FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Seven people were injured during a Saturday afternoon melee between rival motorcycle clubs in a Massachusetts city.
Police in Fall River say more than fifty people were involved in the brawl at around 12:30 p.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man convicted of cheating food distributors out of more than $800,000 worth of seafood delicacies and prime cuts of meat, and of trying to run over an FBI agent investigating the case, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Terrell Osborne knows well what happens when urban renewal comes to communities of color.
As a child growing up in Providence, Rhode Island, in the 1950s and 1960s, huge swaths of his neighborhood of Lippitt Hill, a center of Black life at the foot of the stately homes of the city’s elite East Side, were taken by eminent domain for redevelopment projects.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Bally's Corporation (BALY) on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $1.9 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
The Providence, Rhode Island-based company said it had profit of 3 cents per share.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Aaaaaaaay! The Fonz is heading to Rhode Island to deliver the commencement address at the New England Institute of Technology.
Henry Winkler, 76, an Emmy-winning actor, director, producer and children's author known for his portrayal of Arthur “Fonzie" Fonzarelli in the 1970s and '80s television show "Happy Days" is scheduled to address graduates of the private university in East Greenwich on Sunday, the school announced Thursday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Textron Inc. (TXT) on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $193 million.
The Providence, Rhode Island-based company said it had profit of 88 cents per share.
HANSON, Mass. (AP) — A Rhode Island man was arrested and charged with child rape over the weekend after police received a tip about a video posted on social media, police said.
Jared Soltys, 23, of Providence, was held on $5,000 bail at his arraignment Monday on charges of statutory child rape and procuring liquor for someone under 21.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The head of Rhode Island's Division of Motor Vehicles won't face criminal charges in connection with an alleged prostitution operation that leased his rental property, the state's attorney general said Monday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Democratic state lawmaker David Segal has joined the race in Rhode Island to succeed U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, a fellow Democrat who's retiring after over two decades in office.
BOSTON (AP) — A former chairperson of the Massachusetts tribe whose ancestors aided the Pilgrims goes on trial Tuesday for bribery, extortion and other federal charges related to the tribe’s planned casino project.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Citizens Financial Group Inc. (CFG) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $420 million.
On a per-share basis, the Providence, Rhode Island-based company said it had net income of 93 cents.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who according to authorities helped burn a Providence police cruiser during a night of vandalism in the summer of 2020 has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to commit arson.
After years of neglect, the most recognizable feature on the Providence skyline, the Superman Building, will be rescued.
Rhode Island’s governor announced Tuesday that the building's owner is planning to turn the vacant landmark into an apartment building with offices and shops, with help from state and city funding.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A fourth person pleaded guilty Monday to his role in a scheme that recruited homeless people from Rhode Island to cash counterfeit busieness checks in several New England states in exchange for a small payment, federal prosecutors said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — If David Letterman put together a Top Ten list of hospitals, Rhode Island Hospital would probably be No. 1.
The longtime host of “The Late Show with David Letterman,” who stepped down in 2015, thanked the staff of the hospital's emergency department in a video Thursday in which he disclosed that he was visiting Providence with his son last August when he fell on the sidewalk, struck his head, and fell unconscious.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts man wrongly imprisoned for 13 years has been awarded more than $550,000 by a Rhode Island judge.
Paul Courteau became the first beneficiary of a new state law allowing those wrongly imprisoned to seek redress from the state Superior Court, The Providence Journal reports.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man convicted of illegally selling guns and lying on federal firearms purchase forms was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison, federal prosecutors said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A judge has dismissed the Narragansett Tribe's $30 million lawsuit against the Federal Highway Administration and the state of Rhode Island over a yearslong dispute, claiming that the agency damaged historic archeological sites during the construction of Route 95 in Providence.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police are investigating a gunshot that was fired through a window at a room at Rhode Island Hospital.
Nurses heard a noise from inside a room Wednesday morning and found a large gunshot in the window, according to the police report.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Providence woman they say retrieved a package from her porch containing what she thought was more than 2 kilograms (4.5 pounds) of fentanyl hidden inside a speaker, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man faces a murder charge in the death of his girlfriend whose body was found wrapped in plastic, towels and blankets inside a refrigerator in the apartment they shared, police said Wednesday.
