PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence, Rhode Island's first homicide victim of 2022 was identified by police on Tuesday as a resident of Maine.
Biniam Tsegai, 35, of Portland, Maine, and Merhawi Berhe, 28, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, had apparently been at an illegal after hours club when they were approached by a group of four men on the street at about 3 a.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A man injured in a fire at a Providence apartment complex over the weekend has died of complications from smoke inhalation, fire officials said.
Firefighters responded to the Hillcrest Village Apartments at about 1 a.m.
GUILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A driver headed the wrong way on Interstate 95 in Connecticut crashed head-on with another car, killing himself and the other driver, police said Monday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A shooting in Providence left one man dead and another injured early Sunday morning, police said.
Providence police were called to Elmwood and Potters avenues around 3 a.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Dozens of arts, culture, heritage and historic sites across Rhode Island are getting almost $3.5 million in help from the state government for renovation, repair and program expansion projects, officials say.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who authorities say submitted fraudulent online applications for coronavirus pandemic related unemployment benefits in eight states while also collecting benefits in his home state has pleaded guilty to wire fraud, federal prosecutors said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A panel voted Wednesday to approve new voting districts for the state legislature and congressional seats in Rhode Island, with a last-minute change.
The Redistricting Committee voted 13-4 to approve new district maps for state House and Senate seats, The Providence Journal reported.
BOSTON (AP) — A Rhode Island man who authorities say rented an SUV that was used as the getaway car in a fatal Boston shooting in 2018 has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — One man died and two other people were injured in a three-vehicle wrong-way crash on U.S. Route 1 in South Kingstown, police said Wednesday.
An SUV driven by a 56-year-old Cranston man was traveling north in the southbound lanes at about 5 p.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is trying to ease the staffing crunch at hospitals by deploying more National Guard members and making it easier for recent nursing graduates to get temporary emergency licenses so they can join the workforce, Gov.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A sixth person has pleaded guilty to playing a role in a scheme that cheated banks in multiple states out of $2.4 million by obtaining and attempting to obtain car loans using stolen identities, federal prosecutors said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Visitors to nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Rhode Island are now required to either be vaccinated or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before being granted entry, Gov.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence coach Ed Cooley said he couldn't get on the plane fast enough coming off his team's 32-point drubbing at Marquette earlier this week that matched the worst setback of his tenure.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The president of Rhode Island College plans to step down when his current contract expires at the end of June.
Frank D. Sanchez, who served two three-year terms, said he plans on pursuing other opportunities in college leadership.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The state’s panel in charge of drawing election districts has voted to modify how prison inmates in Rhode Island are counted and represented in government.
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — The company contracted by the state to provide nonemergency medical transportation to Rhode Island residents was fined $600,000 Thursday in connection with a crash involving an unqualified driver that led to the death of a 77-year-old passenger, officials said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Five environmental and community groups have filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency alleging the Providence Water Supply Board's infrastructure and lead pipe replacement work disproportionately increases the risk of lead exposure for residents of color.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee said Tuesday that he has activated 180 members of the National Guard to help with the state's response to the latest wave of new coronavirus cases.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man accused of taking possession of more than a kilogram of cocaine that had been shipped from Colombia inside an old television has been detained by federal authorities, federal prosecutors said Monday.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is expanding its coronavirus testing and vaccination capacity as record numbers of new cases continue to strain the state, Gov. Daniel McKee said Thursday.
To get more people vaccinated, and to give residents a chance to get their booster shots, the state will reopen a mass vaccination site at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence by mid-January, he said at a news conference at Woonsocket's Monsignor Gadoury Catholic Regional School.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 28-year-old giraffe, one of the longest known to live in captivity in the U.S., died on Wednesday in Providence, Rhode Island.
The Roger Williams Park Zoo said the female Masai giraffe, Sukari, had age-related ailments including arthritis.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence coach Ed Cooley isn’t about to get caught up in the national attention his team is receiving.
Noah Horchler scored 17 points with 13 rebounds, and Nate Watson added 14 points to carry No.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos announced Tuesday that she has tested positive for COVID-19, but is experiencing few symptoms and will continue working.
