PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former Roman Catholic priest who was assigned to at least four Rhode Island parishes through the early 1990s faces three counts of first-degree sexual assault, according to court records.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza had to be held back from Gov. Dan McKee during a disagreement over a proposed contract for the city's public school teachers.
During a ceremonial lighting of the WaterFire basins along the Providence River to mark the return of the city arts festival on Wednesday, Elorza was seen on video pointing his finger at McKee and yelling, “You’ve got to face the community on this.”
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State regulators say the lottery to award licenses to operate six new medical marijuana facilities has been delayed due to an ongoing appeal of a rejected lottery applicant.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 36-year-old man stabbed in Providence over the weekend has not been cooperating with investigators, police said.
Officers reponding to a report of a stabbing at about 2:15 a.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An online fundraiser for a suspended Rhode Island police officer has been taken down and money returned to donors.
The Boston Globe reports GoFundMe removed from its website a donations campaign benefitting Providence Officer Patrick Hourahan.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence is working with local mental health experts to change the way city law enforcement responds to public safety calls.
Mayor Jorge Elorza announced Thursday that the city has tapped The Providence Center and Family Service of Rhode Island to create recommendations for a behavioral health crisis response program.
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A civil liberties organization on Monday called on a Rhode Island city to halt what it says is an illegal traffic stop quota by its police department.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island said the Cranston Police Department has for years required officers to stop a minimum of two cars during their patrol shifts.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 46-year-old man struck by a vehicle in Providence while crossing the street has died, police said Monday.
Phetsamone Ratsabout had been was attempting to cross the street at around 11:30 p.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for his involvement in the 2019 gang rape of an incapacitated 16-year-old girl, Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced Thursday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is shutting down six state-run COVID-19 testing sites that since September 2020 have exclusively served school and child care students and staff.
The sites will not be needed as testing will be available on-site at schools in the fall, and because testing is now more accessible in traditional health care settings, the state Department of Health said in a statement Thursday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence on Tuesday joined a small but growing number of U.S. cities pledging to provide a guaranteed monthly income to a certain number of low-income residents.
Under the Providence Guaranteed Income pilot program announced by Mayor Jorge Elorza and others, 110 city families living at or under 200% of the federal poverty level are eligible to apply for the opportunity to receive $500 a month for 12 months.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Frontier Airlines has established new routes from Rhode Island to Atlanta and Philadelphia, airport officials said.
The flights from Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport in Warwick to Atlanta started Monday and the flights to Philadelphia are starting Tuesday, according to a statement from the Rhode Island Airport Corp.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 20-year-old man has been shot and killed in Providence, the city's 12th homicide of the year.
The victim was shot in the backyard of a Public Street home at about 7 p.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor signed into law Monday two bills focused on gun safety.
The bills signed by Democratic Gov. Daniel McKee ban so-called “straw purchases” of firearms and prohibit bringing a gun onto school property.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A historic Rhode Island drawbridge that has been stuck in the up position for decades remains structurally sound after a fire last month, state transportation officials said Thursday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Georgia man has pleaded guilty to his role in a scheme that recruited homeless people to cash counterfeit checks in several New England states in exchange for a small cash payment, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 19-year-old man was shot by someone inside a vehicle as he walked along a Providence street and then run over by the same vehicle, city police said at a news conference Tuesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers approved a $13.1 billion state budget and a host of other bills as they recessed for the summer late Thursday.
The spending plan, which cleared the state Senate on a 30-7 vote, boosts support for affordable housing, social services and education — and without any broad-based tax increases.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is poised to become the first state to authorize so-called harm reduction centers where people dealing with addiction can take heroin and other illegal drugs under the supervision of medical professionals.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man found to be in possession of more than 50,000 images and 200 videos of child pornography has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A review of the state-run Eleanor Slater Hospital by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services released Wednesday lays blame for problems at the facility squarely on the shoulders of hospital leadership.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The future of a historic Rhode Island drawbridge that has been stuck in the up position for decades is in doubt after an overnight fire, state transportation officials said Wednesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The state and the city have committed a combined $600,000 to revive the WaterFire Providence arts installation this year.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two Massachusetts men have been sent to prison for shooting up a Rhode Island nightclub they had previously been asked to leave, shooting one person in the back in the process, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — This school year, 60% of Providence students were chronically absent, according to data reviewed by WPRI-TV.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — To the relief of many, Rhode Island reopened public restrooms Wednesday at the Kennedy Plaza transit hub in Providence, which had been closed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Senate approved legalizing recreational marijuana use for adults on Tuesday, marking the first time either chamber of the state Legislature has voted on a bill to legalize cannabis.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Dan McKee has asked state police to investigate whether the administrator of the state Division of Motor Vehicles had any knowledge of, or involvement in, an alleged prostitution operation that leased one if his rental properties.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Auto repair shops in Rhode Island are reporting an odd situation with vehicle inspection stickers: they don't stick.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two men who were asked to leave an after-hours party in Providence over the weekend were shot and killed during a fight outside, police said Monday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus will pose a serious risk this summer to people who are not fully vaccinated, according to Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State officials are proposing to build a new laboratory to replace the one run by the Health Department, which is the only Level 3 biosafety facility in the state.
