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Police ID driver, passenger killed in Warwick crash
WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Two Massachusetts men were killed Sunday in a crash on I-95 North in Warwick, Rhode Island State Police said Monday. The driver, Romario A. Cameron, 24, and his front-seat passenger, Johny G. Goyau, 25, both of Hyde Park, died after their vehicle left the highway and struck a
Police: Suspects stole $4,200 from Walmart register
CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are seeking the public's help in identifying two people suspected of stealing thousands of dollars from two Walmart locations. Cranston police say the suspects pried a cash register from its mount at the store on Plainfield Pike in Cranston on March 18 and made off wit
Nearly $4M cut from Providence's proposed school budget
PROVIDENCE — The Providence School Department's proposed budget for the coming year calls for several substantial cuts, including nearly $2 million in staff reductions, to make up a shortfall of $6.4 million.
Asia Grille to Open in Garden City This Summer
Garden City Center in Cranston has announced that Asia Grille will open a location there this summer. The restaurant will be located in the former Corner Bakery Cafe spot. Asia Grille currently has a location at the Lincoln Mall, this will be their second location.
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).
Plastic bag ban heads to Elorza's desk following Earth Day passage
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Providence City Council, coincidentally on Earth Day, once again approved an ordinance that will ban the use of plastic bags citywide, and this time, Mayor Jorge Elorza plans to sign it.
2 Massachusetts men killed in crash in Rhode Island
WARWICK, R.I. — Two people who died in a weekend car crash on Interstate 95 in Rhode Island have been publicly identified as Boston residents. Rhode Island State Police on Monday said 24-year-old Romario Cameron and 25-year-old Johny Goyau, both of Boston's Hyde Park neighborhood, died in the crash
RI mayors, administrators oppose 'lifetime' contract bill
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Mayors and town administrators across Rhode Island are protesting a bill they say would provide workers with so-called "lifetime" contracts. The bill proposes contracts for municipal workers and teachers be automatically extended when they expire, even if both sides have y
Massachusetts State Lottery: 4 residents take home huge checks after winning $1 million prizes
Four Massachusetts residents are each taking home a significant amount of money after winning $1 million prizes in the state lottery. On April 12, Lionel Houle of Webster won the 50th $1 million prize in the “The Fastest Road to $1 Million” instant ticket game. It’s the 10th $1 million prize won on
1 Injured in Shooting Outside of Providence, RI Sports Bar
Police in Providence are investigating a late night shooting outside a city sports bar that sent one person to the hospital. Police say someone standing across the street from the Copa Sports Bar fired multiple shots at the building at about midnight Sunday.
Stop & Shop strike is over
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Stop & Shop said Sunday night it has reached a deal to end the United Food and Commercial Workers strike that has closed many of its stores for more than a week.
Child found unresponsive at bottom of pool still in hospital
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) -- Police say a 4-year-old child found unresponsive at the bottom of a hotel's swimming pool remains in the hospital. Pawtucket police said Monday that the child remains in critical care at to Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence.
Portsmouth police arrest sword-wielding man who threatened to set house on fire
PORTSMOUTH — A Portsmouth woman returned home with a friend Sunday evening to find her estranged husband pouring gasoline on the floor and threatening to set the house on fire, police said.
Aging former Mafia don 'Cadillac Frank' moved to prison medical facility
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Imprisoned former Mafia don Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme has been moved to a prison medical facility because of his advanced age, according to his attorney.
Gyms restore muscle, movement where retail giants have fallen
PROVIDENCE — As shopping center owners see weakness among their retail tenants, many are turning to fitness gyms to beef up their portfolios, experts on the local commercial real estate market say.
GQ Names Providence’s Big King One of the Best New Restaurants in America
Big King is the latest HOT restaurant in Providence. Who says? GQ magazine. GQ has unveiled what the magazine says are the hottest restaurants around the country and one Providence addition made the list.
Gas Prices in Providence are Up
The prices you pay at the gas pump in Providence have been up over the last week. As of Monday, the average price for a gallon of regular in the local area was $2.75, according to auto club AAA. That's up $0.09 from a week earlier.
State Police Identify Victims Of Fatal I-95 Crash
WARWICK, RI — Rhode Island State Police identified the tow victims of a fatal crash on Interstate 95 North early Sunday morning. Romario Cameron, 24, and Johny Goyau, 25, both of Hyde Park, Massachusetts, were pronounced dead at the scene of a crash near Exit 10 around 4 a.m.
Warwick City Council chambers reopens following repairs
WARWICK — The City Council returned to its chambers on Monday following months of renovation work. The failure of fire suppression equipment caused significant water damage to the chambers in October.
Former Fall River police station going back up for auction with 2 other properties
FALL RIVER — The Bedford Street police station, the former Nu-Chrome facility and a commercial property on King Philip Street will go on the auction block Tuesday. “At the site visit, we had interested people at all three of them,” said Matthew Thomas, the city’s tax title attorney.