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Police chase leads to one in custody in Pawtucket | WPRI
WPRI | August 15, 2018
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) - Pawtucket police had a busy morning after they were spotted searching for suspects in a city neighborhood and taking one person into custody. Eyewitness News crews were on the scene where it happened, in the area of Pine and Brown Streets. Investigators say an erratic dri...
1 in custody following Pawtucket police chase | WPRI
WPRI | August 15, 2018
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Pawtucket police had a busy morning after they were spotted searching for suspects in a city neighborhood and taking one person into custody. Eyewitness News crews were on the scene where it happened, in the area of Pine and Brown Streets. Investigators say an erratic d...
Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governor | WPRI
WPRI | August 15, 2018
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A former Vermont utility executive on Tuesday became the first transgender candidate from a major political party to be nominated for governor, and she'll face the Republican incumbent, who survived a bitter backlash from his base over gun restrictions he supported.GOP Gov. ...
British media say crash suspect is Briton of Sudanese origin | WPRI
WPRI | August 15, 2018
LONDON (AP) — British authorities said Wednesday they are considering turning the area around Parliament into a pedestrian zone to prevent future vehicle attacks as police searched three properties for clues about the motivation of a man who plowed a car into cyclists and pedestrians, injuring thr...
Pennsylvania priests abused over 1,000 children | WPRI
WPRI | August 15, 2018
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she'd had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the boy's mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest wh...
Police: Resident shot through glass door in Warwick neighborhood | WPRI
WPRI | August 15, 2018
WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) -- Police have a suspect in custody after they say a person was shot through a front door Tuesday night.The incident occurred at a home on West Shore Road near Tidewater Drive around 7:30 p.m. in Warwick. Police said bullets came through the front glass door of the home, hitti...
Suspect to face judge after allegedly shooting through door in Warwick | WPRI
WPRI | August 15, 2018
WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) -- The man accused of shooting a woman through a glass front door is due in court Wednesday Morning. Warwick Police say the 37-year-old suspect shot at a home on West Shore Road near Tidewater Drive around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.  Investigators said bullets came through the front...
Warwick police: Homeless man shot woman through door | WPRI
WPRI | August 15, 2018
WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) -- Police say a man accused of shooting a Warwick woman through her front door was homeless and staying in a vacant home across the street.The shooting happened on West Shore Road near Tidewater Drive around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police Chief Col. Stephen McCartney said Richard Wa...
RISPCA offering reward money for info on severely neglected West Warwick dog | WPRI
WPRI | August 15, 2018
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) is investigating after a dog was found in extremely poor health in West Warwick.RISPCA President Dr. E.J. Finocchio said the dog was found roaming around the library on Main St. in West Warwick on S...
Warwick community comes together to try and save mentor program | WPRI
WPRI | August 15, 2018
WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) -- Members of the community came together Tuesday night to show support for a mentoring program that was eliminated by the Warwick School Committee to help close a multi-million dollar budget deficit.CEO of Mentor RI Jo-Ann Schofield said there are 160 students who participate ...
A voters' guide to the Democratic primary in Providence's Ward 10 | WPRI
WPRI | August 15, 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – It’s a rematch in Ward 10.Providence City Councilman Luis Aponte is facing a Democratic primary challenge from Pedro Espinal, who lost by just 15 votes when the two squared off in 2006. Ward 10 includes the Washington Park and Lower South Providence neighborhoods.The wi...
Providence Journal | August 15, 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — People trying get drivers licenses at DMVs across the United States and Canada were thwarted by the crash of an international database for nearly 90 minutes Monday.Josh Block, a spokesman for the R.I. Department of Administration, said the American Association of Motor Vehi...
Police: Man throws brick at police cruiser; says he 'hates cops' | WPRI
WPRI | August 14, 2018
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Connecticut man charged with throwing a brick through the window of a police car, narrowly missing an officer's head, said he did it because he "hates cops."Devon Adams-Almstad was charged with first-degree criminal mischief, assault on police, hate crime and ot...
