morning, police said. Investigators are still working out what caused the crash, which also left a 19-year-old woman hurt, according to the Massachusetts State Police. The crash was reported about 3 a.m. on the southbound side of…

  • coronavirus November 28, 2020 4:30 pm

    Pawtucket to Close City Hall to Public Amid Rhode Island's Effort to Stop COVID Surge

    Pawtucket will close City Hall to the public beginning Monday, part of Rhode Island’s statewide effort to stop a surge in coronavirus cases. Mayor Donald Grebien said that the two-week closure will protect city workers and residents alike, and that much municipal business can be handled online or over the phone. He said the decision to close City Hall...

  • Gina Raimondo November 19, 2020 2:28 pm

    Raimondo Announces 2-Week Pause in RI Starting Nov. 30 as COVID-19 Cases Increase

  • Rhode Island November 17, 2020 6:46 pm

    RI Man Charged With Murder in Halloween Shooting

    A Central Falls man charged with fatally shooting another man in Pawtucket on Halloween night has been indicted on murder and other charges, the Rhode Island attorney general’s office announced Tuesday. Jairo Esdel Galva, 21, is charged in the Oct. 31 shooting death of Joel Rosario, 22, also of Central Falls. Galva turned himself in earlier this month after a…

  • Rhode Island November 2, 2020 4:01 pm

    Man Charged With Striking, Killing Nurse on I-95 in RI Appears in Court

    A Boston man charged with being under the influence when he allegedly struck and killed an off-duty nurse who had stopped to help someone at the scene of a car rollover in Rhode Island has been held on $45,000 bail. Luis Baez, 22, appeared in court Monday to face several charges in connection with the crash on Interstate 95 in…

  • Rhode Island November 1, 2020 4:31 pm

    Mass. Nurse Who Stopped to Help Crash Victim Killed in Hit-and-Run in RI

    A Massachusetts woman who stopped to help the victim of a crash on Interstate 95 in Rhode Island was killed by a hit-and-run driver early Sunday. Jennifer Toscano, a 34-year-old nurse from Stoughton, was struck and killed while trying to help the victim of a rollover crash near Exit 30 in Pawtucket. The driver who hit her then fled the…

  • Rhode Island September 20, 2020 4:52 pm

    Man Believed to Be Homeless Hit, Killed on I-95 in Pawtucket: State Police

    A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and killed on a highway in Pawtucket on Saturday night, Rhode Island State Police said. Officers identified the victim as 57-year-old Ricardo Masariegos, affiliate WJAR-TV reported. Police say they believe Masariegos was homeless. The crash happened on Interstate-95 south near Exit 27 around 9 p.m., according to WJAR. Police said Masariegos was crossing…

  • coronavirus May 20, 2020 9:12 pm

    Notorious Counterfeiter Gets Compassionate Release Amid Pandemic

    A Rhode Island man who calls himself the “world’s greatest counterfeiter” has been granted compassionate release from prison, where he was serving a 15-month sentence for producing fake $100 bills. A federal judge in Providence on Wednesday reduced Louis Colavecchio’s sentence to time served, but said he must remain in custody until an appropriate release plan is in place....

  • coronavirus April 26, 2020 5:22 pm

    Raimondo Announces 11 More Deaths in RI

    The number of new cases was down from the previous day’s, prompting Gov. Gina Raimondo to express cautious optimism that social distancing efforts were having a positive impact.

  • coronavirus in new england April 26, 2020 5:28 pm

    Coronavirus in RI: 11 New Deaths, Total Cases Reach 7,439

    Rhode Island health officials on Sunday reported 11 deaths from the novel coronavirus, bringing the state’s death toll 226. The fatal cases were comprised of a person in their 50s, four in their 70s, a person in their 80s and five in their 90s, officials said. The state also reported 310 new cases, bringing the total to 7,439. The number…

  • coronavirus April 25, 2020 8:36 pm

    RI Announces 13 More Coronavirus Related Deaths

    The new coronavirus has claimed another 13 lives in Rhode Island, bringing the state’s death toll from the pandemic to 215, the state Department of Health reported Saturday. There were 430 news cases of the disease, for a total of more than 7,100 positive cases, the agency said.

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