Rewrite this title Jamestown home catches fire after apparent lightning strike

Rewrite this post JAMESTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — Crews are on the scene of an early morning house fire in Jamestown on Tuesday. The fire broke out just before 4:30 a.m. on Holmestead Court. Weather Now: Improving Weather For Today Fire officials say it appears the house was struck by lightning during the overnight storms, but […]

Rewrite this title Johnston, Smithfield residents urged to conserve water

Rewrite this post SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WPRI) — Officials are urging residents in Johnston and Smithfield to restrict all non-essential water usage after a major transmission line failure Monday afternoon. Johnston police say a water main break occurred on Putnam Pike near Pine Hill Avenue around 4:30 p.m. That resulted in traffic heading east being diverted […]

Rewrite this title 12 Responds: Turkey damage not covered by insurance

Rewrite this post WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — When a wild turkey crashed through Mark Freedman’s window, he was confident that the damage would be covered under his homeowners insurance policy. Instead, Freedman was left with a bill totaling thousands of dollars. “The fact that we have turkeys in the neighborhood is one thing,” Freedman said. […]

Rewrite this title Testimony continues in deadly drive-by shooting suspect’s trial

Rewrite this post PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The trial continued on Monday for the man accused of killing 24-year-old Miya Brophy-Baermann in a drive-by shooting on Olney Street back in August 2021. Prosecutors showed text messages between one witness and the suspect, 25-year-old Isaiah Pinkerton, where he seemingly confessed to killing someone. Miya Brophy-Baermann Meanwhile, […]

Rewrite this title RI fugitive fails to further delay UK extradition hearing

Rewrite this post PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Rhode Island man accused of faking his own death and fleeing the country to avoid prosecution faced a judge again on Monday. Nicholas Alahverdian, 35, was taken into custody in Scotland last year after he was hospitalized with COVID-19. Investigators said at the time, he was living […]

Rewrite this title RI woman claims concrete fell from Washington Bridge, damaged her car

Rewrite this post PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Cranston woman’s car is practically undriveable after she claims debris from a construction project on the Washington Bridge smashed her windshield around 8 a.m. Friday. “It was almost like a gunshot,” said Colleen Palombo as she described what happened. The concrete pieces left a hole in the […]

Rewrite this title Woonsocket twins charged with murdering dad held without bail pending trial

Rewrite this post WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Following a bail hearing that dragged on for nearly two months, the twin sisters accused of stabbing their father to death earlier this year will remain jailed as the two await trial. Jennifer and Danielle Pamula, 38, have each been charged with murder in connection with the death of 70-year-old Joseph […]

Rewrite this title Taunton woman to plead guilty in RMV driver’s license scandal

Rewrite this post TAUNTON, Mass. (WPRI) — The Taunton woman accused of bribing a road test examiner to sign off on driver’s licenses for applicants who didn’t take a road test has agreed to plead guilty, according to U.S. Attorney Joshua Levy. Neta Centio, 55, has been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit […]

Rewrite this title RI Special Olympics athlete returns home sporting gold medal

Rewrite this post SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WPRI) — Special Olympics athlete Rhode Island Brian Johnson returned home with some new hardware Monday. Johnson, along with his unified partner David Young, spent the past week in Germany competing on behalf of Special Olympics USA in bocce. The 31-year-old not only won a silver medal in his singles […]