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Dunkin’ opens ‘next generation’ concept store in Woonsocket
But coffee drinkers will probably be more drawn to a premium pour station that features a variety of iced beverage options like Nitro coffee, cold brew, original or various teas. High quality espresso machines will add to the ambiance for hand-crafted hot drinks, says the company.
Change to Providence speed camera contract prompts outrage
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare disclosed for the first time Wednesday that the Elorza administration has agreed to increase the amount the city pays a company that oversees its controversial speed camera program, sending the chairman of the City Council Finance Comm
Police: Body pulled from Pawtuxet River; death not suspicious
Warwick Police Captain Joseph Hopkins confirmed divers, who were in the water for a training exercise, found the body under the bridge in Pawtuxet Village.
ATF and Woonsocket PD offer $1,500 reward in stolen gun case
The Woonsocket Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced the reward on Tuesday for the August 31st robbery at Bullseye Shooting and Supply.
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Courthouse to remain open despite demand from union over bed bugs
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- The Rhode Island Judiciary responded Wednesday tocalls to shut down the Garrahy Judicial Complexin Providence, saying that while some bed bugs have been discovered, the building is not infested and the situation doesn't warrant a closure.
AP News - Town council revisiting Nike boycott vote after backlash
Beauregard, a former state trooper, pushed the resolution after Nike used former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in an ad campaign.
Man robbed of car, valuables at gunpoint near local park
The victim told police he gave the two men a ride from Allens Avenue to a location near Roger Williams Park on the Providence-Cranston line. There, police said one of the suspects pulled out a gun and demanded the victim hand over his wallet, cell phone and watch. The pair then stole his car.
State Police: Driver slams into trooper's cruiser
State police told Eyewitness News the driver, Chheng Long, 52, of Providence, said he was disoriented by the flashing lights of numerous police vehicles at the scene, and didn’t stop in time for the cruiser that was parked in front of him.
Union president wants Providence courthouse closed for treatment amid bed bug issue
The president of a local union, Council 94, said Tuesday he wants the complex closed until the bugs are removed, saying some employees don’t even want to go inside.
Firefighters helped deliver baby on I-95
The Fire Department around 3:36 last Friday afternoon responded to a 911 call on Interstate 95 South near the Smithfield Avenue exit. The call, city officials said, was for a pregnant 26-year-old woman going into labor in her car. Captains David Reed and Earl Newman and Firefighters Tiffany Pacheco,
Cook's HMB Endeavour Possibly Found off Newport, Rhode Island | Mysterious Universe
Thatstatement from Kathy Abbass, director of the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP), can only mean one ship: the HMB Endeavour commanded by Lieutenant James Cook on his first voyage of discovery to Australia, New Zealand and beyond. Ignominiously sold and renamed Lord Sandwich 2, it was
Feds auditing city housing agency after director placed on leave
By RUSS OLIVOrolivo@woonsocketcall.comWOONSOCKET – Federal authorities are conducting a financial audit of the Woonsocket Housing Authority after the local agency placed its executive director, Christine O’Connor, on administrative leave more than three months ago.
No time to lose: Firefighters help deliver baby on I-95
No time for much else, they got the woman into the rescue unit. Her healthy baby girl arrived there at 3:48 p.m. Once everyone settled down a bit, the rescue crew took the mother and her new arrival over to Women and Infants Hospital in Providence. The fire department said at last check the pair of
RI union wants courthouse shut down due to bed bugs
The state's largest workers union, Council 94, has asked the state judiciary close the building and relocate the workers until the bed bugs are removed.
Caught on camera: State police cruiser struck on Route 6
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) —A Rhode Island State Police cruiser was rear-ended in Providence, and it was caught on camera.The crash happened on Route 6 east at about 11:30 p.m. Friday.State police said a driver hit a pole on Route 6 west, which scattered debris on both sides of the highway and damaged
Distracted driver slams into state police cruiser
State police told Eyewitness News that the driver said he was looking at the accident on the other side of the highway, and didn't notice the cruiser in front of him until it was too late. They say it's the exact thing they're hoping to avoid, and it's why the "Move Over" law is in place.
Connecticut News: Rhode Island Man, JUAN HAZARD Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking Offense | General
Connecticut– John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that JUAN HAZARD, also known as “Money,” 42, of Cranston, Rhode Island, pleaded guilty yesterday in New Haven federal court to a fentanyl trafficking offense.
Warren man cited for exceeding striped bass catch limit by 12
“In diligently [enforcing], they are safeguarding Rhode Island’s natural resources, which are a public trust.”
Police conducting active investigation in Johnston
Johnston Deputy Chief Joseph Razza confirmed the scene was part of an active, multi-agency investigation. He said he could not release any more information, but said there was no threat to the public.