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Rollover crash closes section of I-395 in Killingly

KILLINGLY, CT (WFSB) - Interstate 395 northbound is closed in the Town of Killingly following a crash. The state Department of Transportation said the closure was between exits 37 and 38. It described the crash as a rollover. State police urged motorists to seek alternate routes while they work to...
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You Can Still Ride the Rocky Point Corkscrew

Memorial Day is a little more than a week away. For years, that meant that the annual trek to the state’s beloved playground — Rocky Point — was near at hand. We’d make the journey down — or up — to the Warwick seashore, gobble clam cakes and chowder, make our way to the Musik Express, the House of Horrors, the Freefall, the Skyliner and that most hallowed of roller coasters, the Corkscrew.
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Report: Massachusetts takes over school districts, then fails to make substantial, permanent gains

School district takeovers by the state of Massachusetts, known as receivership, haven't worked, according to an analysis of data by The Boston Globe. Reporters Christopher Huffaker and Bianca Vázquez Toness looked at the Massachusetts districts where the state manages schools, considering test scores, graduation rates and college enrollment. They looked at data across three districts already in receivership, including Holyoke, also Lawrence and Southbridge.

2 men sentenced for their roles in internet, email fraud schemes

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Two men were sentenced to prison for their roles in an underground financial network in support of international internet and email fraud schemes. Babawake Jenyo, 33, was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison Tuesday for operating an illegal money transmitting business.

Elorza cracks down on vandalism, graffiti problem in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza will address an ongoing vandalism problem in the city on Wednesday. In a release, the mayor’s office said he will “discuss the impact of graffiti, how to report incidents of graffiti throughout the City and demonstrate how graffiti is removed from surfaces.”

North Providence police cruiser involved in crash, two hospitalized

(WJAR) — A North Providence police cruiser was involved in a crash Wednesday morning that sent two to the hospital. The cruiser crashed with another vehicle around 1:25 a.m. at the intersection of Mineral Spring Avenue and Douglas Avenue, according to the North Providence Police Department. The department says...
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Crash Closes Part of I-395 South in Killingly

A crash has closed part of Interstate 395 south in Killingly on Tuesday morning. State Dept. of Transportation officials said the highway is closed between exits 37A and 32. Authorities have not said how many vehicles are involved in the crash or if anyone is injured. There is no estimate...
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As taxes rise, Elorza Administration gives huge tax break to one of the richest property owners in PVD

At their best, tax stabilization agreements (TSAs) are a stimulus to encourage investment in a city. In exchange for hiring local minority and women owned businesses and perhaps providing low-cost housing opportunities, the city offers the developer a break on their taxes. At their worst, TSAs are giveaways to wealthy, connected businesspeople looking to maximize their profits by lowering their tax burden, to the detriment of renters and homeowners who never get such a break.

Police Search for Person Who Stole Dog Day Care Van

Two dogs were found safe and reunited with their owners after a wild ride in a stolen doggy daycare van Tuesday in Wrentham, Massachusetts. The person who stole the van remains at large. Wrentham Police Chief Bill McGrath tweeted that the Tail Blazers University van had been stolen from town...

Route 201 closed in Griswold

GRISWOLD, Conn. (WTNH) – Route 201 (Glasgo Road) in Griswold is closed between Rixtown Road and Colepit Hill Road in both directions because of a crash. The crash involved one vehicle and a downed poll early on Tuesday morning. No other information has been reported at this time.

Programs with the Millbury Town Library: Meet Frances Perkins

Some programs require registration. To register, call us at 508-865-1181. May 25, June 1, 10:30-11 a.m. This 30-minute storytime is designed for 3- to 5-year-old children. Explore early literacy skills with books, songs, fingerplays and more. This event will be performed in the Community Room. CONTACT: Theresa Boulrice, 508-865-1181,
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Force, SRA baseball team defeat first-place Burrillville, 5-2

PAWTUCKET – Freshman Cameron Force made his varsity pitching debut for the St. Raphael Academy baseball team last Wednesday afternoon, and he turned in one of the Saints’ best starts of the Division II-A season to help SRA pick up a big 5-2 win over first-place Burrillville High at Fairlawn’s Vets Park.
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PC's Bynum ready to take charge

PROVIDENCE – Jared Bynum knows that a new day is dawning regarding the Providence basketball Friars. As one of the few holdovers from last season’s magical ride, the guard is determined to keep the good times rolling amidst a significant roster overhaul. From saying goodbye to Friar teammates...
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Town joining in outpouring of support for Tuskegee Airman Butler

NORTH PROVIDENCE – After receiving cards from nearly every state in the U.S., Airman Sgt. Victor Butler’s month-long birthday celebration will only get better. The last known Tuskegee Airman in Rhode Island, Butler will turn 100 years old on May 21. He received thousands of cards since NBC 10 first reported last month on his coming birthday and the fact that he only wants cards.