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Six Hundred Lose Power In Newport Saturday

NEWPORT, RI—Across Rhode Island more than 8,000 electric customers were in the dark Saturday, as of 7:30 p.m., National Grid said. All of them were expected to have service restored by 9:30 p.m. In Newport, 663 households were affected. But as of 7:45 p.m., all but 11 households were back on the gri

PATCH - 2018-08-18 23:45:53

Inmate runs crack cocaine operation from inside prison

Agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Rhode Island ATF Task Force say they arrested four people involved in the drug ring, including 29-year-old James Gomes, an inmate at the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston.

WPRI - 2018-08-19 14:02:47

Gano Street Exit 3 on I-195 West closed until 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- The Gano Street Exit 3 on I-195 West in Providence has closed to traffic, according to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation.

WPRI - 2018-08-20 09:51:08

5 injured in Portsmouth crash

More Local News5 injured in Portsmouth crashWashout closes part of Lewis Farm Road in Coventry'Back to School Celebration' helping kids get ready for schoolPORTSMOUTH, R.I. (WPRI) -- A serious crash is under investigation in Portsmouth.Five people were hurt and were taken to the hospital.Fire offici

WPRI - 2018-08-19 11:52:51

Woman Falls Off Boat, Husband Doesn't Notice For Hours

The woman, who authorities haven’t identified, was found on Prudence Island at around 4 a.m. Saturday by a passing boater who heard her cries for help. The Providence Journalreportsthe woman had mild hypothermia but refused treatment.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-08-20 06:43:56

Woman rescued after falling overboard

More Local NewsWoman rescued after falling overboardNesi's Notes: Aug. 18Majority of PawSox fans disappointed in decision to move to WorcesterPORTSMOUTH R.I. (WPRI) -- A woman has been rescued after falling off a boat.The Coast Guard tells Eyewitness News she and her husband were sailing from Newpor


GoLocalProv | Politics | 2018 Gov’s Race Playbook — Newport’s Wealthiest Come Out for Raimondo

The van Beuren clan, one of America’s wealthiest families, is hosting a $500 and $1,000 a head fundraiser for Governor Gina Raimondo.

GOLOCALPROV - 2018-08-20 00:00:00

5 Rhode Island clam shacks you need to know

Rhode Island — home of the quahog — is known for its quintessential clam shacks. Last year, more than 22 million quahogs, also known as clams, littlenecks, cherrystones, topnecks, and more — were harvested by local shellfishermen in waters across the state,according to the Rhode Island Department of

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-08-19 09:00:03

RI Inmate Runs Crack Cocaine Operation From Inside Prison

Agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Rhode Island ATF Task Force say they arrested four people involved in the drug ring, including 29-year-old James Gomes, an inmate at the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston.

NECN - 2018-08-18 23:18:09

Double shooting investigation underway in Providence

Police tell Eyewitness News, another victim, 25, was taken to Roger Williams Hospital with several gunshot wounds.


'Lucky To Be Found' Johnston Woman Rescued After Water Search

PORTSMOUTH, RI — A sailing trip almost ended in tragedy for a Johnston woman who fell overboard sometime Friday and was found in Potters Cove around 4 a.m. Saturday, the Coast Guard said. Petty Ofc. Sam Van Lent said Warwick police called Station Castle Hill around 2 a.m. Saturday to report a missin

PATCH - 2018-08-19 00:58:57

Meet Lavender, adoptable cat of the week - Portsmouth Press

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Meet Lavender, a domestic shorthair mix, who is currently available for adoption at thePotter League for Animals.


Warwick PD denies giving special treatment to Cicilline Buonanno

pcozzolino@ricentral.comWARWICK- Susan Cicilline Buonanno was identified as such by Warwick Police before they pulled her vehicle over on Route 4 Friday night, a stop that eventually led to a series of field sobriety tests on national television. Cicilline Buonanno, Narragansett Town Council Preside

RICENTRAL.COM - 2018-08-18 20:48:00

Inmate And His Mom Allegedly Ran Cocaine Ring Inside RI Prison

CRANSTON, RI — An inmate at the Adult Correctional Institutions — with help on the outside from his mom —allegedly ran a cocaine ring inside the prison. Two other inmates have also been indicted in the conspiracy. James Gomes, 29, and two other accused conspirators are "alleged to be members or asso


George Washington letter to be read at oldest US synagogue

FILE - In this July 30, 2009 file photo, visitors stand outside the Touro Synagogue in Newport, R.I. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston announced Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, that the nation’s oldest synagogue, Shearith Israel, had won its case over the ownership of Touro Synagogue, in Newp


Search warrant leads to arrest of three in Fall River for drug possession

Victoria Travassos, 35, of 578 Osborn St., and Matthew J. Amaral, 29, of 338 Tickle Rd. in Westport, were both arrested for possession with intent to distribute a class B substance and three counts of possession with intent to distribute a class B substance.


GoLocalProv | News | Newport Legislators Urge Public to Comment on Pell Bridge Ramp Redesign Proposal

“The state needs to hear from residents and small businesses about how each plan would affect them. Ultimately, the best plan will be the one that best makes use of smart design principles. Making it safer to walk and bike will get people out of their cars, those cars off the road, and put people in


Narragansett police searching for bank robbery suspect

The Narragansett Police Department is asking the public to help them find a suspect or suspects involved in a bank robbery Friday night.Authorities said they responded to Washington Trust Bank at 885 Boston Neck Road for a reported robbery around 5:30 p.m.“Detectives are currently investigating and


19th Annual Back To School Celebration

The 19th Annual Statewide Back to School Celebration will be held on Saturday, August 18th, from 10 am – 1 pm, rain or shine.Rhode Island students are welcome to attend this free event and receive a backpack filled with school supplies at any of the distribution sites. Children must be present to re


Police arrest 1 in East Providence stabbing

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Police have one man in custody after an argument led to a stabbing in East Providence Thursday evening.According to the East Providence Police Department, two men were arguing at a home on Evergreen Terrace when one of the men stabbed the other around 5:30 p.m.Police