“I have very few symptoms & attribute that to being fully vaccinated & boosted," the Democrat wrote on her official Twitter page.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence College will require all students, faculty and staff to have a COVID-19 booster shot for the spring semester, unless they have a school-approved exemption, the college announced Monday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — More than 160 nonprofits in Rhode Island are sharing $5.4 million in federal coronavirus relief funding for housing, behavioral health services, health care, job training, food pantries and child care for those hardest hit by the pandemic, the Rhode Island Foundation announced last week.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police have arrested three people and seized more than 41 kilograms (90 pounds) of fentanyl in court-authorized raids at homes in Providence and Cranston, state police said Thursday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man charged with fatally shooting another man during a robbery at a Providence laundromat in October has pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail, according to court records.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has pleaded guilty to his role in a conspiracy to file fraudulent applications for COVID-19 unemployment relief funds in multiple states using stolen Social Security numbers and other personal information, federal prosecutors said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is expanding access to coronavirus vaccines as well as rapid COVID-19 testing as holiday gatherings have the potential to lead to a rise in new cases, officials said Monday.
JAMESTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Five people are facing criminal and civil charges in connection with alleged illegal waterfowl hunting in Rhode Island, according to state environmental officials.
The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Law Enforcement also seized five guns and several ducks and geese that were then donated to a Providence social services agency, officials said in a Facebook post on Sunday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A major theater in Rhode Island has cancelled its performances of “A Christmas Carol” this weekend because a cast member is dealing with COVID-19 symptoms.
The Trinity Repertory Company made the announcement on its Facebook page about half an hour before Saturday's matinee show.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Providence man pled pled guilty in federal court Friday to assaulting a federal officer and committing wire fraud in a scheme to resell expensive seafood and meat.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is funding an additional 130 emergency shelter beds and reopening a COVID-19 quarantine facility for people dealing with homelessness, Gov. Daniel McKee announced Thursday.
Kathy Flores, the legendary rugby player, coach and leader of the women's sport in the U.S. who touched every generation of players and coaches for more than 40 years, has died. She was 66.
Nearly 300 former teammates, fellow coaches, former players and friends gathered Saturday for a virtual remembrance of Kathleen “Kathy” Flores, organized by the U.S.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence is allocating nearly $500,000 in federal pandemic relief funds to address homelessness in the city, officials said.
Mayor Jorge Elorza and several city councilors announced last week that the money would go to Crossroads Rhode Island, a leading housing and homeless services organization, to operate a citywide mobile diversion program.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor has extended his executive orders requiring masks in schools and declaring a disaster emergency due to new COVID-19 variants.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor reported the state's first case of the omicron variant of coronavirus in an adult who recently had traveled out-of-state.
Gov. Dan McKee and state health officials said Saturday that the person is in their 20s, lives in Providence County and recently returned from travel in New York.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is winding down operations at its large coronavirus vaccination sites in favor of more community-based vaccination clinics, state health officials said.
The state Department of Health, in response to public input, will run about 100 COVID-19 vaccination clinics at schools, churches, senior centers, and other community sites over the next month.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former driver for Rhode Island's nonemergency medical transport service who was involved in a crash that caused the death of a 77-year-old woman he was driving home from a dialysis appointment was arraigned Wednesday on drunken driving and other charges.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said Thursday that the administration's goal for offshore wind and the projects being developed now represent a “gust of job growth throughout the country.”
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A North Carolina man who according to authorities had a dozen guns in his vehicle he was not legally allowed to possess when he was pulled over in Rhode Island in 2017 has been sentenced to eight years in prison, federal prosecutors said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Al Durham scored 23 points to lead Providence to a 72-68 victory over previously unbeaten Texas Tech on Wednesday night in the Big East-Big 12 Battle.
Providence (7-1) has won four straight against Big 12 Conference opponents, beating Texas (2019) and TCU twice (2018 and 2020).
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is pouring $31 million into efforts to build or preserve a total of more than 600 units of affordable housing in 13 communities around the state, the administration of Gov.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence has begun providing guaranteed monthly payments to some low-income residents, the mayor said Wednesday.
The city received more than 4,000 applications, and 110 residents were randomly selected to participate in the pilot program, said Mayor Jorge Elorza, a Democrat.