• MBTA Commuter Rail Mar 24

    MBTA Commuter Train Catches Fire at Providence Station, Causing Delays

    Officials say a fire on an MBTA commuter rail locomotive Wednesday morning was contained to a small engine and extinguished on its own at Providence Station. There were no injuries to passengers or train crew members, according to a spokesman for Keolis, which runs the T’s commuter rail network. The local fire department was called in response the 5:45...

  • Massachusetts Mar 8

    Authorities Say They Have Solved Nearly 30-Year-Old Killing

    Authorities in Massachusetts say they have figured out at least one of the people responsible for the disappearance and killing of a professional gambler nearly 30 years ago. Howard Ferrini, 53, was last seen by his friends at the Raynham dog track in August 1991. He left the track to go to his home in Berkley intending to return, Bristol…

  • Massachusetts Jan 25

    Ex-Tribal Massachusetts Chairman Seeks Dismissal in Casino Bribery Case

    The former chairman of a Massachusetts tribe is seeking to dismiss some of the federal bribery and extortion charges he’s facing over the tribe’s long planned casino project. Cedric Cromwell, former chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoags, filed a motion last week to dismiss three bribery counts. Cromwell also said in the filing that he reserves the right to file a separate...

  • officer suspended Jan 8

    Officer Involved in Providence Crash That Hurt Moped Rider Suspended

    A Providence police officer will be suspended for two days after closely following a moped rider who crashed and went into a coma, officials said Friday. Officer Kyle Endres, a six-year member of the force, is being suspended because he did not drive his cruiser safely and he did not wear a seat belt, Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare said…

  • moped crash Jan 7

    No Charges for Officer Involved in Moped Crash: Prosecutors

    Prosecutors in Rhode Island will not file criminal charges against a Providence police officer involved in a moped crash last year that left a 24-year-old man in a coma and sparked two nights of protests that occasionally turned violent in the state capital.

  • Rhode Island Jan 4

    Judge Vacates RI Murder Conviction, Faulting Defense, Police

    A Rhode Island Superior Court judge has vacated the murder conviction of a man after finding that his trial attorney violated his rights by discouraging him from testifying that he stabbed a man in self-defense. The Providence Journal reported Monday that in her decision overturning the second-degree murder conviction of Miguel Tebalan Rivera, Judge Netti C. Vogel also found that…

  • Rhode Island Dec 31, 2020

    2-Year-Old Girl Injured in RI House Fire Dies

    A 2-year-old Rhode Island girl seriously injured in a fire at her home earlier this month that took the life of her older sister has died, police said Wednesday. The younger girl, Allison Sandoval, died Saturday, Providence police said in an emailed statement. Her sister, Ashley Sandoval, 7, died at Hasbro Children’s Hospital shortly after the Dec. 22 blaze at…

  • Providence Dec 22, 2020

    Girl, 7, Dies in Providence House Fire, 2-Year-Old Sister Critically Hurt

    A 7-year-old girl died in a house fire in Providence, Rhode Island, Tuesday, while her 2-year-old sister was in the hospital in critical condition, police told NBC affiliate WJAR-TV. Firefighters pulled the girls from a home, and they were rushed to Hasbro Children’s Hospital Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare told the station. Other people in the home were...

  • Woonsocket Nov 17, 2020

    RI Man Charged With Shooting Officer to Use Insanity Defense

    A man charged with shooting a police officer in the thigh in July 2018 is pleading not guilty by reason of insanity and requesting an in-person bench trial, his lawyer said Monday. Tyler Chandler, 25, joined the hearing by video conference from a state acute care facility and pleaded not guilty to weapons and assault charges, The Providence Journal reported….

  • coronavirus Nov 7, 2020

    Providence Teachers Union's Bid to Halt in-Person Classes Denied

    A Rhode Island judge on Friday rejected a request from the Providence Teachers Union to suspend in-person instruction at a city middle school over concerns about COVID-19. Superior Court Judge Melissa Darigan denied the union’s motion for a temporary restraining order and found no violation of law or state health protocol. The union sued this month in an attempt...

