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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.
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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...

3 Contractors Charged With Stealing $64K in Wages from 14 Workers Tied to School Construction

The RI Attorney General’s office announced Tuesday that three Rhode Island-based drywall installation contractors have been arraigned in Providence Superior Court on felony and misdemeanor charges following an investigation by the Attorney General and the Department of Labor and Training into allegations that they stole more than $64,000 in wages from 14 workers during the construction and renovation of RISE Prep Mayoral Academy in Woonsocket in 2018 and 2019.

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...

'Don’t mess with our neighborhood': Common Fence Point residents turn graffiti into positive

PORTSMOUTH — Raised in Pennsylvania, Karyn Jimenez-Elliott now calls Common Fence Point home, and she takes a lot of pride in her neighborhood. So after the railway entrance to that part of town was defaced with graffiti, she took it upon herself to give it a fresh paint job. Jimenez-Elliott was up bright and early Sunday — brushes, rollers and red paint in hand — to tackle the eight-hour job.

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, […]

Man charged with DUI after crashing into Warwick store

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — A Coventry man is charged with driving under the influence after crashing into a store in Warwick over the weekend. Police said a car ran into the Wild Birds Unlimited store at the plaza on Bald Hill Road on Saturday. The driver, identified as 68-year-old...

Demolish And Build A New Bridge In A Week?

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is planning to demolish a bridge in Providence this upcoming Friday and Saturday as part of a rapid replacement project. RIDOT says the Glenbridge Avenue overpass on Route 6 will have a new bridge in place within one week. Route 6 will be closed...

DCYF discloses death of 10-month-old from Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families disclosed on Monday the death of a 10-month-old from Providence. Damaris Teixeira, a spokesperson for the department, said the baby died on Aug. 6. Teixeira said maltreatment contributed to the 10-month-old’s death. DCYF said it...

Providence Ranks Poorly for People With Disabilities

A new ranking is out for “Best and Worst Cities for People With Disabilities” — and Providence down at the bottom of the list. WalletHub looked at 182 cities, and Rhode Island’s capital city came in #166 overall. “When searching for a new home, people with...

Rise & Shine! Your Newport County guide for Sept. 27

Rise & Shine! I’m Scott Barrett, managing editor for The Daily News, and today is Sept. 27, the 270th day of the year — 95 days remain in 2022. On this day in 1989, actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, charged with slapping a police officer during a traffic stop, stormed out of the courtroom during the district attorney’s closing argument. She was convicted and sentenced to 72 hours in jail, 120 hours of community service and $13,000 in fines and restitution.