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Guns seized from home after man shot in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence police are investigating after a man was shot early Sunday morning. Just after 2:30 a.m., Acting Police Chief Oscar Perez said a 30-year-old man drove himself to Roger Williams Medical Center with a gunshot wound to to the leg. Officers then went to the scene, at a home on Wisdom […]
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Rhode Island Assistant Principal reportedly asks faculty to pay student’s outstanding fee to human trafficking cartel

An assistant principal at a Rhode Island high school has allegedly sent faculty an email asking for donations concerning a student who owed money to a human smuggling cartel. Stefani Harvey is the assistant principal at Mount Pleasant High School in Providence and reportedly asked staff for money to pay for “coyote” fees “a group that helps people”.

Weather Now: Few Showers This Evening; Mild Again Monday

Quite the mild weekend here in Southern New England. For the third consecutive day, Providence topped out in the 50s. The high of 52 was 14° above the average for January 29th. Tonight, we’ll have some scattered showers moving through the region as temperatures fall back through the 40s....

Police investigating shooting of teenage boy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence police are investigating after a 15-year-old boy was shot Saturday night. According to Acting Police Chief Oscar Perez, around 11 p.m., the teen was walking on Florence St. when a vehicle pulled up to him and someone shot him. The boy was taken to the hospital where he is being […]

Somerset Police Department seeks public’s help IDing alleged thieves

YOUR ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED. The Somerset Police Department hopes someone will recognize one or all of these suspects as well as their vehicle. The three males in these photos are allegedly involved in multiple thefts from the Somerset Home Depot as well as at other locations in the area. In...

Three discovered at Fall River hospital with facial injuries, two from stabbing, in two separate incidents in New Bedford and Providence

Three people arrived at a Fall River hospital with injuries to the face in two separate incidents Sunday morning. According to Sergeant Moses Pereira, at approximately 2:30 a.m., officers responded to St. Anne’s Hospital, regarding 3 men who sought medical attention for facial injuries. It was determined that two...

Massachusetts, Rhode Island men convicted in violent kidnapping tied to drug trafficking from Cape Cod to Rhode Island

BOSTON – Three men have been convicted in federal court in Boston for their roles in a violent kidnapping tied to a drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin throughout the Cape Cod and Pawtucket, R.I., regions. According to the Massachusetts Department of Justice, 39-year-old Anthony Basilici of Pawtucket, R.I....

Juvenile Shot in Providence

A juvenile was shot in Providence overnight. According to police, the victim is a 15-year-old male. Police say the shooting occurred while the victim was walking on Florence Street in Olneyville, shortly after 11 PM on Saturday. The victim went to Hasbro Children’s Hospital for treatment. Police tell GoLocal...
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Massachusetts man arrested in Greene County for drug possession

HUNTER – A South Easton, Massachusetts man has been arrested by State Police in the Town of Hunter following investigation into a vehicle crash. At about 2:45 a.m. on January 24, troopers found a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder in a ditch with the back end partially in the road on Route 23A.

Wrentham police chief praises 'smaht' boys for notifying adult of possible grenade

WRENTHAM -- The Wrentham Police Chief is applauding two "smaht" 12-year-olds for doing the right thing when they found a potentially dangerous object while on a walk Wednesday. The boys alerted adults when they found a hand grenade. According to Chief Bill McGrath, Kevin Castaneda and Alan Jackson, both 12, were outside exploring when they found a pile of debris as they were hiking. Exploring the pile of trash, the two boys found a hand grenade.According to McGrath, "Kevin and his friend Alan DID NOT give in to 'kid curiosity.'" Instead, the boys took a picture of the grenade, noted their location and headed home to tell an adult, who called 911. Wrentham Police and Fire and the Bomb Squad responded to the scene."Yes, the grenade was 100% real," McGrath said. "Luckily, it had been hollowed out and therefore harmless, but the boys had no way to know that when they found it."

Dog Dies in East Providence After Being Shot — Police Seeking Public’s Help

The East Providence Police Department is seeking help from the public with any information about a suspicious death of a dog in the city. EP Police said that on January 25, they began an investigation surrounding what they said were suspicious circumstances of a deceased canine. A Lakeside Avenue resident...

Top stories this week: Celebrity homes; cop acquitted in shooting; embezzler wants a break

Here's a look at The Providence Journal's most-read stories for the week of Jan. 22, as well as some other news we've been covering, supported by your subscriptions. One in four Rhode Island homes has higher-than-acceptable levels of radon, a radioactive gas that's the second-leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking. That's far ahead of the national average of one in 15 homes. Home buyers can test properties and take steps to reduce the gas before they move in, but renters are at the mercy of landlords, who have no legal obligation to test or mitigate. Read about one tenant's frustrating ordeal in South Kingstown.

Patriot Place | Shopping center in Foxborough, Massachusetts

Patriot Place is one of the best shopping centers you can find with a great square, a wide variety of stores, restaurants, places to entertain with families and friends. In addition, it has very good prices. Featured Shopping Stores: Ulta Beauty, Victoria's Secret & PINK, Bass Pro Shops, Express, ProShop...

Lunar New Year celebration takes place in Attleboro

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — On Sunday, several people in Attleboro took part in the traditional Chinese Lion Dance in celebration of Lunar New Year.  The Lion Dance is usually performed during the Chinese New Year and is thought to bring good luck and fortune throughout the year.   The performance in Attleboro on Sunday was put […]