• Rhode Island June 20, 2024 3:56 pm

    Suspected shoplifters believed involved in RI police shooting arrested in Boston

    Two people suspected in a shoplifting incident that led to a police officer firing their weapon in Rhode Island were arrested in Boston on Tuesday. Investigators say it started in Cranston, Rhode Island, on Sunday, when a store employee at the Garden City Shopping Center reported someone shoplifting at the store. A license plate number and vehicle description were given…

  • Rhode Island June 16, 2024 12:36 pm

    Seven people arrested after massive fight on Block Island Ferry dock

    Narragansett Police say they responded to 304 Great Island Road for a report of 20 to 30 individuals fighting.

  • Rhode Island June 9, 2024 8:06 am

    Bill requiring safe storage of firearms set to become law in Rhode Island​

    The bill, which won final approval from lawmakers on Thursday, would require all firearms, when not in use by the owner or authorized user, be stored in a locked container or equipped with a tamper-resistant mechanical lock or other safety device properly engaged in order to render the firearm inoperable.

  • Rhode Island May 16, 2024 8:15 am

    7 postal workers charged with mail theft from Rhode Island distribution hub

    Federal prosecutors charged seven postal workers with stealing mail — targeting brightly colored cards that might contain checks or gift cards — as part of mail theft ring, officials said Wednesday. A supervisor and six workers collaborated to remove mail from a United States Postal Service distribution center in Providence, sorting, separating and concealing mail they believed to contain cash,…

  • Cape Cod April 26, 2024 8:45 pm

    Man flown to hospital after being crushed by boat on Cape Cod

    A man suffered traumatic injuries after being crushed by a boat on Cape Cod Friday, fire officials said. Police and fire crews responded to a 911 call in the Osterville area of Barnstable, Massachusetts, after a boat fell on a person in the area of Moniz Circle. The caller did not know if the man was breathing or conscious when…

  • antisemitism April 16, 2024 10:54 am

    New England saw 205% increase in antisemitic incidents in 2023, ADL says

    New England saw a sharp rise in antisemitic incidents in 2023, surpassing the national increase, according to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League. “ADL has been carefully tracking antisemitic incidents for 45 years,” said Rabbi Ron Fish, ADL New England interim region director. “The numbers are simply stunning. We have observed a significant rise of incidents, followed by a…

  • Rhode Island April 13, 2024 5:16 pm

    Right whale is found entangled off New England in a devastating year for the vanishing species

    Federal authorities say a North Atlantic right whale has been spotted entangled in rope off New England in already devastating year for the vanishing animals. The right whales number less than 360 and are vulnerable to entanglement in fishing gear and collisions with ships. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the entangled whale was seen Tuesday about 50 miles...

  • Rhode Island April 10, 2024 12:16 pm

    2 rescued after helicopter crashes into pond in RI, police say

    Two people were rescued after a helicopter crashed into a pond in Rhode Island Tuesday morning, according to police. The crash happened just after 8 a.m. in Worden Pond in South Kingstown. Two people were inside the helicopter at the time of the crash and were rescued by civilians who responded by boat, WJAR reported. The pilot, Jeff Codman, 54,…

  • Rhode Island March 30, 2024 11:32 pm

    Pilot, passenger rescued after plane crashes into Narragansett Bay

    According to Mike Healey, spokesperson for the Department of Environmental Management (DEM), the two people on board the plane were Paul and Alysia Larson of East Greenwich, both in their late 40s.

