Rhode Island

» Auto updated continuously

 2020-09-25 03:22 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

President Trump expected to announce Supreme Court Justice pick Saturday...

With less than six weeks until the Presidential Election, the White House is preparing to nominate a new Supreme Court Justice....

 2020-09-25 03:11 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Cam Newton "there are no moral victories"...

On the heels of the Patriots near-win in Seattle and overall quality play through two weeks, Cam Newton insists there are no "moral victories" for this organization. Rosie Langello repo......

 2020-09-25 02:47 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Mnuchin and Powell urge support for unemployment relief and small business loans...

The heads of the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department were back on Capitol Hill today to update the Senate on the status of the economy as the pandemic rages on in the U.S....

 2020-09-25 01:46 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Five fall sports reinstated at Coventry schools...

The Coventry School Committee voted Thursday night to reinstate five fall sports....

 2020-09-25 01:24 

TheWesterlySun.com

'How do we adjust?': Almost all of Rhode Island now in 'extreme' drought...

The latest weekly drought map of Rhode Island was released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the news is not good....

 2020-09-25 01:23 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Machine catches fire inside Central Falls scrap metal shop...

Firefighters responded to Fortune Metals around 3 p.m. for reports of a fire in the building....

 2020-09-25 01:17 

Providence Journal

Mark Patinkin: The last caddie at Metacomet wonders what comes next...

He's the last of them at the Metacomet Golf Club.The last caddie.As the club approaches its final day after 120 years, I drove there to meet him.Dave Bart is 58, and he has made these 18 holes, opposite the harbor stretch of the East Bay Bike Path, hi...

 2020-09-25 01:15 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Stimulus check update: Democrats prepare $2.4T virus relief measure...

The Democratic-controlled chamber could also pass the measure next week if talks fall through to demonstrate that the party isn't giving up on passing virus relief before the election....

 2020-09-25 01:08 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Q&A: Raimondo discusses unemployment backlog, federal spending...

In her first weekly appearance on 12 News Now at 4, Gov. Gina Raimondo discusses spending federal COVID-19 relief funds, unemployment and more....

 2020-09-25 00:39 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Rhode Islanders mourn loss of local nursing home residents to COVID-19...

Rhode Islanders gathered outside the Department of Health Thursday evening to honor the hundreds of local nursing home residents and caregivers who have died from COVID-19....

 2020-09-25 00:11 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Baker activates members of Massachusetts National Guard...

Gov. Charlie Baker signed an order Thursday activating up to 1,000 members of the Massachusetts National Guard as cities across the country prepare for possible protests following the decision not ......

 2020-09-25 00:09 

Providence Journal

School's out — outdoors, that is, at Smithfield elementary school...

SMITHFIELD The students in Jana Schnell's fourth-grade class on Thursday sat not at desks within the four walls of their classroom, but on beach towels under the shade of a large tree.That morning, Gov. Gina Raimondo visited Schnell's class and ot...

 2020-09-25 00:02 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

President Trump unveils healthcare plan, signs order protecting preexisting conditions...

White House Trade Advisor Peter Navarro said Thursday, President Trump's number one priority is continuing protections for those with pre-existing conditions....

 2020-09-24 23:47 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

DYSOM 9/23/2020: Richard Arenberg, Political Science Professor, Brown University Watson Institute...

Professor of Political Science at Brown University, Watson Institute, Richard Arenberg joined Dan Yorke to discuss the legacy of Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the future of the Sup......

 2020-09-24 23:03 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Pumpkin Spice mac-and-cheese? Kraft is bringing it to the US...

This time of the year, pumpkin spice is everywhere- even in mac-and-cheese....

 2020-09-24 23:01 

Providence Journal

Former Providence teacher says he regrets social-media post calling for violent protest...

PROVIDENCE -- A former Providence school teacher says he regrets posting an inflammatory comment Wednesday night on Facebook.Odell Zeigler IV, who taught music at Lima and Leviton elementary schools, posted during demonstrations against the Breonna Taylor...

 2020-09-24 22:55 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

APEX out but $300 mil. soccer project groundbreaking expected by spring...

Project pared down but still projected as a game-changer for Pawtucket and state....

