Lincoln Chafee campaigning in New Hampshire

Related Coverage PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island’s former governor is campaigning again. Lincoln Chafee — former governor, senator, and mayor — is set to meet with Democrats Wednesday in New Hampshire. More: Why Chafee for President actually makes sense » Chafee says he is exploring a run for president in the 2016 race — […]

Web Extra: Centracchio on deadly shooting at free speech rally

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Eyewitness News analyst Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio joined us Wednesday to discuss last weekend’s deadly shooting at a free speech event in Texas. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, and investigators are now looking into any connections the two gunmen previously had abroad. Gen. Centracchio said ISIS claiming responsibility pushes […]

New research suggests sleeping children should not be left unattended

Related Coverage PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) —  It’s common for an infant to doze off in a baby swing or car seat — but new research claims that dangers can occur if a sleeping child is left unsupervised. Staci Tober says she lost her son Trevor 13 years ago, after a tragic accident happened at daycare. […]

Tree inspections help reduce downed trees

Related Coverage WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — After a shocking video of a tree falling and injuring two small boys in Chealsea, Mass. surfaced — Rhode Island environmental officials are taking a look at local trees. “Tree check-ups” are done in many areas across the state, including in Goddard Park in Warwick. Bob Paquette of the […]

Dongfeng Race Team wins 6th leg of the Volvo Ocean Race

NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) – Dongfeng Race Team has won the 6th leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. The team crossed the finish line just before 10 p.m. Wednesday in Newport. Coming in second place was Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, followed by Team Brunel in third place. Charlie Enright, the Skipper from Team Alvimedica, is a […]

New app allows drivers to check on active recalls

SEEKONK, Mass. (WPRI) — There are approximately 1.1 million cars on the road in Rhode Island and Massachusetts right now with unfixed recalls, but a new app from CARFAX hopes to alert more drivers about potential defects with their vehicles. We have been inundated with millions of recalls over the years, to the point that […]

Suspect pleads guilty to Public Street murder

Related Coverage PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — An accused gunman has pleaded guilty to murder. Jason King, who police say open-fired on a car parked outside Club Mango on Public street, has pleaded guilty. Luis Aqunio was killed and Jonathan Garcia was injured during the 2013 drug deal gone bad. Lloyd Streather, a friend of King’s, […]

Charlestown officer honored for bravery

CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — A local police officer will be honored for his bravery. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has chosen Charlestown Sergeant Philip Gingerella as its Officer of the Month for April. Gingerella fearlessly jumped into the water at Blue Shutters beach to rescue a boogie boarder who was caught in rip […]

Police: Man shot in head in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police in Providence say they are investigating a shooting. The incident happened around 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Police say a 20-year-old man was shot in the back of the head while in his car and was driven to the hospital by another person. According to police, the victim’s injuries are considered […]

Volvo Ocean Race boats expected to reach Newport tonight

economic development health care telecommunications (Updated 4:33 p.m.) NEWPORT – The six boats competing in the Volvo Ocean Race are expected to arrive in Newport tonight sometime after 10. In anticipation of their arrival, the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Race Village at Fort Adams State Park will remain open past the scheduled 7 p.m. closing […]