Providence church theft caught on camera | WPRI
WPRI | August 14, 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The pastor of a local church is hoping surveillance video will help catch a crook.Pastor Ayo Adeleke from the Apostolic Church on Prairie Avenue in Providence let Eyewitness News view the surveillance video. It shows a man breaking into the church twice in one night - st...
ACLU: Agencies lured immigrants seeking legal status to government offices | WPRI
WPRI | August 14, 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) --  The ACLU says documents filed in court Monday show two government agencies worked together to lure illegal immigrants to government office.Those immigrants were then arrested, some even deported.The court documents show emails between agencies.They're part of the ACLU la...
Citizens Bank unveils new corporate campus in Johnston | WPRI
WPRI | August 14, 2018
JOHNSTON, R.I. (WPRI) -- Citizens Bank officially opened its brand new corporate campus during a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday.The 123-acre campus will keep thousands of jobs in Rhode Island. Citizens Bank says approximately 3,000 employees will move to the Johnston location from facilities in C...
Lincoln school employee among two facing felony drug charges | WPRI
WPRI | August 14, 2018
CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) -- A Lincoln School Department employee is on leave and facing serious drug charges, according to  Lincoln Superintendent Lawrence Filippeli.Filippeli said 53-year-old Brian Lataille of Lincoln is a maintenance worker with Lincoln Public Schools.Police arrested Lataille on...
Police: Bridgewater hostage situation was hoax | WPRI
WPRI | August 14, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (WPRI) — A reported hostage situation at a home in Bridgewater early Tuesday morning appeared to be a "swatting" prank, police said.Bridgewater police said they determined the call was a hoax and that no one was ever in danger.Police said the incident involved a juvenile, and t...
Coventry Little League fans can sport their pride | WPRI
WPRI | August 14, 2018
WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — As the boys from Coventry Little League prepare for their first game in the Little League World Series, fans are getting ready to support them in style.They'll be able to buy New England Region Champion shirts at the Dick's Sporting Goods location in Warwick.The shirts - whi...
$4.6M grant doubles food stamp value at RI farmers markets | WPRI
WPRI | August 14, 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Rachel Van Scyoc is a regular shopper at the Armory Farmer's Market in Providence."You get to interact with the local farmers and the food that’s grown locally which is just fresher and tastes so much better and has more nutrients," Van Scyoc said.And she can get more of...
In letter, trainer admits she lied about Mayo's dog, asks for forgiveness | WPRI
WPRI | August 14, 2018
CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) - The woman charged with concealing the dead body of Jerod Mayo's dog, Knox, is admitting she lied multiple times in the days and weeks following the dog's death, according to a letter sent to Eyewitness News.Amelia Ferreira, 41, faces charges of obstruction and filing a false ...
Cars plunge as highway bridge collapses in Italy; 11 dead | WPRI
WPRI | August 14, 2018
MILAN (AP) — A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed Tuesday in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 90 meters (nearly 300 feet) into a heap of rubble below. The Interior Ministry said at least 11 people were killed and fiv...
Crash outside Parliament in London treated as terrorism | WPRI
WPRI | August 14, 2018
LONDON (AP) — A motorist slammed into pedestrians and cyclists near Britain's Houses of Parliament on Tuesday and police are treating the incident as an act of terror.A man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of terrorist offenses after the silver Ford Fiesta collided with rush-hour commuters bef...
Pedestrians injured in crash outside parliament in London | WPRI
WPRI | August 14, 2018
LONDON (AP) — London police say that a car has crashed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament and that there are a number of injured.Police said that the driver of car, a man, was arrested at scene after the incident which took place at 7:37 a.m. Tuesday in London.No other details were imm...
Cumberland coach: Williamsport is 'Disneyland for Little Leaguers' | WPRI
WPRI | August 14, 2018
CUMBERLAND, R.I. (WPRI) -- Family, friends, and fans are not the only ones rallying behind the Coventry Little League team as they represent New England in the Little League World Series.Cumberland Little League Coach David Belisle was in the booth when Coventry beat the team from Pittsfield, Ma...
