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Coventry police identify victim of fatal crash

COVENTRY, R.I. - The police have identified a man who died in a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon in Coventry as Dennis Charpentier, 46, of Hampton, Connecticut. The police had been called to the junction of Flat River Road and Gillespie Court at 2:54 p.m. on Saturday, where they discovered the mo

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-19 14:28:39

Coventry native part of hurricane disaster-response team in Caribbean

A 49-year-old woman who grew up in Coventry found herself on St. Croix late Tuesday afternoon as a Category 5 hurricane, Hurricane Maria, bore down on waters near the Caribbean island. "The wind is starting to whip," Marie Normandie said during a telephone call. Normandie is a civilian employee of t

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-20 01:52:50

Motorcyclist killed in Coventry crash

A motorcyclist was fatally injured in Coventry Saturday afternoon during a crash at the junction of Flat River Road and Gillespie Court, authorities said. Coventry police went to the scene at 2:54 p.m. Saturday, Coventry police Col. John MacDonald said in a news release. The identity of the motorcyc

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-18 03:08:31

Providence man identified as I-95 pedestrian killed

Screenshot of video shot by Chris Palmer PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - The Rhode Island State Police has identified a man killed while walking on Interstate 95 near Exit 20 Monday night. George West, 42, of Providence, was struck by a vehicle just before 8 p.m. as he was walking on the highway near th

WPRI - 2017-09-19 18:36:42

North Providence woman's body found; Providence man charged

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Judith A. O'Brien was going to meet a friend allegedly offering her "medication" for pain when she disappeared early last month. After state police found the 61-year-old woman's remains in a maintenance closet in that friend's apartment building on Friday, they charged him with fa

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-19 16:53:18

Wind advisories for most of RI; Tropical storm warning still in place for Block Island

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Block Island and Cape Cod, while most of Rhode Island are now seeing wind advisories. Winds on Block Island could reach 45 miles per hour, with possibility of some gusts hitting 57 miles per hour.. Higher gusts are possibl

WPRI - 2017-09-20 10:30:23

My Turn: John J. Tassoni Jr.: Collaboration improves R.I. hospice care

Hospice is the model for end-of-life care for people suffering from incurable illnesses. It comes at a time when patients need comfort care so that they can live out their last hours without pain, and with peace and dignity. This is as much for the patient's family as it is for the dying. Unfortuna

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-19 22:13:43

Body of Missing North Providence Woman Found

A body found in the stairwell of an apartment building in Providence on Friday has been identified as a North Providence woman who was reported missing. Rhode Island state police say that the body of 61-year-old Judith O'Brien, who was reported missing on Aug. 15, was found in the stairwell at 1245

NECN - 2017-09-20 09:17:48

Homeowners say fire was set on purpose

Residents of a Providence home said Wednesday they believe someone set their house on fire. The residents told NBC 10 News that a man has been breaking into their home several times in the past week. They said they believe that man returned Wednesday morning and started a small fire. Firefighters re

TURNTO10.COM - 2017-09-20 06:17:42

Dime Lake is now fish-free

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Diana Miller stood on the spongy banks of oval-shaped Dime Lake in the Teton Wilderness. It boiled intermittently with writhing fish. The smell of a hard-to-place chemical was in the air, and conifers along western shores of the shallow, seldom-visited lake were blackened and de

NEW HAVEN REGISTER - 2017-09-20 02:08:10

Fired East Greenwich firefighter testifies he's victim of retaliation

WARWICK, R.I. - A fired East Greenwich firefighter testified Wednesday that he learned of his termination during an emotional late-night call from his brother. James Perry said he was in bed when his brother, William Perry, called his cell phone around 11:30 p.m. Aug. 19. "He said, 'I got an email y

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-20 18:59:24

Play ball whether you taxpayers want it or not

For a couple of years now, I have been writing about different proposals regarding a new Paw Sox stadium. Few Rhode Islanders support any kind of taxpayer insured development whatsoever. The latest idea is to build a grandiose sports park complex in the Slater Mill/Apex area of Pawtucket. The Rhode

WARWICKONLINE.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Trump's North Korea threats leave Asia struggling to explain

Foster Klug, Associated Press Updated 12:31 am, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Was it a bluff? A warning that Washington would shoot down North Korea's next missile test? A simple restatement of past policy? Officials and pundits across Asia struggled Wednesday to decode Pr

NEW HAVEN REGISTER - 2017-09-20 00:31:25

Judge won't overturn conviction in killing of Providence police officer

A federal judge says he won't overturn the 2006 murder conviction of a man found guilty of killing a Providence police officer with the cop's service weapon at police headquarters. The Providence Journal reported that U.S. District Court Judge John McConnell Jr. dismissed the lawsuit on Monday filed

TURNTO10.COM - 2017-09-20 07:32:21

Trial of man accused in ISIS plot underway, Warwick man testifies as key witness

The prosecution in the trial against 27-year-old David Wright of Everett began opening statements by saying that this is a case about a U.S. citizen who was committed to ISIS, that's according to WCVB, our Boston affiliate who was in the courtroom for the first day of the trial. Wright is charged wi

ABC6.COM - 2017-09-20 22:25:00

Plainfield first selectman field sees more changes

PLAINFIELD - The Plainfield slate of candidates for the November first selectman race seems to be subject to change on a weekly basis. On Monday, Hector Rodriguez, who lost a Democratic primary earlier this month, withdrew from the race, according to the Town Clerk's Office. Rodriguez's decision cam

NORWICH BULLETIN - 2017-09-20 21:06:46

Plainfield man charged with disorderly conduct

PLAINFIELD: A Plainfield man was taken into custody Saturday on an active arrest warrant, police say. According to a police report, Kyle Ravenelle, 24, of 2 Judy Lane in Plainfield, was arrested for first-degree criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. Police say Ravenelle was released on $10,000 b

NORWICH BULLETIN - 2017-09-20 18:20:01

2nd defendant in Plainfield dog mauling case prepared to pay fine

DANIELSON - A co-defendant in a 2014 Plainfield dog mauling case next month is expected to accept a deal which would require him to pay a $115 fine for his role in the incident that left a Canterbury woman severely injured. Attorney Matthew Davis today in Danielson Superior Court was prepared to ent

NORWICH BULLETIN - 2017-09-20 17:29:58

Petition to Amazon's Bezos to buy Benny's nears goal of 5,000 signatures

A SCREENSHOT of the change.org campaign to petition Amazon.com Inc. to purchase Benny's and continue to run the chain in largely the same manner. PROVIDENCE - A change.org petition that recommends that Amazon.com Inc. buy and preserve Benny's 31 retail stores is on the cusp of attaining its goal of

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-09-20 21:07:19

DCYF wins $415,000 grant boosting kindergarten readiness of kids in welfare system

THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, Youth & Families will use a $415,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to better prepare children for kindergarten. PROVIDENCE - The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded $415,000 to the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families to improve the Kindergarte

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-09-20 21:03:14