• Pawtucket February 13, 2024 7:12 pm

    4 arrested after death of 1-year-old in RI

    Four people are facing charges after the death of a 1-year-old child in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, NBC affiliate WJAR reported. Emergency crews responded around 10 a.m. Sunday to Arthur Street, where the child was found unresponsive. He later died at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, according to the outlet. Police said the child had significant facial bruising. Authorities did not publicly...

  • Rhode Island January 22, 2024 9:22 am

    20 residents escape from burning apartment building in RI

    A fire broke out in a Pawtucket, Rhode Island, apartment building early Monday morning, according to NBC affiliate WJAR. The fire happened at about 2 a.m. at 502 Pawtucket Ave. The Pawtucket Fire Department said they received a call from a resident who was complaining about smoke. When firefighters arrived, they saw flames coming from the first floor, which was…

  • Rhode Island January 21, 2024 4:58 pm

    Woman shot, killed near her work in Pawtucket; man facing domestic murder charge

    A 33-year-old woman was shot to death in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, on Friday night in what is believed to be a domestic incident, and a man is facing several charges. Pawtucket police tell NBC10 Boston affiliate WJAR that 34-year-old Michael J. Fernandes, of Pawtucket, has been charged in the fatal shooting of Jocelyn A. DoCouto, of Central Falls. Officers were…

  • Rhode Island December 28, 2023 10:25 am

    RI woman accused of stabbing roommate over tattoo

    A woman in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was accused of stabbing her roommate this week over a tattoo, according to NBC affiliate WJAR. The incident happened on Lonsdale Avenue at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. When police arrived, officers found a woman with serious cuts to her arm, WJAR reported. She was taken to the hospital, where she underwent surgery. The suspect,…

  • Rhode Island December 5, 2023 8:28 am

    Man sent to hospital after being shot in RI

    A man in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was shot on Monday, according to WJAR-TV. The shooting happened on School Street. The man was taken to Miriam Hospital with a gunshot injury, reported WJAR-TV. He was alert and conscious, police said. The shooting is under investigation.

  • Rhode Island December 2, 2023 10:53 pm

    Pedestrian fatally struck on I-95 north in Pawtucket

    A man has died after he was struck by a vehicle while walking on Interstate 95 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, police say. Officials tell NBC10 Boston affiliate WJAR that police received a call around 7 p.m. for a person walking on I-95 north, and then received calls for a pedestrian struck in Pawtucket near Exit 41A. Rhode Island State Police…

  • Rhode Island November 24, 2023 12:58 pm

    Person injured in Pawtucket shooting

    A person was shot Friday morning, drawing a large police response in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. NBC10 Boston affiliate WJAR reports that the Pawtucket Police Department said one person was shot before 8 a.m. Friday on Moshassuck Industrial Highway. The victim drove themselves to Rhode Island Hospital, police told WJAR. There was no immediate update on their condition. The scene was…

  • Pawtucket November 4, 2023 1:23 pm

    Pawtucket woman arrested after road rage and shooting incident

    A woman was arrested for a shooting and a road rage incident in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on Friday Night. Pawtucket Police say 36-year-old Kendra Johnson of Pawtucket was reported to police by the victim, a 32-year-old man, saying she began to chase him while driving in the city, according to WJAR. The victim say Johnson drove her vehicle into his…

  • Pawtucket October 12, 2023 10:25 am

    Pawtucket man arrested for alleged bomb threats

    A man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly calling bomb threats to a temple. Temple Beth-El in Providence received a threatening voicemail on Tuesday, according to authorities. According to WJAR reports, 65-year-old Vincent Johnson, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island was arrested in connection to the voicemail. He was charged with disorderly conduct, bomb threat, and false reporting.

  • Rhode Island October 10, 2023 10:25 am

    2 firefighters injured, 7 residents displaced following RI house fire

    Two firefighters were injured and seven residents displaced following a large house fire in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, on Monday. Firefighters responded to the report of a fire in a home on Paisley Street around 5:20 p.m. When they arrived, flames could be seen shooting from the roof and inside the building. Fire officials told WJAR the fire started on the…

  • missing person September 30, 2023 9:00 pm

    Pawtucket teen found safe

    A teen who was missing in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, is safe. Pawtucket police say the 15-year-old runaway returned home Saturday. Other information wasn’t provided.

  • Pawtucket August 1, 2023 4:46 pm

    Crash on I-95 causes fire in RI storage building, driver seriously hurt

    A driver was seriously hurt and their vehicle caught fire, spreading flames to a U-Haul storage building, on Interstate 95 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, early Tuesday morning, police said. A charred pickup truck remained at the scene and clouds of smoke billowed from the building during the fire, NBC affiliate WJAR reported. The driver was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital…

  • Rhode Island June 11, 2023 10:49 pm

    21-year-old dies after being shot while delivering food in Pawtucket

    A 21-year-old man who was shot multiple times while delivering food Friday night in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, died from his injuries, authorities announced this weekend. Pawtucket police identified the victim on Sunday as Julian Garcia, of North Providence, NBC affiliate WJAR reported. Officers were called to the intersection of Barton and Montgomery streets around 9 p.m. Friday for a report…

  • Pawtucket June 7, 2023 11:54 am

    Pawtucket woman accused of abusing pet dog

    A woman from Pawtucket, Rhode Island is being accused of abusing her 16-year-old pet poodle, Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced. 57-year-old Dawn Abbenante has been charged with cruelty to animals resulting in death and failure to provide a dog with adequate veterinary care. According to the AG’s press release, the dog was brought in for cremation and showed...

  • Pawtucket March 5, 2023 3:52 pm

    Man Shot in Pawtucket, RI

    Police are investigating a shooting that left one man injured in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, on Saturday night. Pawtucket Police responded to Hancock Street around 9:15 p.m., NBC affiliate WJAR reported. The man was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries. No arrests have been made yet. The shooting is under investigation.

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