East Providence shooting result of robbery; Suspects facing several charges | WPRI
WPRI | August 14, 2018
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- The two men who were arrested in connection with a shooting in East Providence will go before a judge Tuesday.They have been identified as Jermaine Perry, 21, and Destin Holloway, 20, both from Providence.Police arrested both men in an apartment near the scene, who th...
Suspects in East Providence shooting to face a judge | WPRI
WPRI | August 14, 2018
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Two men arrested in connection with a shooting in East Providence last week are set to go before a judge Tuesday.Jermaine Perry, 21, and Destin Holloway, 20, both from Providence, are scheduled for arraignment in Providence District Court.Both men have already been ...
ACI on lockdown after officer finds 'unidentified white powder' | WPRI
WPRI | August 14, 2018
CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) -- The Adult Correctional Institution has been placed on lockdown after a correctional officer found an envelope containing an "unidentified white powder."According to the Department of Corrections Public Relations Officer J.R. Ventura, the envelope was discovered at the Int...
ACI placed on lockdown after officer finds 'unidentified white powder' | WPRI
WPRI | August 14, 2018
CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) -- The Adult Correctional Institutions Intake Service Center was placed on lockdown after a correctional officer found an envelope containing an "unidentified white powder."According to the Department of Corrections Public Relations Officer J.R. Ventura, the envelope was disc...
Maher: English learner settlement will require big changes in Providence schools | WPRI
WPRI | August 14, 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Providence school superintendent Christopher Maher said Tuesday his district is going to have to “radically change the way that we are doing business” after a federal investigation determined the city failed to provide adequate services to English-learning students.Ma...
Providence Journal | August 14, 2018
JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island and Citizens Bank have paid for a highway interchange that connects to the bank's new campus in Johnston.Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo and other officials opened the new Interstate 295 interchange with Greenville Avenue Friday. The new Citizens Bank campus o...
Providence Journal | August 14, 2018
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is lifting requirements that some tax-exempt groups disclose the identities of their donors to federal tax authorities.The change benefits groups that spend millions of dollars on political ads, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and an organization tie...
Man pleads guilty to stabbing ex-roommate | WPRI
WPRI | August 13, 2018
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- A New Bedford man who brutally stabbed his former roommate has been sentenced to serve eight to 12 years in state prison.Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn III says 35-year-old David Figueroa was sentenced last week in Fall River Superior Court, and had pleaded g...
Registration deadline Monday for voters in Rhode island primary | WPRI
WPRI | August 13, 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The deadline to register to vote in the Rhode Island primary is Monday.Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea is urging voters to be prepared. She says voters should have up to date registrations and know their options if they can't get to the polls Sept. 12 to vote in the primar...
Coventry team on 'wild ride' to Little League World Series | WPRI
WPRI | August 13, 2018
COVENTRY, R.I. (WPRI) -- For the fourth time in five years, a Rhode Island team is heading to the Little League World Series.Following a five-run comeback on Friday, Coventry's Little League team won the New England Regionals Sunday, beating Pittsfield, Massachusetts.The win earned the team a trip...
Nesi's Notes: Aug. 11 | WPRI
WPRI | August 13, 2018
SIGN UP: Get Nesi's Notes by Email Happy Saturday! Here's another edition of my weekend column for WPRI.com - as always, send your takes, tips and trial balloons to tnesi@wpri.com and follow @tednesi on Twitter.1. If the latest WPRI 12/RWU poll gave you déjà vu, you're not alone. The new survey fi...
Citizens Bank set to open new headquarters in Johnston | WPRI
WPRI | August 13, 2018
JOHNSTON, R.I. (WPRI) -- Construction is almost complete on the new Citizens Bank Corporate Headquarters in Johnston.A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Aug. 14. The 123-acre campus will keep thousands of jobs in Rhode Island. Citizens Bank says approximately 3,000 employees will move to t...
