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Survivors, victims' families mark Station fire anniversary

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) -- It's been 16 years since the Station nightclub fire, but for the survivors and the families of the 100 victims, the pain is still raw. Many of them visited the Station Fire Memorial Wednesday night to pay tribute.


NaBSco concert slated March 3

PROVIDENCE, RI — The Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra, Rhode Island’s premier community-based orchestra, will present a concert on Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m. in the McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way.


St. John's must finish season playing at their best

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — St. John’s has its first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2015 within its grasp as it heads into the stretch of the season and it has done it despite playing up to or down to its competition. No. 11 Marquette and No 17 Villanova are the Big East elite and the Red Storm went 3-1 a


Man with 8 warrants arrested

WESTPORT, Mass. (WPRI) -- A Westport man wanted for a string of crimes dating back nearly two years was arrested Tuesday, according to Westport police. Police said Scott Rogers, 32, had eight outstanding arrest warrants for crimes in Westport, Fall River, Acushnet, and Seekonk. He had been wanted si


Russian Popup Restaurant Ripka Plans Events in Providence and Portland, Maine

Providence may not have its own Russian restaurant, but if you are lucky, you can catch one of Rebecca Volynsky’s Ripka popups. The first-generation American and Providence native is sharing her adapted family recipes for Russian specialties during guest visits at venues around town, as well as in P


Warwick police seek women suspected of using stolen EBT card

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Warwick police are asking for the public's help in identifying two women suspected of using a reported stolen EBT card. According to a post on Warwick Police Department's Facebook page, the two women made a purchase using the EBT card on Jan. 19 for $235.91 at the Price Rite o


Local Legislators Call For Abolishment of 'Tampon Tax' In RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Two Rhode Island legislators are calling for an end to Rhode Island's so-called "tampon tax." Representative Edith Ajello (D-Dist. 1, Providence) and Senator Lou DiPalma (D-Dist. 12, Middletown, Little Compton, Tiverton, Newport) introduced identical bills into both chambers of t


Barrington colonial sells for $1.2M, third sale over $1M in town this year

BARRINGTON – The million-dollar sales continue in Barrington, one of Rhode Island’s most sought-after real estate towns. Residential Properties Ltd. announced the $1.2 million sale of 1 Spinnaker Drive, in the Nyatt Point neighborhood, which closed on Feb. 14. The five-bedroom, three-bathroom house


Tractor trailer jack knifes on I-195, ties up traffic

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A jack-knifed tractor trailer is tying up traffic on Interstate 195. The crash happened around 11:30 a.m. on the eastbound side of the highway near Exit 2.


THE OPIOID CRISIS: New challenges to addiction treatment

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) – There is a high demand for addiction treatment in Fall River. A year ago we checked in with workers at SSTAR, a treatment center that at the time could only offer a detox bed to 1 in 5 patients.


WPD Seeks Help Finding Library Blu-ray Thief

WARWICK, RI —Warwick Police are seeking the public’s help finding a man recorded on theSandy Lane main branch Warwick Public Library’s video surveillance stealing aSONY Blu-ray player from the staff desk Feb. 6 at about 1:17 p.m.


Bristol County Savings Bank Names Muto VP/Senior Business Intelligence Officer

WARWICK, RI — BristolCounty Savings Bank has appointed William A. Muto as its Vice President/SeniorBusiness Intelligence Officer. The bank, headquartered in Taunton, MA, has locations inWarwick on Jefferson Boulevard and also in Pawtucket, Attleboro, NorthAttleboro, Dartmouth, East Freetown, Fall Ri


Purchase Street building eyed for proposed 3-in-1 restaurant

FALL RIVER — City officials voted unanimously Wednesday to grant a common victualler license to Townehouse Place, a proposed Purchase Street restaurant that would feature three separate “dining experiences.” The three principals of RLJ Group LLC, the company that plans to open Townehouse Place, met


Cresco Labs Acquires And Opens Hope Heal Health Dispensary In Bristol County, Massachusetts

ILLINOIS: Cresco Labs, one of the largest vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States, today announced the opening of the Hope Heal Health Dispensary (HHH) in Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Cresco Labs entered in to a definitive merger agreement with HHH for


Self-driving shuttles will hit the streets of Providence this spring

QUONSET, R.I. (WLNE) - A fleet of self-driving shuttles are being tested this week in Quonset. The six fully electric vehicles nicknamed "Little Roady" will hit the streets of Providence this spring.


City officials order "deplorable" Providence building vacated

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Providence city councilors voted unanimously Wednesday night to vacate the building located on Ernest Street, which houses the city's VIN check station as well as the sewer department.


Barrington 51, Rogers 35: Izzy Booth becomes Vikings' all-time top scorer

NEWPORT — They called it “Project Ernest.” Throughout her four years with the Rogers High School girls basketball team, Izzy Booth has reached several milestones. She scored her 1,000th career point in January 2018, then became the program’s all-time leading scorer with a 28-point showing against No


Bridgewater teen charged in Raynham armed home invasion

RAYNHAM — A Bridgewater teenager faces felony charges after police say he attempted to rob three teenagers at knifepoint Wednesday afternoon. Edward Hartnett, 18, was charged with home invasion and three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife).


Dominican Republic Independence Anniversary Celebration to be Held in Providence

Representative Grace Diaz will host the Dominican Republic Independence Anniversary and Heritage Celebration. “The celebration of this important historic moment is the perfect time to reflect on the impact Dominican culture continues to have on Rhode Island. We have seen how the experience and custo


Police: Fall River man threatened to blow up city ‘car by car’

A Fall River man is accused of threatening to blow up a former employer and the city, “car by car,” and strangle a woman at the employment agency that got him a job he was fired from, police said.