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Police released body cam video from after moped crash

Oct. 26, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence officials released police body camera video Monday of the aftermath of a moped crash that left a 24-year-old man in a coma, but the new video does not help resolve whether a police cruiser made contact with the moped beforehand. Witnesses have said a cruiser following the...

Police: Man shot in Pawtucket car wash parking lot dies

Oct. 26, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A man shot in the parking lot of a Pawtucket car wash has died, police said Monday. Pawtucket police responding to the Water Works Car Wash at about 4:45 p.m. Sunday found the victim with a gunshot wound to the head, Det. Sgt. Christopher LeFort said in a statement. The victim,...

Police: Man stole car with 2-month-old baby in backseat

Oct. 25, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island authorities are searching for a man they say stole a car with a 2-month-old baby in the backseat before dropping the baby off at a storage facility. Police said a couple pulled into a Cumberland Farms parking lot in Providence on Saturday and left the car running as...

Police: Man shot, killed while making a music video

Oct. 23, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A man recording a music video on a Providence street was shot and killed, police said Friday. The victim shot at about 11:45 p.m. Thursday, identified by police as Dante Mann, 27, was the city's 15th homicide victim of the year. Officers reponding to reports of a shooting found that...

Rhode Island hit new highs in daily virus cases this week

Oct. 23, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The two highest single-day totals of new confirmed coronavirus cases in Rhode Island since the pandemic began were this week, but they come as the state is conducting more tests than ever. The state Department of Health on Friday said there were 449 new cases confirmed the previous...

Utility commission weighs natural gas rate increase request

Oct. 23, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's Public Utilities Commission is weighing a request from National Grid to raise rates on natural gas for consumers starting Nov. 1. National Grid is asking to raise rates on natural gas by 7.3% starting on Nov. 1 and extending for a year, the Providence Journal...

More arrested in 2nd night of protests for injured man

Oct. 22, 2020 11:22 AM EDT

Several more people were arrested when protesters demanding justice for a Rhode Island man injured when the moped he was operating crashed as it was being followed by a police cruiser clashed with police for a second night. Several dozen protesters marched through the Providence streets late Wednesday and threw...

Pope Francis listens to a priests introducing the group of faithful attending the weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Divided reactions in US as pope backs same-sex civil unions

Oct. 21, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

LGBTQ Catholics and their allies in the U.S. welcomed Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions, the first time he’s done so as pontiff, while some prominent members including a bishop said Wednesday that he was blatantly contradicting church teaching. Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence,...

Videos unclear on whether cruiser led moped rider to crash

Oct. 21, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police released two new videos Wednesday showing events just before a crash that seriously injured a Black man on a moped that was being followed by a Providence police cruiser — but neither helped resolve whether the cruiser struck the moped, as witnesses have said. Jhamal...

Providence police investigate moped crash that injured rider

Oct. 20, 2020 10:42 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Providence police officer has been placed on desk duty pending an investigation into a crash that seriously injured a moped rider. Police are investigating whether the officer's cruiser was involved in the crash Sunday afternoon as police responded to reports of hundreds of dirt...