Rhode Island

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    Multi-Alarm Fire Reported in Providence, RI

    Firefighters are at the scene of a multiple-alarm blaze at a home in Providence, Rhode Island, on Monday morning. According to WJAR, the fire was reported around 6 a.m. at 27 Geneva St. Video from the scene showed flames shooting from the roof of the building. Firefighters said everyone appears to have made it out of the building safely. No…

  • 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,…

  • food Jan 17

    Eat Your Way Through Newport, RI: Unforgettable Meals by the Sea

    There is something about New England’s historic seaside communities that sets them apart from other such cities and towns elsewhere in the country. They tend to be charming, walkable places with beautiful architecture, quaint commercial areas, and endless ocean views, and one of the most appealing of them all is Newport — a small Rhode Island city which, because...

  • Rhode Island Jan 14

    Woman Recorded by Reality TV Show Wearing Just a Towel Seeks $1M

    A Rhode Island woman has asked her hometown for $1 million to settle her complaint that local police allowed a reality television show to record her wearing nothing but a towel. The complaint was filed in November, according to the Providence Journal. It says East Providence police allowed “Live PD” to film Desiree Spitaleri fresh from the shower last July….

  • DUI arrest Jan 14

    Tire Tracks Lead to Alleged DUI Driver, Truck Partially in RI Pool: Report

    An alleged drunken driver was arrested Monday in Rhode Island after authorities followed tire tracks on the lawn and found his pickup truck in a swimming pool. WJAR reports Nicolai Bautista, 22, of Foster, was arrested at about 1:30 a.m. in Scituate, Rhode Island, after authorities responded to a call at a house on Central Pike. Officers followed tire tracks…

  • 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…

  • pedestrian killed Jan 13

    76-Year-Old Woman Struck, Killed Crossing RI Street

    A 76-year-old woman was struck and killed by an SUV as she crossed a Cranston street over the weekend, police said. Angelina Cruz Hernandez was crossing the road at a crosswalk in front of the Riverbend Apartments when she was struck at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver has not been…

  • Rhode Island Jan 13

    Suicide-Prevention Group Proposes Barriers on RI Bridges

    A Rhode Island suicide-prevention group is advocating for pedestrian barries on four of the state’s tallest bridges.  Bryan Ganley and Melissa Cotta formed Bridging the Gap for Safety and Healing back in 2016, aimed to help those in need. NBC affiliate WJAR reports that their goal is to have the Rhode Island Bridge and Turnpike Authority place suicide prevention and…

  • Rhode Island Jan 11

    Fund Created to Support Public Education in Rhode Island

    Rhode Island’s education department says a fund has been created to accept donations to support public education in the state.

  • homelessness Jan 10

    New Report Shows Homelessness Declined 4.2% in RI

    Homelessness in Rhode Island has declined by 4.2%, federal housing officials said Thursday. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released its annual homeless assessment report to Congress. In Rhode Island, 1,055 people experienced homelessness on a single night in January 2019, which is down 4.2% since 2018 and down 17.7% since 2010, according to HUD. Neighboring Massachusetts saw…

  • Westerly shooting Jan 9

    RI Shooting Suspect Left Behind Apology Note, Police Say

    A Rhode Island man who police say fatally shot one woman and wounded two others before killing himself left behind a note apologizing for the “mess” he made, police say. Joseph Giachello, 66, was found dead of a gunshot wound to the chest in his Babcock Village apartment in an affordable housing complex in Westerly on Dec. 19, according to…

  • enticement charges Jan 8

    New Jersey Man Charged With Traveling to RI for Sex With Teen

    Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man has been charged with flying to Rhode Island to have sex with someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl but was really an undercover state police trooper. The U.S. attorney’s office says 47-year-old Amish Jayant Patel, of Swedesboro, was ordered detained by a federal magistrate judge on Monday on charges of enticement...

  • Mujer sin identificar Jan 7

    Piden ayuda para identificar anciana perdida hallada en R.I.

    La policía necesita la ayuda del público para identificar a una anciana encontrada perdida en Pawtucket, Rhode Island, el día de Año Nuevo. Los oficiales realizaron una verificación de bienestar de una mujer encontrada en las avenidas Suffolk y Grand alrededor de las 2:45 p.m. el 1 de enero, dijo la policía de Pawtucket. Los oficiales que hablaron con...

  • unidentified woman Jan 6

    Lost Elderly Woman Found in RI on New Year’s Remains Unidentified

    Police need the public’s help identifying an elderly woman found lost in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, on New Year’s Day. Officers performed a well-being check on a woman found at Suffolk and Grand avenues about 2:45 p.m. on Jan. 1, Pawtucket police said. The officers who spoke with the woman found her to be be confused and disoriented, police said....

  • Rhode Island Jan 4

    Air Show to Resume in Quonset Point After 2019 Hiatus

    The annual Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show in Quonset Point will resume in 2020 after having been cancelled last year because of troop deployments. This year’s show is scheduled for June 27 and 28 at the Quonset Air National Guard Base in North Kingstown, the National Guard announced Friday. The air show debuted in 1992 and has…

  • Rhode Island Jan 4

    Rhode Island Marks Women’s Suffrage Anniversary with Events

    Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea is hosting a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of Rhode Island ratifying the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. The Democrat has planned the event for 10 a.m. Monday at the Statehouse Library. In commemoration of women’s suffrage, Gorbea will announce programs and activities to be offered throughout the state this...

  • Fatal Shooting Jan 2

    RI Shooting Suspect Lied About His Past on Gun Application, Police Say

    The man who opened fire in a Rhode Island affordable housing complex in December lied on the application to purchase the firearm used in the shooting, according to information released by police. Joseph Giachello wrote that he had never been treated or confined for a mental illness on the application to buy a .38-caliber revolver, according to Richmond Police Chief…

  • Rhode Island Jan 2

    2 Arrested in Rhode Island Shooting Death

    Police in Rhode Island have arrested two people in connection with the fatal shooting on New Year’s Day of a 54-year-old woman. Cheryl Smith was found in a Pawtucket home at about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday suffering from several gunshot wounds to her chest, city police said Thursday. She was taken to Rhode Island Hospital where she was pronounced dead....

  • proposed vaping ban Dec 31, 2019

    Rhode Island Considers Permanent Flavored Vape Products Ban

    Rhode Island’s health department is proposing to permanently ban the sale of flavored vaping products in the state. The department issued a public notice last week that it wants to make the temporary ban currently in effect permanent. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo supports a permanent ban. A hearing is set for Jan. 7 at the health department in Providence. Spokesman…

  • Rhode Island Dec 29, 2019

    Several Juveniles Arrested After Fights at Providence Mall

    Police say several juveniles were among eight people arrested after at least three fights broke out at a Rhode Island mall. Police say a small disagreement involving two young men broke out on the third floor of the Providence Place Mall at about 9 p.m. Saturday. Upon police and security personnel arrival, the disagreement developed into two large groups of…

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