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  • Rhode Island March 29, 2024 1:22 pm

    Mass. man accused of driving wrong-way, crashing into 2 vehicles on I-95 in RI

    An Attleboro, Massachusetts, man is accused of driving the wrong way on the highway in Rhode Island and crashing into two other vehicles Thursday night, according to authorities. The crash occurred at about 10 p.m. on Interstate 95 north in Providence, Rhode Island State Police said Friday. Matthew Fisher, 39, was driving a white SUV south in the high-speed lane…

  • Rhode Island March 19, 2024 1:19 pm

    Buttigieg tours RI's Washington Bridge, won't say how much of rebuild feds will cover

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited Rhode Island on Tuesday and toured the Washington Bridge along with other infrastructure projects across the state. Buttigieg attended a groundbreaking for the Woonasquatucket River Greenway Project and met with workers to hear how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is increasing job opportunities in the state. After touring the Washington Bridge, Buttigieg spoke with...

  • Rhode Island March 18, 2024 12:30 pm

    US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to tour RI's Washington Bridge on Tuesday

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will travel to Rhode Island on Tuesday to tour the Washington Bridge and meet with key officials to discuss the reconstruction plan. Buttigieg is also scheduled to visit other transportation and infrastructure projects and meet with workers. He will attend a groundbreaking for the Woonasquatucket River Greenway Project and meet with workers to hear...

  • Soccer March 15, 2024 8:41 pm

    Despite diversity efforts, professional soccer has very few Black head coaches

    As the United Soccer League expansion team Rhode Island F.C. plays its first-ever professional match on March 16, it will have a unicorn on the sidelines. Former New England Revolution forward Khano Smith is the club’s head coach — and the league’s only Black head coach among 24 teams. One tier above the USL, in Major League Soccer, the representation…

  • Rhode Island March 15, 2024 7:21 pm

    Analyzing diversity among professional soccer coaches

    The new Rhode Island FC is the only team in the USL Championship with a Black head coach, and Major League Soccer only has one, as well.

  • Rhode Island March 15, 2024 8:21 am

    RI governor says troubled Washington Bridge must be replaced

    Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee announced Thursday that the westbound span of the Washington Bridge must be replaced. “Today we’re announcing that we will be replacing the bridge,” he said, “but also accountability and the day of reckoning for those who are responsible for the position we’re in and the position the people of the State of Rhode Island...

  • Rhode Island March 9, 2024 11:25 pm

    27 dogs rescued during illegal breeding investigation in Hopkinton, RI

    The RISPCA said on Saturday that the golden retrievers have tested positive for ringworm, meaning they are not available for foster or adoption for several weeks.

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  • Rhode Island March 9, 2024 11:28 pm

    27 golden retrievers rescued from Hopkinton, RI home

    More than two dozen golden retrievers were rescued from a home in Hopkinton, Rhode Island, on Friday. Hopkinton police say they responded along with animal control and the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) to Alton Bradford Road to investigate the unlicensed breeding or puppies, as well as conditions detrimental to the health of the…

  • Rhode Island February 29, 2024 2:08 pm

    Whale in poor condition after being stranded in RI pond

    A whale was stranded in a pond in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, on Thursday, according to NBC affiliate WJAR. The whale was reported stranded at about 7 a.m. in Potter Pond, Sarah Callan, manager of the Mystic Aquarium Animal Rescue Program, told WJAR. She said the animal is alive and is believed to be a juvenile fin whale. Rescuers told…

  • Rhode Island February 28, 2024 12:33 pm

    Man accused of carjacking woman, setting fire to RI mansion

    A 25-year-old man allegedly carjacked a woman and set a fire at a mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, Wednesday morning, according to NBC affiliate WJAR. The carjacking occurred just after midnight near Bellevue Avenue, Newport police said. Foster Krupa, 25, threatened a woman with a fishing spear and demanded her to get out of the car, WJAR reported. The vehicle…

  • Rhode Island February 26, 2024 5:23 pm

    Body of kayaker recovered in Providence River

    A missing kayaker was found dead in Barrington, Rhode Island, on Sunday, according to NBC affiliate WJAR. The kayaker was reported missing from the Providence River Sunday afternoon, officials said, and his body was recovered that night about five feet from shore at the Barrington town beach. Warwick police told WJAR that the kayaker was Timothy Chant, 60. Chant’s kayak…

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