Rhode Island

  • Rhode Island Jan 14

    Woman Recorded by Reality TV Show Wearing Just a Towel Seeks $1M

    A Rhode Island woman has asked her hometown for $1 million to settle her complaint that local police allowed a reality television show to record her wearing nothing but a towel. The complaint was filed in November, according to the Providence Journal. It says East Providence police allowed “Live PD” to film Desiree Spitaleri fresh from the shower last July….

  • Rhode Island Jan 13

    Suicide-Prevention Group Proposes Barriers on RI Bridges

    A Rhode Island suicide-prevention group is advocating for pedestrian barries on four of the state’s tallest bridges.  Bryan Ganley and Melissa Cotta formed Bridging the Gap for Safety and Healing back in 2016, aimed to help those in need. NBC affiliate WJAR reports that their goal is to have the Rhode Island Bridge and Turnpike Authority place suicide prevention and…

  • enticement charges Jan 8

    New Jersey Man Charged With Traveling to RI for Sex With Teen

    Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man has been charged with flying to Rhode Island to have sex with someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl but was really an undercover state police trooper. The U.S. attorney’s office says 47-year-old Amish Jayant Patel, of Swedesboro, was ordered detained by a federal magistrate judge on Monday on charges of enticement...

  • Mujer sin identificar Jan 7

    Piden ayuda para identificar anciana perdida hallada en R.I.

    La policía necesita la ayuda del público para identificar a una anciana encontrada perdida en Pawtucket, Rhode Island, el día de Año Nuevo. Los oficiales realizaron una verificación de bienestar de una mujer encontrada en las avenidas Suffolk y Grand alrededor de las 2:45 p.m. el 1 de enero, dijo la policía de Pawtucket. Los oficiales que hablaron con...

  • unidentified woman Jan 6

    Lost Elderly Woman Found in RI on New Year’s Remains Unidentified

    Police need the public’s help identifying an elderly woman found lost in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, on New Year’s Day. Officers performed a well-being check on a woman found at Suffolk and Grand avenues about 2:45 p.m. on Jan. 1, Pawtucket police said. The officers who spoke with the woman found her to be be confused and disoriented, police said....

  • Rhode Island Jan 4

    Air Show to Resume in Quonset Point After 2019 Hiatus

    The annual Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show in Quonset Point will resume in 2020 after having been cancelled last year because of troop deployments. This year’s show is scheduled for June 27 and 28 at the Quonset Air National Guard Base in North Kingstown, the National Guard announced Friday. The air show debuted in 1992 and has…

  • Rhode Island Jan 4

    Rhode Island Marks Women’s Suffrage Anniversary with Events

    Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea is hosting a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of Rhode Island ratifying the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. The Democrat has planned the event for 10 a.m. Monday at the Statehouse Library. In commemoration of women’s suffrage, Gorbea will announce programs and activities to be offered throughout the state this...

  • Fatal Shooting Jan 2

    RI Shooting Suspect Lied About His Past on Gun Application, Police Say

    The man who opened fire in a Rhode Island affordable housing complex in December lied on the application to purchase the firearm used in the shooting, according to information released by police. Joseph Giachello wrote that he had never been treated or confined for a mental illness on the application to buy a .38-caliber revolver, according to Richmond Police Chief…

  • Rhode Island Jan 2

    2 Arrested in Rhode Island Shooting Death

    Police in Rhode Island have arrested two people in connection with the fatal shooting on New Year’s Day of a 54-year-old woman. Cheryl Smith was found in a Pawtucket home at about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday suffering from several gunshot wounds to her chest, city police said Thursday. She was taken to Rhode Island Hospital where she was pronounced dead....

  • Rhode Island Dec 29, 2019

    Several Juveniles Arrested After Fights at Providence Mall

    Police say several juveniles were among eight people arrested after at least three fights broke out at a Rhode Island mall. Police say a small disagreement involving two young men broke out on the third floor of the Providence Place Mall at about 9 p.m. Saturday. Upon police and security personnel arrival, the disagreement developed into two large groups of…

  • Weather Dec 29, 2019

    Top 5 New England Weather Events of 2019

    Each year brings a host of extreme weather to New England, and 2019 was no different. Here’s a look at the Top 5 weather events of the year. #5: SUMMER HAIL STORM Storms dropped hail in many cities and towns during the afternoon of June 29. The biggest reached the size of ping-pong balls, almost 2 inches in diameter, around…

  • Weather Dec 29, 2019

    Top 5 New England Weather Events

    From tornadoes to an early winter start. Here are our top weather stories of 2019.

  • Rhode Island Dec 28, 2019

    Church Fights Abuse Lawsuit Filed After Limit Extended

    Rhode Island’s Roman Catholic diocese is challenging a lawsuit filed after a state law gave sex abuse victims more time to sue their abusers or the institutions they worked for. The challenge by the Diocese of Providence comes in the case of a 53-year-old man who sued the diocese in September. The Providence Journal reported Friday that the man...

  • Rhode Island Dec 28, 2019

    Rhode Island Officials Lift Advisories for Blue-Green Algae

    Rhode Island health and environmental officials are lifting recreational advisories that have been in place for a number of bodies of water because of a blue-green algae known as cyanobacteria. The Rhode Island Department of Health and the state Department of Environmental Management announced earlier this week that seasonal cooling and declining daylight have signaled a great reduction in risk….

  • Jorge Elorza Dec 27, 2019

    Providence Mayor Says He’s Considering 2020 Run for RI Governor

    The mayor of Rhode Island’s capital city is considering a run for governor in 2022. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, who has three years left in his second mayoral term, said he still has to consider various factors including whether he can raise enough money to compete in what will likely be a competitive Democratic primary field, The Boston Globe reported….

  • barry ricci Dec 25, 2019

    RI Schools Mourn Supt. Barry Ricci

    A Rhode Island school superintendent has died after his 18-month battle with brain cancer. Chariho Regional Schools Supt. Barry Ricci was at school on Friday and died Sunday evening at the age of 62. School leaders said Ricci was a no-nonsense educator who fought for his district, the Providence Journal reported. Ricci’s district included the towns of Charleston, Richmond and…

  • hockey Dec 25, 2019

    New England Well Represented at World Junior Hockey Tournament

    The most exciting amateur hockey tournament of the year is about to begin, and four New Englanders have been named to the U.S. roster.

  • opioid crisis Dec 23, 2019

    16 Arrested in Major Fall River Fentanyl-Dealing Drug Ring Bust

    A four-month investigation into a drug ring that operated between Massachusetts and Rhode Island was busted last week when 16 people were arrested with nearly a kilogram of fentanyl along with other drugs, cash and a gun, prosecutors said Monday. About 850 grams of fentanyl, 56 grams of cocaine, steroids and prescription pills were seized in a series of raids…

  • Westerly Dec 23, 2019

    Memorial Service for Westerly, RI, Shooting Victim Planned at Yacht Club

    A memorial service is planned for the victim of a housing complex shooting in Rhode Island that injured two others.  The “celebration of life” honoring 47-year-old Julie Cardinal will be held Dec. 27 at the Westerly Yacht Club, according to her obituary. The Westerly resident played a key role in pushing the private club to allow women to become full…

  • Fatal Shooting Dec 20, 2019

    Police ID Gunman in Fatal Shooting at RI Living Facility

    Police have identified the alleged gunman in Thursday’s fatal shooting at a living facility in Westerly, Rhode Island.

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