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FBI Arrests Fall River Police Officer for Alleged Assault

FALL RIVER — A Fall River police officer has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly assaulting a man in police custody with a baton, and for allegedly filing false reports on the incident. The U.S. Attorney's Office said 35-year-old Nicholas Hoar was arrested Wednesday morning on indictments charging...

North Kingstown man accused of leaving scene of Warwick crash

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — A North Kingstown man is accused of leaving the scene of a crash in Warwick. The crash happened just before noon on Post Road. Chief Connor Bradford said that Jarrod Rossi rear-ended a car, causing his vehicle to rollover. He then fled on foot. The...

Car Stolen With Toddler Inside in Providence

A vehicle was stolen — with a toddler inside — Thursday night in the city. According to police, the suspect was later spotted boarding a RIPTA bus with a “Jetson” Rumble all-terrain jet kart and hoverboard -- before he was arrested. About Incident. Shortly after 9...

Police Report: Nov. 14-20

During the period from Monday, Nov. 14 through Sunday, Nov. 20 the Newport Police Department responded to 423 calls. Of those, 102 were motor vehicle related; there were 82 motor vehicle violations issued and 20 accident reports. Police responded to 6 calls of vandalism, 5 noise complaints, 9 animal complaints,...

Invasive Spotted Lantern Flies Settle in Rhode Island

Rhode Island could be fully colonized with spotted lantern flies within a year. (istock) First found in Pennsylvania in 2014, invasive spotted lantern flies forced other states to brace for the inevitable spread. From 2017-2021, they moved into Virginia then through New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. This year researchers confirmed the insect is breeding in Rhode Island. How they got here is now an old, sad, oft-repeated tale.

Rhode Island expands emergency shelter program

(The Center Square) – Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee is pumping more money into the state's emergency shelter program to create additional beds amid increased demand. The state Department of Housing said it has awarded $1.4 million to nonprofit groups to fund the addition of 77 new beds in homeless shelters across the state, which will boost the state's capacity to more than 1,000 beds. "Rhode Islanders deserve a safe...

Does Rhode Island owe you money? Check out the latest unclaimed funds database

The state of Rhode Island, like most other states, has collected millions of dollars in unclaimed property. Through a public records request, The Journal has created a database of the property held by the state Treasurer’s office. The property includes unclaimed cash and assets from businesses, banks, landlords, safe deposit boxes and utility companies. The Treasurer's office estimates that more than 300,000 Rhode Islanders and Rhode Island businesses have property being held by the state. ...

3-Year-Old found safe after car stolen in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WHDH) - A 3-year-old child has been found safe after being taken by a car thief in Providence. Police said a woman called 911 last night when her car was stolen from a McDonald’s parking lot with the child inside. The car and the child were found...

Holiday decor preparations before heavy wind, rain

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — With heavy rain and wind set to come Rhode Island’s way Wednesday, one mayor gave some tips to keep holiday décor secure. Warwick Mayor Frank Picozzi has hosted holiday light shows and decorations in his front yard for roughly two decades. “I’ve engineered...

Changes isn't just a Bowie song

Hello dear readers. I'm Gail Ciampa, Providence Journal food and dining editor. The only thing we can really depend on is change. Isn't that true? That's why I shouldn't have been surprised when I began compiling the story of restaurants that have closed in the past year. But I was. I thought there would be a dozen or so but I found almost double that. And I'm sure I missed some.

Officers Recover a Loaded Firearm After a Traffic Stop in Dorchester

At about 10:06 PM, on Monday, November 28, 2022, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Mekhi Roderique, 18, of Providence, RI, on firearm charges after a traffic stop in the area of 508 Park Street in Dorchester. While on patrol, officers observed a motor vehicle with excessively...

Former Fall River Mayor, now a Club Fed resident, loses appeal

— Quincy Quarry — Quincy News, News about Quincy, Quincy City Hall, Corruption in Quincy MA. Former Fall River Mayor, now a Club Fed resident, loses appeal. – News covered by Quincy Quarry News with commentary added. His criminal conviction appeal, that is. Quincy Quarry has no idea how...

How gas prices have changed in Providence in the last week

The price of oil is now at the lowest it’s been in almost a year, according to U.S. crude oil futures. And the cost of gas at the pump continues to fall despite a busy holiday travel season. That’s in part due to market uncertainty over riots breaking out...

Wedding: Gurary – Laufer

The wedding of Moshe Gurary of Simi Valley, CA, and Bluma Laufer of Rhode Island took place Sunday night at Razag Hall. Photos: Yossi Fajnland –