Rhode Island officials meet to discuss elections security | WPRI
WPRI | August 13, 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Rhode Island officials say it'll be an ongoing process to ensure that elections in the state are secure and additional funding is needed.U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse met Monday in Providence with Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, the state's chief...
14-year-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governor | WPRI
WPRI | August 13, 2018
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn't old enough to vote, let alone drive.Ethan Sonneborn, 14, of Bristol, met the requirements to be on the primary ballot and is taking his place with the state's more a...
Suspect in deadly attempted robbery to face judge | WPRI
WPRI | August 13, 2018
NEW BEDFORD, Mass (WPRI) — The suspect charged in connection with a deadly attempted robbery in New Bedford last week is due in court Monday.Kyle Dawson, 23, of New Bedford is accused of attempting to rob a Yellow Cab shortly after 1 a.m. on Bentley Street Friday.Dawson's suspected accomplice, Ch...
Police officer accused of going easy on lawmaker's sister | WPRI
WPRI | August 13, 2018
WARWICK, R.I. (AP/WPRI) — A Rhode Island police officer is receiving criticism from people who say he showed preferential treatment to the sister of a U.S. congressman.Warwick Police Chief Stephen McCartney says one of his officers pulled over a woman spotted driving erratically Friday night on Ro...
Golf tournament raises money for organization helping slain officers' families | WPRI
WPRI | August 13, 2018
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The East Providence Police Department hosted a golf tournament Monday in an effort to raise money for an organization that helps the families of officers killed in the line of duty.Since the beginning of the year, at least 54 officers have been killed in the line o...
Police ID 2 suspects in East Providence shooting investigation | WPRI
WPRI | August 13, 2018
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Two men who police arrested in connection with a shooting investigation in East Providence faced a judge Monday.Police said the shooting took place around 3:30 p.m. on Waterman Avenue in the area of Green Street Friday. Officers were seen with guns drawn outside an ap...
Police searching for East Providence home invasion suspect | WPRI
WPRI | August 13, 2018
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Police are asking for the public's help finding a man who is wanted for breaking into an East Providence home on July 19.Police said there is an active arrest warrant for 31-year-old Ross Busby of Woonsocket.Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to con...
AP Source: Aretha Franklin is seriously ill | WPRI
WPRI | August 13, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close to the singer.The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, told The Associated Press on Monday that Franklin is seriously ill.No more details we...
Boardwalk collapses in Spanish city during concert, 313 hurt | WPRI
WPRI | August 13, 2018
MADRID (AP) — An oceanside boardwalk collapsed during a nighttime concert in the Spanish city of Vigo, injuring 313 people, five of them seriously, authorities said Monday.Many young people were on the port's wooden boardwalk when it gave way around midnight Sunday at the closing event of a three-...
Charlottesville anniversary: Peaceful protests, few arrests | WPRI
WPRI | August 13, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people wanting to send a message that racism is unwelcome in the United States gathered in a park outside the White House to protest a white nationalist rally on the anniversary of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.In the end, fewer than two dozen whit...
Police tight-lipped about new development in East Providence shooting investigation | WPRI
WPRI | August 13, 2018
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- The investigation continues into a shooting in East Providence.Police are being tight-lipped about what that development actually is, only saying that it is crucial to their investigation.According to police, if their names are released, it could put the investigation...
A voters' guide to the City Council race in Ward 4 | WPRI
WPRI | August 13, 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Another veteran Providence councilman is facing a challenge from the left.This time it’s Councilman Nick Narducci, who has a Democratic primary matchup with progressive Jason Roias in Ward 4, which includes the North End. There are no other candidates running in the gen...
Surviving suspect in attempted armed taxi robbery faces judge | WPRI
WPRI | August 13, 2018
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — The surviving suspect in a violent attack on a taxi driver that ended with the driver shooting the other suspect faced a judge Monday, charged with multiple crimes related to the armed attempted robbery.Kyle Dawson, 23, was held without bail pending a dangerousness hear...