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2 men shot and killed during early morning fight

Jun. 21, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two men were shot and killed early Sunday morning in Providence, police said. The men, who appeared to be in their 20s, were shot outside a Cheshire Street address at about 3:30 a.m. during a fight following an after-hours party in the area, Maj....

Property owned by RI DMV administrator raided by police

Jun. 19, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The administrator of the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles said he had no idea that a sex business was allegedly operating in a building he owns. Cranston police raided the building owned by Walter “Bud” Craddock through his real estate...

3 indicted in drug plot that included mail carrier abduction

Jun. 18, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Three men authorities say participated in a plot in which drugs were sent through the U.S. Postal Service from Puerto Rico to Rhode Island — and which included the alleged kidnapping of a mail carrier — have been indicted, federal prosecutors said Friday. ...

Expert warns of spread of Delta variant; OSHA cites doctor

Jun. 15, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus will pose a serious risk this summer to people who are not fully vaccinated, according to Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health. “If you have not gotten...

Health Department wants new lab to prepare for next pandemic

Jun. 15, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State officials are proposing to build a new laboratory to replace the one run by the Health Department, which is the only Level 3 biosafety facility in the state. Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott is advocating for spending $82 million to...

John Marinatto, ran Big East in time of tumult, dies at 64

Jun. 14, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

John Marinatto, the Big East commissioner during a tumultuous period of conference realignment across college sports, has died. He was 64. Providence College, Marinatto's alma mater and the school where he began a long career in college sports, said he died Saturday. The...

Court: Kin of convicted coin dealer must both forfeit $136M

Jun. 14, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The wife and brother-in-law of a Rhode Island coin and precious metals dealer convicted of laundering millions of dollars for a Colombian drug cartel have lost their latest bid to hold on to $136 million each they have been ordered to forfeit. A...

Providence homeless encampment allowed to stay for now

Jun. 12, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A homeless encampment in Providence where people were ordered to leave by Friday will be allowed to stay for now after Mayor Jorge Elorza visited the site. “I told them we are not just going to put them out on the street, because it will push...

McKee extends Rhode Island's pandemic state of emergency

Jun. 11, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Daniel McKee has signed an executive order that extends Rhode Island's state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic until next month. The order signed Thursday, when the previous order was set to expire, extends the state of emergency...

Jewelry maker Alex and Ani files for bankruptcy protection

Jun. 10, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island jewelry maker Alex and Ani has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying in the filing it has between $100 million and $500 million in debts. The company lists assets in a similar range, according to Wednesday's filing. ...