• Providence 5 hours ago

    Investigation Continues After 9 Wounded in Providence Shooting

    Nine people were injured Thursday in Providence, Rhode Island, in what police believe to be the largest shooting in city history. Multiple guns were used in a shootout in which some 50 shots were fired just before 7 p.m. Thursday involving an “ongoing feud” between two groups known to authorities, according to Providence Police Chief Col. Hugh T. Clements. A…

  • mask mandate 10 hours ago

    More New England States Dropping Mask Mandates Following CDC Guidance

    Following federal recommendations to relax mask rules for fully vaccinated people, more New England states are dropping their mask orders. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that people who are fully vaccinated — meaning two weeks after their final shot — no longer need to wear masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings. “The…

  • Providence 13 hours ago

    Mass Shooting in Providence

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

  • coronavirus 16 hours ago

    New England States Among Safest During Pandemic, Study Finds

    All six New England states were found to be among the safest in the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by WalletHub. WalletHub gave every state a score based on their testing rates, vaccine distribution and the number of people hospitalized as well as deaths. Hawaii was ranked first followed by Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine and New…

  • shooting 17 hours ago

    Nine Hurt in Providence, RI Mass Shooting

    Nine people were wounded Thursday in Rhode Island’s capital in what police believe to be the largest shooting in city history.

  • Providence 20 hours ago

    9 Wounded in Providence Shooting

    Nine people were wounded Thursday evening in Rhode Island’s capital in what police there believe to be the largest shooting in city history. Of the nine, three had serious injuries and were “maybe critical,” Providence Police Chief Col. Hugh T. Clements told reporters at the scene. He said multiple guns were used and it involved an “ongoing feud” between...

  • Rhode Island May 14

    9 Hurt in Providence Shooting

    A shooting police believe to be the largest in the history of Providence, Rhode Island, left nine people injured Thursday.

  • coronavirus May 13

    Rhode Island to Offer Vaccines to Out-of-State Visitors

    Anyone who visits Rhode Island will soon be able to get a coronavirus vaccine, and nightclubs will be allowed to open at full capacity by the end of May if patrons can prove they have received their shot, Gov. Daniel McKee announced Thursday. Until now, only residents and people who work or go to school in the state have been…

  • coronavirus May 12

    Vaccination Clinic Opens at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket

    With no baseball team in town, McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket is being put to good use with the opening of a vaccination clinic at the site on Wednesday. The drive-up, walk-up site will be open every Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., according to a statement from the city. Residents can make an appointment for a shot at the…

  • death investigation May 12

    2 Die When Sailboat Sinks Off Rhode Island

    Two people died when their sailboat sank off Rhode Island, state officials said. Environmental police and the marine task force responded to Greenwich Bay off of Warwick just after 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to the state Department of Environmental Management. The victims were pulled unresponsive from the water and brought to shore at the Oakland Beach Boat Ramp where they…

  • nanotech May 10

    Using Nanotech to Kill COVID

    A technology developed by a New England could be a game changer when it comes to reopening schools and offices safely, and it is being tested by experts in Rhode Island.

  • Rhode Island May 10

    RI Gov. Cancels Fundraiser Being Co-hosted by Trump Backer

    Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee said Sunday he has canceled a fundraising event that was being organized on his behalf by a prominent supporter of former President Donald Trump. The Democratic governor had been scheduled to attend a May 12 event co-hosted by Gerald Zarrella, a Republican who was co-chair of Trump’s Rhode Island re-election campaign. But when the Democrat…

  • Rhode Island May 10

    Rhode Island Mother Recovering After Times Square Shooting

    A Mother’s Day trip to New York City ended in violence for a 23-year-old Rhode Island mother who was shot in Times Square over the weekend. Wendy Magrinat was out with her husband and their two-year-old child Saturday afternoon when she heard a scuffle behind her, followed by gunfire. “I told him, I think, you know, these guy are...

  • Rhode Island May 10

    Democrat Dan McKee Sworn in as Rhode Island's 76th Governor

    Democrat Dan McKee has been sworn in as Rhode Island’s 76th governor. McKee was sworn in Tuesday after former governor and fellow Democrat Gina Raimondo officially joined President Joe Biden’s cabinet as U.S. commerce secretary after winning Senate confirmation. The 69-year-old has served as the state’s lieutenant governor since 2015. He is a lifelong resident of Rhode Island and...

  • shooting May 10

    Rhode Island Woman Shot in Times Square

    Wendy Magrinat, of Rhode Island, was on a mother’s day trip to New York with her husband and their two-year-old child when she was shot in Times Square over the weekend.

  • Rhode Island May 8

    Rhode Island Investigating Death of Man Handcuffed by Police

    Rhode Island authorities are investigating the case of a man who died after being handcuffed by police in Providence. Officers were called at around 12:30 a.m. Friday on a report of a man who was screaming in the street and possibly under the influence of narcotics, according to an account released by Providence police. They found him groaning unintelligibly as…

  • Rhode Island May 8

    Newport Rhode Island Makes Way for New Waterfront Hotel

    The Newport Planning Board has voted to allow for the demolition of several buildings on Waites Wharf to make way for a proposed 150-room waterfront hotel. The board this week approved in a 5-3 vote the demolition of five buildings listed as “significant contributing structures” in the federally recognized Southern Thames Historic District, The Newport Daily News reported. The vote…

  • coronavirus May 7

    New Hampshire and Rhode Island Easing COVID-19 Restrictions Friday

    New Hampshire and Rhode Island are set to ease their COVID-19 restrictions on Friday following guidance from their governors.   New Hampshire will be following new guidelines released last week by Gov. Chris Sununu. The new guidelines, dubbed “Universal Best Practices,” replace the former requirements of “Safer at Home 2.0” which had been in effect since March of 2020.  The…

  • coronavirus May 6

    Rhode Island Shifts Strategy to Target the Unvaccinated

    With Rhode Island fast approaching its goal of getting 70% of the eligible population at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, the state is shifting its strategy to reach the roughly 280,000 eligible people in the state who have not yet received a shot, officials said Thursday. “It’s less about volume and more about being hyper-targeted,” Tom McCarthy, the…

  • RIPTA May 2

    Cranston Bridge Closing for 4 Months for $12M Demolition, Replacement

    The commute for motorists in Cranston is about to get a little more complicated, according to Rhode Island transportation officials. The city’s Park Avenue railroad bridge, which carries vehicular traffic over the Amtrak Northeast Corridor tracks, is scheduled to close for about four months on May 15 for a nearly $12 million demolition and replacement project, the state Department of…

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