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5 New Foreclosed Houses In The Coventry Area

COVENTRY, RI — Are you hoping to buy a new house, but can't find anything in your price range? You might consider checking out the foreclosures on the market. They could be just the thing!


BOYS INDOOR TRACK: Rogers records highest state meet finish since 1987

PROVIDENCE — The Rogers High School boys indoor track team rode a pair of school record-breaking performances to a seventh-place finish at the state championship meet Saturday at the Providence Career & Technical Academy.


University of Rhode Island Student Pronounced Dead, Police Investigating

A University of Rhode Island student passed away on Saturday morning. The name of the student has not yet been released. “The University is deeply saddened by the death of one of its community members and offers heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the individual. We understand that su


Auction at popular, but now closed, Mardi Gras Multiclub underway

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) -- A bunch of decorations and memorabilia from the closed Mardi Gras Multiclub is now up for auction. According to Salvadore Auctions website, the doors opened at 9 a.m. and bidding started at at 11 a.m. at the home of the former popular nightclub on Oaklawn Ave. in Cranston.


RI woman indicted in deadly fiery wreck faces judge

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — Months after a Cranston man was killed in a fiery crash on Interstate 195 in Swansea, the driver accused of causing the wreck faced a judge for the first time.


Coventry Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

COVENTRY, RI — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy starting in the evening. Overcast throughout the day and windy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.


Man arrested for sexual abuse of disabled teen

SCITUATE, R.I. (WLNE) – Rhode Island State Police announced Friday that an arrest was made in a years-long sexual assault case. James Glawson, 74, of Exeter, has been arrested for sexually assaulting a disabled 18-year-old man, State Police said.


Plane struck by lightning during descent to T.F. Green

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – A Southwest Airlines flight was struck by lightning en route to T.F. Green Airport Friday. A Southwest Airlines Representative confirmed that Flight 1498 operating from Fort Lauderdale to Providence was struck on its descent into Providence.


Convicted Pedophile Gardner Is Receiving Near Constant Providence Police Surveillance

Providence Chief of Police Hugh Clements confirmed Friday that the Providence Police Department is watching convicted pedophile Richard Gardner. "Yes we are still monitoring Gardiner," said Clements on Friday afternoon. "Any further details [regarding costs], we'll have to get back to you [next] wee


RI Boy with Rare Disorder to Get Man Cave of His Dreams

A 10-year-old Rhode Island boy with a rare disorder is getting his very own man cave. Officials announced Thursday the Impossible Dream is using a $3,000 donation from state police to build Travis Williams the man cave of his dreams in the garage of his Cranston home.


Here's The Fastest Growing Local Economy In Rhode Island

Washington County has the fastest growing economy in Rhode Island, according to a new study that looked at GDP growth numbers from 2012 to 2015. The financial news and opinion site 24/7 Wall St. released its findings for every state Wednesday.


After 2 years, family still holding out hope missing man will be found

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Norman Baxter has a sense humor. "A little on the quiet side," his mother Frances Baxter said. "Funny. Had a lot of friends." The West Warwick man played guitar and always had time for his niece April.


Late night stabbing sends one man to the hospital

PROVIDENCE, R.I - Police are currently looking for a suspect who was involved in a Friday night stabbing. Police were called to 41 Herschel street, at 11:30 pm, where they found a man who suffered what appeared to be a stab wound.


16-year-old boy charged with murder in stabbing death of 17-year-old William Wheeler in Fall River, DA says

A juvenile boy has been arrested and is facing a murder charge in connection with the stabbing death of 17-year-old William Wheeler in Fall River, officials said. The suspect, a 16-year-old Fall River boy, was arrested Thursday night in West Warwick, Rhode Island, without incident, according to the


Winning numbers drawn in 'Wild Money' game

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Rhode Island Lottery's "Wild Money" game were:. (four, thirteen, sixteen, twenty-five, thirty-five; Extra: twenty-eight)


Former Boy Scouts asst. chaplain charged with sexual assault

SCITUATE, R.I. (WPRI) — An Exeter man who previously worked with the Boy Scouts of America and other Catholic organizations is facing sexual assault charges. At a news conference Friday, Rhode Island State Police announced that James Glawson was arrested Thursday in connection with the recently repo


Get Ready for the 3rd Annual Cookies & Cocktails Celebration!

WARWICK, RI (February 15, 2019) — In 2017, Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first known instance of Girl Scouts selling cookies with their debut event Cookies & Cocktails. The celebration was such a hit, GSSNE is now in their 3rd year of this delicious


Trist interrupted by knife-wielding attacker in Providence

PROVIDENCE -- A 39-year-old man was stabbed multiple times Friday night by an unidentified assailant while having sex in a parked car on Herschel Street in Providence, according to police.


East Greenwich: 3 Local Foreclosures Up For Sale

EAST GREENWICH, RI — Do you feel like affordable homes are difficult to find in your community? Why not look at foreclosed properties in the area? You could very well find your dream home in the rough!


URI offering counseling following sudden death of student

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) -- Support services are being offered to students on the University of Rhode Island's Kingston campus following the sudden death of a student. Assistant Director of Communications Dave Lavalee tells us, emergency responders were called to 4 Fraternity Circle at 8:38 a.m.