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 2018-07-20 11:18 

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Thousands turn out for fallen Weymouth officer's wake, Funeral today...

HANOVER, Mass. (WPRI) - A funeral is planned to honor the life of a fallen Weymouth police officer on Friday. Sgt. Michael Chesna was killed in the line of duty July 15 in Weymouth after pursuing an erratic driver who police said eventually fled on foot, ...

 2018-07-20 11:05 

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Trump-Putin II: Planning fall event in aftermath of Helsinki...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together. Putin's ambassador to the U.S. said Mo...

 2018-07-20 10:35 

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Sheriff: 11 people dead after Missouri tourist boat accident...

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — At least 11 people, including children, died after a boat carrying tourists on a Missouri lake capsized and sank Thursday night, the local sheriff said. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said five people remain missing and seven ot...

 2018-07-20 10:33 

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Pinpoint Traffic Blog: Series of Closures Planned on I-95...

A series of highway closures will be affecting commuters in the Blackstone Valley. The Department of Transportation will be closing a portion of Interstate 95 in Pawtucket starting Sunday, July 22. The highway closure will affect drivers in the area of Ex...

 2018-07-20 10:33 

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2 Vehicles damaged after car slams into Providence home...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) A pair of cars were damaged after a crash in Providence early Friday morning. Providence police were called to Carpenter St. at Battery St. on Federal Hill just before 4 a.m. One of the cars crashed into a nearby house, causing som...

 2018-07-20 10:27 

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Woman charged with driving drunk with kids in car twice in 10 days...

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) - A woman has been arrested and charged with DUI while children were in her vehicle for the second time in two weeks. Warwick police say the driver, Leah Duran, 41, of Woonsocket, was charged with driving under the influence after ref...

 2018-07-20 10:19 

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Crews battle fire at Dighton school building...

DIGHTON, Mass. (WPRI) - Fire officials were called to a fire at Bristol County Agriculture High School on Center St. in Dighton early Friday morning. Eyewitness News was on the scene around 1:30 a.m. Fire officials say the fire started in a custodial brea...

 2018-07-20 09:49 

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BREAKING: Man wounded in overnight shooting in Providence...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Police are investigating an overnight shooting in South Providence that sent one man to the hospital. Police say it happened on Atlantic Avenue in South Providence just before 4 a.m. They say the victim was shot while in the back...

 2018-07-20 04:06 

TheWesterlySun.com

Westerly advisory committee wants state airport corporation to name a representative...

Westerly advisory committee wants state airport corporation to name a representative- WESTERLY — The Airport Advisory Committee will contact the Rhode Island Airport Corporation and invite the organization, which is responsible for the management of...

 2018-07-20 04:00 

TheWesterlySun.com

Today's weather for July 20: A sunny Friday...

Today's weather for July 20: A sunny Friday- It'll be a mild and sunny day today. According to the National Weather Service, greater Westerly can expect sunshine and a high near 81 on Friday. Friday night is then expected to remain mostly clear wi...

 2018-07-20 03:48 

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Ashaway Fire District members vote down request to help fund ambulance service...

Ashaway Fire District members vote down request to help fund ambulance service- ASHAWAY — By a single vote, members of the Ashaway Fire District defeated a resolution that would have authorized the district to allocate $50,000 from its general fund ...

 2018-07-20 03:44 

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Renovations complete, Milagro Cafe in Stonington reopens with added seating, fresh new look...

Renovations complete, Milagro Cafe in Stonington reopens with added seating, fresh new look- STONINGTON — After six months of renovations, Milagro Cafe remains a restaurant with heart. The space, at 142 Water St., has reopened with expanded seating ...

 2018-07-20 03:38 

TheWesterlySun.com

Letter: Council changing Hopkinton way of life forever...

Letter: Council changing Hopkinton way of life forever- While we were sleeping, the Hopkinton Town Council approved many solar farm projects. With no vote from the residents who live here whose lives will be impacted, it came to pass.I can hear the sound ...

 2018-07-20 03:37 

TheWesterlySun.com

Letter: Support Chris Donahue for 43rd District seat...

Letter: Support Chris Donahue for 43rd District seat- I'm writing this letter today asking the people to support Chris Donahue for the 43rd Connecticut District as their candidate. I don't live in Connecticut but have known Chris for a few years n...

 2018-07-20 03:36 

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Letter: Next Dollar General hearing is July 25...

Letter: Next Dollar General hearing is July 25- Many have asked me when the next meeting on the proposed Dollar General store in Charlestown will be held. The answer is next Wednesday, July 25, at 7 p.m. at the Charlestown Elementary School.At next week&#...

 2018-07-20 03:35 

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Court Logs: Thursday, July 19, 2018...

Court Logs: Thursday, July 19, 2018- The following cases were heard Thursday in Fourth Division District Court before Judge Stephen M. Isherwood:CHARLESTOWNTricia Carr, 32, 35 Beach St., Apt. 2, Westerly, pleaded not guilty to charges of domestic simple a...

