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Providence AD Driscoll to retire in June after 21 years

Jan. 21, 2022 11:41 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence College athletic director Bob Driscoll says he is retiring after 21 years at the school. The retirement is effective in June and ends a two-decade run that included the Friars winning their first national title in a men's sport when the hockey...

Croswell, Horchler lead No. 21 Providence over Georgetown

Jan. 20, 2022 20:16 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence coach Ed Cooley wasn't sure what to expect from his team after five days locked in hotel rooms in quarantine and two days of practice following a COVID-19 outbreak. The 21st-ranked Friars certainly looked sharp at the start of both halves. ...

Reward offered for suspect in mail carrier assault

Jan. 19, 2022 10:44 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a man suspected of taking part in an assault on a postal worker in Rhode Island last September. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the U.S. attorney's office on...

Majority of US states pursue nuclear power for emission cuts

Jan. 18, 2022 17:23 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As climate change pushes states in the U.S. to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels, many are coming to the conclusion that solar, wind and other renewable power sources might not be enough to keep the lights on. Nuclear power is emerging as an answer...

Police: Providence's 1st homicide victim of year from Maine

Jan. 18, 2022 15:40 PM EST

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...

Man dies after fire at Providence apartment complex

Jan. 18, 2022 08:43 AM EST

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. Sunday after getting a 911 call about...

2 drivers killed in wrong-way crash on I-95 in Connecticut

Jan. 17, 2022 15:16 PM EST

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. The wrong-way crash happened at about 10:45 p.m. Sunday on I-95 in Guilford, Connecticut state police...

1 dead, 1 injured after shooting in Providence

Jan. 16, 2022 11:49 AM EST

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. on a report of a shooting and found two men who had been shot. One man...

Rhode Island arts, cultural groups share $3.5M in grants

Jan. 16, 2022 10:29 AM EST

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. The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is...

On Jewish Earth Day, more Jewish groups take climate action

Jan. 14, 2022 17:20 PM EST

(RNS) — Tu BiShvat, the Jewish new year of the trees, barely registers on most Jewish calendars, except as an occasion to plant trees or eat fruit and nuts. But the one-day holiday, which begins Sunday (Jan. 16), has gotten a boost these past few years as environmentalists have...