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Fast-fired pizza arrives at Chapel View
Blaze Pizza, known for their custom-built pizzas served at crazy fast speed, has recently opened in Cranston's Chapel View. Each restaurant features an interactive assembly-line format, that allows guests to create your own pizza any way you want– you can add any toppings you choose all for one pric
Food Notes for the week of Feb. 20
Yankee Spirits, 207 Swansea Mall Drive, Swansea, will host a "Mini Grand Wine Tasting" with nine tables presented by MS Walker from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. A $5 donation for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is requested.
Warwick Police Seek Public's Help In Identifying Library Thief
WARWICK, R.I. -- Warwick Police Officers are looking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who stole a library Blu-ray player on February 6. According to police, the suspect entered the teen room at the Warwick Public Library on Sandy Lane and spent some time working on his personal laptop.
Pot by the numbers: Inside RI's growing medical marijuana industry
PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) — Medical marijuana was legalized in 2006, but major regulation changes passed in 2016 industrialized cultivation and allowed the Department of Business Regulation to track the statistics tied to the industry, as well as regulate the cultivation.
Many Rhode Islanders frustrated over smaller tax returns
WARWICK, R.I. (WJAR) -- Tax season is in full swing, but many people are saying their returns aren’t as hefty as in years past. Accountants said the new tax law is causing some confusion and concern. They are encouraging people to ask questions and plan ahead.
R.I. Black History Month events
Feb. 22-24 "Beyond Vietnam": Mixed Magic Theatre, 560 Mineral Spring Ave., Pawtucket. mmtri.org. Jonathan Pitts-Wiley's portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Beyond Vietnam" speech, made at the Riverside Church in Harlem, New York, where he added his voice to the opposition to the war in Southeast
1-year-old Pawtucket girl taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital
State authorities say a 1-year-old Pawtucket girl was admitted to Hasbro Children’s Hospital on Friday and that her condition “is likely to have been caused by maltreatment.”
Rhode Islanders voice climate change concerns at sea level rise meeting
CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) -- Sea levels are rising, and so too are concerns among Rhode Islanders. "The scope and the size of the problems – people often look at it and say, 'What are we going to do?'" said Grover Fugate, the executive director of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council.
Scheduling, attendance top talk at 'Inquiring Minds'
Cranston High School East students and members of the school and central administration were able to communicate with each other about a variety of subjects facing the school and the district on Friday during the school’s “Inquiring Minds” session.
Winning numbers drawn in 'Numbers Midday' game
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday afternoon's drawing of the Rhode Island Lottery's "Numbers Midday" game were:. (eight, eight, seven, seven) Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Rhode Island marks 16th anniversary of nightclub fire
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island is marking the 16th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200. The Feb. 20, 2003, fire was started when pyrotechnics for the rock band Great White ignited flammable soundproofing foam on the walls of The Station nightclub
Winter Weather Advisory Issued for RI Starting at 7 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Rhode Island and Massachusetts starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night. The advisory remains in effect until 7 a.m. on Thursday, February 21.
Convicted Pedophile Gardner’s Police Detail Has Cost Providence Approximately $140,000
The cost of police surveillance of convicted pedophile Richard Gardner is approximately $140,000 to date for Providence taxpayers. The surveillance, which was downgraded from two officers, 24 hours a day for four weeks at a weekly cost of $19,000 to "permanent presence" at approximately $5,000 per w
Station Nightclub fire victims remembered 16 years later
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Wednesday marked the 16th anniversary of the Station Nightclub fire. For the first time in 16 years, no formal memorial service will be held in remembrance of those lost in the fire. However, friends and family of those killed, along with survivors, will still stop by the
Task force eyed to address nuisance properties in city
Creation of a new task force focused on addressing nuisance properties in the city has been proposed, although the exact parameters of the plan remain subject to discussion. Ward 1 Councilwoman Lammis Vargas submitted the proposal, which would amend a section of the city’s code entitled “Housing Sta
Swerving Driver Charged With DUI
WARWICK, RI — Thedriver Officer Steven Moretti stopped for speeding and swerving onJefferson Boulevard, Main Avenue and Post Road Feb. 1 at 11:27 p.m. asked himif he had anything better to do shortly before he arrested her on a DUI charge.
Home of convicted child molester vandalized
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are investigating after the Providence home of Richard Gardner was vandalized over the weekend. In a brief statement on Tuesday, police said "malicious mischief" was committed on Saturday at the Washington Park home where Gardner and his wife reside.
Police Respond To Rollover Crash On Nooseneck Hill Road
COVENTRY, R.I. -- Police say only minor injuries were reported after a rollover crash on Nooseneck Hill Road Tuesday afternoon. According to Coventry Police, the crash occurred around 1:20 p.m, not far from the post office. Two vehicles were involved, and one had rolled over when officers arrived. T
'Malicious mischief' under investigation at Providence home of sex offender Richard Gardner
PROVIDENCE — Detectives are investigating “malicious mischief” that occurred at the home of a registered sex offender in Washington Park over the weekend. Washington Park residents have been outraged since the man, Richard Gardner, moved into their neighborhood last year. His move sparked nightly pr
Police: Coventry man stole copper piping from vacant home; fled on a bicycle
COVENTRY, R.I. (WPRI) -- A Coventry man was arrested Tuesday after police say he stole copper piping from a vacant home. According to the Coventry Police Department, police received calls from neighbors reporting that a suspicious man entered the vacant home, located on Blackrock Road.