Thousands participate in Providence breast cancer walk
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Thousands of people, many decked out in pink, showed in Providence for the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
Ban on single-use plastic bags taking effect in Providence
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A ban on single-use plastic bags in the city of Providence is going into effect.
The city says the ordinance takes effect on Tuesday. It prohibits retailers form...
Providence shooting leaves 1 man in critical condition
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence police are investigating a shooting that left the victim in critical condition.
Police say a 24-year-old man was shot at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday on...
Rhode Island hookah lounge stabbing suspect caught in Texas
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Authorities say the suspect in a fatal stabbing at a Rhode Island hookah lounge earlier this month has been apprehended.
Providence police department launches recruitment drive
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence Police Department is looking to bolster its ranks.
City Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare (pah-REE') said during the launch of a recruitment drive...
Transportation officials launch youth bike safety program
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's transportation department has launched a new youth bicycle safety program.
Transportation Director Peter Alviti visited the William D'Abate Elementary...
State speaker’s campaign aide charged with money laundering
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A campaign aide to the state House speaker has been indicted on a charge of money laundering, Rhode Island's attorney general announced Friday.
Criminal charges won’t be filed after fatal boat crash
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State environmental officials say criminal charges won't be filed after a fatal boating accident in Rhode Island.
The Newport Daily News reports the Department of...
Hookah lounge to serve additional suspension after murder
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence Board of Licenses has approved a three-week suspension of the license for a hookah bar where a man was stabbed to death earlier this month.
Citizens Financial Group: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Citizens Financial Group Inc. (CFG) on Friday reported third-quarter profit of $449 million.
The Providence, Rhode Island-based company said it had profit of 97 cents...
Pawtucket and Woonsocket schools found to be worst funded
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island legislative task force says schools in Woonsocket and Pawtucket are badly underfunded.
WPRI-TV reports that the special Senate task force said...
Textron: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Textron Inc. (TXT) on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $220 million.
On a per-share basis, the Providence, Rhode Island-based company said it had net...
City official: I support vandalism of Columbus statue
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A city councilor in Rhode Island says she thinks the recent vandalism to a Christopher Columbus statue is a good thing.
Rhode Island man charged in Caribbean vacation scam
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been charged with collecting $1,000 apiece from as many as 58 people for a Caribbean getaway that was never booked.
State takeover of Providence schools to start in November
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The state takeover of the struggling Providence schools will begin Nov. 1.
Rhode Island Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green issued a long-awaited order...
Subpoena issued over Cranston chiropractor
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have issued a subpoena to the state of Rhode Island seeking records related to a chiropractor who has received state money for a controversial brain...
Providence mayor says he’d consider moving Columbus statue
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The mayor of Providence said Tuesday he would consider moving a Christopher Columbus statue that was vandalized.
Columbus statues vandalized on US holiday named for him
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Several Christopher Columbus statues were vandalized with red paint and messages against the 15th century Italian navigator Monday when the U.S. holiday named for one of...
The Latest: Columbus statue defaced in Southern California
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on Columbus statues defaced around the country (all times local):
A statue of Christopher Columbus in a Southern California park was found...
Police seek suspects in violent Providence home invasion
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police are looking for five people they say were involved in an early morning home invasion in which a victim was struck in the head with a hammer.
Moorish group sues Providence police over confrontation
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Members of a religious group have filed lawsuits accusing Providence police of violating their rights during a near-raid on their temple.
State officials ask for input on $10M for climate projects
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials are asking for the public's input on how to spend $10 million approved for climate resilience projects.
Correction: Providence Schools story
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In a story Oct. 10 about the number of work days Providence Public Schools employees missed because of Department of Children, Youth and Families investigations, The...
7 indicted in California to Rhode Island drug pipeline
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say seven people have been indicted for their alleged roles in a conspiracy to ship drugs from California to Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Dad urges son accused of fatal stabbing to turn himself in
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The father of a man accused of fatally stabbing a man at a Rhode Island hookah lounge has made a plea for his son to turn himself into police.
Tractor-trailer driver rescued after vehicle lands in water
WOOLWICH, Maine (AP) — Police say a tractor-trailer driver fell asleep at the wheel and drove off an embankment into water near Route One in Maine.
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School district allows all students access to free lunches
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's largest school district is now giving every student access to free breakfasts and lunches without having to apply for a free or reduced-price lunch...
School employees missed 278 days due to child welfare cases
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence school department says two dozen school employees placed on paid leave last year pending Department of Children, Youth and Families investigations missed a...
Hundreds of fish die during dam repair project
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The deaths of hundreds of fish in a Rhode Island pond are being blamed on a project to repair a dam.
Providence approved plans to repair the low-level outlet on the...
Board approves mayor’s plan to expand charter school
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza's proposal to expand a charter network to 3,000 students is close to becoming a reality.
Governor says some Providence schools may close or merge
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says some Providence schools may have to be merged or closed as part of the state's takeover of the district.
City board to decide if a lounge can reopen after murder
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence Board of Licenses is scheduled to review the license for a hookah lounge where a man was stabbed to death.
Stronger police presence sought after double shooting
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Members of a Providence, Rhode Island community held at a small vigil at the site of a double shooting that left one person dead to ask for a larger police presence in...
Financial aid workshop offered for college-bound students
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is hosting a financial aid workshop for students who need help paying for college.
The Rhode Island Democrat says his annual college financial aid...
Defense lawyer files for further records in kidnapping case
BOSTON (AP) — The defense lawyer for a Rhode Island man charged in connection with the death of a woman whose body was later found in the trunk of his car is requesting additional...
Police release name of victim in hookah lounge stabbing
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Authorities continue to look for the suspect in a fatal stabbing inside a Rhode Island hookah lounge.
The victim of the stabbing late Wednesday night at the Nara...
Police: Man stabbed to death in Providence hookah lounge
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police say a confrontation between two men inside a Rhode Island hookah lounge ended with a 47-year-old man stabbed to death.
Providence schools get scathing report on English learners
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence Public Schools have received their second scathing report of the year, this time on the resources to English learners in the district.
FBI data says crime is down in Providence
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Violent and property crimes are declining in Providence, Rhode Island according to new data released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Man previously deported pleads guilty to drug charges
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Guatemalan man who had been deported from the U.S. in 2004 has pleaded guilty to illegally re-entering the country and then selling a kilogram of heroin while...
Former altar boy alleges abuse by Catholic priest in lawsuit
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former altar boy says in a lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence as well as its current and former bishops that he was sexually abused by a priest...
Family of slain teen angry at defendant’s lenient sentence
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman has been sentenced to serve six years behind bars for fatally stabbing a 15-year-old boy, a sentence that outraged the victim's...
3 sentenced for plot to smuggle drugs into prison
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two men already serving life sentences on murder convictions in Rhode Island's state prison were sentenced to another two years behind bars each for their roles in a plot...
Police: 2 women shot in Providence were not targeted
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police say the Massachusetts woman killed and another woman injured in a shooting outside a Providence nightclub were not the intended targets.
Woman killed, second injured in double Providence shooting
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A woman has been killed and a second injured in an early morning double shooting in Providence.
The shooting occurred at about 2 a.m. Sunday on Detroit...
Providence to dismantle bike lane installed this month
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence officials say they have decided to dismantle the city's first two-way bike lane a month after its installation following public criticism.
State Police create hotline to report clergy sexual abuse
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island State Police have created a new hotline for people to report allegations of clergy sexual abuse.
The State Police announced the new telephone line...