Rhode Island leaders want offshore wind to supply more of the state's power in order to cement its position as a hub for the industry, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and set an example for other states looking to stave off the worst effects of a warming planet.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence coach Ed Cooley heard all the chatter following his team entering the NCAA Tournament.
It helped create a narrative about the Friars: that despite earning 25 victories and winning a Big East regular-season championship, they had simply been more lucky than good because of an 11-2 record in games decided by five points or less.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new research center that will focus on improving the care of veterans opened in Providence Monday.
The VA Providence Healthcare System marked the opening of the Capt.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island residents shouldn't be alarmed if they spot fire on Dutch Island within the next month or so.
The state Department of Environmental Management is scheduled to conduct a one-day controlled burn on the 85-acre island, a state property located in Narragansett Bay between Jamestown and North Kingstown, within 30 to 45 days depending on weather and fuel conditions.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Federal labor officials are seeking a restraining order to bar a North Providence doctor from retaliating against a former employee who complained that a co-worker with COVID-19 put her at risk while she was pregnant.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's House speaker thinks the fire that destroyed his law office last year was deliberately set.
Democratic House Speaker Joseph Shekarchi told The Providence Journal he believes the May 11 fire at his Warwick office was arson.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With his team on the verge accomplishing something that had never been done in Providence basketball history last month, Ed Cooley allowed himself to get lost in the moment.
A Rhode Island woman was charged in federal court Monday with fraudulently claiming to be a U.S. Marine Corps veteran with lung cancer in a scheme to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in veterans benefits and charitable contributions.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials are unveiling the finalists in the state's license plate design contest.
The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles and Gov. Dan McKee are holding an event Monday at the State House in Providence.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man arrested after police found more than 200 guns, thousands of rounds of ammunition and a flamethrower at his home was ordered held without bond Friday by a federal magistrate judge who based her decision on new filings by prosecutors.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Four Rhode Island landlords who own properties in which children with lead poisoning live have been sued by the state for alleged noncompliance with state lead poisoning prevention laws, the attorney general's office said Friday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The sports and concert venue known affectionately as "The Dunk" by Rhode Islanders could soon have a new name.
Or, it could continue being called the Dunkin' Donuts Center.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge has continued a bond hearing for a Rhode Island man who authorities say had an arsenal of more than 200 guns at his home after prosecutors introduced “extensive” new information about the case.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $66 million.
On a per-share basis, the Providence, Rhode Island-based company said it had profit of $1.08.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In most school districts across Rhode Island, masks became optional on Monday.
The exceptions are Providence, the state's largest district, and Central Falls, which has been among the communities hardest hit by COVID-19.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man arrested after investigators found more than 200 guns strewn around his home can safely be released on bond under certain conditions, a federal judge said in a ruling released Monday.
Providence residents will soon decide whether they want the city to borrow up to $515 million for its pension system, which is one of the lowest-funded public pension plans among major U.S. cities.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman accused of lying on her application for a federally backed mortgage loan and fraudulently applying for a COVID-19-related business loan and pandemic-related unemployment benefits has pleaded guilty, federal prosecutors said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nurses voted to unionize by about a 2-1 margin at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, union organizers said.
The wide margin of victory illustrates the nurses' “deep dissatisfaction” with management, said Lynn Blais, president of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Four members of what authorities describe as a violent street gang that has been involved in multiple shootings and illegal drug sales in Rhode Island have pleaded guilty to racketeering charges, federal prosecutors said.
Providence’s mayor announced a city commission on reparations Monday as he and community leaders laid out their plans for the next phase in the Rhode Island capital city’s efforts to atone for its role in Black slavery, systemic racism and the mistreatment of Native Americans.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A.J. Reeves made seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points to help No. 11 Providence win its first Big East regular-season championship with a 72-51 victory over Creighton on Saturday night.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Dunkin’ Donuts Center needs a new roof and it is expected to cost nearly $8 million, the executive director of the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority said.
The current roof is about 50 years old, Daniel McConaghy told WJAR-TV.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Anthony Solomon, a pharmacist who served as Rhode Island's general treasurer for more than 11 years, has died, according to a statement from his family.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Biden administration official Sarah Morgenthau is running for Congress in Rhode Island, she announced Thursday, joining a growing number of Democrats trying to succeed the retiring Jim Langevin.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Bally's Corporation (BALY) on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $115.3 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
On a per-share basis, the Providence, Rhode Island-based company said it had a loss of $1.87.