• Rhode Island November 27, 2023 12:48 pm

    Pursuit in Johnston ends in Providence with shooting involving police

    A police chase that began in Johnston, Rhode Island, ended in Providence with a shooting involving an officer early Monday morning, reported WJAR-TV. Earlier Monday morning, police in the town of North Providence issued an alert regarding a vehicle connected to a shooting in Providence, according to WJAR-TV. Johnston police said the pursuit started just before 2 a.m. after the…

  • Rhode Island November 27, 2023 8:17 am

    Providence post office evacuated after worker reports finding white powder

    A post office in Providence, Rhode Island, was evacuated over the weekend after an employee reported finding white powder while handling mail, according to WJAR-TV. The Providence Fire Department responded to 24 Corliss Street just after 6:30 p.m. Sunday. A hazmat team was also called in out of an abundance of caution, reported WJAR-TV. The building was then evacuated. After…

  • Rhode Island November 20, 2023 12:27 am

    Man shot outside mosque in Providence

    A 52-year-old man was shot outside of a mosque in Providence, Rhode Island, on Friday. Providence police said the shooting occurred on Haskins Street in Upper South Providence around 11:20 a.m., according to NBC10 Boston affiliate WJAR. The victim, whose name was not released, was associated with the mosque and was selling religious items on the street, WJAR reported. He…

  • Rhode Island November 15, 2023 8:26 am

    Fast-spreading fire damages two homes in Providence, displacing 8 people

    A large fire damaged two homes in Providence, Rhode Island, on Tuesday night, displacing eight people. The fire was reported around 7 p.m. Tuesday in a home on Indiana Street. The blaze spread to a home next door before firefighters were able to bring it under control. Neighbors said they saw the families escaping from the home. “I came outside…

  • Rhode Island November 19, 2023 10:35 pm

    Man arrested in connection to double homicide in Providence

    A 29-year-old man was arrested in connection to a double homicide in Providence, Rhode Island, that happened in late October, according to WJAR-TV. Providence police said that Miguel Perez was arrested on Thursday by Warwick police. Warwick police executed a search warrant at home on Highland Avenue, where Perez lived, reported WJAR-TV. During the search, a car with Massachusetts plates…

  • Rhode Island November 19, 2023 10:35 pm

    18 Brown University students taken into custody while protesting Israel-Hamas war

    Nearly 20 Brown University students were taken into custody Wednesday night after refusing to leave a campus building where they were protesting the Israel-Hamas war, according to WJAR-TV. Brown University, in a statement to WJAR-TV, said the students being at that primary administrative building after hours “posed security concerns,” adding that it issued multiple trespassing warnings before the 18 students…

  • Rhode Island November 19, 2023 10:49 pm

    Missing 5-year-old found dead in pond near Rhode Island home

    A 5-year-old girl was found dead in a public pond early Thursday morning after going missing the night before. The girl, who had limited language skills, had last been seen at her Babcock Road home in south Providence around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to police. State and local police officers searched for the girl through the night, using K-9 teams…

  • Rhode Island November 6, 2023 1:47 pm

    Man charged with stabbing his grandparents in Providence granted bail

    A 28-year-old man accused of stabbing his grandparents inside their Providence, Rhode Island, home over the weekend was granted bail at his arraignment Monday, according to WJAR-TV. The stabbing happened on Lynch Street on Sunday. Collin Raso is accused of stabbing his grandparents inside the home where they all live. Police said the grandparents were taken to Rhode Island Hospital…

  • Rhode Island November 2, 2023 10:18 am

    Textron building in Providence vandalized twice this week

    A manufacturer of defense systems building in Providence, Rhode Island, was vandalized twice this week, according to WJAR-TV. The Textron building on Westminster Street was first vandalized on Tuesday, reported WJAR-TV. The following day, the downtown building was once again targeted by vandals. Police said they arrested Maggie Weng and Finch Bryant, both 19, for their involvement in Wednesday’s incident….

