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South Kingstown schools closed Wednesday after threats

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) – All public schools in South Kingstown will be closed Wednesday as police investigate threats of violence made on social media. According to South Kingstown Police Chief Matthew Moynihan, the threats were directed at South Kingstown High School Tuesday evening. “We learned of the threats from the school administration and launched […]
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3 contractors charged with stealing thousands in wages

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Three drywall installation contractors based in Rhode Island are accused of stealing more than $64,000 in wages from 14 workers during the construction of a Woonsocket school, according to Attorney General Peter Neronha. Prosecutors believe the wage theft happened during the renovation of RISE Prep...
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18 year-old announces campaign for Rhode Island Governor

November 8 is the dreaded and much-anticipated election day. It means very different things to different people; to the students, it means a day off, to the country it means a new era, to the politicians it means a day of great loss or overwhelming victory. Fresh out of high...

Florida doctor at the center of Middletown dine-and-dash cases

(WJAR) — A Florida native’s recent run in with the law isn’t adding up after his career of service which spans more than two decades. Anthony Addesa, 58, of Palm Beach, Florida, was arrested on Friday in Woonsocket. He is accused of skipping out on tabs for numerous local restaurants around Aquidneck Island.

29-year-old Rhode Island woman found guilty of opening fire on pregnant woman

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Rhode Island woman was found guilty in Kent County Superior Court of multiple felony counts following her arrest in 2020 for pointing a gun at a pregnant woman and firing several shots with a firearm outside of a home in West Warwick.

Last few flights from Florida land at T.F. Green ahead of Hurricane Ian

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – Hurricane Ian is poised to make landfall in less than 24 hours and Rhode Islanders are escaping its wrath just in time. Tuesday afternoon, one flight from Orlando and one from Tampa both landed in Rhode Island. This incoming flight from Orlando, hours after Orlando...

How long does it take to drive across Rhode Island?

Rhode Island is the smallest state in the US by area and sits on the Atlantic Coast in Eastern US, bordering Connecticut on its west and Massachusetts to the north. Consisting of four major islands and five counties, have you ever wondered how long it would take to drive across Rhode Island?

20 Romantic Getaways in Rhode Island (Hotels and Places to Visit)

When the sun comes out in full and the temperatures start climbing in the Summer, the coastal state of Rhode Island becomes a highly sought-after destination for romantic getaways. So we’ve compiled a list to help you choose the perfect hotels and places to visit for you during your romantic getaways in Rhode Island.

Vigil held in honor of Charlestown murder victim

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WPRI) — A vigil was held in Narragansett Sunday to honor the life of a Charlestown woman who was killed in a stabbing on Monday. Friends and family of the victim, 45-year-old Grya Pihlkrantz, said she always made everyone feel welcome. “People that don’t have friends and family around here, that feel invisible, […]

‘Life Rolls On’ Surfs into New England

Non-profit organization Life Rolls On (LRO) is set on making a splash in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. With a mission of “improving the quality of life for people living with various disabilities,” LRO is coming to New England to provide opportunities for adaptive surfing and skating.

Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island

Meghan Grady, Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island, is here to talk about their mission, an upcoming fundraiser, and a huge milestone. For more information, head over to: Or check them out on social media: Facebook; Instagram; Twitter.

Man taken to hospital after falling off boat in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (WLNE) — The Portsmouth Fire Department said that a man had to be taken to the hospital Monday after falling off of a boat. Firefighters explained that the man fell off the boat near Island Park just before 9:30 a.m. A caller told the department that the...

Bad blood: Legal feud over $70-million trust roils one of Rhode Island's richest families

PROVIDENCE — One of Rhode Island’s most prominent families is locked in a bitter legal dispute over the alleged mismanagement of a $70-million trust, and it’s pitting cousin against cousin. Malcolm Chace IV, his siblings and their children are seeking to have their cousin Arnold B. “Buff” Chace Jr. removed as trustee of a $70-plus-million trust that Malcolm’s father, Malcolm “Kim” Chace III, left his heirs upon his death in 2011. ...