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 2018-09-19 02:30 

Providence Journal

Trump to make public Russia investigation documents...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is flexing his executive power to declassify secret documents in the Russia investigation, an extraordinary move he says will expose "really bad things" at the FBI. But the decision, made against the backd...

 2018-09-19 01:51 

Providence Journal

Mark Patinkin: Disability hasn't kept this Providence police officer out of uniform...

I was at the Providence police headquarters this summer when I saw an unusual sight — a cop in a motorized wheelchair. I wondered why someone like that wasn't home on some kind of disability....

 2018-09-19 01:10 

Providence Journal

Biden to stump for R.I. Democrats...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Former Vice President Joe Biden is returning to Rhode Island later this month to campaign for Democratic candidates for office here including Gov. Gina Raimondo and U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.Biden, who served two terms as VP un...

 2018-09-19 00:51 

WPRI

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RI union wants courthouse shutdown due to bed bugs...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Union workers say a Rhode Island courthouse should be shut down over reports of bedbugs. The Providence Journal reports that the union representing court clerks and deputy sheriffs is asking the state judiciary to close the Garrah...

 2018-09-19 00:43 

WPRI

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BOE refers former Mattiello aide to AG's office over Lawton mailer case...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- The Rhode Island Board of Elections dismissed contempt proceedings against two people involved in a controversial mailer in the 2016 election, but referred the case of former Speaker Mattiello campaign aide Jeff Britt to the Att...

 2018-09-19 00:12 

Providence Journal

'Now I regret it': Glocester man apologizes for Fung sign hung from noose...

"I never meant any malice behind it," said Ray Izzo, whose front-yard display of a Fung sign dangling from a rope disturbed neighbors and set off a campaign uproar....

 2018-09-19 00:07 

Providence Journal

People: CBS' Julie Chen leaves daytime's 'The Talk' in taped message...

NEW YORK — Julie Chen announced Tuesday that she was leaving the cast of the CBS daytime show "The Talk" a week after her husband, CBS Corp. boss Leslie Moonves, was ousted from the company due to sexual misconduct allegations.Chen hadn'...

 2018-09-19 00:03 

TheWesterlySun.com

URI starts expanded shuttle service, new parking permit system...

URI starts expanded shuttle service, new parking permit system- SOUTH KINGSTOWN (AP) — The University of Rhode Island has started its expanded shuttle service. The new Rhody Transportation schedule serves the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center in...

 2018-09-18 23:50 

Providence Journal

Possible campaign violation over Lawton mailer referred to R.I. attorney general...

The R.I. Board of Elections has dropped contempt proceedings against a key player in House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello's 2016 reelection campaign, but referred a "potential violation'' of the state's campaign finance law by Mattiello...

 2018-09-18 23:24 

WPRI

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Florence brings heavy rain, flooding to RI, Mass....

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- While Florence is far removed from being a hurricane as it continues its trek north, the storm caused some trouble in Southern New England on Tuesday. Fast-moving downpours slowed down travel and lowered visibility for drivers, ...

 2018-09-18 23:07 

WPRI

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Questions remain after controversial resolution passes in North Smithfield...

NORTH SMITHFIELD (WPRI) -- There are few clear answers Tuesday about how a controversial resolution passed Monday night in North Smithfield will be implemented. At a contentious town council meeting, many spoke against a resolution that asks town departme...

 2018-09-18 23:01 

WPRI

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Lawyers given green light to question Nathan Carman about gun purchase...

PROVIDENCE R.I. (WPRI) - A federal judge in Providence has granted lawyers permission to question Nathan Carman about weapons he purchased in New Hampshire in connection with an insurance claim on a mysterious sinking of a boat in 2016. Carman, 24, of Ver...

 2018-09-18 22:41 

Providence Journal

Bedbugs spread at Providence courthouse; union wants building closed for treatment...

"This is not being controlled," said J. Michael Downey, president of Council 94. Two more workers refused to come in this week. Others want to walk off the job due to their concerns, he said....

 2018-09-18 22:04 

TheWesterlySun.com

West Warwick woman facing DUI charge after apparent crash...

West Warwick woman facing DUI charge after apparent crash- STONINGTON — A West Warwick woman was arrested Friday morning after police said she was found sitting behind the wheel of a running, heavily damaged car in the parking lot of a Mystic bar.Th...

 2018-09-18 21:53 

WPRI

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Police, ATF offering $1,500 for information on firearm theft...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) -- Police are offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of two suspects wanted for stealing a handgun from a shooting range in Woonsocket last month. According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Ex...

 2018-09-18 21:52 

WPRI

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New rules for housing certain animals in Somerset come as surprise to owners...

SOMERSET, Mass. (WPRI) -- The town of Somerset says after months of complaints from residents across town, it will implement its first-ever animal sanitary rules. But the rules will not affect dog or cat owners, according to Somerset Board of Health's...

 2018-09-18 21:52 

Providence Journal

Reward offered in case of gun stolen from Woonsocket store...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Woonsocket police are offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for stealing a handgun from Bull...

