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5 New Houses For Sale In The East Providence Area
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI — Looking for a new house, and want to get a better feel for what's available near you? Perhaps you could use some assistance in your search? Thanks to our weekly list of new homes in your area, you can stay on top of the scene.
Providence police officers shop with children
The holiday spirit was abundant in Providence Saturday as 20 children were paired up with 20 police officers to go on a shopping spree. The event marked the 6th year for "Shop with a Cop" in Providence, which took place at the Old Navy Providence Place Mall store.
Two bodies pulled from Providence River
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence police are investigating after two bodies were pulled from the Providence River Friday afternoon. Police were called shortly after noon for reports of a body found in the area of the Hurricane Barrier.
Man sentenced to jail for role in drug trafficking operation
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to federal prison for his involvement in a drug trafficking operation. U.S. Attorney Stephen Dambruch of Rhode Island says 51-year-old Juan Valdez, of Milton, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for leading a drug
D.C. sues Providence, alleges hospital lacks approval to scale back
The D.C. government is suing Providence Health System, alleging the Northeast D.C. hospital violated District law by scaling back many of its services Friday. The lawsuit, filed Friday in D.C. Superior Court by District Attorney General Karl Racine on behalf of the city, claims Providence and nonpro
Multi-vehicle accident in Pawtucket sends 3 to hospital
The Pawtucket Police Department is investigating a multi-vehicle accident that sent three people to the hospital. The accident happened by Mineral Spring Avenue and Smithfield Avenue at around 11:45 p.m. Saturday.
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:. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
HealthSource RI Director responds to ACA ruling
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- The head of Rhode Island's health insurance marketplace is responding to a federal judge's ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. The U.S. District Judge in Texas cited last year's tax cut bill for eliminating a penalty for not having coverage.
2 bodies recovered from Providence River
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence police say two bodies have been recovered from the Providence River near the Hurricane Barrier. Police responded to the area just before noon Friday when a worker for a company that maintains the barrier discovered the first body while removing debris.
Lincoln police ID 2 more home invasion suspects
LINCOLN, R.I. (WPRI) — Police have identified another two suspects they say are connected to a Sunday night home invasion on Columbia Avenue. Lincoln police said they have arrest warrants out for Philip Child, 26, and Hailey Melendez, 26. Investigators believe both of them may be in the Fall River,
Drug cartel kingpin tries to fire attorney at sentencing
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The kingpin of an international drug cartel that was broken up in what the feds dubbed Operation Triple Play, asked the court to fire his attorney a short time before he was sentenced.
Two bodies found in water near Hurricane Barrier in Providence, police say
Two unidentified male bodies were found Friday in the water near the Hurricane Barrier in Providence, according to authorities. Providence police responded to 40 Point Street at around 11:54 a.m. for a report of a deceased body in the water.
East Providence police arrest armed robbery suspect
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I., (WJAR) — The East Providence Police Department arrested a man accused of armed robbery at a gas station. Timothy Jordan, 25 of Riverside, is one of two suspects accused of holding up the Riverside Gas station on Pawtucket Avenue this past Tuesday.
Providence Council overrides Mayor Elorza, backs Hope Point Tower
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – The Providence City Council voted Thursday to override Mayor Jorge Elorza’s veto of a zoning change that would allow a 46-story skyscraper to be built on the former I-195 land.
Cranston police pilot body cameras
CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — The Cranston Police Department will start piloting its new body camera program Friday. Police say that 10 members of the department's uniform division will be testing out the cameras. Attached to an officer's chest, they'll record video and audio of interactions between offic
FBI confirms rash of bomb threats; RI, Mass among states affected
CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — The FBI is investigating a series of bomb threats sent to businesses in several states, including Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Massachusetts State Police tweeted out that its Fusion Center is tracking multiple threats across the state. However, police said there are no ind
R.I.’s Foxy Lady shut down after three dancers arrested for soliciting sex
The Foxy Lady gentleman’s club in Providence has been ordered closed for three days after three of the club’s dancers were arrested Tuesday night for allegedly offering to perform sexual acts on three undercover police detectives, officials said.
3 Charged With Prostitution at Providence, RI Adult Club
A renowned Providence adult entertainment club has been shut down after police say three employees were arrested on prostitution charges. Police on Wednesday asked the city's Board of Licenses to shut down the Foxy Lady until the board holds a show-cause hearing Thursday. The board will then have 10
Providence VA Medical nurse admits to fraudulently obtaining opioid prescriptions
PROVIDENCE – A Providence VA Medical Center nurse pleaded guilty in federal court on Dec. 7 to charges that he fraudulently obtained and tampered with morphine and other opioid prescriptions, the U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Rhode Island announced. Jared Scott, 35, of West Warwick, admitted to
Ex-Providence Councilman sentenced to prison
Kevin Jackson, a former Providence city councilman who admitted in October to embezzling funds from the youth track program he founded and converting contributions to his campaign account to personal use, was sentenced to prison Wednesday, while given the chance by the judge to make restitution by b