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 2018-11-19 14:36 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Take two: New traffic pattern in effect on 195 West...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Months after massive traffic delays forced the Rhode Island Department of Transportation to suspend work on the Washington Bridge, construction began once again Monday morning. A new traffic pattern went into effect Sunday ...

 2018-11-19 13:33 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Warwick police ID suspected lobster thief...

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Warwick police are closer to cracking a stolen lobster caper. Monday they identified the woman wanted for stealing a bag filled with several live lobsters from the Shaw's on Warwick Avenue. Police said Tracie MacLain, 23, ...

 2018-11-19 12:46 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Big Blue Bug holiday lighting Monday night...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas along I-95 in Providence. On Monday night, the iconic Big Blue Bug will be lit up for the holidays. Singer Billy Gilman will flip the switch on the bug's 7,500 lights. Gilman will be joined by more than ...

 2018-11-19 12:37 

Providence Journal

Chance of rain today; bitter cold by Thanksgiving...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- There's a chance of rain this morning, mainly before noon, according to the National Weather Service.Otherwise, expect cloudy skies with a high near 48.Overnight, rain is likely after 1 a.m., with a low of 37 degrees. That rain cou...

 2018-11-19 12:33 

Providence Journal

Will Kelly stay or won't he? Trump praises, criticizes aide...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't committing to a previous pledge to keep chief of staff John Kelly for the remainder of his term, part of widespread speculation about staffing changes that could soon sweep through his administratio...

 2018-11-19 12:30 

Providence Journal

'I believed we were going to die': An elevator in a Chicago skyscraper fall 84 floors...

"Clack clack clack clack" was how they described the sound of your worst nightmare. Just after midnight Friday, a group of six people was descending from the 95th floor of Chicago's 875 N. Michigan Avenue building, the famous, 100-story skyscr...

 2018-11-19 12:24 

Providence Journal

Nissan chairman Ghosn to be dismissed for misconduct...

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co.'s high-flying chairman Carlos Ghosn is to be dismissed after the company said an internal investigation found he under-reported his income by millions of dollars and engaged in other "significant misconduct."...

 2018-11-19 12:10 

Providence Journal

Trump says 'no reason' for him to hear Khashoggi death tape...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said there is no reason for him to listen to a recording of the "very violent, very vicious" killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has put him in a diplomatic bind: how to admonish Riyadh...

 2018-11-19 11:51 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Police investigating collision between tractor trailer and car...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Providence police are investigating a collision between a car and a tractor trailer. The crash happened just after 2 a.m. Monday on Smithfield Avenue right on the I-95 overpass. It is unclear if there were any injuries. Eyewitne...

 2018-11-19 11:47 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

RI Food Bank to discuss hunger report ahead of holiday season...

(WPRI) -- With the holiday season quickly approaching, many are thinking about giving thanks and sharing food. The Rhode Island Community Food Bank will be releasing its annual report on hunger Monday. The food bank will be discussing the report which sho...

 2018-11-19 11:38 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Bloomberg donates 'unprecedented' $1.8B to Johns Hopkins...

BALTIMORE (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Sunday he's donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, to boost financial aid for low- and middle-income students. The Baltimore university said the ...

 2018-11-19 11:36 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Convicted child molester due back in court...

(WPRI) -- Convicted child molester Richard Gardner is scheduled to be in court Monday for a probation violation hearing. Gardner was arrested earlier this month for allegedly giving a false address on his marriage license application, which was filed in C...

 2018-11-19 08:59 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Rain could hinder search for victims of California wildfire...

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The search for remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire has taken on new urgency as rain in the forecast could complicate those efforts while also bringing relief to firefighters on the front lines. ...

 2018-11-19 05:00 

Newport Daily News

Test Drive: 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI...

Entry Price: $26,415Price as tested: $$37,710This week, we get to drive the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn, a performance car that lives up to its...

 2018-11-19 04:36 

TheWesterlySun.com

R.I. students join Sunrise Movement, return from D.C. with big expectations...

R.I. students join Sunrise Movement, return from D.C. with big expectations- The election is over but the activism continues, at least for the growing progressive environmental movement.Energized by popular political newcomers such as Alexandra Ocasio-Cor...

 2018-11-19 04:35 

TheWesterlySun.com

PHOTOS: Storm surge brings in giant waves for Westerly surfers...

PHOTOS: Storm surge brings in giant waves for Westerly surfers- The Westerly Sun is a local print and digital daily newspaper covering all local news, sports and community events in the Southern Rhode Island and Southeastern Connecticut area...

 2018-11-19 04:34 

TheWesterlySun.com

Stonington police to participate in statewide Click It or Ticket enforcement...

Stonington police to participate in statewide Click It or Ticket enforcement- STONINGTON — Stonington police have a message for travelers this holiday season: buckle up, or pay the price.The Stonington Police Department, in partnership with the Conn...

