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Hooked on Science: Paint Can Explosion | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
Using a few ingredients only a scientist can get, Jason Lindsey shows us the paint can explosion experiment!
Business and pleasure on menu for Macron's second day in US | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sit-down between President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron followed by a joint news conference highlight the business portion of the French leader's second day in Washington.The pageantry of Macron's official state visit, the first of the Trump presidency, com...
Empire State Building lights to go dark for Toronto victims | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Empire State Building will go dark to honor the victims of the deadly van attack in Toronto.The lights atop the world famous tower in midtown Manhattan will darken on Tuesday night.A van plowed into pedestrians on a Toronto sidewalk on Monday, killing 10 people and injur...
Raynham woman injured after crashing car into garage | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
RAYNHAM, Mass. (WPRI) -- A woman is recovering after she was injured when she accidentally backed her car into a garage Tuesday morning.According to Raynham Police and Fire Departments, the woman suffered minor injuries after backing into the garage, which was detached from the home. Officials said ...
Crowds expected as testimony continues on gun-related bills | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — It's expected to be a packed house Tuesday night at Rhode Island State House as members of the House Judiciary Committee will continue hearing testimony on more than a dozen proposed gun-related bills. Among the 15 bills being considered Tuesday evening is a bill that ...
Toronto van suspect charged with 10 counts of murder | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
TORONTO (AP) — A 25-year-old accused of plowing a van into a crowded Toronto sidewalk was ordered held Tuesday on 10 counts of murder and 13 of attempted murder as Canadian authorities and the public sought to make sense of what appeared to be one of the deadliest mass murders in the country's mod...
Toronto driver charged with 10 counts of 1st-degree murder | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
TORONTO (AP) — The 25-year-old suspect who plowed a van into a crowded Toronto sidewalk was ordered held Tuesday on 10 counts of murder and 13 of attempted murder as Canadian authorities and the public sought to make sense of one of the deadliest mass killings in the country's modern history.Alek ...
Raimondo awards $3 million for local recreation projects | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WPRI) -- The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) awarded $3 million in grant money to 15 local municipalities to develop or renovate recreational facilities. According to the DEM, the grants will fund 19 projects across Rhode Island, including new basketball, pick...
Gronk the horse to miss Kentucky Derby because of infection | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gronkowski won’t run in the Kentucky Derby because of a slight infection that will keep the England-based colt from traveling to the United States.Tom Ludt, who oversees Phoenix Thoroughbreds’ international operations, says Gronkowski spiked a fever last weekend and was ...
Raimondo: Web providers should commit to net neutrality | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo is attempting to maintain free and open internet in Rhode Island.Raimondo has signed an executive order Tuesday protecting net neutrality in the state one day after the Federal Communications Commission rescinded federal regulations.The order r...
Police officials being trained on school-based threats | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
EXETER, R.I. (WPRI) — Law enforcement officials from eight different states gathered in Exeter Tuesday to undergo training on how to be prepared and react should a dangerous situation arise at one of their local schools.The three-day course hosted by the National Sheriffs' Association will cover...
2 Dallas police officers wounded in shooting outside store | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
DALLAS (AP) — Two Dallas police officers have been critically wounded in a shooting outside a hardware store.The shooting happened about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday outside a Home Depot in northern Dallas.The Dallas Police Department tweeted about the shooting, giving the conditions of the officers. But it ...
RI company recalls hard hats over head injury risks | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) — Honeywell Safety is recalling 82,500 hard hats because they can fail to protect users from impact, posing a risk of head injury.The recall involves Honeywell’s type 1 Fibre-Metal E2 and North Peak A79 hard hats, sold in a variety of different colors.The company says ...
US lawmaker: I was sexually abused by Bay View coach | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- An Arizona congresswoman and Rhode Island native spoke publicly for the first time Monday about alleged sexual abuse at the hands of a high school coach.Rep. Martha McSally told the Wall Street Journal she was abused by a track coach while she was attending St. Mary ...
Amazon offers in-car delivery for Prime members | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -  Your latest Amazon order could be delivered right into your vehicle. Amazon Key already allows in-home delivery. Now, the online retail giant is offering in-car delivery free for millions of its Prime members. Alyssa Bronikowski, an Amazon spokesperson, told CBS News it...
RI rep. apologizes for calling Parkland survivor a 'dummy' | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - A Rhode Island state lawmaker apologized Tuesday for a tweet in which he called a survivor of the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school a "dummy."State Rep. Michael Chippendale, R-Foster, came under bipartisan criticism for the comment, made in response to a tw...
American millennials running up front in IndyCar this season | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
Graham Rahal loves what sees at the top of the IndyCar series standings so far this season.Three twentysomething Americans - Alexander Rossi , Josef Newgarden and Rahal - are lined up neatly at the top heading into Sunday's race at Barber Motorsports Park. It's only three races into the season but t...
