Providence

  • Moses Brown School Feb 6

    Report: 5 Former Employees Abused Students at Private School in RI

    An independent investigation has found that five former employees at Rhode Island’s Moses Brown School engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with students. The head of the prestigious private school in Providence in a letter to the school community Monday said the misconduct allegations date to the 1950s and occurred as recently as the 1980s. One former employee who faced...

  • Providence Feb 5

    Shooting Investigation Underway Near Hospital in Providence

    An investigation was underway Wednesday following a shooting near Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. WJAR reports that staff at the hospital heard gunfire overnight, which prompted a brief lockdown of the building. Moments after the shots were heard, a 21-year-old victim was brought to the emergency room there. The parking lot outside the hospital was considered part of the…

  • nightclub rules Jan 30

    RI Officials Hear Public Testimony on Proposed Nightclub Rules

    Providence officials heard nearly three hours of public testimony related to a series of proposed ordinances suggested in response to a recent spate of violence at city nightclubs. Several nightclub and bar owners testified at the city council’s Public Safety Committee hearing Wednesday night, expressing their concerns that the ordinances were too extreme and would end up hurting their...

  • Rhode Island Jan 28

    State Says Child’s Death the Result of Maltreatment

    The death of a 4-month-old child in Rhode Island last summer was the result of maltreatment, state child welfare authorities have announced.

  • Providence Jan 18

    Man Who Escaped Custody at Rhode Island Hospital Sought: Police

    A man arrested for breaking and entering has escaped from custody while at a hospital in Rhode Island, police said Saturday. David Marroquin, 19, of Providence, had been apprehended Friday for an incident that happened Tuesday. Police say Marroquin complained of injuries and was brought to Rhode Island Hospital, where he fled. Marroquin was last seen wearing a white sweatshirt,…

  • driver shot Jan 14

    Police: Man Shot in Leg While Driving in RI

    According to a police report, a Rhode Island man was shot in the leg while driving. A man was driving Sunday near an elementary school in Providence when he heard a loud noise and felt a pain in his left ankle. The man realized he was shot and drove himself to Roger Williams Hospital. Officers later inspected the car and…

  • Providence Jan 5

    Judge Clears Way for Trial in Student’s Rape Claim Lawsuit

    A federal judge in Providence has ruled that a lawsuit by a Rhode Island School of Design student against the college can proceed to trial.

  • Jorge Elorza Dec 27, 2019

    Providence Mayor Says He’s Considering 2020 Run for RI Governor

    The mayor of Rhode Island’s capital city is considering a run for governor in 2022. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, who has three years left in his second mayoral term, said he still has to consider various factors including whether he can raise enough money to compete in what will likely be a competitive Democratic primary field, The Boston Globe reported….

  • Jorge Elorza Dec 26, 2019

    Providence Mayor Says He’s Considering 2022 Run for Governor

    The mayor of Rhode Island’s capital city is considering a run for governor in 2022. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, who has three years left in his second mayoral term, said he still has to consider various factors including whether he can raise enough money to compete in what will likely be a competitive Democratic primary field, The Boston Globe reported….

  • opioid crisis Dec 23, 2019

    16 Arrested in Major Mass.-RI Fentanyl Drug Ring Bust

    A four-month investigation into a drug ring that operated between Massachusetts and Rhode Island was busted last week when 16 people were arrested with nearly a kilogram of fentanyl along with other drugs, cash and a gun, prosecutors said Monday. About 850 grams of fentanyl, 56 grams of cocaine, steroids and prescription pills were seized in a series of raids…

  • Providence rap Dec 19, 2019

    Netflix Rap Star Flawless Holding Toy Donation Event in Providence

    Rapper Flawless Real Talk, one of the breakout stars of the Netflix competition show “Rhythm + Flow,” is holding a listening party in his native Providence, Rhode Island, Thursday that’ll benefit a good cause. Anyone can get in to the event, a listening party for his new album “Every Second Matters,” for free if they bring a toy to donate…

  • Providence Nov 5, 2019

    Get to Know Rhode Island’s Own Flawless Real Talk, Star of ‘Rhythm + Flow’

    Flawless Real Talk is one of the break-out stars of Netflix’s hip-hop competition show, “Rhythm + Flow,” where represented Rhode Island to the world, and he told us about the underdog’s hunger in him as a rapper from the smallest state in the country.

  • Donald Trump Nov 29, 2019

    Schools Teach Refugee, Migrant Kids Skills to Succeed in US

    International flags flutter from the ceilings of the outdoor hallways at Valencia Newcomer School, where more than 200 children from around the world are learning English skills and American classroom customs they need to succeed. When the school year begins, the refugee and immigrant children often don’t know the rules. A kid might be fascinated with a light switch they...

  • Rhode Island Nov 25, 2019

    Christopher Columbus Statue Vandalized Again in RI

    A Christopher Columbus statue in Rhode Island has been vandalized for a second time in recent weeks

  • Rhode Island Nov 25, 2019

    Dog Eat Dog Competition: Pooches Vie for Role in RI Production of ‘The Nutcracker’

    A ballet company in Providence, Rhode Island held a casting call on Sunday for their upcoming production but these weren’t your typical ballerinas – instead, all the dancers had four legs and fur. The Festival Ballet Providence held auditions for dogs for a role in their “The Nutcracker” show and dozens of dog owners and their furry friends answered the...

  • Facebook May 4, 2017

    Ringling’s Final Circus to Be Streamed on Facebook Live

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus first wowed audiences in the 19th century. For the iconic American spectacle’s final act, it will broadcast the final performance on a 21st century medium: Facebook Live.

  • United States Nov 20, 2019

    RI City Employee Fired After Noose Found in Vehicle

    A Rhode Island city employee has been terminated and another suspended after someone reported finding a noose in a vehicle on a job site. A spokeswoman for Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza says that the report is under investigation by the Department of Human Resources and a hearing with union officials is planned.

  • President Nov 13, 2019

    Brown University Looks to Enroll More Veterans

    Brown University has announced plans to double the number of veterans it enrolls by changing admissions policies, increasing financial support and bolstering recruitment. The Ivy League university in Providence, Rhode Island announced in a press release on Veterans Day that standardized test scores will be optional for veterans in the admissions process.

  • Massachusetts Oct 25, 2019

    New England Governors Interested in Regional Approach for Vaping Rule

    The governors of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut said Thursday that they’re interested in taking a regional approach to regulating vaping in the future. They met privately Thursday to discuss issues of regional importance. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, a Democrat, hosted Republican Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts and Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont of Connecticut for lunch at Rhode Island...

  • New England Oct 24, 2019

    Showers Friday Night Leading to Cooler Temperatures

    Across New England, it’s phenomenal weather on Thursday, with lots of sunshine and pleasant temperatures. The only imperfection is that there may be a few evening showers near the Canada border. Due to a southwest breeze that’s just enough to keep the air moving but not enough to add a chill, temperatures Thursday night into Friday morning will be a...

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