  • Rhode Island Nov 1, 2020

    Mass. Nurse Who Stopped to Help Crash Victim Killed in Hit-and-Run in RI

    A Massachusetts woman who stopped to help the victim of a crash on Interstate 95 in Rhode Island was killed by a hit-and-run driver early Sunday. Jennifer Toscano, a 34-year-old nurse from Stoughton, was struck and killed while trying to help the victim of a rollover crash near Exit 30 in Pawtucket. The driver who hit her then fled the…

  • Providence Oct 26, 2020

    Providence Police Release New Body Camera Footage of Scooter Crash

    Providence police released five new body camera videos on Monday from officers who responded to a scooter crash last week that left a 24-year-old man critically injured. Jhamal Gonsalves was injured Oct. 18 as police responded to reports of hundreds of dirt bikes, ATVs and other street-illegal vehicles roaring around the streets of Providence. Family members said Gonsalves remains in…

  • Rhode Island Oct 25, 2020

    Providence's Virtual Elementary School Class Size Drops Amid Complaints

    The class size for elementary school students in Providence’s virtual learning program is being reduced from 52 students per teacher to 36.

  • Rhode Island Oct 25, 2020

    Providence Police Looking for Man Who Stole Car With Baby in Back Seat

    Police in Rhode Island are searching for a man who they say stole a car with a 2-month-old baby in the back seat outside a Cumberland Farms in Providence Saturday afternoon. A couple went into the Branch Avenue convenience store around 2 p.m., leaving the baby inside their running car, Maj. David Lapatin told NBC affiliate WJAR. While the couple…

  • Rhode Island Oct 24, 2020

    Man Shot, Killed While Making Music Video in Providence, Police Say

    Police say a man recording a music video on a Providence street has been shot and killed. Police on Friday identified the victim shot at about 11:45 p.m. Thursday as 27-year-old Dante Mann. He was the city’s 15th homicide victim of the year. Officers responding to reports of a shooting found that Mann had already been taken to the...

  • Black Lives Matter Oct 21, 2020

    Hundreds Protest After Crash Involving Police

    At least 19 people were arrested during protests in Providence Tuesday night over a crash between a cop car and a moped that put a man in critical condition.

  • gunfire Oct 19, 2020

    Woman Feeding Newborn Struck by Stray Bullet in RI, Police Say

    A Rhode Island woman feeding her newborn baby in her apartment has been struck by a stray bullet apparently fired from outside the building. Providence police responded to gunfire on Ridge Street at about 11 p.m. Sunday.  The woman said she had been struck in the leg by a round that passed through her wall, according to police. She was…

  • shooting Oct 14, 2020

    1 Dead After Triple Shooting Near Providence School

    One person has died after multiple bullets were fired at a vehicle near a school in Providence, Rhode Island, police said. Five men were sitting in the SUV when it was struck by gunfire at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Providence police Maj. David Lapatin said. Two other people were hurt in the shooting. The shooting occurred in the parking lot…

  • shooting Oct 14, 2020

    3 Shot Inside Vehicle in Providence

    Three people were shot in a vehicle Tuesday in Providence, Rhode Island. Police told NBC affiliate WJAR that five people were in the vehicle at Corliss Park in the city’s Wanskuck neighborhood when someone opened fire, hitting three of the people inside. The victims were taken to Rhode Island Hospital in the same vehicle that was shot. One of...

  • Rhode Island Oct 12, 2020

    RI Homicide Suspect Caught at Mexico Border Crossing

    The suspect in a fatal stabbing in Rhode Island last month has been apprehended apparently trying to cross from California into Mexico, authorities say. Michael Domenech, 35, approached the Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 8 near Pine Valley, California, in a gray sedan at about 2 a.m. Saturday, according to U.S. Border Patrol. When agents approached the driver, he drove…

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