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Watson's 18 points help No. 21 Providence past Butler 69-62

Jan. 23, 2022 15:32 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence is still working its way back into shape following a 12-day hiatus as becoming the latest team stricken with a COVID-19 outbreak within its program. The 21st-ranked Friars found just enough energy on Sunday against Butler to remain atop the Big...

Rhode Island nonprofits awarded $2M to help the homeless

Jan. 23, 2022 10:33 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced that $2 million in federal funding is available to help Rhode Island charitable organizations assist people experiencing homelessness this winter. Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, made the announcement about the new Emergency Food...

Hells Angels RI leader sentenced to 5 years in prison

Jan. 22, 2022 15:10 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The leader of the Hells Angels in Rhode Island has been sentenced to five years in prison for felony assault and battery, as well as carrying a gun without a license. Joseph Lancia pleaded no contest on Friday and was sentenced under a plea agreement in...

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...