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West Warwick appoints convicted felon to pension board

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Some West Warwick Town Council members are questioning a recent appointment to the pension board after finding out the applicant has a felony record, resulting in a possible conflict with the town charter.


Warwick police seek women suspected of using stolen EBT card

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Warwick police are asking for the public's help in identifying two women suspected of using a reported stolen EBT card. According to a post on Warwick Police Department's Facebook page, the two women made a purchase using the EBT card on Jan. 19 for $235.91 at the Price Rite o


WPD Seeks Help Finding Library Blu-ray Thief

WARWICK, RI —Warwick Police are seeking the public’s help finding a man recorded on theSandy Lane main branch Warwick Public Library’s video surveillance stealing aSONY Blu-ray player from the staff desk Feb. 6 at about 1:17 p.m.


16th anniversary of The Station nightclub fire in West Warwick

WEST WARWICK -- Wednesday marks the 16th anniversary of The Station nightclub fire, the fourth-worst such fire in the nation’s history, which claimed 100 lives and left some 230 other people injured.The fire broke out shortly after 11 on a cold and snowy Thursday night. Inside the overcrowded, wood-


Two Women Accused Of Making Fraudulent Price Rite Purchase

WARWICK, R.I. -- Police are looking for the public's assistance in identifying a pair of women they believe made a more than $200 purchase using a stolen EBT card. The incident occurred at the Bald Hill Road Price Rite on January 19. Police say the women made a $235.91 purchase using a stolen EBT ca


Acting fire chief in Warwick to step down

WARWICK — The city’s acting fire chief will retire from the Fire Department on March 17, according to Mayor Joseph J. Solomon. Acting Fire Chief Marcel B. Fontenault Jr. notified the administration of his plan to retire last week, Solomon said.


Pawtucket father arrested after infant ingests possible narcotic

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – A Pawtucket man was arrested on charges of cruelty / neglect to a child after a 15-month-old infant may have ingested an unknown drug. Pawtucket Police Detectives began an investigation Friday after an infant was transported to Hasbro Children’s Hospital to be evaluated for


PODCASTS: Warwick City Hall involved in federal investigation

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The mayor of Warwick, Rhode Island has confirmed that a federal investigation involving City Hall is underway. WPRI-TV reports that Mayor Joseph Solomon said Monday he could not comment on what is being investigated, but he says it does not involve his administration. He says he


Driving to cut school bus costs

A study commissioned last summer by the Warwick School Department and approved by the prior iteration of the Warwick School Committee for $12,900 to look into the efficiency of the district’s bus scheduling and routing systems has been finalized and was reported publicly during the school committee


Man with 8 warrants arrested

WESTPORT, Mass. (WPRI) -- A Westport man wanted for a string of crimes dating back nearly two years was arrested Tuesday, according to Westport police. Police said Scott Rogers, 32, had eight outstanding arrest warrants for crimes in Westport, Fall River, Acushnet, and Seekonk. He had been wanted si


City officials order "deplorable" Providence building vacated

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Providence city councilors voted unanimously Wednesday night to vacate the building located on Ernest Street, which houses the city's VIN check station as well as the sewer department.


Swerving Driver Charged With DUI

WARWICK, RI — Thedriver Officer Steven Moretti stopped for speeding and swerving onJefferson Boulevard, Main Avenue and Post Road Feb. 1 at 11:27 p.m. asked himif he had anything better to do shortly before he arrested her on a DUI charge.


Warwick Center for the Arts could be forced to move locations

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) -- The future of the Warwick Center for the Arts is uncertain. The city needs more office space after a pipe burst in City Hall last year. Now the mayor is considering moving next door to the armory where the gallery has been for more than 40 years.


Cranston plow truck catches on fire

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Firefighters responded to the Cranston Highway Department's garage early Thursday morning for reports of a plow truck on fire. Cranston fire officials said the plow truck had been used Wednesday night and was parked in the garage on Phenix Avenue when the fire started.


Tractor trailer jack knifes on I-195, ties up traffic

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A jack-knifed tractor trailer is tying up traffic on Interstate 195. The crash happened around 11:30 a.m. on the eastbound side of the highway near Exit 2.


Benefit Concert To Support Portsmouth Auditorium Renovation

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. -- A benefit concert will be held on March 9 to raise funds for renovations to Portsmouth High School's aging auditorium. The show will benefit the Kate Grana Music and Arts Association (KGMAA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for the improvement of PHS's auditor


Police: Teen girl threatened to 'blow everything up' during bank robbery

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — Fall River police say surveillance footage from multiple cameras helped them to track down a teenager suspected of robbing a city bank, along with her alleged accomplice.


Schools drop suit, head to mediation to solve budget

The City of Warwick and the Warwick School Department has avoided resorting to what seemed to be, just a short time ago, certain litigation over the school’s $4.9 million budgetary gap, agreeing to enter mediation and, if necessary, binding mediation to solve the dispute in an “expedited” fashion.


Pawtucket police charge father with neglect of a child

PAWTUCKET - Police arrested the father of a 15 month-old who ingested an unknown substance on February 15. Michael Wittlin, 30, was arrested Thursday on charges of Cruelty to or Neglect of a Child.


Cranston Woman Facing DUI Charges

SCITUATE, R.I. -- A Cranston woman is facing DUI charges after police say she drove erratically on a blown-out tire in Scituate. Joselynn Boror, 29, was stopped by Scituate Police just after 8 p.m. Tuesday after they witnessed her weaving in an out of the lane and continuing to drive after her vehic