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Cranston Man Sentenced For 'Cold-Blooded' Providence Shooting: AG

CRANSTON, RI-When Providence Police arrived at 126 Lowell Ave., in the early morning of Dec. 4, 2016, they walked into a grisly scene. The victim, Juan Croussette , had staggered out to the street where he collapsed. He was covered in blood. Croussette had been shot as he tried to save his girl frie

PATCH - 2018-03-16 14:03:19

Man sentenced for trying to kill his ex-wife's boyfriend

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island man has been sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years for trying to kill his ex-wife's boyfriend and then pointing a gun at the woman in front of his 8-year-old daughter. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin said Friday that 42-year-old Alberto Rivera, of Cranston

ABC6.COM - 2018-03-16 18:31:00

Providence police investigating after four people are stabbed overnight

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Providence police are investigating a series of stabbings in the capital city. The first incident happened around 11:35 p.m. Friday on Hartford Avenue near the housing complex. Police say a 24-year-old man was walking home with his friend when the two got in an argument, an

WPRI - 2018-03-17 09:52:08

Cat dies while being groomed at Petco in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - A cat died while being groomed at Petco's University Heights location in Providence, Eyewitness News has learned. A Facebook post by a relative of the pet's owner said the office cat, named Cloudy, suffered from potential hypothermia and died hours later after going into ca

WPRI - 2018-03-16 20:55:40

Three people stabbed in Providence

PROVIDENCE , R.I. (WJAR) -- Providence police say three people were stabbed in two separate incidents Saturday morning. Investigators say two of the victims were stabbed in a city nightclub. Those incidents happened at Club Ultra on Pine Street around 1:30am. The unidentified male victims, ages 36 a

TURNTO10.COM - 2018-03-17 05:52:34

Four men stabbed in Providence overnight

By: Rachael Perry Email: rperry@abc6.com Twitter: @RachaelABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) - Four men were stabbed overnight Providence Police said Saturday morning. ABC6 News learned officers responded to three incidents between 11:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. The first stabbing occurred at Club Ultra, said

ABC6.COM - 2018-03-17 16:08:00

Police investigating 4 stabbings, including 2 at nightclub

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Providence police are investigating a string of overnight stabbings that occurred in a two-hour window. WPRI reports the first stabbing happened near a housing complex around 11:30 p.m. Friday. Police say a 24-year-old man was stabbed during an argument with a friend. He was

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-03-17 16:04:21

High school dance postponed after student overhears threat

TIVERTON, R.I. (WPRI) - A high school dance that was supposed to take place Friday night has been postponed after a student overheard another student making a threat, Eyewitness News has learned. Acting Police Chief Patrick Jones said the police received a call from the Tiverton School Department Fr

WPRI - 2018-03-16 21:54:32

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do

USA TODAY - 2018-03-15 18:41:22

Barrington woman killed in Florida crash

A Barrington woman riding a bicycle was struck by an SUV and killed in Florida, according to local media reports. WFTX reported that Katherine Imbrie, 65, was riding her bike at about 1 p.m. Tuesday when she fell into the path of an SUV. The television station reported that the driver of the SUV sto


Vinny Paz arrested at Warwick home overnight

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) - Former professional boxer Vinny Paz was arrested at his Tivoli Court home early Thursday morning. Paz was taken away in a police cruiser just before 4 a.m. Police were called to the scene about an hour earlier, and broke down the door to the garage to get inside the home. A wo


City close to finally selling middle school

rolivo@woonsocketcall.com WOONSOCKET - The Central Falls company that wants to convert the old Woonsocket Middle School into luxury apartments may sign an agreement to purchase the Park Place site from the city as soon as next month. Principals of the Tai-O Group, including Chairman Louis Yip, and C

WOONSOCKET CALL - 2018-03-16 02:11:00

Ex-boxing champ Paz pleads no contest in domestic assault

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - Five-time world boxing champion Vinny Paz has pleaded no contest Thursday in Rhode Island to assaulting his girlfriend, and received a one-year suspended sentence and one year of probation. Paz, 55, entered his no contest plea to a domestic simple assault charge hours after Warw


Light turnout for Providence speed camera protest at City Hall

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - On the same night that the Providence City Council agreed to conduct a full review of the city's controversial new speed camera program, a handful of protesters turned up in City Hall to urge officials to scrap the program altogether. The protest's organizers said they're c

WPRI - 2018-03-16 01:00:57

Providence's COO leaving to be town administrator in Natick, Mass

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Melissa Malone, who has served as Providence's chief operating officer since July, has been named town administrator in Natick, Massachusetts. Malone beat out two other finalists for the job, including Natick's current acting town manager. The town's Board of Selectmen agre

WPRI - 2018-03-16 03:33:35

Buddy Cianci play in the works at Providence's Trinity Rep

Trinity announced Thursday that it has commissioned several new plays, including a stage version of former Providence Journal reporter Mike Stanton's 2004 biography "The Prince of Providence: The Life and Times of Buddy Cianci." PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Vincent A. "Buddy" Cianci Jr. had a life made for th

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2018-03-15 18:33:43

Cool and breezy through the weekend; storm still possible next week

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Expect mostly sunny skies with a high near 41 degrees in Providence on this Thursday. The wind, blowing from the northwest at 13 to 15 mph., will gust up to 29 mph. "Cool, dry and breezy conditions will continue into the weekend," the Weather Service says. The high temperatures F


Suspect in Providence Place shooting faces arraignment

Sandy Reyes (Providence Police Department photo) An 18-year-old man accused of shooting another man at Providence Place is scheduled to face a judge Thursday. Sandy Reyes faces arraignment in Providence Superior Court. He's charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Police said Reyes shot a man in t


Pascoag man charged with stealing police officer's sunglasses

CRANSTON, R.I. - A Pascoag man turned himself in in the March 9 theft of a motorcycle police officer's sunglasses, according to Police Chief Col. Michael Winquist. Winquist said that surveillance video caught William Carosi, 57, of 194 Grove St., Apt. C, taking sunglasses left on a table while the m


Former boxer Vinny Paz accused of assaulting girlfriend

WARWICK, R.I. -- Former five-time boxing champion Vinny Paz is set to be arraigned Thursday morning on one count each of domestic assault and domestic disorderly conduct after he was arrested overnight at his home. Police received a call from someone out of state at 2:53 a.m. reporting that Paz had