Yarmouth PD: K-9 Nero 'getting stronger' | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
YARMOUTH, Mass. (WPRI) — The Yarmouth K-9 wounded in the shooting that killed his partner continues his recovery.Yarmouth police posted an update on Nero on its Facebook page Tuesday morning. Police said Nero was "getting stronger by the day" and was being "well cared for by K-9 handlers and frien...
Gronkowski announces he'll return for 2018 season | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
FOXBORO, Mass. (WPRI) -- Following weeks of speculation that he may hang up his cleats, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski eased fans' concerns Tuesday evening by announcing he'll return for the 2018 season.In an Instagram post, Gronkowski said he met with head coach Bill Belichick ear...
Providence detective charged with domestic assault | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Providence police detective is on administrative duty following a domestic assault incident on Federal Hill Monday Night, the police chief confirmed for Eyewitness News.Col. Hugh Clements confirmed Det. John "Joe" Black was arrested and charged with domestic simple assa...
Concerns grow over spike in New Bedford overdose deaths | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) -- The opioid crisis is continuing to take lives in Southern New England, especially in New Bedford, which is facing a string of suspected overdose deaths within the last few weeks.According to the Bristol County District Attorney's office, the deaths cannot be confirmed as...
Deaf, blind dog stays with missing girl, leads rescuers to her location | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
QUEENSLAND, Australia (WCMH) -- A little girl in Australia that was lost for several hours is safe thanks to the family's blind and deaf dog.Max is a 17-year-old cattle dog, who is deaf and partially blind. Now, he's being called a hero after saving the life of 3-year-old Aurora Kyle. On Friday, A...
Mayor Elorza's $745M budget holds line on taxes, includes no raise for teachers | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza unveiled an election year budget Tuesday that holds the line on residential property taxes, but includes no pay raises for the 2,000 teachers who have been working without a new contract since last August.The Democratic mayor’s proposed $74...
Goose attacks high school golfer during tournament | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
BLISSFIELD, Michigan (KETK) - Take a "gander" at this!A high school golfer in Michigan got more than he bargained for while on the course during a tournament.The Blissfield High School golfer was caught on camera trying to get away from a goose, but, needless to say, the goose won.The student was w...
Providence man charged in carjacking investigation | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) -- A Providence man is facing charges after police say he was in possession of an SUV stolen at gunpoint in Boston.Travone Green, 22, of Vermont Avenue, was arrested by Cranston police after an officer found the black Toyota Highlander parked illegally on Mayflower Avenue early...
Providence teachers plan protest at Mayor Elorza's budget address | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – With little progress made on their contract negotiations, Providence teachers are planning a second round of protests in City Hall Tuesday evening when Mayor Jorge Elorza delivers his annual budget address.The teachers have been working without a contract since Aug. 31, a...
Avedisian expected to step down as mayor to lead RIPTA | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) - Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian is expected to step down from his longtime post as head of Rhode Island's second-largest city to lead RIPTA, multiple sources tell Eyewitness News.Avedisian's potential departure for a state job has been a topic of discussion at the State House fo...
Mattiello must repay $72,000; texts show aides coordinated controversial mailer | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - The R.I. Board of Elections came down hard on House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello on Tuesday night, ordering him to repay about $72,000 in misappropriated expenses and connecting his former campaign aides with a controversial mailer in his hard-fought 2016 race.The board’s v...
Police: BB gunfire damages North Kingstown school bus | WPRI
WPRI | April 24, 2018
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — North Kingstown Police have confirmed a student shot a BB gun at a school bus Monday afternoon. North Kingstown Police Captain Paul Barry confirmed for Eyewitness News the incident occurred near 295 Camp Avenue, during which a single bus window was cracked. Barr...
Providence Journal | April 24, 2018
Hundreds of gun-rights supporters, as well as those who advocate gun limits, filled the State House rotunda Tuesday afternoon in advance of an evening hearing on bills that would raise the legal age to buy a rifle or shotgun from 18 to 21, and impose bans on military-style weapons and on carrying gu...
Providence Journal | April 24, 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — T.F. Green Airport executives want to tax jet fuel to pay for new projects such as bolstering the tarmac to allow jumbo jets to use the airport.A bill introduced on behalf of the airport by House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi, D-Warwick, earlier this month would creat...
Providence Journal | April 24, 2018
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday put the brakes on a preliminary plan to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia, walking back a Sunday announcement by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley that the Kremlin had swiftly denounced as "international economic raidi...
Providence Journal | April 24, 2018
The deal would allow Deloitte Consulting to continue working on the state's social services system until spring 2019
WPRI | April 24, 2018
This story was originally published on May 7, 2014PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Nearly 13 years after her son was gunned down in the city’s Mount Hope neighborhood, Elizabeth Hector is still waiting for answers.No arrest has been made in the drive-by shooting that killed 17-year-old Joseph Hector la...
