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Victim dies one month after being struck on I-95 | WPRI Victim dies one month after being struck on I-95
A woman who was hit by a vehicle on I-95 about a month ago has died of her injuries, State Police said Friday.
WPRI | November 24, 2017
2 more Benny’s stores closing on Monday, leaving only 3 still open | WPRI 2 more Benny’s stores closing on Monday, leaving only 3 still open
The shutdown of the Benny's retail chain continues, as the company announced Friday that two more stores are set to close next week.
WPRI | November 24, 2017
Black Friday bargains draw big crowds in Warwick | WPRI Black Friday bargains draw big crowds in Warwick
Black Friday shopping is in full swing Friday.
WPRI | November 24, 2017
Annual Festival of Lights begins in Attleboro | WPRI Annual Festival of Lights begins in Attleboro
An annual tradition is underway again in Attleboro, as La Salette Shrine flipped the switch on its Festival of Lights Thanksgiving night.
WPRI | November 24, 2017
Pawtucket Soup Kitchen feeds 100 on Thanksgiving | WPRI Pawtucket Soup Kitchen feeds 100 on Thanksgiving
The soup kitchen was able to feed 100 people on Thanksgiving.
WPRI | November 24, 2017
RIDPUC seeking public input on response to October storm | WPRI RIDPUC seeking public input on response to October storm
The State Division of Public Utilities and Carriers is asking the public to weigh in on the late October storm that knocked out power to alm…
WPRI | November 24, 2017
RI offers tax amnesty to people who owe back taxes | WPRI RI offers tax amnesty to people who owe back taxes
Through the state's tax amnesty program, R.I. will reduce the current interest owed by 25% and will waive civil and criminal penalties for t…
WPRI | November 24, 2017
Overflow crowd prompts cancellation of East Greenwich Town Council meeting | Providence Journal Overflow crowd prompts cancellation of East Greenwich Town Council meeting
East Greenwich special Town Council meeting to be rescheduled for high school auditorium
Providence Journal | November 23, 2017
RI medical marijuana dispensary CEO fears impact of recreational pot sales in Mass. | Providence Journal RI medical marijuana dispensary CEO fears impact of recreational pot sales in Mass.
Seth Bock of Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center in Portsmouth worries that he'll be out of business in two years if his customers opt to buy across the border rather than deal with the expense and bureaucracy of renewing patient cards.
Providence Journal | November 23, 2017
Ex-Providence firefighter John Sauro's disability pension case heard by R.I. Supreme Court | Providence Journal Ex-Providence firefighter John Sauro's disability pension case heard by R.I. Supreme Court
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Controversial retired firefighter John Sauro hasn’t worked for the city since 1998. But if he wins his case, heard before the state’s Supreme Court Wednesday, he could retire with a full pension, credited for 20 years on the force. In perhaps the final twist in the story about the man who, in court testimony, was called "the poster boy for pension fra
Providence Journal | November 23, 2017
Judge: Corrigan appointment as EG town manager 'null and void' | Providence Journal Judge: Corrigan appointment as EG town manager 'null and void'
"It's time for East Greenwich to turn the lights back on and keep them on," Superior Court Judge Susan McGuirl said Wednesday in nullifying the appointment of Gayle Corrigan because of town leaders' willful and repeated violations of the state's Open Meetings Act.
Providence Journal | November 23, 2017
Will recreational pot in Mass. kill RI's medical marijuana program? | Providence Journal Will recreational pot in Mass. kill RI's medical marijuana program?
The rapidly approaching opening of recreational pot shops in Massachusetts won't kill Rhode Island's medical marijuana program, but exactly what that effect will be remains "a moving target," Norman Birenbaum, R.I.'s top medical marijuana regulator, told a legislative study commission Tuesday.
Providence Journal | November 23, 2017
Wrentham outlets increase security | WPRI Wrentham outlets increase security
Wrentham Police are taking extra precautions to protect holiday shoppers.
WPRI | November 23, 2017
Police make 28 DUI arrests night before Thanksgiving | WPRI Police make 28 DUI arrests night before Thanksgiving
DUI arrests usually see and increase in the hours before Thanksgiving.
WPRI | November 23, 2017
Last-minute travelers found smooth Thanksgiving commute | WPRI Last-minute travelers found smooth Thanksgiving commute
The two days before Thanksgiving may be the busiest travel days of the year, but Thanksgiving passengers say turkey day is the best travel d…
WPRI | November 23, 2017
B.A.T. Mobile back on RI roads to curb holiday DUI’s | WPRI B.A.T. Mobile back on RI roads to curb holiday DUI’s
The "Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile Unit," also know as the B.A.T. Mobile, parked in Warwick, to assist officers in keeping the roads safe fr…
WPRI | November 23, 2017
Crews battle Thanksgiving fire in East Greenwich | WPRI Crews battle Thanksgiving fire in East Greenwich
The fire started in the chimney, and spread to the walls at 95 Rector Street around 1:15 p.m.
WPRI | November 23, 2017
Merry & Bright: Holiday light displays in RI, Mass. | WPRI Merry & Bright: Holiday light displays in RI, Mass.
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – For the people behind these holiday light displays, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! It takes hours …
WPRI | November 23, 2017
1 person under arrest after stabbing in New Bedford | WPRI 1 person under arrest after stabbing in New Bedford
One person is under arrest after a stabbing that sent a man to the hospital Thanksgiving morning.
