Rewrite this title Cranston City Council candidate concerned over special election date

Rewrite this post CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — A candidate for Cranston City Council is expressing concern over the date proposed for the Ward 6 special election.  On Friday the Cranston Board of Canvassers announced that the special election would be held Tuesday, October 3rd. If a primary election is needed, it would be held on […]

Rewrite this title White’s putback as time expires lifts Celtics past Heat, forces Game 7 in East finals

Rewrite this post MIAMI (AP) — Derrick White scored on a putback with 0.1 seconds left and the Boston Celtics moved to the brink of the greatest comeback in NBA playoffs history, holding off the Miami Heat 104-103 on Saturday night to force a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals. Jayson Tatum scored 31 […]

Rewrite this title Warwick church evacuated after police find suspicious item

Rewrite this post WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Warwick police said they responded to St. Peter’s Church on Fair St. in Warwick Saturday after they were told there was a “suspicious item” in the woods near the church.  As a precaution, police evacuated the building and searched the area for any additional items; none were found.  […]

Rewrite this title Biden GOP agree to 2 year budget-debt ceiling deal, work requirements for food aid

Rewrite this post WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reached an “agreement in principle” late Saturday as they raced to strike a deal that to limit federal spending and resolve the looming debt crisis ahead of a June 5 deadline, a person familiar with the situation said. A deal would avert a […]

Rewrite this title 2 Massachusetts men arrested for involvement in drug trafficking

Rewrite this post QUINCY, Mass. (WPRI) — Massachusetts State Police said they intercepted three kilograms of suspected cocaine mailed from Puerto Rico to a large-scale Massachusetts drug trafficking enterprise.  Officials said they found the cocaine after it was delivered to 35-year-old Stephen Marsden of Quincy on Friday morning.  As part of the investigation, police searched some […]

Rewrite this title Police investigate after reports of shots fired in Providence

Rewrite this post PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police blocked off a portion of Salmon St. in Providence on Saturday afternoon.  Police could be seen putting up crime scene tape and placing evidence markers on the ground. 12 News cameras also captured several shell casings in the road.  Police place crime scene marker next to shell casing […]

Rewrite this title Firefighter injured in North Kingstown house fire

Rewrite this post NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — One firefighter was injured while battling a fire on Princess Pine Court in North Kingstown late Friday night.  North Kingstown Fire Chief Scott Kettelle said a neighbor called 911 around 11:30 p.m. to report a house fire.   Kettelle said that when first responders arrived, the people […]

Rewrite this title 2 RI shipyards to split $1.4M for upgrades

Rewrite this post NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — Two small shipwards in the state will share $1.4 million in federal funding for equipment upgrades, officials said. Senesco Marine LLC is receiving $738,289, and J. Goodison is getting the remaining $704,206. The funding will help Senesco Marine buy a new welding system, network software, a specialized […]

Rewrite this title Multiple people struck by vehicle in Arlington, Mass.

Rewrite this post ARLINGTON, Mass. (WPRI) — Arlington, Massachusetts police are investigating after they say multiple people were struck by a vehicle Saturday morning. Just after 10 a.m., police and fire crews were called to the Stop & Shop on Massachusetts Ave. for a report a motor vehicle crash involving pedestrians. When they arrived, first […]

Rewrite this title Al Fresco dining returns to Federal Hill Saturday night

Rewrite this post PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — “Al Fresco on the Hill” returns Saturday night in Providence. More than 20 restaurants will be participating this year. Atwells Ave. from Futton to Dean Streets will be shut down from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., allowing restaurants to extend their dining rooms out into the road. However, […]