 2018-09-18 21:43 

Providence Journal

Trump says he feels 'terribly' for Kavanaugh after sexual assault allegations...

"I feel so badly that he's going through this," Trump said of his Supreme Court nominee during a news conference at the White House. "This is not a man who deserves this."...

 2018-09-18 21:41 

Providence Journal

Union wants Providence courthouse closed after bedbugs found on additional floor...

"This is not being controlled," said J. Michael Downey, president of Council 94. Two more workers refused to come in this week. Others want to walk off the job due to their concerns, he said....

 2018-09-18 21:40 

WPRI

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Rhode Island union wants courthouse shutdown due to bedbugs...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Union workers say a Rhode Island courthouse should be shut down over reports of bedbugs. The Providence Journal reports that the union representing court clerks and deputy sheriffs is asking the state judiciary to close the Garrah...

 2018-09-18 21:35 

WPRI

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WPRI 12 to host first RI governor debate, release new poll...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Mark your calendars: Eyewitness News has two big political events coming up over the next week. WPRI 12 announced Tuesday the station will air the first televised debate for Rhode Island governor, broadcast live from Roger Willia...

 2018-09-18 21:32 

WPRI

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Report: Providence millennials carry less debt than peers in most cities...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- The typical millennial in Providence is $20,505 in debt, according to a recent LendingTree report. It may seem like a big burden, but Providence millennials actually have less debt than millennials in most of the country's 5...

 2018-09-18 21:11 

WPRI

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Gov. Raimondo points fingers at House for losing PawSox...

WORCESTER, Mass. (WPRI) — The day after the city of Worcester hosted a welcome celebration for the Worcester Red Sox, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo Tuesday reiterated the importance of looking forward to the future of Blackstone Valley without the...

 2018-09-18 20:59 

WPRI

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Independent Catala gets OK to challenge Councilwoman Castillo...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) An independent candidate for Providence City Council will be allowed to appear on the Nov. 6 ballot after all. The R.I. Board of Elections ruled Tuesday Ward 9 candidate Gerard Catala is eligible to challenge Democratic incumbent C...

 2018-09-18 20:38 

WPRI

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Lawyers given green light to question Nathan Carman about gun purchase...

PROVIDENCE R.I. (WPRI) - A federal judge in Providence has granted lawyers permission to question Nathan Carman about weapons he purchased in New Hampshire in connection with an insurance claim on a mysterious sinking of a boat in 2016. Carman, 24, of Ver...

 2018-09-18 20:35 

WPRI

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Fung campaign sign hung from noose outside home...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP/WPRI) -- A sign for a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Rhode Island has been hung from a noose in front of a Glocester home. Cranston Mayor Allan Fung said Tuesday that displaying his campaign sign like that is disgusting and hat...

 2018-09-18 20:04 

Providence Journal

Video: Flooding lifts Providence manhole cover; flash flood warning extended...

The National Weather Service has extended its flash flood warning to include most of Rhode Island, Connecticut and Southeastern Massachusetts....

 2018-09-18 19:59 

WPRI

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No time to lose: Firefighters help deliver baby on I-95...

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) -- It was just the beginning of rush hour on I-95 southbound. And a baby was coming. The city of Pawtucket is commending five of its firefighters for helping a new mother deliver a baby Friday afternoon when she went into labor behi...

 2018-09-18 19:53 

WPRI

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No prison time for woman found guilty of vehicular homicide...

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) -- A Norton woman was convicted Friday of causing a fatal crash three years ago on I-495 but she won't be serving any time behind bars. The Bristol County District Attorney's office said jurors found Karen Melendy guilty of...

 2018-09-18 19:45 

WPRI

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Biden to visit RI for campaign rally with Raimondo, Whitehouse...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Former Vice President Joe Biden will visit Rhode Island later this month to campaign for fellow Democrats Gina Raimondo and Sheldon Whitehouse, the state party announced Tuesday. Biden will headline a rally on Sept. 30 at 4:30 p....

 2018-09-18 18:52 

WPRI

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Avocado toast, curry, smoothies being added to Garden City food offerings...

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — A new rustic cafe, a smoothie-and-sandwich place, and a savory Indian restaurant are set to open over the course of the coming months at Garden City Center, as the Cranston shopping complex celebrates its 70th year in operati...

 2018-09-18 18:48 

Providence Journal

Baby born on I-95: Pawtucket firefighters make special delivery...

The healthy baby girl was delivered in a rescue truck by five firefighters who had responded to a call that a woman was in labor on I-95 south near the Smithfield Avenue exit....

 2018-09-18 18:45 

Providence Journal

Flash flood warning extended to Southern R.I., Southeastern Mass....

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The National Weather Service has extended its flash flood warning to include most of Rhode Island, Connecticut and Southeastern Massachusetts.At 1:29 p.m., "Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain moving [.....

