School security guard accused of soliciting teen boy for sex
North Kingstown, R.I. (AP) — Police have charged a Providence school security guard with trying to solicit a teenage boy for sex.
Authorities on Friday announced the arrest of 62-year-old...
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — One person is dead after police say a pickup truck slammed into a home in West Warwick.
The crash on Andrews Avenue occurred around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday and...
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island authorities are investigating two unconnected stabbings within a day of each other.
West Warwick police says they responded to reports of a double...
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Providence is merging two of its parishes.
WJAR-TV reports that St. Mary Parish and SS John and James Parish of West Warwick will merge on...
AstroNova: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) _ AstroNova Inc. (ALOT) on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $1.7 million.
The West Warwick, Rhode Island-based company said it had net income of 23...
1 dead, 5 hurt in head-on crash in Rhode Island
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and five others were hurt in a head-on car crash in West Warwick.
Police say the vehicles collided on Providence Street at...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Authorities say five Rhode Island residents have been arrested in connection with a joint-state federal investigation into illicit drug and gun sales.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former nurse at the Providence VA Medical Center has been sentenced for tampering with hospital prescriptions.
Rhode Island U.S. Attorney Aaron Weisman said Friday...
Police: Man hits friend with crowbar at hospital
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island say man attacked his friend with a crowbar after a night of drinking then later brought the same crowbar to a hospital where the friend was recovering...
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A convicted felon who was appointed to a Rhode Island town's pension committee has resigned before the Town Council could vote on whether or not to remove...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker has introduced a bill to compensate people who were wrongfully imprisoned.
Rep. Patricia Serpa, of West Warwick, said Friday her bill...
Police seek to remove convicted felon from pension board
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The president of the West Warwick Police Union says officers want a convicted felon who was appointed to town council to either resign or be removed.
Police: Man suffers serious injuries from falling tree
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island say a man suffered serious injuries after a tree fell on top of his car while he was driving.
Convicted felon appointed to town’s pension board
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island town council has appointed a member to its pension committee who has a felony record, which may be in conflict with the town charter.
Rhode Island marks 16th anniversary of nightclub fire
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is marking the 16th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200.
16-year-old boy charged in stabbing of 17-year-old youth
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a 17-year-old Massachusetts youth.
The Bristol district attorney says the suspect in the killing of 17-year-old William Wheeler in Fall River late Wednesday was arrested Thursday evening in West Warwick, Rhode Island.
The suspect's name was not made public because he is a juvenile.
Officer on patrol notices house fire, saves residents
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island police officer is being credited with saving nearly a dozen people from a burning house after he discovered the early morning fire on routine patrol.
Authorities say West Warwick rookie officer Brian Goetz spotted the blaze at the multifamily home shortly before 2:30 a.m. Saturday. He notified dispatch and ran into the home to help get the 11 residents out.
Two residents were seriously injured and are in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital.
Police: man dealt drugs after released from prison
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who was convicted of murder nearly 30 years ago has been arrested on drug dealing charges.
State Police and West Warwick Police say they apprehended 54-year-old Jay Scholl Friday morning after executing a search warrant on his West Warwick residence.
Program provides new roof for veteran living in Rhode Island
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A program seeking to help veterans as thanks for their service in the military has provided a new roof for the home of a woman living in Rhode Island.
AstroNova: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) _ AstroNova Inc. (ALOT) on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $1.4 million.
The West Warwick, Rhode Island-based company said it had profit of 20 cents per share.
The printer and electronic instrument maker posted revenue of $34.2 million in the period.
Lawmaker’s company accused of changing wetland
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has accused a company owned by a state representative of dumping telephone poles, glass and other items on a freshwater wetland.
WPRI-TV reports the department cited 4 N Properties for three alleged freshwater wetland and solid waste violations on its property in West Warwick.
AstroNova: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) _ AstroNova Inc. (ALOT) on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $1.2 million.
On a per-share basis, the West Warwick, Rhode Island-based company said it had net income of 17 cents.
The printer and electronic instrument maker posted revenue of $33.8 million in the period.