  • Rhode Island October 30, 2023 1:04 pm

    Providence sees violent weekend with 2 killed, 1 injured in shootings

    The city of Providence, Rhode Island, saw a violent weekend, with two people fatally shot and another injured by gunfire, WJAR-TV reports. The deadly shooting happened on Hathaway Street on Saturday morning, just near the Cranston line. Police on Monday identified Sreylakh Ros, 30, and Brian Fernandez, 29, as the two people killed inside of a car. They said this…

  • Rhode Island October 23, 2023 8:08 am

    Woman accused of attacking Providence officer after being denied entry to nightclub

    A woman was arrested in Providence, Rhode Island, over the weekend after allegedly biting and punching a police officer, according to WJAR-TV. The incident happened just before 2 a.m. Sunday on Atwells Avenue. Providence police said they responded to sounds of screaming outside of Saje Kitchen. When they arrived, they saw Taylor Martone, 27, yelling at a security guard after…

  • Rhode Island October 6, 2023 5:50 pm

    Woman struck and killed in Providence hit-and-run

    An 85-year-old woman has died following a hit-and-run crash in Providence, Rhode Island, on Wednesday. Providence police said Thursday that Vanda Makovetskiy was struck around 6 a.m. at North Main Street and Doyle Avenue while out on her daily walk with her husband, NBC10 Boston affiliate WJAR reports. According to police, Makovetskiy was conscious and alert at the scene but…

  • Providence September 29, 2023 11:04 am

    High School in Providence students had less than 1% proficiency in math last year

    A recent report card by the Rhode Island Department of Education said that every student at Mount Pleasant High School failed the state’s math exam during the 2021-2022 school year, according to reports from WJAR. Providence Mayor Brett Smiley said that that was “unacceptable”. The results in science and english language arts are also low at 4.8% and 7.1% respectively….

  • Providence September 22, 2023 1:42 pm

    Man shot in the head in Providence, police say

    Authorities are investigating an incident where a man was shot in the head in Providence, Rhode Island on Thursday night. Authorities said the man suffered a gunshot wound to the head, though when he showed up to the hospital he was conscious and alert. Providence police placed evidence markers in the area of Pearl and Friendship streets, according to reports…

  • Providence September 12, 2023 11:56 am

    Rhode Island nurse in critical condition after being attacked by patient, police say

    A Rhode Island nurse was attacked by a patient, leaving him critically injured, according to NBC affiliate WJAR. The male nurse was attacked by a psychiatric patient on Friday at Rhode Island Hospital, the Providence Police Department told the news outlet. The suspect patient was identified as 37-year-old George Bower, who appeared before a Providence judge on Monday virtually due…

  • Rhode Island September 1, 2023 12:46 pm

    Lockdown lifted at RI's TF Green Airport: ‘no credible security threat'

    T.F. Green Airport was on lockdown for about an hour Friday over “a potential security threat,” the Warwick, Rhode Island, airport said, but no threat was found. The lockdown was lifted at the Providence-area airport just before 12:40 p.m. While officials didn’t say publicly what the security threat was, a Warwick police officer told NBC affiliate WJAR that a...

  • Providence August 27, 2023 8:51 am

    Providence restaurant looking to recover after car crashes into it

    A Providence restaurant is looking to recover after someone drove into the storefront on Saturday afternoon. The crash happened at El Eden Restaurant on Chalkstone Avenue, according to WJAR reports. “A majority of the damage was their three steamer machines, as well as this knee wall, and most of their seating,” said Gregge. “All of their tables and chairs were…

  • Providence August 18, 2023 1:50 pm

    2 arrested, including former employee, in theft of almost $500K from RI bank​

    Police say the theft of nearly $500,000 from a Rhode Island bank was an inside job. A former bank employee and her boyfriend were arraigned Thursday in connection with the robbery at a Santander Bank branch in Providence in June on charges of breaking and entering, conspiracy, and larceny. Tracey Delgado, 30, who was the branch operations manager at the…

  • Providence August 8, 2023 4:25 pm

    All clear in Providence after City Hall evacuated, streets cleared

    Providence City Hall was evacuated and people in the downtown area were asked to remain indoors Tuesday as police dealt with what city officials referred to as an “active law enforcement incident,” but no threat was found. The City of Providence sent out a tweet at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday asking people to avoid the area of Washington Street downtown. “Remain…

  • Providence August 3, 2023 10:13 pm

    3 shot in Providence

    Three men were shot Thursday night in Providence, Rhode Island, WJAR reported. The shooting happened on June Street. Police said a vehicle pulled up and a person got out, firing shots. Two of the victims are in critical condition, while another suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to WJAR. No arrests have been made. The case is under investigation.

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