 2018-07-20 03:33 

WPRI

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Sheriff: 8 people dead after Missouri tourist boat accident...

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A tourist boat apparently capsized on a lake Thursday night in Missouri, leaving at least eight people dead and several others hospitalized, a sheriff said. The Springfield News-Leader reported that Stone County Sheriff Doug Rade...

 2018-07-20 03:28 

TheWesterlySun.com

Police logs: Thursday, July 19, 2018...

Police logs: Thursday, July 19, 2018- WesterlyJohn W. Anderson, 35, of 4 Pond St., Apt. B, Westerly, was charged Wednesday on a bench warrant from 4th Division District Court.William A. Hairel, 29, of 33 Pleasant St., Apt. 1, Westerly, was charged Thursda...

 2018-07-20 03:24 

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Smokey is the star attraction for annual firefighters' parade through Westerly, Charlestown...

Smokey is the star attraction for annual firefighters' parade through Westerly, Charlestown- WESTERLY — Finnley Sullivan had a hard time deciding on his favorite part of the annual Karl E. Kenyon Smokey Bear Parade.Standing with his sister Hazel...

 2018-07-20 03:22 

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Tornadoes sweep through Iowa; major damage and some injuries...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A flurry of tornadoes that formed unexpectedly swept through central Iowa Thursday, injuring at least 17 people, flattening buildings in three cities and forcing the evacuation of a hospital. The tornadoes hit Marshalltown, P...

 2018-07-20 03:22 

Providence Journal

House of the Week: Jamestown beachfront home offers privacy, bay views...

Built in 1989, the house has four bedrooms, five full bathrooms and 6,754 square feet of living space....

 2018-07-20 03:14 

Providence Journal

Colombians mark their independence at R.I. State House...

"I am super proud to be sharing this moment with you guys," said Rep. Carlos Tobon, D-Pawtucket, in Spanish. "We have finally made it to this house, OUR house, here in Rhode Island."...

 2018-07-20 02:31 

Providence Journal

Women in Action: As head of Southside Community Land Trust, Margaret DeVos leads a growing revolution...

The land trust owns, or helps run, 52 community gardens and farms in Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls and Cranston....

 2018-07-20 02:29 

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Strike imminent as RI Hospital nurses reject final contract offer...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- The nurses and other health care workers in the UNAP Local 5098 union at Rhode Island and Hasbro Children's Hospitals have voted to reject a three-year contract offer from Lifespan, setting up a strike that will begin Monday...

 2018-07-20 01:53 

Providence Journal

Trillo to keep campaign sign up pending Aug. 23rd court hearing...

Defies Narragansett town ordinance forbidding display of political signs until 60 days before an election...

 2018-07-20 01:40 

Providence Journal

Providence to launch bike-share rentals in August | video...

Officials on Thursday announced the launch of the city's first bike-share program, JUMP, which uses bikes with electric pedal-assist to give riders a boost while biking. The bikes will be available to rent around the city later this summer....

 2018-07-20 01:06 

WPRI

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Trillo could face thousands in fines due to oversized campaign sign...

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WPRI) -- Independent candidate for Rhode Island governor Joe Trillo is facing thousands of dollars in fines from the town of Narragansett after refusing to remove a large campaign billboard from the front yard of his sister's home....

 2018-07-20 00:59 

Providence Journal

Joe Trillo to argue in court tonight for right to display campaign sign...

The candidate for R.I. governor to argue that his sister has a right to display a large campaign sign for him in her yard near Scarborough State Beach...

 2018-07-20 00:48 

Providence Journal

Warwick school board cuts mentoring program to save $102,000...

"We were totally blindsided by the news," Mentor Rhode Island president and CEO Jo-Ann Schofield said Thursday. "How do I tell 160 kids they're not a priority?"...

 2018-07-19 23:20 

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Attorney general's office set to open new facility...

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) -- The Rhode Island attorney general's new 27,000 square-foot building in Cranston is scheduled to open for business Monday morning. "Folks can come and get a BCI check, a national background check, a gun permit, have their a...

 2018-07-19 23:16 

Providence Journal

People: Bruce Springsteen surprises audience at Billy Joel concert...

NEW YORK — Bruce Springsteen propped himself on top of Billy Joel's piano to sing a duet with The Piano Man, who was celebrating his 100th concert at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.Joel told the energetic crowd he had a guest coming on...

 2018-07-19 23:07 

WPRI

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Some tick numbers are down, but they remain a concern...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) -- Spraying your shoes with something called permithrin is one of the best lines of defense against ticks, and expert Dr.Thomas Mather says this year, it's as important as ever. "The best advice is to protect from the ...

 2018-07-19 23:03 

Providence Journal

State, other health-care systems prepare for Lifespan hospital strike...

PROVIDENCE, R. I. With the clock ticking down on a strike by some 2,400 health-care professionals represented by United Nurses & Allied Professionals Local 5098 against Rhode Island and Hasbro Children's Hospitals, the two Lifespan hospitals on Thursd...

 2018-07-19 22:55 

Providence Journal

Kevin McNamara: Best Red Sox team ever, or a letdown in the making?...

