• Rhode Island Sep 26

    Man Shot to Death in Providence Restaurant

    A 37-year-old man was shot to death at a restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island, police said. Cmdr. Thomas Verdi told the Providence Journal the shooting happened Saturday morning at Roque’s Cafe. The death marked the city’s 19th homicide this year. No other information was immediately available. Police also are investigating other shootings since Thursday night that left three men...

  • Providence Sep 7

    Providence Police Looking for Endangered Person

    Police in Providence, Rhode Island, are looking for a missing person they believe to be in danger. Elijah Elderkin, 25, was last seen by his roommate around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, police said. Elderkin is believed have left his Hope Street home in his 1997 black Honda Accord bearing Rhode Island registration TA-443. The vehicle has two stickers on the rear,…

  • Rhode Island Aug 29

    2 Dead After Unrelated Shootings in Providence

    A pair of shootings early Saturday claimed the lives of two young men in Providence, police said. A 25-year-old man was shot at around 2 a.m. Saturday on O’Connell Street and a 23-year-old man was shot about 20 minutes later at a gas station on Branch Avenue, police said. The younger of the two victims died at the scene while…

  • Rhode Island Aug 11

    Providence Police Capture Man Who Fired at Officer, Fled

    Police captured a man who shot at a police officer in Providence, Rhode Island, Wednesday, according to reports. Luis Roman, 31, will face multiple charges, WJAR reports. Roman fired shots at an officer who was responding to a domestic call at a Canton Street address, striking a cruiser several times, police said. No one was hurt. “This is a day…

  • Providence Aug 10

    Officials Convening Emergency Meeting on Providence Violence

    Officials in Rhode Island’s capital are convening an emergency meeting to address a troubling spike in gun deaths and other violence. The Providence City Council called the meeting for late Tuesday afternoon after a spate of fatal shootings and stabbings, including a deadly double shooting last weekend. Two Massachusetts men were killed when gunfire erupted outside a nightclub Saturday,...

  • brown university Aug 9

    Lawsuit: Brown Failed to Protect Women From Sexual Misconduct

    Brown University has systematically and repeatedly failed to protect women from rape and other sexual misconduct, according to a federal class action lawsuit filed recently by four current and former female students. The suit, which was filed last Friday in Providence federal court, alleges the Ivy League school in Rhode Island actively prevented the reporting of incidents of sexual violence…

  • Rhode Island Aug 7

    2 Boston Men Shot Dead Outside Providence Nightclub

    The Providence Board of Licenses has issued an emergency closure of a nightclub after two Boston men were shot and killed outside the club early Saturday morning. The board of licenses said Fuego Lounge will be closed for 72 hours. Police said two men, ages 27 and 29, were shot outside of the nightclub around 2 a.m. on West Friendship…

  • Business Jul 14

    This 30-Year-Old Quit His Job to Work on His Side Hustle. Now He's on Track to Make $200,000 in Sales This Year

    Jake Kenyon started selling hand-dyed yarn as a side hustle and hobby. But as the pandemic popularized crafts like knitting and crocheting, sales jumped from $33,000 in 2019 to $125,000 in 2020. So in January, he quit his job to focus on his side hustle. Here’s what he learned from turning his passion into a full-time job.

  • Rhode Island Jul 11

    2 Firefighters Taken to Hospital, 4 Dogs Dead After Providence House Fire

    A fire broke out Friday night at a home in Providence, Rhode Island, sending two firefighters to the hospital and killing four pets. Firefighters responded after flames broke out on the second floor of the Armington Avenue home near Academy Avenue around 6:30 p.m., Deputy Assistant Fire Chief Steve Capracotta told WJAR. A man who was hanging out of a…

  • Rhode Island Jul 6

    19-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed in Providence

    A 19-year-old man was shot by someone inside a vehicle as he walked along a Providence street and then run over by the same vehicle, city police said at a news conference Tuesday. The victim, identified as David Lozada, was walking down Ford Street when he was shot at about 8:30 p.m. Monday, Maj. David Lapatin said. “It was definitely…

  • Rhode Island Jun 24

    Beach Club Tied to US Senator Refutes Claims It Is ‘All-White'

    An exclusive Rhode Island beach club tied to Democratic U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has broken its silence to defend itself from claims that it only allows white people after the controversy garnered national attention

  • Providence Jun 21

    2 Men Shot and Killed During Early Morning Fight in Providence

    Two men who were asked to leave an after-hours party in Providence over the weekend were shot and killed during a fight outside, police said Monday. The victims of the shooting at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday were identified by police as Abdoulaye Diallo, 24, of Woonsocket, and Abass Mbaye, 29, who was visiting from Senegal. The victims and a third…

  • Providence May 17

    4 Face Charges in Connection With Providence Mass Shooting Last Week

    Authorities filed charges Monday against four people they allege initiated a shootout in Rhode Island that left nine people injured last week. Ricardo Cosme Tejada, 20, Jordanny Britto, 20, Reynaldo Rivera, 19, and George Rios, 18, each face several charges including assault with a deadly weapon and using a firearm while committing a crime of violence, according to the state…

  • Providence May 14

    Mass Shooting in Providence

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

  • shooting May 14

    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 May 14

    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…

  • Providence May 14

    9 Wounded in Shooting in Providence, Rhode Island

    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...

  • 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...

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