 2018-11-19 04:33 

TheWesterlySun.com

Check out all the fun stuff to do this week in The Week Ahead...

Check out all the fun stuff to do this week in The Week Ahead- GAME DAYBuy your tickets today for Thursday's big Turkey Day football game between the Westerly Bulldogs and Stonington Bears. Tickets are $3 for adults, $2 for students and $5 the day of ...

 2018-11-19 04:29 

TheWesterlySun.com

Dig resurrects a feud over which town is a state's oldest...

Dig resurrects a feud over which town is a state's oldest- WETHERSFIELD, Conn. — An archaeological dig is rekindling a feud between two towns over which was the first in Connecticut.Experts have unearthed artifacts they believe date to the 1630s...

 2018-11-19 04:27 

TheWesterlySun.com

Small business group focused on giving back to Stonington Free Library...

Small business group focused on giving back to Stonington Free Library- STONINGTON — This year on #GivingTuesday, supporters who donate to the Stonington Free Library have the opportunity to double their financial impact through a match offered by t...

 2018-11-19 04:26 

TheWesterlySun.com

At the Library: Christmastime is here — and so is the fun!...

At the Library: Christmastime is here — and so is the fun!- The radio stations have been playing Christmas carols for weeks now, and department stores have had holiday decorations and gifts on display since approximately July, so it's easy to fo...

 2018-11-19 04:25 

TheWesterlySun.com

Rhode map to fun: Westerly woman's new game combines state trivia, puzzles...

Rhode map to fun: Westerly woman's new game combines state trivia, puzzles - WESTERLY — Roberta Mudge Humble has a playful, puzzling solution for the geographically challenged Rhode Islanders. It's called Rhode Map and it's a trivia game...

 2018-11-19 04:23 

TheWesterlySun.com

Travel advisories from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation...

Travel advisories from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation- South CountyNew Traffic PatternHopkinton: Motorists are experiencing an alternating one-way traffic pattern controlled by a temporary traffic signal for bridge work 24 hours per day on ...

 2018-11-19 04:22 

TheWesterlySun.com

Rhode Island company gets grant for wind turbine technology...

Rhode Island company gets grant for wind turbine technology- RPROVIDENCE (AP) — A Rhode Island company has been awarded a $3.5 million federal grant for its work to improve the aerodynamic performance of wind turbines.U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, a Rhode Is...

 2018-11-19 03:47 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Car fire in Attleboro deemed 'suspicious'...

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) -- Attleboro Police say they consider a car fire at 565 South Main Street 'suspicious.'; Eyewitness News was on the scene as police got help from the fire department and Seekonk police. We're told, no one was hurt. Attle...

 2018-11-19 03:29 

Providence Journal

Report: Food insecurity growing in R.I. as prices rise...

The R.I. Food Bank is releasing its 2018 Status Report on Hunger....

 2018-11-19 03:10 

Providence Journal

Some veterans blame deadly health effects on war-zone exposure to open-pit burning...

U.S. forces in war zones used open-fire pits for disposal; veterans link exposure to symptoms that turn up years later...

 2018-11-19 02:27 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Fallen hero's legacy one step closer to living on forever in his hometown...

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) -- Rhode Island took center stage in a recent vote in Congress. The U.S. Senate voted and approved a measure to rename a Saunderstown staple after a local hero. It's been nearly fifteen years since U.S. Army Captain Matthe...

 2018-11-19 02:22 

Providence Journal

Political Scene: Speculation begins about 2022 elections...

Four years from now, Rhode Island will hold its next elections for statewide offices, and from this long-distance vantage point, they appear wide open....

 2018-11-19 01:59 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

RIDOT: "Give yourself extra time" as bridge work resumes on I-195W...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Construction work has resumed on I-195 West, two days after it was planned to resume. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is asking drivers to "give yourself extra time" due to possible delays. RIDOT halted plan...

 2018-11-18 22:21 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Calling hours Monday for former RI First Lady Sue Carcieri...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Calling hours will be held Monday for former Rhode Island First Lady Suzanne "Sue" Carcieri. The wife of former Governor Don Carcieri died Thursday at the age of 76. Monday's calling hours will be at the Hill Funeral...

 2018-11-18 21:50 

Providence Journal

R.I. man killed, another injured in Conn. crash...

PUTNAM, Conn. — A Chepachet man is dead following a two-vehicle crash Saturday in Putnam, a Connecticut State Police report said.Roland Marois, 70, was traveling west on Route 44 when his vehicle was struck, the police said, by an oncoming truck dri...

 2018-11-18 20:20 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Financial aid workshop offered for college-bound students...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is hosting a financial aid workshop for students who need help paying for college. The Rhode Island Democrat says the free workshop is designed to help students navigate federal and state financial aid pro...

