• Providence Oct 26

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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…

  • abduction Oct 7

    Man Charged in Abduction of 9-Year-Old Girl Held Without Bail

    A 9-year-old Rhode Island girl was snatched by an apparent stranger just “milliseconds” after she got off her school bus and started walking home, police said Wednesday. Luis Martinez-Romero, 34, of Cranston, was held without bail at his arraignment on charges of kidnapping of a minor and second-degree sexual assault. He did not enter pleas and he was referred to…

  • abduction Oct 7

    Man in Custody After 9-Year-Old Providence Girl Was Briefly Abducted

    A man is in custody after a 9-year-old student was briefly abducted after she got off her school bus Monday afternoon in Providence, Rhode Island, the city said. The victim, who was picked up at about 3 p.m. near the intersection of Grover and Merino streets, was later returned nearby, a Providence public safety officer said in a statement. The…

  • Rhode Island Sep 2

    7 Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teen in RI

    Seven men have been arrested and an eighth man remains on the loose in connection with the brutal sexual assault of a female teenager last year in Providence, Rhode Island. The men, ranging in age from 19 to 25, are charged with raping the 16-year-old after luring her to a house party in South Providence at 1 a.m. on Dec….

  • brown university Sep 2

    Brown University Drops ‘Plantations' From Lengthy Formal Name

    Brown University is the latest Rhode Island institution to drop the word “plantations” from its official name. The Ivy league school’s governing board, the Brown University Corp., voted on Aug. 19 to shorten its seldom-used official name from Brown University in Providence in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations to simply Brown University. The shortened name became official…

  • Rhode Island Jul 6

    Missing 14-Year-Old Girl From Providence May Need Medical Attention

    Police in Providence, Rhode Island, are looking for a missing 14-year-old girl they say is endangered. Aliah Trinidad of Providence was last seen leaving a house on Progress Avenue on Friday, police said Monday. Trinidad may be in need of medical attention, according to police. Authorities describe Trinidad as a 5’5, 160-pound Hispanic girl with brown eyes and curly hair…

  • illegal fireworks Jun 28

    Providence Police Arrest 14 in Illegal Fireworks Crackdown

    Police in Providence, Rhode Island, have arrested 14 people since the city formed a task force to crack down on illegal fireworks that have bedeviled cities across the country this summer. The department tweeted Saturday that six people were arrested Thursday and eight more on Friday. Police said they will “continue this enforcement indefinitely.” About a dozen officials from the…

  • Rhode Island Jun 23

    RI Signs Order Removing ‘Providence Plantations' From State's Formal Name

    Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday signed executive order to remove the phrase “Providence Plantations” from various official state documents as well as executive agency websites. The move, which was formally announced at an afternoon press conference, came after several weeks of meetings with community and youth leaders and was an effort to address racial inequities in the state following a…

  • Rhode Island Jun 14

    Christopher Columbus Statue Vandalized in Providence

    Derrick Garforth, 34, Charlotte Whittingham, 28, and Mackenzie Innis, 26, were all charged with desecration of a grave/monument and conspiracy.

  • Providence Police Department Jun 9

    Providence Officer Placed on Leave in Wake of Violence

    A Rhode Island police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave while authorities investigate the use of a “less lethal device” that sent a man to the hospital during an outbreak of violence in Providence a week ago. The officer involved is a 13-year veteran of the Providence police department, according to an emailed statement late Monday from department…

  • Rhode Island Jun 6

    More Than 10,000 in Providence Protest George Floyd's Death

    Scores of protesters dressed in black rallied peacefully in downtown Providence on Friday to denounce police brutality against people of color. Chanting “hands up don’t shoot” and “no justice, no peace,” the protesters gathered in Kennedy Plaza downtown and by Central High School on the city’s west side before marching to the State House. At one point, the large...

  • protests Jun 2

    Protest Turns Violent in Providence

    A group of protesters stormed the Providence Place Mall, breaking inside around 11 p.m. Monday.

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