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Police investigate fatal pedestrian crash on I-95 in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - State police are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian in the southbound lanes of I-95 in Providence on Monday night. The crash occurred just before 8 p.m. near Exit 20 at the merge with I-195 East. The victim was struck by a vehicle and was pronounced dead at

WPRI - 2017-09-19 03:12:34

Patriots considered Providence for new stadium

Twenty years ago, the New England Patriots were looking for new home -- and officials in Rhode Island were putting out the welcome mat. Talks took place at the Westin Hotel in Providence on Sept. 19, 1997. Twenty years ago, the New England Patriots were looking for new home -- and officials in Rhode

TURNTO10.COM - 2017-09-19 08:00:27

Providence metro mortgage delinquencies decline in June

FOLLOWING NATIONAL TRENDS: Mortgage delinquencies in both the Providence metro area and Rhode Island declined year over year in June. / COURTESY CORELOGIC PROVIDENCE - Mortgage delinquencies in the Providence metropolitan area declined year over year in June, according to a CoreLogic report Monday.

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-09-19 15:29:46

Police identify body in Providence as missing NP woman

PROVIDENCE - An investigation by state and local police has led to the identification of a body found in an apartment building at 1245 Smith St. in Providence on Sept. 15 as Judith O'Brien, a North Providence resident reported missing a month ago. Detectives from the Forensic Services Unit and the M

VALLEY BREEZE - 2017-09-19 16:24:33

Grand Jury Indicts Providence Man for Warwick Drug Trafficking

The US District Courthouse in Providence, RI. WARWICK, RI - DEA Agents arrested a Providence man in Warwick Aug. 23 with the assistance of Warwick Police and Missouri State Police after he attempted purchasing what he believed to be a truck carrying heroin, fentanyl and cocaine. On Friday, a federal

WARWICKPOST.COM - 2017-09-18 09:30:24

Providence-Newport ferry will suspend service until Thursday

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation said Monday's 2 p.m. ferry from Newport to Providence will be the last until Thursday. Providence-Newport ferry service is being suspended because Hurricane Jose is expected to kick up rough seas off the coast of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. A tropica

TURNTO10.COM - 2017-09-18 12:57:32

Storm halts Pell Bridge construction, Providence-Newport ferry service

Resumption of roadway deck repairs on the bridge connecting Newport and Jamestown has been pushed back to Thursday, Sept. 21, because of expected high winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Jose, and ferry service will be suspended from Monday afternoon until Thursday. JAMESTOWN, R.I. - Repair work on

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-18 18:59:39

RIDOC, DOJ settle correctional officer employment discrimination suit

R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Kilmartin worked with the U.S. Department of Justice to reach a settlement in an employment discrimination lawsuit that was brought agaisnt the R.I. Department of Corrections. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO PROVIDENCE - The U.S. Justice Department has reached a sett

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-09-19 16:00:12

Senate GOP has 12 days to repeal ACA and no room for error

THE SENATE GOP has revived its effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act but is running out of time to pass the measure with a simple majority. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER NEW YORK - Senate Republicans making one last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act have the daunting task of a

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-09-19 13:50:46

Five Questions With: Doug White

DOUG WHITE is chair of cybersecurity and networking at Roger Williams University. He also co-hosts the podcast "Secure Digital Life." / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY Doug White is chair of cybersecurity and networking at Roger Williams University. White, who co-hosts the podcast "Secure Digita

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-09-19 08:30:01

New England Venture Summit aims to connect startups to funding

THE NEW ENGLAND Venture Summit, hosted by youngStartup Ventures, is calling on startups from throughout the region to submit plans for the annual networking event. BOSTON - The New England Venture Summit is calling on startups from throughout the region to submit plans for the annual networking even

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-09-19 08:20:37

New Fidelity program helps employers pay off employees' student loans

FIDELITY INVESTMENTS RECENTLY launched the Student Debt Employer Contribution program, a new program designed to help employers increase recruitment and strengthen retention of employees by offering to help employees pay off student loans quicker. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL OKONIEWSKI PROVIDENCE

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-09-19 08:45:16

CFPB recovers $14 million for 104,000 consumers nationwide

WASHINGTON - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau estimates it recovered about $14 million in relief for 104,000 harmed customers through the first half of 2017. The federal agency, through a review of its supervisory actions, released a report showing it successfully recovered funds lost from b

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-09-19 08:10:32

Raimondo announces funding for renewal fees for R.I. DACA recipients

GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced that she and a coalition of individals and organizations raised over $170,000 to cover renewal fees for DACA recipents eligible for renewal before the Oct. 5 deadline. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Monday that she and a coali

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-09-18 19:18:45

R.I. gas prices level off, fall 1 cent this week

GAS PRICES IN RHODE ISLAND fell 1 cent this week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO ANDREW HARRER PROVIDENCE - Prices for self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline declined 1 cent this week to an average $2.73 per gallon in Rhode Island, 54 cents higher than this time last year, according to a AAA Northeast report

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-09-18 15:35:58

R.I. receives $10.6M in community development grants

U.S. SEN. JACK F. REED announced $10.6 million in federal community development grants. / COURTESY OFFICE OF U.S. SEN. JACK F. REED PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island will receive $10.6 million in development grants, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed announced Saturday. The federal aid comes in the form of several gra

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-09-18 13:51:40

RIEMA unveils emergency power preservation plan for critical health care facilities

THE RHODE ISLAND Emergency Management Agency has developed a playbook for maintaining power at critical health care facilities in times of disaster. PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency's playbook to safeguard electricity supplies for critical health care facilities during disaster

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-09-18 08:45:36

Five Questions With: Kathleen Kelly

KATHLEEN KELLY is the executive director of the Rhode Island Assisted Living Association. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND ASSISTED LIVING ASSOCIATION The Rhode Island Assisted Living Association represents the interests of assisted living communities in Rhode Island, advocating for public policy at the stat

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-09-18 08:30:43

UNAP members picket outside Kent Hospital, call for equal terms, job security

MEMBERS OF UNITED NURSES and Allied Professionals Local 5008 picketed Kent Hospital on Toll Gate Road Sept. 12, calling for terms equal to other workers and job security assurances. / COURTESY KENT HOSPITAL WARWICK - Members of United Nurses and Allied Professionals Local 5008 picketed outside Kent

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-09-18 08:20:36

Whitehouse backs Sanders' 'Medicare for All' single-payer health plan

SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, D-R.I., has backed Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his "Medicare for All" single-payer health care reform while continuing to explore a publicly operated health insurance option he co-sponsored in January with Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Al Franken, D-Minn. / COURTESY O

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-09-18 08:10:17