 2018-09-18 18:38 

WPRI

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Flash floods possible as Florence brings downpours, strong storms...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- While Florence is far removed from being a hurricane as it continues its trek north, the storm is significantly impacting Southern New England on Tuesday. Heavy, potentially flooding rain is moving through the area along with li...

 2018-09-18 18:22 

Providence Journal

Opioid crisis: East Providence woman leads rallies to ensure access to prescriptions...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Attempts to end the opioid addiction crisis is spawning another hurtful one for millions of chronic pain sufferers who now find inaccessible the medication they need to function, says Claudia Merandi.Merandi, 50, of East Providence, su...

 2018-09-18 18:21 

Providence Journal

URI debuts expanded shuttle service...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — The University of Rhode Island has launched its expanded shuttle service.WPRI-TV reports that the new Rhody Transportation schedule services the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center in Providence and the College of Engineeri...

 2018-09-18 18:00 

WPRI

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Police conducting active investigation in Johnston...

JOHNSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Police cars were at a property in Johnston Tuesday morning as part of an ongoing investigation. When Eyewitness News arrived on the scene on Angell Street - near Putnam Pike - Johnston police, animal control and officers from...

 2018-09-18 17:53 

Providence Journal

Extras, actors sought for supernatural TV series shooting in R.I....

Rhode Island Casting seeks actors, extras for AMC supernatural series NOS4A2 starring Zachary Quinto....

 2018-09-18 17:42 

Providence Journal

Nike boycott: ACLU, NAACP condemn North Smithfield vote | Poll...

The non-binding resolution asking all town departments to refrain from buying Nike products because of the Colin Kaepernick ad campaign was slammed as "shameful" and "political grandstanding" by the ACLU and NAACP, but independent candidat...

 2018-09-18 17:35 

Providence Journal

DEM: Warren fisherman caught 12 too many stripers...

A Warren man has been cited for catching 13 striped bass, at a time when the limit for recreational anglers is one per day.According to the Department of Environmental Management, Michael Saviano, of 424 Water St., came into Point Judith on Monday morning...

 2018-09-18 17:28 

Providence Journal

Glocester home displays Fung campaign sign hanging from noose...

CRANSTON, R.I. — Mayor and Republican candidate for governor Allan Fung is objecting to the upside-down hanging of one of his campaign lawn signs, from what appears to be a sloppily tied noose, in front of a home in Glocester."This is plain disg...

 2018-09-18 16:54 

TheWesterlySun.com

Gas prices down a cent; prices not impacted by Hurricane Florence...

Gas prices down a cent; prices not impacted by Hurricane Florence- Motorists are finding a slight reduction at the pump this week — an average of one cent per gallon of regular gaslone — despite hurricane concerns on the East Coast. A survey o...

 2018-09-18 16:53 

WPRI

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Man accused of threatening reporters indicted by grand jury...

BOSTON (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Los Angeles man accused of making a series of phone calls threatening to kill journalists at The Boston Globe. Federal prosecutors in Massachusetts on Tuesday announced the indictment against 68-year...

 2018-09-18 16:39 

Providence Journal

Flash flood warning issued for parts of R.I., Conn., Mass....

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for parts of Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts.At 11:20 a.m., "Doppler radar indicated showers and thunderstorms producing very heavy rain within the warn...

 2018-09-18 15:57 

Providence Journal

Blue Cross & Blue Shield to pay $5 million for mental health services after audit...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has agreed to pay five million dollars to expand mental health services following an audit by the state that found the insurer to be "out of compliance" with various state and federal la...

 2018-09-18 15:36 

Providence Journal

Rhode Island Casting seeks actors, extras for AMC supernatural series...

NEWPORT — Ready to make your big debut? Rhode Island Casting Inc. is seeking actors and extras over the age of 18 for a the AMC supernatural series, NOS4A2. The show is filming in Rhode Island through December. In order to be considered, participant...

 2018-09-18 15:23 

WPRI

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Pipe pressure 12 times too high before gas explosions...

BOSTON (AP) — The pressure in natural gas pipelines prior to a series of explosions and fires in Massachusetts last week was 12 times higher than it should have been, according to a letter from the state's U.S. senators to executives of the util...

 2018-09-18 15:22 

Providence Journal

Power out for 367 National Grid customers...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Power was out for 367 National Grid customers in Rhode Island at about 10:15 this morning as the remnants of Hurricane Florence are moving through the region.A few minutes earlier, 499 had been without power.The hardest hit areas are i...

 2018-09-18 15:13 

Providence Journal

Nike boycott: ACLU says North Smithfield vote is 'shameful' | Poll...

NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island slammed the vote by the North Smithfield Town Council asking all town departments to refrain from buying Nike products because of its association with former NFL quarterback Coli...

 2018-09-18 14:45 

WPRI

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Rain forecast pushes Yankees-Red Sox to night game...

NEW YORK (AP) — The start of the New York Yankees game against the Boston Red Sox has been pushed back to 7:05 p.m. The Yankees announced the change Tuesday because rain is forecast throughout the afternoon. The game was originally scheduled for a 1...

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