 2018-11-18 20:16 

Providence Journal

R.I. man killed, another seriously injured in Conn. crash...

PUTNAM, Conn. - A Chepachet man is dead following a crash in Connecticut Saturday, a Connecticut State Police report said.Roland Marois, 70, was traveling west on Route 44 when his vehicle was struck by a truck driven by Raymond Breault, 94, of Pascoag, a...

 2018-11-18 19:55 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Rhode Island company gets grant for wind turbine technology...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A Rhode Island company has been awarded a $3.5 million federal grant for its work to improve the aerodynamic performance of wind turbines. U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, says the U.S. Department of Energy awarded fu...

 2018-11-18 18:30 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

36 year old man, 33 year old woman killed in Wareham train crash...

Wareham, Mass. (WPRI) -- The Plymouth County District Attorney's said a 36-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman were killed after being struck by a train in Wareham Saturday night. Investigators say around 7:30 p.m., police were notified by the conduc...

 2018-11-18 16:04 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

R.I. man killed, another injured in crash in Putnam, Conn....

PUTNAM, Conn. (WPRI) - A serious crash in Putnam, Conn. yesterday just over the Rhode Island border has left one person dead. The accident happened on Route 44 near Tucker Hill Rd. Friday evening. Police say a truck driven by Raymond Breault, 94, of Pasco...

 2018-11-18 15:37 

Providence Journal

Mostly cloudy Sunday with a high near 41...

Mostly cloudy Sunday with a high near 41. There's a slight chance of snow in the evening but with little or accumulation expected, then rain after midnight according to the National Weather Service.Monday will be cloudy with a low around 34 and a chan...

 2018-11-18 15:16 

Providence Journal

Two people struck and killed by holiday train in Wareham...

WAREHAM — Two people are dead after a crash involving two pedestrians and a South Coastal Scenic train Saturday night, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office and the Massachusetts State Police. Wareham police were notified b...

 2018-11-18 12:03 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Migrants get cool reception in Mexican border town...

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Many of the nearly 3,000 Central American migrants who have reached the Mexican border with California via caravan said Saturday they do not feel welcome in the city of Tijuana, where hundreds more migrants are headed after mo...

 2018-11-18 10:49 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Death toll rises to 76 in California fire with winds ahead...

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Northern California crews battling the country's deadliest wildfire in a century were bracing for strong winds, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour, creating the potential to erode gains they have made in containing a disaste...

 2018-11-18 09:53 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

'Guns for Groceries' events held in two communities...

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) -- Police in two communities turned unwanted guns into groceries during their 'Guns for Groceries' events Saturday. Firearms were collected at two locations; Blessed Trinity Church in Fall River and Pilgrim United Church o...

 2018-11-18 09:49 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Fundraiser held for the family of Hannah Wertens...

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (WPRI) -- The local community came out Saturday night to keep the memory of Hannah Wertens alive, holding a fundraiser for her family. The Portsmouth teen died in August after battling leukemia multiple times in her young life. She was fi...

 2018-11-18 09:48 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

2 dead after being struck by scenic train in Wareham...

WAREHAM, Mass. (WPRI) -- An investigation is underway after two people were killed by a scenic train in Wareham Saturday night. Police say this happened around 7:30 p.m., in the area of 72 Minot Avenue. The D.A.'s office said it appears the pedestrian...

 2018-11-18 05:00 

TheWesterlySun.com

Nothing doing at 2 high-profile development properties in Westerly...

Nothing doing at 2 high-profile development properties in Westerly- WESTERLY — The seasons may change but two things appear to remain constant: the unfinished, barely started, development of two high profile properties, one at the corner of Granite ...

 2018-11-18 05:00 

Newport Daily News

Vikings right the ship in time, top Saints...

After dropping the opening two sets and standing on the brink of defeat, Rogers rallied to claim its second Division III girls volleyball title in three...

 2018-11-18 05:00 

Newport Daily News

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: The next mayor has many responsibilities...

The next mayor has many responsibilitiesChange is sometimes a good thing. A little over a year ago I made the difficult decision of moving my family to...

 2018-11-18 05:00 

Newport Daily News

Obsession with politics turns friendship into one-way street...

DEAR ABBY: I have a friend who constantly talks about all the negative politics going on today. I'm sick of hearing it. It's not because I don't care or...

 2018-11-18 05:00 

Newport Daily News

He shall lead his flock...

NEWPORT — United Baptist Church, a congregation whose origin dates to when colonists settled Portsmouth in 1638, has turned to a youthful...

 2018-11-18 05:00 

Newport Daily News

Tigers claw their way to the title...

Tiverton trailed by 22 points in the second quarter before rallying behind quarterback and game MVP Matt Gacioch for a 43-29, giving the program its first...

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