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Police seeking man who escaped custody while at hospital

Jan. 18, 2020 4:07 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A man arrested for breaking and entering has escaped from custody while at a hospital in Rhode Island, police said Saturday. David Marroquin, 19, of Providence, had been apprehended Friday for an incident that happened Tuesday. Police say Marroquin complained of injuries and was...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 17, 2020 9:03 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Lamont must be open about State Pier deal going forward The Day Jan. 16 Upon finally reviewing the memorandum of understanding that outlines the tentative terms of a public-private deal to overhaul State Pier, transforming it into a hub to support offshore wind...

Design teams meet for intervention of Providence schools

Jan. 17, 2020 2:05 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Parents, teachers, students and activists have met for the first time in teams that were appointed to help turnaround Providence schools. The three Community Design Teams met Thursday night to take on the task of advising the state's Department of Education through its ongoing...

Board hears evidence against club over prostitution, drugs

Jan. 16, 2020 6:36 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island licensing board began hearing evidence to decide whether a strip club should be closed over allegations of drug dealing and prostitution. The Providence Board of Licenses heard testimony from two detectives Wednesday who said that while undercover at the Wild Zebra...

Police investigating checks stolen from USPS mailboxes

Jan. 16, 2020 12:22 PM EST

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island are investigating reports from residents who say checks they sent in the mail have been cashed fraudulently. East Providence police have received multiple complaints of mail being stolen from U.S. Postal Service boxes, WLNE-TV reported on Wednesday. ...

Diallo scores 19 to lift Providence past St. John's 63-58

Jan. 15, 2020 11:20 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Alpha Diallo had 19 points as Providence edged past St. John's 63-58 on Wednesday night. Luwane Pipkins had six rebounds for Providence (11-7, 4-1 Big East Conference). David Duke added six rebounds. Kalif Young had eight rebounds. LJ Figueroa had 12 points, nine rebounds and five...

Energy office set to begin work on new renewable energy goal

Jan. 15, 2020 3:26 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor has set an aggressive timeline to power the electric grid completely by renewable energy, but it's an attainable goal, the state's acting energy commissioner said Wednesday. Acting Commissioner Nicholas Ucci said his office will spend the rest of this year...

Woman recorded by TV show wearing just a towel seeks $1M

Jan. 14, 2020 3:26 PM EST

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman has asked her hometown for $1 million to settle her complaint that local police allowed a reality television show to record her wearing nothing but a towel. The complaint, filed in November and first reported by WPRI-TV on Monday, says East Providence...

Man charged in connection with deadly stabbing denied bail

Jan. 14, 2020 12:18 PM EST

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A man was denied bail in the stabbing death of another man outside an apartment complex in Massachusetts. Nathan Silva, 23, of New Bedford, is charged with murder in the death of Jorge Vieira, 25, who was found stabbed in Fall River on Saturday morning. Jessica Brophy, 27, is...

Police: Man shot in leg while driving in Rhode Island

Jan. 13, 2020 7:27 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man was shot in the leg while driving, according to a police report. A man was driving Sunday near an elementary school in Providence when he heard a loud noise and felt a pain in his left ankle, WPRI-TV reported. The man realized he was shot and drove himself to...