Providence Journal | April 24, 2018
R.I. Board of Elections also issues the House speaker a warning over mailer endorsing him in reelection bid.
Providence Journal | April 24, 2018
WASHINGTON — Senate lawmakers have postponed the confirmation hearing for Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, after top Republicans and Democrats raised concerns about his qualifications and oversight of the White House medical staff, Wh...
Providence Journal | April 24, 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — With a fall reelection campaign on the horizon, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza presented the City Council with his proposed 2018-19 budget Tuesday night, a $489.5 million city/school package that does not include a tax rate increase.City government takes up $361 million of that, acc...
Providence Journal | April 24, 2018
The spending plan doesn't include raises for the city’s teachers, and a group was outside the City Council Chamber chanting after the address concluded.
Car hits police officer in work zone | WPRI
WPRI | April 23, 2018
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — A car struck a New Bedford police officer Monday morning.New Bedford police said the officer was in a work zone on Church Street when the crash happened shortly before 11 a.m.Police said the officer was treated for minor injuries and was expected to be okay.Police wer...
Town Council votes to restructure East Greenwich Fire Department | WPRI
WPRI | April 23, 2018
EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (WPRI) -- A plan to restructure the East Greenwich Fire Department took another step forward Monday night.In a vote of 4-1, the East Greenwich Town Council voted in favor of restructuring the fire department. The proposed restructuring would eliminate six positions and one of...
Waffle House shooting suspect arrested | WPRI
WPRI | April 23, 2018
LIVE STREAM: CBS News Coverage » NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The suspect in a quadruple homicide at a Nashville Waffle House was taken into custody Monday, police said.Authorities had mounted a massive manhunt for 29-year-old Travis Reinking, after the Sunday morning attacks.Authorities announced the...
Waffle House shooting suspect remains on run, may be armed | WPRI
WPRI | April 23, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities searching for a man accused of killing four people at a Waffle House fanned out through Nashville neighborhoods and locked all but students and staff out of schools as they mobilized in force to find a man last seen walking away from the carnage, barefoot and sh...
Police: Man stabbed in chest at Federal Hill restaurant | WPRI
WPRI | April 23, 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Police are investigating following a stabbing at a restaurant on Federal Hill Sunday night.Police said officers were called to Lucia's Mexican Restaurant on Atwells Avenue just after 11 p.m. When they arrived on scene, they found a cook inside the restaurant suffering fro...
Frank Pepe's to light coal-fired oven prior to grand opening | WPRI
WPRI | April 23, 2018
WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) -- Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana in Warwick is hosting an oven lighting next Monday to celebrate the completion of their new coal-fired oven.According to a spokesperson, it takes 10 weeks to build the oven and it is modeled after a blueprint of Pepe's original oven in New Haven...
Lawmaker claims proposed move of 'worst of the worst' prisoners is not transparent | WPRI
WPRI | April 23, 2018
CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) -- A Cranston lawmaker claims the public has not been informed about the move of dozens of psychiatric patients who some consider the state's worst of the worst prisoners, known as the forensic population. Robert Lancia, a republican from the district that includes the Adult...
Hazmat situation spans two cities | WPRI
WPRI | April 23, 2018
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) -- A portion of Main Street in West Warwick was shut down for several hours Sunday as Hazmat crews from several communities responded to an incident at 745 Main Street.According to fire officials, it started after a woman was transported to Kent Hospital.Hospital spokesma...
Crash survivor looking to thank stranger | WPRI
WPRI | April 23, 2018
A Warwick man is searching for a stranger who saved his life this weekend.You may call it a twist of fate, or karma, if you believe in that.Scott Albanesa Sr. and his son Scott Albanesa Jr. call it luck."Completely lucky.  I'd say extremely lucky really," Albanesa Sr. said.Albanesa Sr. was driv...
Mike Montecalvo named 'Person of the Year' | WPRI
WPRI | April 23, 2018
CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — The MS Dream Center and Accessible RI bestowed a special honor upon Eyewitness News anchor Mike Montecalvo Monday.The organizations named Montecalvo their Person of the Year for 2018 for his dedication and commitment to the Rhode Island community.Mike wasn't alone while ...
Yarmouth Police warn against phone scam for fallen officer | WPRI
WPRI | April 23, 2018
YARMOUTH, Mass. (WPRI) - Just weeks after tragedy rocked the Yarmouth Police Department, officials are warning against a phone scam targeting those who wish to offer support.Several people have reported receiving calls from seemingly-local numbers soliciting donations for the family of Sergeant Sea...
Long Island officials tour New Bedford hurricane barrier | WPRI
WPRI | April 23, 2018
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) -- A New York town that was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy is looking to New Bedford as it seeks to better protect its shores.Leaders from Freeport, which is located on the south side of Long Island, were given a tour of New Bedford's hurricane barrier Monday to learn how i...