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Cop Drops Out of Rhode Island Senate Race After Opponent Says She Was Attacked at Abortion Rally

Providence Police Department is investigating one of their officers after he allegedly assaulted a woman at an abortion rally while he was off-duty on Friday. A video from the event appears to show a man hitting Jennifer Rourke, the Rhode Island State Senate opponent of Jeann Lugo. Lugo was arraigned on assault and disorderly conduct charges Saturday and released on his own recognizance, the Providence Journal reported.
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MA Paramedic Accused of Fentanyl Tampering, Replacing Drug with Saline

A former paramedic in Massachusetts is accused of tampering with fentanyl by replacing vials of the liquid version of the opioid with saline at the ambulance company she worked for, authorities announced Friday. Candice Mangan, the former licensed emergency medical technician paramedic, has been charged with tampering with a consumer...

1 Providence officer, 2 others arrested for assault at Roe v. Wade protest

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Three people, including one police officer, were arrested for assault during Friday’s protest in Providence. The protest was in response to the overturn of the Roe v. Wade ruling. Police said, following the peaceful protests, Rhode Island State Police and the Providence Police Department...

Twice-deported Local Dominican national sentenced to prison after 9 million lethal doses of fentanyl, 20 kilos of cocaine, and 1 kilo of heroin seized

PROVIDENCE – A twice-deported Dominican national who led a drug-trafficking organization that imported millions of doses of Mexican-sourced cocaine and fentanyl was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Providence to fifteen years in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha. Eighteen kilos of fentanyl, enough to...

Zoobilee returns to Roger Williams Park Zoo

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The 30th annual Zoobilee! Feast with the Beasts returned to Roger Williams Park Zoo on Saturday night. The unique adults only fundraising evening featured food from over 35 of the area’s hottest restaurants, live music and dancing. 12 News Morning Team Danielle North, Patrick Little, and Meteorologist Michelle Muscatello were all in […]

How a small typo ruined a Massachusetts couple's credit

BOSTON — It all started with a small typo. But it quickly led to a big problem. In the span of a few weeks, a local couple faced multiple credit card declines because of that typo and yet could not find anyone with the power to help restore their credit.

Man stabbed outside of North Providence Shaw’s

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A man was stabbed outside the Shaw’s market in North Providence Friday afternoon. The stabbing happened at about 3 p.m. on Smithfield Road. When officers arrived at the scene, Chief Alfredo Ruggiero Jr. said they found 57-year-old Charles Hoyt with laceration to his stomach. He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where he is stable.