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Coventry woman opts for trial in deadly 2017 hit-and-run

PROVIDENCE — A Coventry woman on Tuesday rejected the state's offer that she serve four years in prison in the 2017 hit-and-run crash that left a Exeter woman dead. Shannon P. Holden, 25, opted instead to head to trial on a charge of failure to stop, death resulting, in the death of 27-year-old Sara


Coventry launches curbside clothing recycling program

COVENTRY, R.I. (WPRI) - A local community is launching a new program to help consumers recycle clothes and shoes right at the curb. Coventry partnered with Simple Recycling, a for-profit company, that will pick up unwanted clothes, shoes, purses, towels, sheets and even some small kitchen appliances


We're proud to announce that our new West Main Road location is officially…

📢🎊 We're proud to announce that our new West Main Road location is officially open! Stop by Saturday 4/27 for the grand opening! One free donut 🍩 per customer plus a special additional gift 🎁 with any purchase!


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Horse seized, owner charged in cruelty investigation

COVENTRY, R.I. (WPRI) -- A Coventry woman was charged with animal cruelty after her miniature pony was found with overgrown hooves, according to the Rhode Island Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA).


Committee IDs Potential Cuts to Proposed $174M Warwick Schools Budget

WARWICK, RI — As Warwick School Committee members considered how they might cut as much as $8.5 million from Superintendent Philip Thornton’s FY20 $174.4 million budget, postponing Title XI locker room upgrades, delaying sports scoreboard updates and recycling used Chromebooks were among the conside


CF’s new chief of police is city native

CENTRAL FALLS – A city native who has ascended through the ranks of the Central Falls Police Department since his hiring 20 years ago, Police Major Daniel Barzykowski will lead his hometown police department, as he’s been appointed as the city’s new chief of police, succeeding outgoing Col. James J.


Police: Killingly parolee had 98 grams of crack cocaine

KILLINGLY - A Killingly man on parole is facing drug-related charges after police said he was found to be in possession of crack and drug paraphernalia during a spot check at his home Monday night.


Missing Person: Pawtucket Woman Believed To Be In Danger

PAWTUCKET, RI — Police are searching for a Pawtucket woman who was reported missing on Sunday. Sandra Lemus, 46, was last seen around 11 a.m. on Saturday. She never returned home. Police believe she may be in danger as she may have memory loss.


8 Tiny Villages In Rhode Island Where HUGE Things Happened

Rhode Island may be a small state but we are bursting with history. The cities of Newport and Providence seem to grab a lot of the credit for big inventions, firsts, and historical events. But there are also tiny villages in the Ocean State where huge things happened. Let’s take a look:


Live Music: Wednesday, April 24

Bluegrass tHrOEDOWN: Nick-A-Nees, 75 South St., Providence. 861-7290. 8:30-11:30 p.m. No cover. Gary “Guitar” Gramolini and the Grinders: acoustic rock, blues, The Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. knickmusic.com. $10. 7:30-10 p.m.


R.I. Senate confirms Mattiello lawyer DiChiro to traffic court bench

The Rhode Island Senate on Tuesday confirmed Michael DiChiro, a lawyer and Johnston municipal court judge, to a job as a state traffic court magistrate. The vote was not unanimous, rare for a Senate confirmation, with Sen. Sam Bell, D-Providence, dissenting over DiChiro's recent role defending House


Warwick Veterans Middle School evacuated due to threat

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Warwick Veterans Middle School was evacuated and closed for the day Tuesday morning after a note containing a threat was found. According to a post on the school's Twitter page, students were evacuated "out of an abundance of caution."


Another HGTV show filmed locally set to air

HGTV is getting quite comfortable on Aquidneck Island. The cable network has filmed a number of episodes of its series here, and the next one — shot in Portsmouth last November — will debut on May 19. “Beach Hunters” is a show in which people search for properties along the water.


RI House approves 'lifetime' contract bill

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A bill that would provide municipal workers with so-called "lifetime" contracts was approved by the full House of Representatives Tuesday evening. The bill proposes contracts for municipal workers and teachers be automatically extended when they expire, even if both sides h


Man already serving 12 years gets three more months for role in Stafford shootout.

A Spotsylvania County man who is already serving a 12-year sentence in federal prison for his involvement in drug trafficking and illegal gun sales got an additional three months Tuesday for his role in a wild shootout in Stafford County back in early 2016.


Judge rules for Johnston in water suit

BURRILLVILLE – Superior Court Judge Michael A. Silverstein Tuesday issued a long-awaited ruling, saying state law allows the town of Johnston to obtain water from Providence for Invenergy’s proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Pascoag.


NAVSEA commander urges NUWC employees to find balance

NEWPORT – Naval Sea Systems Command Vice Adm. Thomas Moore gave a speech at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport on April 11, stressing the need for employees to have outlets than work, telling the group he participates in golf and yoga.


58 Rhode Island Boy Scout Leaders Accused Of Sex Abuse

Fifty-eight Rhode Island Boy Scout leaders have been accused of abusing children since the 1940s in the "Perversion Files," lawyers announced Tuesday. They were some of more than 7,800 scout volunteers that the Boys Scouts of America suspected as child molesters. There were "thousands" of victims, l


Two killed in accident on 95

Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, on Monday released the names of two people who died in a fatal crash on Interstate 95 in Warwick early on Sunday morning: the driver, Romario A. Cameron, age 24, of Hyde Park, Mas