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Man pleads guilty in killing of Pawtucket father

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — A Massachusetts man was sentenced to prison Monday after changing his plea in the 2016 shooting death of a young father in Pawtucket. In a deal with prosecutors, Alexander Dejesus pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge in the killing of Dylan Contreras, 23, according to Paw


Central Falls mayor calls for meeting about detention center

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) - The mayor of Central Falls has scheduled an emergency community meeting to discuss a detention center in the city that is again housing people detained by federal immigration authorities a decade after a man's death there ended the practice.


Son charged with murder in dad's death

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The man accused of fatally stabbing his father then stabbing himself has officially been charged. Clark Murray, Jr. was arraigned Monday morning on a charge of domestic murder and ordered held without bail, Deputy Police Chief Arthur Martins said.


East Providence restaurants charged with underpaying employees

EAST PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against Madeira Restaurant Inc. and the Waterfront Restaurant and Lounge Inc., operators of two East Providence restaurants, aiming to order the defendants to pay employees $90,261 in back wages and damages, the DOL announced Monday.


Taunton Drug Dealer Sentenced in Overdose Death

FALL RIVER — A Taunton man who sold a potent batch of fentanyl to a Berkley man who later died of an overdose has been sentenced. The Bristol County District Attorney's Office says Scott Reynolds, 24, of Taunton, was sentenced Friday in Fall River Superior Court to serve four to six years in prison


Flames damage third floor of Pawtucket triple-decker

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) -- At least one floor of an apartment building on Lorraine Street in Pawtucket was badly damaged following a fire Saturday evening. An Eyewitness News crew was on the scene shortly after 6 p.m. as firefighters worked to put out the flames.


Iannuccilli: Was My Mother a Kleptomaniac?

“They have plenty of money. They want you to take these things.” That is what my mother said when I told her not to take the jelly jars and sugar packets from the table in the restaurant.


‘The depravity is beyond comprehension’: Man to serve 260 years in prison for child molestation

PROVIDENCE, RI – A Warwick, Rhode Island, man who admitted to producing child pornography involving prepubescent children on multiple occasions over more than 10 years was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Providence to 260 years in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Aaron L.


Plenty of drama, no surprises at Rhode Island Democratic Party State Committee Meeting

Some of those who were challenging the incumbent Rhode Island Democratic Party (RIDP) State Committee members were announced ahead of time, a few came as a surprise. The purpose of the meeting was to elect the members of the RIDP State Committee and to approved the new State Party Platform. The nine


Massachusetts State Police Arrest Drug Suspect, Seize Suspected Carfentanil and Fentanyl

Troopers from the the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit and Brockton Police detectives on Friday evening arrested a Brockton man and seized various types of narcotics, including several baggies containing suspected carfentanil and a large amount of fentanyl.


Rhode Island ranked most sex-crazed state in America!

Four Loco set out to identify the “thirstiest,” or most sex-crazed cities and states in the US, they used Google search volume data for terms ranging from “dating apps,” “best bars for singles,” “how to get more matches on Tinder,” “best pick-up lines,” “where to buy condoms,” and more.


Men’s Hockey Assigned No. 3 Seed in Providence, Will Take On Northeastern in 1st Round of NCAA Tournament

This post will be updated. A 16-9-4 regular season record, runner-up finish in the ECAC Tournament and No. 11 ranking in the PairWise has resulted in Cornell men’s hockey earning a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Red will take on No. 2 seed Northeastern next Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in the East


WPRI News Parks In Handicapped Spot At Rhode Island College, Immediately Blocks Concerned Citizens Who Post About It On Their Facebook Page

Here’s another douche donkey parking in a handicapped spot at Rhode Island College. The turtle rider who took the picture contacted WPRI about it on Facebook and was promptly blocked. We tried reaching out to them but have not received a comment back. It was actually taken a few months ago, but it’s


Woodland Protection Bill Receives Cold Welcome

PROVIDENCE — A bill to protect Rhode Island’s remaining woodlands and forests wasn’t received warmly by the House Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources. Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy, D-Hopkinton, said it was “a big concern” that the bill (H5813) could remove land from property tax rolls a


Crews face chemical concerns at scene of Providence fire

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Firefighters took precautions to protect themselves from potentially dangerous chemicals at the scene of an early morning fire Monday. The fire broke out just before 4 a.m. on Aurora Street, which is near Valley Street and River Avenue.


Dept. of Labor suing restaurant owners for workers' back wages

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- The U.S. Department of Labor is suing the owner and managers of two East Providence restaurants, alleging they didn't pay 11 workers their due time-and-a-half for working overtime.


Rollover crash on Blackstone Boulevard in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- A car rolled over on Blackstone Boulevard in Providence Sunday afternoon. An Eyewitness News viewer sent in several photos from the scene. Several police cars had blocked off a stretch of the roadway.


Providence Police arrest two after a car chase

PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) - Two people were arrested early Sunday morning after leading Providence police in a brief chase. Around 4:00 a.m Sunday morning, police attempted to stop a person driving erratically in the area of Julian and Amherst street.


Still in hospital, North Providence man arraigned in father's murder

The North Providence man accused of fatally stabbing his father was arraigned on a charge of domestic murder Monday morning at Rhode Island Hospital. Clark Murray Jr., 40, was ordered held without bail, said North Providence Deputy Police Chief Arthur Martins.


Crews Battle Early-Morning Industrial Fire

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Crews spent nearly an hour extinguishing an early-morning fire on Aurora Street on Monday. According to the Providence Fire Department, the fire broke out at 29 Aurora St. around 4 a.m. No injuries were reported.