Fire sale proposed for some items at ailing Coventry Fire District

COVENTRY, R.I. (WPRI) — The financially-troubled Coventry Fire District is considering putting trucks, equipment, and even land, up for sale in an effort to generate revenue. Among the items on the potential auction block is a 2014 Chevy Tahoe that was seen repeatedly in Target 12 undercover video in an investigation last fall. Target 12 […]
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Suspect in hit-and-run that killed town employee to be arraigned

SEEKONK, Mass. (WPRI) — Police have made an arrest in a hit-and-run crash that killed a town official. The Bristol County District Attorney’s office announced Sunday that police arrested 24-year-old Jacob LaCourse at his home in Attleboro Friday night. Police have charged him in connection with the deadly January 30th crash in Seekonk. He will […]
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Sunday Local Roundup: July 19

PROVIDENCE THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL National Grid prepares for substation shuffle National Grid is moving ahead with relocating a substation standing in the way of the nursing education center proposed for the Jewelry District. But it won’t be moving the equipment — critical to powering downtown — far, perhaps a couple of hundred feet, according to […]
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Fire officials: 4 kids transported from West Warwick crash

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) —  Several children and their mothers were taken to the hospital Saturday, after officials said their cars collided in West Warwick. The accident happened after 5 p.m. on Wakefield Street near West Warwick Country Club. Witnesses reported seeing a car wrapped around a tree and multiple children at the scene. According […]
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Police: Circumstances surrounding mall garage death still unclear

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence police continue to investigate after a woman fell to her death from the first level of the Providence Place Mall parking garage. The medical examiner’s office announced Friday the woman died of blunt force trauma to her torso. Police have not released the woman’s name, but said she’s 35 years […]
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Police: Woman who died at Prov. Place Mall was running from security

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police said a woman died Thursday after she jumped from the parking garage at the Providence Place Mall. The 35-year-old woman died after jumping from the first floor of the parking garage onto Park Street around 7:30 p.m. Police confirmed to Eyewitness News that she was an accused shoplifter who was […]
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Accreditation of Medical Examiner’s Office under the microscope

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – The Rhode Island Medical Examiner’s office saw its full accreditation by a national organization downgraded, citing deficiencies in the time it takes to issue reports, The Target 12 Investigators have learned. The National Association of Medical Examiners notified the Rhode Island Office of the State Medical Examiner (OSME) in June that […]
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