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Police: Suspect admitted to conspiring to rob Providence store

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Two men accused of robbing a Providence phone store at gunpoint were in court Friday as police investigate whether there's any connection to other recent robberies of a similar nature.


Stop & Shop strikers see difficult Easter ahead

PROVIDENCE - Easter won’t be the same this year for Tamika Page, a Stop & Shop employee and single mother who said she has had to significantly cut back on her expenses now that Stop & Shop workers have been on strike for over a week.


Leak Discovered In Bristol County Water Supply

BRISTOL-WARREN, RI — The Bristol County Water Authority announced earlier this week that a leak has been discovered in the East Bay pipeline, which carries water from the Providence Water Supply Board. At this time, the water quality is safe and residents can continue to use it, and there is not a w


Providence man sentenced to life in prison for deadly stabbing

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Providence man arrested following a fatal stabbing and hostage situation has admitted to his crimes and was sentenced to life in prison, Attorney General Peter Neronha announced Friday.


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Barrington

BARRINGTON, RI — New and exciting events are coming to the Barrington area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events co


Fall River man charged with possessing, sharing child pornograpy

FALL RIVER — A Fall River man was arraigned in District Court Friday after police executing a search warrant in his Weetamoe Street home allegedly found 66 files containing images of child pornography on his laptop.


Civil Lawsuit Filed by Widow of Fatal Cotuit Crash Victim

BARNSTABLE – The widow of Mashpee man killed last year in a head on crash by a man fleeing from police has filed a $1.6 million civil lawsuit against that man’s estate. Kara Quinn, the wife of the late 32-year-old Kevin Quinn, of Mashpee, filed the suit on March 5 in Barnstable Superior Court.


Barrington home sells for $1.5M

BARRINGTON – A custom-built home in the town sold recently for $1.5 million, according to Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, which represented the seller. The buyer was represented by Residential Properties Ltd.


Doctor charged with paying teen boy for sex

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts doctor is facing charges for allegedly paying $200 to have sex with a 14-year-old boy he met on a chat app and for possessing child pornography.


Lawsuit: Death of RI man jailed for days without water 'inexcusable'

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — More than a year after a 22-year-old Rhode Island native died in a Georgia jail cell, his older brother and the rest of his family are looking for answers and justice.


RI child molestation suspect caught in California

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WPRI) — One of Rhode Island's most wanted fugitives is now in custody, according to Central Falls police. U.S. Marshals captured Saul Lopez in California Thursday afternoon, police announced Friday.


Red Sox recall Michael Chavis from Pawtucket

In need of a spark and some injury relief at second base, the Red Sox brought up one of their top prospects Friday from AAA Pawtucket. Michael Chavis, who had a solid spring and is regarded as one of the best prospects in the Sox farm system, has been working out recently at second base. He and Tsu–


New skimmer taking out the trash in Providence River Marina

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- A new piece of technology floating in the Fox Point Marina will make Providence the first state capital in the nation to streamline the elimination of marine debris.


Federal housing funding decreases despite more poor Fall River residents

FALL RIVER — The amount of poor people in the city has increased, according to the federal government, but annual housing funding from U.S. Housing and Urban Development and the Community Development Block Grant Program has decreased somewhat in the upcoming round of allocations.


Divorced R.I. couple battles over custody of dogs

PROVIDENCE -- After 23 years of marriage, one issue brought a divorced Johnston couple to the Rhode Island Supreme Court:. Visitation rights with the dogs. Diane Giarrusso, who now uses her maiden name, Diane Marolla, appealed to the state's highest court after a Family Court judge ordered her to le


Judge grants fourth continuance in Fall River mayor's criminal case

BOSTON — A federal court magistrate judge granted a fourth continuance in the criminal case of Mayor Jasiel Correia II this week. U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald Cabel approved the latest request from attorneys involved in the case April 15.


Police capture one of R.I.'s most wanted in California

CENTRAL FALLS -- One of Rhode Island’s most wanted fugitives was arrested in California on Thursday on charges of child molestation, according to the Central Falls police. Saul Lopez, 63, was arrested at a home on Elder Avenue in Moreno Valley, California, the Central Falls police said.


Day of Portugal celebration kicks off June 6 in Fall River with new additions

FALL RIVER — Portuguese multi-platinum selling band Santamaria will be returning to the Day of Portugal celebration in Fall River by popular demand. This year’s celebration will run June 6 through June 9 at Ponta Delgada Boulevard.


Several on the run after bar fight sends 3 to hospital

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are searching for four people who took off after getting into a fight at a Providence bar, which sent three people to the hospital. Officers responded to a bar fight at Rock and Rye on Atwells Avenue around 1 a.m.


Romeiros make annual Good Friday pilgrimage to Fall River churches

FALL RIVER — As the marchers approached St. Michael’s Church, the pouches with prayers, requested and delivered, had already begun to fill. The Romeiros marched, as they have for centuries, collecting hopes as they passed.