WPRI | November 23, 2017
Black Friday shoppers out in force on Thanksgiving Thursday | WPRI Black Friday shoppers out in force on Thanksgiving Thursday
The line outside the North Attleboro "Best Buy" wrapped around the building Thursday night.
WPRI | November 23, 2017
Retailers look to woo shoppers from rivals as Amazon grows | WPRI Retailers look to woo shoppers from rivals as Amazon grows
Toys and TVs at J.C. Penney, Barbies at Best Buy, kitchen appliances like wine refrigerators at B.J.’s. As the holiday shopping season offic…
WPRI | November 23, 2017
Coats to be given away throughout the state on Black Friday | WPRI Coats to be given away throughout the state on Black Friday
While shoppers head to the mall for Black Friday, people in need will pick up winter coats at sites throughout the state for what has become…
WPRI | November 23, 2017
Reverend offers sobering reminder to not drive drunk this holiday weekend | WPRI Reverend offers sobering reminder to not drive drunk this holiday weekend
"The experience of the Happy Thanksgiving with the family gathered around the table I no longer have," Rev. Joseph Escobar said.
WPRI | November 22, 2017
Police: 2 victims transported from South Providence scene | WPRI Police: 2 victims transported from South Providence scene
DEVELOPING NEWS // Officers blocked off a portion of Croyland Road and evidence casing markers could be seen on the ground.
WPRI | November 22, 2017
Robber holds up East Providence coffee shop at knifepoint | WPRI Robber holds up East Providence coffee shop at knifepoint
After taking the cash from the register, the man got into a waiting vehicle and took off.
WPRI | November 22, 2017
World War II vet to get Moroccan award he earned decades ago | WPRI World War II vet to get Moroccan award he earned decades ago
Kenneth F. Lincoln earned the military decoration fighting a large blaze in Morocco more than 70 years ago.
WPRI | November 22, 2017
Wet weather slowing traffic as holiday travelers hit the road | WPRI Wet weather slowing traffic as holiday travelers hit the road
AAA expects more than 50 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving weekend.
WPRI | November 22, 2017
New recruits graduate from Division of Sheriffs Training Academy | WPRI New recruits graduate from Division of Sheriffs Training Academy
The recruits of the 2017 Rhode Island Division of Sheriff’s Training Academy graduated Tuesday night.
WPRI | November 22, 2017
Residents, truckers, voice opposition to tolls at RIDOT meeting | WPRI Residents, truckers, voice opposition to tolls at RIDOT meeting
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation held a public form to discuss the environmental impact of proposed toll locations on I-95, whi…
WPRI | November 22, 2017
Puerto Rican families displaced by Maria relocating in New Bedford | WPRI Puerto Rican families displaced by Maria relocating in New Bedford
The United Way of Greater New Bedford, has e been working to help families who have relocated to Southeastern Massachusetts feel at home.
WPRI | November 22, 2017
Cicilline, Langevin back Conyers investigation | WPRI Cicilline, Langevin back Conyers investigation
But the two Democrats are not joining calls for their senior colleague to resign or give up his top spot on a key committee.
WPRI | November 22, 2017
Charlestown man scratches his way to $1M | WPRI Charlestown man scratches his way to $1M
According to The Rhode Island Lottery, the lucky guy claimed a $1 million top prize on the $1,000,000 Scratch" instant ticket.
WPRI | November 22, 2017
Former Providence Police Chief Prignano has died | WPRI Former Providence Police Chief Prignano has died
BREAKING NEWS // Prignano became chief in 1995 under then-mayor Buddy Cianci, but was forced out in 2001.
WPRI | November 22, 2017
Eye-opening exhibit provides unique opportunity for parents to detect risky teen behaviors | WPRI Eye-opening exhibit provides unique opportunity for parents to detect risky teen behaviors
ONLY ON EYEWITNESS NEWS // Organizers stage a mock bedroom full of common household items that could be used to disguise drug, alcohol or other potentially dangerous b…
WPRI | November 22, 2017
TF Green sees surge in air travel as families reunite for Thanksgiving | WPRI TF Green sees surge in air travel as families reunite for Thanksgiving
An airport can be one of the most stressful places during the holidays but also one of the most wonderful as families get together.
WPRI | November 22, 2017
Man shot in Providence; police searching for masked suspects | WPRI Man shot in Providence; police searching for masked suspects
BREAKING NEWS // The victim told police there were three male suspects wearing masks similar to ones worn by characters in the movie "The Purge."
WPRI | November 22, 2017
Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges | WPRI Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges
Larry Nassar, 54, admitted to abusing seven girls, mostly under the guise of treatment at his Lansing-area home and a campus clinic.
WPRI | November 22, 2017
Coyote that attacked North Attleboro woman was rabid | WPRI Coyote that attacked North Attleboro woman was rabid
The woman will now need a series of shots to be treated after the attack.
WPRI | November 22, 2017
I’m not dead: Woman nearly loses health benefits due to error | WPRI I’m not dead: Woman nearly loses health benefits due to error
A Rhode Island woman received a letter for the state saying she's dead and that her family's Medicaid benefits would be terminated at the en…
WPRI | November 22, 2017
Driver hospitalized following Warren crash | WPRI Driver hospitalized following Warren crash
The driver was hospitalized with "potentially life-threatening" injuries.
WPRI | November 22, 2017