Can the Red Sox really be this good? Will they ultimately be remembered as historically successful or infamously disappointing?While we won't reach those answers until the arrival of cool October nights, the challenge of the present is maintaining the...

 2018-07-19 22:41 

WPRI

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Attorney: Man arrested on Herald News roof was running from ICE...

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) -- A man who was arrested on top of the roof of the Fall River Herald News building Wednesday was running away from immigration officials, according to his lawyer and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Kevin Leeper, a...

 2018-07-19 22:36 

WPRI

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Pawtucket business fed up with street racers after $100,000 in damage...

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) -- A Pawtucket business is still cleaning up from a chain-reaction crash that left them with a totaled van and a giant hole in the side of the building. Tatiana Valencia, the general manager of Clean Management on Weeden Street, say...

 2018-07-19 22:36 

TheWesterlySun.com

Governor signs into law women's health care bills...

Governor signs into law women's health care bills - WARWICK (AP) — Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has signed into law three bills dealing with women's health care issues. The Democratic governor on Thursday also called on state lawmaker...

 2018-07-19 22:28 

TheWesterlySun.com

Former Rhode Island lawmaker seeks to dismiss 3 video voyeurism charges...

Former Rhode Island lawmaker seeks to dismiss 3 video voyeurism charges- PROVIDENCE — Former Sen. Nicholas Kettle, R-Coventry, said he wants some charges that he traded nude photos of his girlfriend without her knowledge dismissed because he took th...

 2018-07-19 22:25 

WPRI

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Strike imminent as RI Hospital nurses union votes on final contract offer...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- The nurses and other health care workers in the UNAP Local 5098 union at Rhode Island and Hasbro Children's Hospitals are taking a final vote Thursday on whether to reject or approve a three-year contract offer from Lifespan...

 2018-07-19 21:28 

WPRI

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Twice-delayed UHIP upgrade planned for this weekend...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- A major software upgrade for Rhode Island's troubled benefits eligibility system that has been delayed twice is scheduled for this weekend. Brenna McCabe, a spokesperson for the Executive Office of Health and Human Services,...

 2018-07-19 21:06 

WPRI

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BMW, Mercedes owned by nonprofits among cars on tax-free list in Providence...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) The city of Providence has forgiven millions of dollars in taxes in recent years for vehicles including luxury cars like BMWs, a Mercedes-Benz and a Cadillac owned by private colleges, other nonprofits and even some for-profit busi...

 2018-07-19 20:58 

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Armed robbers target Cranston store twice in one week...

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are searching for two men who they say attempted to rob a Cranston store twice last week. The owner of Ocean State Market on Dyer Avenue Adil Al Khafaji said the men robbed his store at knifepoint on July 9, but when t...

 2018-07-19 20:37 

WPRI

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Former lawmaker seeks some charges in video voyeurism case dropped...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) Embattled former state Sen. Nicholas Kettle has asked the courts to dismiss four counts from a 10-count video voyeurism case, arguing he allegedly took the illicit photos out of state. On Monday, a lawyer for Kettle filed a motion ...

 2018-07-19 20:27 

Providence Journal

Vendor that supplied voting machines to R.I. says they cannot be manipulated remotely...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — How vulnerable to hackers are Rhode Island's voting machines?The company that sold Rhode Island its current voting machines, in 2016, has assured Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea that the machines do not have the software with...

 2018-07-19 20:14 

WPRI

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Gov. Raimondo signs into law women's health care bills...

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) -- Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has signed into law three bills dealing with women's health care issues. The Democratic governor on Thursday also called on state lawmakers to pass legislation codifying the landmark Supreme Co...

 2018-07-19 19:46 

Providence Journal

National Grid requesting 19-percent rate increase in R.I....

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island electric rates are set to continue a roller-coaster ride that sees them dip down in the warm-weather months and surge higher when temperatures drop under a proposal National Grid filed Thursday with state regulators t...

 2018-07-19 19:46 

WPRI

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Cox cutting ties with Flint A/V amid nude photo probe...

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Cox Communications is ending its retail relationship with Flint Audio Video after Flint's owners and several of its employees were charged in an alleged scheme to access and share customers' nude images. Flint has a...

 2018-07-19 19:23 

WPRI

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Providence seeks to borrow $160M for school repairs...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) Providence leaders are racing to add a question to the November ballot that would ask city voters for approval to borrow $160 million for school repairs over the next several years. The bond question, which didn't come to light...

 2018-07-19 19:21 

WPRI

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Governor signs into law women's health care bills...

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) -- Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has signed into law three bills dealing with women's health care issues. The Democratic governor on Thursday also called on state lawmakers to pass legislation codifying the landmark Supreme Co...

 2018-07-19 19:20 

TheWesterlySun.com

Hopkinton woman facing additional charges in July 11 DUI case...

Hopkinton woman facing additional charges in July 11 DUI case- HOPKINTON — A local woman charged with DUI last week is facing felony drug charges based on an analysis of pills that were seized when she was arrested July 11, police said.The woman, Am...

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