Nonprofit offers $500 reward for info on neglected dog
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is offering a $500 reward for information on a neglected dog.
The RISPCA said Tuesday a person found the dog with a nametag reading "Molly" near the library in West Warwick Sunday.
Officials say the dog was in "terrible condition." WPRI-TV reports she has dental problems, tumors, is blind from cataracts and is emaciated.
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman's karaoke version of Missy Elliott's hit song "Work It" has become an internet sensation, even drawing praise from Elliott.
Mary Halsey, of West Warwick, recently performed a version of the 2002 hit at an outdoor party at a park and posted the performance on her Facebook page.
Elliott reposted Halsey's video on Twitter and Instagram and wrote: "I just found out I have a FUNKY WHITE SISTER."
VA nurse charged with stealing opioids from hospital
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A nurse who worked at the Providence VA Medical Center has been charged with stealing liquid opioids from the facility for his own personal use and replacing them with saline.
Federal prosecutors say 34-year-old Jared Scott, of West Warwick, was released on unsecured bond after pleading not guilty Tuesday to tampering with consumer products and acquiring a controlled substance by deception and subterfuge.
Arson investigation under way for building fire
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Officials say firefighters in Rhode Island spent hours battling a building fire.
Crews responded to a structure fire shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Sunday in West Warwick.
WPRI-TV reports a neighbor called 911 when they saw the commercial building burn.
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Arson suspected to be cause of house fire
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Officials are saying a suspicious fire in a vacant Rhode Island house might have been arson.
The fire broke out Saturday night in the two-family house in Providence.
The Providence Journal reports firefighters extinguished the blaze and boarded up the building.
Car crash knocks out power to thousands
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island utility company National Grid says a car crash knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses in Warwick.
A National Grid spokesman tells WJAR-TV the crash happened in West Warwick Tuesday.
About 2,400 customers lost power, and WPRI-TV reports several schools were dismissed an hour early as a result.
EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island police officer facing a drunken driving charge has been placed on paid administrative leave.
East Greenwich Police Col. Stephen Brown said Monday that Patrolman Scott Cole is on leave.
The 29-year-old Cole was charged in connection with a crash in West Warwick on April 28.
Police arrest man in connection with hit-and-run in Warwick
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Police say a driver who was involved in a hit-and-run crash that injured a pedestrian in Warwick has been arrested.
Warwick Police said Sunday that 58-year-old James Pinel, of West Warwick, Rhode Island, was charged with failing to stop in an accident resulting in personal injury or death.
Police say 31-year-old Eduardo Amaral, of Warwick, remains in the hospital in stable condition after he was hit Wednesday evening.
Station nightclub fire anguish still felt 15 years later
Every year, when the calendar hits Feb.1, Sarah Ballard starts to get anxious and depressed.
She starts reading articles about The Station nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., hoping to find some new nugget of information she didn't have before.
It makes her feel closer to her mother. Ballard's mother, Sarah Telgarsky, died in the fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200 others 15 years ago on Tuesday. She was 37 years old.
Rhode Island marks 15 years since 100 killed in club fire
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is marking the 15th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200 others.
The Feb. 20, 2003, fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick started when pyrotechnics for the rock band Great White set fire to flammable foam installed as soundproofing.
Ceremony to mark deadly nightclub fire postponed due to snow
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people has been postponed because of an expected snowstorm.
The Station Fire Memorial Foundation announced the postponement Friday.
The service had been planned for Sunday at a park built at the West Warwick site of the Feb. 20, 2003, fire, which injured 230 people.
Police: Man charged with assault for pulling knife
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A West Warwick man is facing a felony assault charge after allegedly pulling a knife out during a fight in downtown Providence.
Police tell the Providence Journal responded to Westminster and Mathewson streets at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday for a report that a man was being chased by another man with a knife.
Company threatens to leave state over insulation ban
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island insulation manufacturer says it may leave the state because of an ordinance that bans its products from Providence buildings.
Mike Murphy, president and CEO of Dryvit Inc., tells WPRI-TV his company will decide whether to leave the state within the next 24 months.