 2020-09-24 22:55 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Soccer project to cost $300M without Apex, groundbreaking expected by spring...

Project pared down but still projected as a game-changer for Pawtucket and state....

 2020-09-24 22:34 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

12 Responds: Can I receive backpay for a pandemic unemployment assistance claim?...

A Massachusetts woman who's been out of work due to surgery never received the unemployment benefits she filed for, and was unable to apply for temporary disability due to the open claim, so ......

 2020-09-24 22:30 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

What are some of the nationwide solutions to help students most in need during the pandemic?...

As the COVID-19 pandemic transforms traditional education as we know it, many educators are asking the same question: How can we learn from each other?...

 2020-09-24 22:02 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Outside group will analyze Providence public safety budget...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Mayor Jorge Elorza's administration has tapped an outside firm to do a financial review and analysis of the city's public safety budget and operations, w......

 2020-09-24 22:01 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Parent of PC student says college shouldn't shift to remote learning for the rest of the semester...

Despite the latest numbers, Jim Feeny, whose son is a junior at PC, believes students should get the chance to turn things around....

 2020-09-24 21:56 

Providence Journal

Ex-Providence assessor threatens suit, says he was fired for trying to expose inflated assessments...

PROVIDENCE — A former Providence tax assessor who was fired last year is threatening to sue the city on the grounds that his termination violated the Rhode Island Whistleblowers' Protection Act.Thaddeus "Ted" Jankowski, who worked for th...

 2020-09-24 21:45 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Warwick reverses course, says kindergartners will start in-person learning in early October...

Kindergarteners in Warwick will begin in-person learning in early October as previously planned, despite a Warwick School Committee vote to postpone their return to school by more than two weeks....

 2020-09-24 21:40 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

'Benadryl challenge': FDA issues alert over dangerous TikTok trend...

The idea behind the challenge is to encourage people to take excessive amounts of Benadryl to induce hallucinations....

 2020-09-24 21:38 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

'Everyone wants to be at the bar': Mass. restaurant owners react to relaxed guidelines...

The manager of a Fall River restaurant tells 12 News she is relieved that Gov. Charlie Baker is lifting statewide restrictions that prevented businesses from opening their bars for food service....

 2020-09-24 21:36 

Providence Journal

Woman, 80, who died in fiery South Kingstown crash identified...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Police have released the name of the driver who died in a fiery one-car crash into a utility pole on Route 138 just before 12:33 p.m. Monday.TO OUR READERS: This content is being provided for free as a public [...]...

 2020-09-24 21:25 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Baker: 'Students should be in the classroom if data supports that'...

It's been a week since Massachusetts students went back to school and Gov. Charlie Baker said it was no easy task....

 2020-09-24 21:04 

Providence Journal

School's out -- outdoors, that is, at Smithfield elementary school...

SMITHFIELD The students in Jana Schnell's fourth-grade class on Thursday sat not at desks within the four walls of their classroom, but on beach towels under the shade of a large tree.That morning, Gov. Gina Raimondo visited Schnell's class and ot...

 2020-09-24 21:03 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Mourners continue to pay respects to Ginsburg...

President Donald Trump also paid his respects Thursday but didn't receive a warm welcome. He was met with boos....

 2020-09-24 20:58 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Providence police investigating deadly Federal Hill stabbing...

Police were seen investigating in the area of Swiss Street....

 2020-09-24 20:55 

Providence Journal

PC outbreak continues: college's COVID-19 cases rise to 205...

PROVIDENCE -- The number of cases of COVID-19 at Providence College has risen to 205.On Tuesday and Wednesday, 1,598 students were tested, with 36 positive cases and a positivity rate of 2.2%.TO OUR READERS: This content is being provided for free as a pu...

 2020-09-24 20:54 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Police ID woman killed in South Kingstown crash...

The crash occurred in the area of Usquepaugh Road and Laurel Lane Monday afternoon....

 2020-09-24 20:48 

Providence Journal

Providence elementary school teachers say online learning academy 'making it up as we go along'...

PROVIDENCE A number of elementary school teachers who signed up for the district's online-learning academy say the program was launched with no planning, no curriculum, and little time to contact parents.Teachers are speaking out after Supt. Harrison ...

