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Police: Two dead, three injured in high-speed crash on I-95 in Attleboro

ATTLEBORO, Mass. - Two people are dead and three injured in a two-car crash on Interstate 95 southbound in Attleboro early Thursday morning. State Police said a 2018 Kia Soul traveling at a high rate of speed crashed into the back of a 2007 Hyundai GST with five people inside around 1:25 a.m. Passen


R.I. Supreme Court reinstates conviction in 2002 murder

PROVIDENCE — The state Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated a city man's conviction in the 2002 slaying and robbery of a 19-year-old at a party in the Wanskuck neighborhood. The high court overturned a 2016 ruling by retired Superior Court Judge Patricia A. Hurst that vacated Kendall "Billy" Whitake


Fun Food Things to Do in R.I. and beyond for Jan 18-20

Stay in and tune in to “Maria’s Portuguese Table,” airing on WSBE, Rhode Island’s PBS station, on Friday from 8 to 9 p.m. In two, 30-minute episodes, host Maria Lawton takes viewers on a culinary tour that spans Providence, the Azores and California.


Pawtucket Police introducing new K-9 officers

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) -- The Pawtucket Police Department is growing by 16 feet. Four new K-9 officers are joining the force and the department introduced them Thursday morning at the city's municipal courthouse.


Pawtucket man facing charges after Taunton Holiday Inn disturbance

TAUNTON — He had to go, and he went. Police say they placed a Pawtucket man in protective custody Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly urinated in plain view next to the Holiday Inn building in Myles Standish Industrial Park.


12 things to know about Gov. Raimondo's RI state budget plan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo unveiled her $9.9-billion state budget plan for 2019-20 on Thursday, kicking off the annual debate on how Rhode Island state government should be funded and operated. The final budget deal isn't usually signed into law until June.


2 rounds of wintry weather on the way

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The morning commute on Friday could be a slow and slippery one as a wintry mix moves into Southern New England, but that's far less concerning than the winter storm in the forecast for the weekend that follows.


Victims Identified in Fatal Attleboro Crash

The deceased victims of a two-car motor vehicle crash, which occurred early this morning on Route 95 southbound in Attleboro, can now be publicly identified. Today at about 1:25 a.m., Troopers from the State Police-Foxboro Barracks responded to a serious crash on Route 95 just south of Exit 3 in Att


Machine catches fire at Central Falls plant

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WJAR) — A machine apparently caught fire Tuesday night at a plant in Central Falls. Firefighters were called to Rosco Manufacturing at about 7 p.m. They put out the fire quickly.


Gov. Baker Proposes to Legalize Sports Betting in MA, Big Hit to RI

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is planning to file legislation that would allow people in the state to bet on professional sports. Baker’s proposal would use the existing regulatory structure for gaming licensing in Massachusetts, including enforcement powers of the Massachusetts Gaming Commis


RI Weather: 1 to 2 Feet Of Snow Expected This Weekend

The first major snow of the season could dump at least 6-8 inches of snow in Rhode Island. The National Weather Service said Thursday morning a winter storm watch is in effect for the northern half of the state.


Winning numbers drawn in 'Numbers Evening' game

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Rhode Island Lottery's "Numbers Evening" game were:. (five, seven, nine, three) Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Attempted robbery reported at Attleboro Dunkin' Donuts

ATTLEBORO -- A man attempted to rob the Dunkin' Donuts on Pleasant Street Thursday afternoon but fled without any money, police said. The man entered the coffee shop and passed a note to a clerk that read, "Pretend I paid. Give me all your money or I'll shoot," police Capt. James MacDonald said.


Pawtucket YMCA waiving membership fees for federal workers

The YMCA of Pawtucket is looking to ease the financial burden for federal government employees by waiving membership fees for furloughed workers. In addition to the offer, current members who have been furloughed will be refunded for the month of January.


Raimondo backs up pre-K talk with school visit

PAWTUCKET — Less than 24 hours after stating her intention to bring universal pre-school to Rhode Island, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Wednesday unveiled the specifics behind her proposal, but not before touring pre-school classrooms at Nathanael Greene Elementary School to tout the successes that are p


5 things to do in Rhode Island this weekend

The Trad Arts Studio at Slater Mill holds its annual Knitting Weekend and Fiber Market on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 67 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket. It's an opportunity for artisans, crafters and fiber-curious to mingle with fiber farmers, yarn dyers, tool suppliers, authors and oth


Brown University graduate student, man killed in highway crash; Several others hurt

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A 23-year-old Brown University graduate student was killed in a two-car crash on Interstate 95 early Thursday morning. The Bristol County District Attorney's Office said Maryori Conde, 23, of Los Angeles, was taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, where she was prono


Larceny, Domestic Assault: RISP Arrest Logs

WICKFORD, RI — Rhode Island State Police publish their arrest records daily, bringing the most up-to-date information on their activity to light. Below are some of the arrests Rhode Island State Police made on Jan. 16 and 17, 2019.


Senator Nesselbush Blasts Senate President Ruggerio

State Senator Donna Nesselbush took to Facebook Wednesday night to blast Senate President Dominick Ruggerio. The two had been close allies in trying to retain the PawSox in Rhode Island.


Reactions to court decision blocking citizenship status question on 2020 census

ACLU of RI executive director Steven Brown issued the following statement today in response to the inclusion of a question about citizenship status in the 2020 census:See:. “The Census Bureau’s decision to add a question about citizenship status to the 2020 census has already generated a tremendous