West Warwick man facing child pornography charges
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man already on probation for computer-related criminal charges is facing new allegations of sharing child pornography over the internet.
West Warwick man dies in I-95 rollover
WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — State police say a man has died in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in West Greenwich.
Police say 31-year-old Brandon Robinson of West Warwick was driving north just after midnight Sunday when his car went off the road, hit a tree, and rolled over.
Robinson, who according to police was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the car and pronounced dead at the scene.
Driver hospitalized after car crashes into home
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man is in the hospital after police say he drove through a fence and crashed into a home.
The crash was reported around 5 p.m. Tuesday in West Warwick.
Raymond Jackson says he was in the home at the time, and he thought it was an explosion. He then ran out of the house and saw the car sitting in the basement.
Company owned by state lawmaker’s family sued
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A business owned by the family of a Rhode Island state representative is being sued by a landscape contractor who says the company illegally altered a deed to prevent him from using a private driveway to access land he bought last year.
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Police say a driver faces charges after he hit and seriously injured a Rhode Island pedestrian and fled the scene.
Police say the victim was taken to Kent County Hospital following the crash Saturday morning in West Warwick. His current condition is unknown.
Police say the driver, a West Warwick man in his 20s, was taken into custody. He faces multiple traffic violations and a felony charge of duty to stop in an accident resulting in personal injury or death.
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's congressional delegation says a fire department is getting nearly $338,000 in federal funding to purchase a new truck.
Democratic U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Reps. Jim Langevin and David Cicilline on Friday announced that the West Warwick Fire Department will receive the money made available by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Police have arrested and charged a Rhode Island man who rammed into multiple unmarked police cars trying to escape arrest.
Twenty-seven-year-old Vincent D'Ambra, of Coventry, was taken into custody by state police from West Warwick police early Thursday. The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2uugy7U ) police were originally trying to arrest him as part of an ongoing investigation.
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A search is underway in Rhode Island for a man who state police say fled from officers and hit several unmarked police cruisers before fleeing on foot.
Authorities say troopers tried to arrest 27-year-old Vincent D'Ambra on Wednesday in West Warwick as part of an ongoing investigation. They allege D'Ambra fled, striking cruisers as he drove off.
Man arrested after breaking into police cruiser
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Police say a 22-year-old man is facing charges after being caught breaking into a police cruiser.
In a Facebook post, the West Warwick Police Department says two officers watched the man break into their vehicle around 3 a.m. Sunday.
Police say the man opened the driver's side door and tried to remove items from inside a bag on the seat. Police say the man did not appear to notice the large police decals on the sides of the vehicle, nor the red and blue lights on top.
Rhode Island nears end of state budget negotiations
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Negotiations between Rhode Island state leaders came close to a resolution Wednesday as legislators prepared to unveil a new state budget proposal.
A revised budget plan is scheduled to be introduced Thursday in the House Finance Committee. It could face a Thursday night committee vote that would move it to the full House of Representatives next week.
COVENTRY, R.I. (AP) — Police in Coventry say a man faces charges for allegedly shooting another man in the eye with a pellet gun.
Police say a verbal argument between the two men escalated on Wednesday at an apartment in Coventry.
They say 22-year-old David Eccleston, of West Warwick, is suspected of firing several shots from a pellet gun.
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Hundreds gathered Sunday at the opening of a memorial park at the site of a 2003 nightclub fire in Rhode Island that killed 100 people.
At least 500 people, including loved ones of the victims, local leaders and state officials walked into the Station Fire Memorial Park for the ceremony. The park was formally dedicated to the victims of The Station nightclub fire in West Warwick.
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The site of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people in 2003 is reopening Sunday as a memorial park to honor the memories of those who died, the more than 200 people injured and the many people who rushed to help in the minutes, weeks, months and years after the blaze sent shockwaves through this tight-knit state.
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Police evacuated an apartment complex and several businesses after a hand grenade was found inside a West Warwick apartment.
Detective Sgt. Stephen Vannini says police were at the home Wednesday to deliver a temporary restraining order. Officers were ordering the subject of a restraining order to surrender all weapons when another person told police about the live hand grenade in a closet.