 2020-09-24 20:45 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Natural gas company involved in deadly explosion to provide $10M in grants to nonprofits...

The charitable arm of the gas company blamed for a series of natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts two years ago says it will provide $10 million to support nonprofits in the three comm......

 2020-09-24 20:40 

Providence Journal

Police investigate fatal stabbing in Providence...

A person was fatally stabbed in Providence Thursday, Maj. David Lapatin of the Providence Police Department said.Activity centered around the area of the Atwells Avenue fire station, though it's unclear where the stabbing took place.This breaking news...

 2020-09-24 20:34 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

House Dems urge Senate to move forward with negotiations on next COVID relief bill...

House Democrats are calling upon the Republican-controlled Senate to return to the negotiating table and pass the next COVID-19 relief bill....

 2020-09-24 20:19 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

'Cake Boss' star's right hand impaled in 'terrible' bowling accident...

'Cake Boss' star Buddy Valastro suffered a "terrible" bowling accident on Sunday that left his hand impaled....

 2020-09-24 20:11 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Outdoor learning: Raimondo visits Smithfield school to get a first-hand look...

Governor Gina Raimondo called her visit to Laperche Elementary Schools, one of many schools able to offer outdoor learning pods for students, a positive experience....

 2020-09-24 19:47 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Police searching for missing Johnston man...

David Santopietro, 48, was last seen on foot in the area of Plainfield Street and Morgan Avenue....

 2020-09-24 19:26 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Mail delivery lags behind targets as election nears, internal documents show...

In Michigan and beyond, states are seeing record-breaking interest in mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic. But controversial changes at the Postal Service have compounded long-standing d......

 2020-09-24 19:24 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

'That day was truly a miracle': Nurse saves family of six after boat capsizes off Jamestown...

In a matter of minutes, one woman saved the lives of an entire family who found themselves in a terrifying situation back in May....

 2020-09-24 19:21 

Providence Journal

Police: Fresh out of custody, Pawtucket man steals bail bondsman's car...

A man being released from custody stole a bail bondsman's car outside of court in Providence, all within view of security cameras that helped city police identify him and arrest him again, authorities said.Justin Ryan, 26, had been charged with disord...

 2020-09-24 18:54 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Mattiello, chief of staff subpoenaed to testify in trial of former political aide...

Jeffrey Britt faces charges tied to the House speaker's 2016 re-election campaign....

 2020-09-24 18:48 

Providence Journal

Mattiello subpoenaed in ex-campaign aide's upcoming trial...

Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello was subpoenaed Thursday to testify in the money-laundering trial of his former campaign operative Jeff Britt.Britt is accused of trying to hide the source of money that paid for mailers purportedly from an uns...

 2020-09-24 18:34 

Providence Journal

Police: Fresh out of custody, Pawtucket man steal's bail bondsman's car...

A man being released from custody stole a bail bondsman's car outside of court in Providence, all within view of security cameras that helped city police identify him and arrest him again, authorities said.Justin Ryan, 26, had been charged with disord...

 2020-09-24 18:30 

Providence Journal

Magaziner hires ex-Hillary Clinton staffer as new spokesperson...

General Treasurer Seth Magaziner has hired a former staffer to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as his new communications director.Rosie Hilmer is set to start as Magaziner's top spokesperson Nov. 2, replac...

 2020-09-24 17:27 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Patriots owner Kraft cleared of massage parlor sex charge...

Palm Beach State Attorney Dave Aronberg will explain the decision during an online press conference later Thursday....

 2020-09-24 17:24 

Providence Journal

Program aims to retrain Rhode Islanders in fields ravaged by virus...

Rhode Island has started a new skills training program for workers whose jobs will be permanently wiped out by the pandemic recession.Scott Jensen, director of the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, had no estimate of how many jobs would be el...

 2020-09-24 17:18 

WPRI

[ Providence ]

Officers did knock before Breonna Taylor shooting, investigation finds...

The investigation into Breonna Taylor's fatal shooting has revealed that officers did knock before entering her apartment, despite claims to the contrary and the officers' "no-kno......

  • Need an account?  
    or