John Marinatto, the Big East commissioner during a tumultuous period of conference realignment across college sports, has died. He was 64.
Providence College, Marinatto's alma mater and the school where he began a long career in college sports, said he died Saturday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The wife and brother-in-law of a Rhode Island coin and precious metals dealer convicted of laundering millions of dollars for a Colombian drug cartel have lost their latest bid to hold on to $136 million each they have been ordered to forfeit.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A homeless encampment in Providence where people were ordered to leave by Friday will be allowed to stay for now after Mayor Jorge Elorza visited the site.
“I told them we are not just going to put them out on the street, because it will push the problem to another place,” Elorza told WPRI-TV.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Daniel McKee has signed an executive order that extends Rhode Island's state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic until next month.
The order signed Thursday, when the previous order was set to expire, extends the state of emergency until July 9, WJAR-TV reported.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island jewelry maker Alex and Ani has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying in the filing it has between $100 million and $500 million in debts.
The company lists assets in a similar range, according to Wednesday's filing.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Salve Regina University is the latest college in Rhode Island to announce that it will require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to campus next fall.
The Catholic school in Newport announced Tuesday that all students, faculty and staff will be required to submit proof of vaccination to the school no later than Aug.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An elementary school principal in the city has been named interim superintendent of the embattled Providence public school district, Gov. Daniel McKee and state Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green announced Tuesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With the coronavirus apparently on the run in Rhode Island, the state is sending help to other areas of the world still battling the disease, officials said Monday.
Care New England’s COVID-19 Crisis Relief Effort and the Rhode Island Department of Health recently sent 200,000 COVID-19 tests to India, along with protective equipment, ventilators, medications and other medical supplies to be distributed to hospitals around Delhi.
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Two people have been arrested in connection with a shooting last month in Pawtucket that left a 20-year-old man dead, police said Monday.
Jahcolin Rodrigues, 20, of Providence, and Todd Alicea, 30, of Pawtucket, are charged in the death May 15 of Leonardo Tavares, who was found inside a vehicle outside his home suffering from several gunshot wounds, police said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A street mural saying “All Black Lives Matter” is being installed in downtown Providence.
Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza was on hand Saturday for the unveiling of the public art project in Kennedy Plaza, the transit hub overlooking City Hall, which came as the city kicked off PVDFest, its summerlong art festival.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence Public Library has put together the state’s first ever public community archive dedicated to the cultural and political stories and history of LGBTQ+ people in Rhode Island.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's restaurant industry, with the backing of some lawmakers, wants to extend a pandemic state-of-emergency rule that allows eateries to sell alcohol along with takeout orders.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who apologized to bank tellers while robbing two Rhode Island banks has been sentenced to four years in federal prison, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Providence.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island plans to close two of its mass vaccination sites by the end of June as the state shifts its focus to smaller community clinics in an effort to get coronavirus shots to the unvaccinated, Gov.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island authorities have opened an investigation after a war memorial was vandalized in downtown Providence over Memorial Day weekend.
Providence Police Cmdr. Thomas Verdi said that there have no arrests in connection to the spray-painted Providence War Memorial at LaSalle Square.
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The suspect in a fatal shooting in North Attleborough last week is heading to court on Tuesday to face murder and weapons charges.
Adam Walker, 33, whose last known address was in East Providence, Rhode Island, is scheduled to be arraigned in Attleboro District Court in connection with the death of Peter Schifone, according to the office of Bristol District Attorney Thomas Quinn III.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence College is the latest Rhode Island university to mandate coronavirus vaccines for full-time undergraduate and graduate students returning to campus in the fall.
The decision was made after "weeks weighing various considerations," the Roman Catholic college's president, the Rev.