Police: Cranston man who returned fire at shooting suspect facing charges

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) ─ A Cranston man is facing charges after he returned fire at a suspect who shot his mother and stepfather, according to police. The shootout took place on Harris Avenue last week. Angelo Lucchetti, 24, told responding officers he was outside with his mother, stepfather and younger sister when a man approached them and opened fire, according to court affidavit.
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Sky-high rental prices have local families facing a crisis

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Val Williams and her family are on the verge of having nowhere to live. The 56-year-old breadwinner for her family, which includes two kidney transplant recipients and a disabled mother-in-law, is scared. She has to be out of her Stone Bridge Drive rental house at least by the middle of August, if not beforehand.
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5 Best Seafood Restaurants in Rhode Island

Little Rhody is known for its excellent seafood. There are excellent local seafood restaurants all over the place in the Ocean State, after all! With so many choices, it is helpful to know which places are most worthwhile. Those who live in Rhode Island's seasoned kitchens are accustomed to seafood. Here are 5 great seafood restaurants in the state you won't want to miss. Choose from upscale dining by the beach to family-friendly options.
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Trump merchandise store in Somerset calling it quits this Sunday

SOMERSET — Keith Lambert knows there will be mixed emotions when his Donald Trump merchandise store on Route 6 closes for good at the end of the business day on Sunday. “There are going to be a lot of sad people and a lot of happy people,” he said. The...
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Former Rhode Island priest faces sexual assault charges

A former Roman Catholic priest who was assigned to at least four Rhode Island parishes through the early 1990s faces three counts of first-degree sexual assault, according to court records. The records show that a statewide grand jury in May indicted Edward Kelley, 79, alleging he committed the assaults in...
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Nearly 20 people displaced following three fires in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Three fires ripped through three separate homes in Providence within a nine hour span between Friday and Saturday. The Providence Fire Department dispatched rescue crews to Simmons Street, Academy Avenue, and Judith Street for three third alarm fires. The department said that all three fires caused severe...

Early morning stabbing leaves man in critical condition

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A man is in critical condition after police said he was stabbed early Saturday morning. Investigators say the vicitm, who is not being identified at this time, was stabbed outside of Opa Restaurant on Atwells Avenue at 2 a.m. Police said that no one has been...
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Cranston man charged in connection with Harris Avenue shootout

A Cranston man was arrested Friday in connection with a gunfight that occurred the night of July 22 outside a home on Harris Avenue. Angelo J. Lucchetti, 24, faces charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying a pistol without a license or permit and firing a gun in a compact area, according to the Cranston police.
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Crews battle an early morning 3-alarm fire in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A 3-alarm fire is under investigation after fire tore through a home in Providence early Saturday morning. Crews were called tot he 300 block of Academy Avenue around 3:30 a.m. for a report of a fire. A neighbor shared video with 12 News and said the...

At least 39 COVID cases linked to event at New Bedford venue

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — The owners of a restaurant and entertainment venue in New Bedford have implemented changes in response to a growing cluster of COVID-19 cases linked an event there earlier this month. As of Thursday, the New Bedford Health Department said 39 cases have been confirmed among...