New England states tackle ocean pollution

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — State legislators in New England are trying to form a multi-state pact to counter increasing ocean acidity along the East Coast. The states are following a model set by Maine, which commissioned a panel to spend months studying scientific research about ocean acidification and its potential impacts on coastal industries. Legislators […]

Some slick spots this morning, then a decent afternoon

Some roads will become snow covered and icy tonight.  Please drive carefully. It’s been snowing all day, but there hasn’t been much in the way of accumulation.  Temperatures have been above freezing in most of area and the strong March sun made it difficult for snow to accumulate.  Still, here are a few reports we […]

Friars one win away from Frozen Four

Providence College hockey players, from left, Steven McParland, Noel Acciari , Trevor Mingoia and Stefan Demopoulos celebrate a third period goal during their NCAA east regional hockey tournament game against Miami Ohio Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Providence, R.I. Providence won 7-5 (AP Photo/Gretchen Ertl) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Shane Luke scored two goals and […]

Deadly I-95 DUI Crash Suspect Arrested, Charged

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Rhode Island State Police arrested a suspect for driving under the influence, death resulting after investigating a rollover accident on route 95 North in the city of Providence. Rhode Island State Police Superintendent Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell and Providence Commissioner of Public Safety David Pare announced that at around 3:30a.m. Saturday, […]

Cranston police investigate Saturday night shooting

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) – Cranston police detectives along with the department’s bureau of criminal identification are on scene of a shooting, Cranston police confirm to Eyewitness News that the shooting happened around 8pm Saturday near the Providence line outside of a mini mart located at 341 Dyer Avenue, At this time, police are not confirming if […]

11 adults, 2 kids displaced from double house fires

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) – The red cross is assisting 11 adults and two children after their homes inside two side-by-side triple decker houses caught fire Sunday afternoon. Fall River firefighters responded to the area of Irving and Easton Streets shortly after 2:00p.m. Saturday. Crews worked to hours to put the flames out. Firefighters from neighboring towns were called […]

Funerals for Marines killed; flags not lowered

(L-R): Trevor Blaylock, Andrew Seif, Marcus Bawol Related Coverage WARREN, Mich. (AP/WOOD) — Funeral services take place this week for two of three Michigan Marines killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash off the coast of Florida during a training mission earlier this month, but flags will not be lowered in their honor. Staff Sergeants […]

Controversy over PARCC exam continues

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Thousands of students started taking the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and   Careers, also referred to as the PARCC exam. Some Rhode Island parents want the ability to opt their children out of taking the controversial test. The controversy continues as Governor Gina Raimondo searches for a new education […]

Snow Will Stick to the Roads This Evening

Some roads will become snow covered and icy tonight.  Please drive carefully. It’s been snowing all day, but there hasn’t been much in the way of accumulation.  Temperatures have been above freezing in most of area and the strong March sun made it difficult for snow to accumulate.  Still, here are a few reports we […]

Senate’s Harry Reid announces he won’t seek re-election

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, the wily Nevadan who dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will retire after five terms. Reid, 75, who shepherded key Obama administration initiatives including the president’s health care law, lost his […]