• Rhode Island Sep 26

    Man Shot to Death in Providence Restaurant

    A 37-year-old man was shot to death at a restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island, police said. Cmdr. Thomas Verdi told the Providence Journal the shooting happened Saturday morning at Roque’s Cafe. The death marked the city’s 19th homicide this year. No other information was immediately available. Police also are investigating other shootings since Thursday night that left three men...

  • Providence Sep 16

    Police Make Arrest in Fatal Shooting Outside Providence Nightclub

    Police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal shooting outside a Providence, Rhode Island, nightclub last month. Ahmad Crowell, 31, of Warwick, was held without bail at his arraignment Wednesday on first-degree murder and firearms charges. He did not enter a plea and was referred to the public defender’s office. Crowell is charged in the death of Daniel…

  • Providence Sep 7

    Providence Police Looking for Endangered Person

    Police in Providence, Rhode Island, are looking for a missing person they believe to be in danger. Elijah Elderkin, 25, was last seen by his roommate around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, police said. Elderkin is believed have left his Hope Street home in his 1997 black Honda Accord bearing Rhode Island registration TA-443. The vehicle has two stickers on the rear,…

  • Rhode Island Aug 29

    2 Dead After Unrelated Shootings in Providence

    A pair of shootings early Saturday claimed the lives of two young men in Providence, police said. A 25-year-old man was shot at around 2 a.m. Saturday on O’Connell Street and a 23-year-old man was shot about 20 minutes later at a gas station on Branch Avenue, police said. The younger of the two victims died at the scene while…

  • Rhode Island Aug 17

    Providence to Require Vaccine or Weekly Tests for City Staff

    Rhode Island’s capital city is imposing a mask mandate for anyone entering municipal buildings, starting Tuesday, and will require most city employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 1 or undergo weekly testing. Mayor Jorge Elorza’s office announced the guidance Monday as the delta variant drives up cases in the state. “In light of the delta variant...

  • Rhode Island Aug 11

    Providence Police Capture Man Who Fired at Officer, Fled

    Police captured a man who shot at a police officer in Providence, Rhode Island, Wednesday, according to reports. Luis Roman, 31, will face multiple charges, WJAR reports. Roman fired shots at an officer who was responding to a domestic call at a Canton Street address, striking a cruiser several times, police said. No one was hurt. “This is a day…

  • Providence Aug 10

    Officials Convening Emergency Meeting on Providence Violence

    Officials in Rhode Island’s capital are convening an emergency meeting to address a troubling spike in gun deaths and other violence. The Providence City Council called the meeting for late Tuesday afternoon after a spate of fatal shootings and stabbings, including a deadly double shooting last weekend. Two Massachusetts men were killed when gunfire erupted outside a nightclub Saturday,...

  • brown university Aug 9

    Lawsuit: Brown Failed to Protect Women From Sexual Misconduct

    Brown University has systematically and repeatedly failed to protect women from rape and other sexual misconduct, according to a federal class action lawsuit filed recently by four current and former female students. The suit, which was filed last Friday in Providence federal court, alleges the Ivy League school in Rhode Island actively prevented the reporting of incidents of sexual violence…

  • Rhode Island Aug 7

    2 Boston Men Shot Dead Outside Providence Nightclub

    The Providence Board of Licenses has issued an emergency closure of a nightclub after two Boston men were shot and killed outside the club early Saturday morning. The board of licenses said Fuego Lounge will be closed for 72 hours. Police said two men, ages 27 and 29, were shot outside of the nightclub around 2 a.m. on West Friendship…

  • Providence Aug 2

    One Dead, Several Injured After Violent Night in Providence

    One woman was killed and several people seriously injured after police said they responded to multiple violent crimes in Providence, Rhode Island, early Monday morning. WJAR reports that police responded to a stabbing at Broad and Fricker streets at 1:45 a.m. The victim was brought to Rhode Island with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. Approximately 30 minutes later at Union Avenue,…

  • Business Jul 14

    This 30-Year-Old Quit His Job to Work on His Side Hustle. Now He's on Track to Make $200,000 in Sales This Year

    Jake Kenyon started selling hand-dyed yarn as a side hustle and hobby. But as the pandemic popularized crafts like knitting and crocheting, sales jumped from $33,000 in 2019 to $125,000 in 2020. So in January, he quit his job to focus on his side hustle. Here’s what he learned from turning his passion into a full-time job.

  • Rhode Island Jul 11

    2 Firefighters Taken to Hospital, 4 Dogs Dead After Providence House Fire

    A fire broke out Friday night at a home in Providence, Rhode Island, sending two firefighters to the hospital and killing four pets. Firefighters responded after flames broke out on the second floor of the Armington Avenue home near Academy Avenue around 6:30 p.m., Deputy Assistant Fire Chief Steve Capracotta told WJAR. A man who was hanging out of a…

  • Rhode Island Jul 6

    19-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed in Providence

    A 19-year-old man was shot by someone inside a vehicle as he walked along a Providence street and then run over by the same vehicle, city police said at a news conference Tuesday. The victim, identified as David Lozada, was walking down Ford Street when he was shot at about 8:30 p.m. Monday, Maj. David Lapatin said. “It was definitely…

  • Providence Jul 5

    Police: 14-Year-Old Shot During Fireworks Show in Providence

    A 14-year-old girl was shot in the foot while watching fireworks in Providence, Rhode Island, police said Monday. A large group of people was watching fireworks at about 11 p.m. Sunday when three masked people fired multiple rounds, police said in a tweet. The girl was taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital by a relative, where she was treated and...

  • Rhode Island Jun 24

    Beach Club Tied to US Senator Refutes Claims It Is ‘All-White'

    An exclusive Rhode Island beach club tied to Democratic U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has broken its silence to defend itself from claims that it only allows white people after the controversy garnered national attention

  • Rhode Island Jun 24

    What a Relief: Rhode Island Transit Hub Bathrooms Reopening

    To the relief of many, Rhode Island reopened public restrooms Wednesday at the Kennedy Plaza transit hub in Providence, which had been closed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority also recently reopened to the general public bathroom facilities at the Newport Transportation and Visitors Center and the Pawtucket Transit Center. “Reopening public restrooms…

  • Providence Jun 21

    2 Men Shot and Killed During Early Morning Fight in Providence

    Two men who were asked to leave an after-hours party in Providence over the weekend were shot and killed during a fight outside, police said Monday. The victims of the shooting at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday were identified by police as Abdoulaye Diallo, 24, of Woonsocket, and Abass Mbaye, 29, who was visiting from Senegal. The victims and a third…

  • Providence Teachers Union May 22

    Providence Superintendent Terminated After Hiring Row

    Rhode Island education officials have reached an agreement with the superintendent of Providence schools to terminate his contract in the wake of criticism about a hiring decision. Rhode Island Education Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green asked Providence Schools Superintendent Harrison Peters to resign several days ago. Peters had been the subject of criticism due to his hiring Olayinka Alege, a school administrator…

  • Providence May 17

    4 Face Charges in Connection With Providence Mass Shooting Last Week

    Authorities filed charges Monday against four people they allege initiated a shootout in Rhode Island that left nine people injured last week. Ricardo Cosme Tejada, 20, Jordanny Britto, 20, Reynaldo Rivera, 19, and George Rios, 18, each face several charges including assault with a deadly weapon and using a firearm while committing a crime of violence, according to the state…

  • Providence May 14

    Mass Shooting in Providence

    Nine people are injured after a mass shooting in Providence, Rhode Island.

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