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  • Storm Wednesday expected to drop 2 to 8 inches of snow on RI - The Providence JournalStorm Wednesday expected to drop 2 to 8 inches of snow on RI - The Providence Journal

    The Providence JournalStorm Wednesday expected to drop 2 to 8 inches of snow on RIThe Providence JournalPROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for northwest Rhode Island and a winter weather advisory for Providence and other parts of the state for a storm that's expected to drop 2 to 8 inches of snow Wednesday ...and more »

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  • Gov. Raimondo to tout ‘progress’ in annual State of the State speech tonightGov. Raimondo to tout ‘progress’ in annual State of the State speech tonight

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Gov. Gina Raimondo will deliver her State of the State address on Tuesday night, seeking to convince voters she is making progress on tackling the state’s problems even as her opponents ramp up their criticism ahead of the November election. Raimondo, a first-term Democrat, is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. at the State House before a joint session of Rhode Island’s 113 state lawmakers and other dignitaries in the House chamber. At least two of her would-be Republican opponents – Cranston Mayor Allan Fung and House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan – are expected to be on hand. The governor gave a preview of the speech’s themes last Friday in her weekly Facebook video address. “We’ve made progress over the last few years,” she said. “We’re not flying yet, but we are definitely going to keep moving.” She cited the unemployment rate, which has fallen from 6.5% to 4.3% since she took office, and the arrival of a number of new companies as examples of forward momentum. “I’ll be talking about how far we’ve come – but also how much further we still need to go,” she said. The speech will set the stage for the release Thursday of Raimondo’s proposed 2018-19 state budget. She and her aides must close an estimated $260-million deficit for the current and next fiscal years as part of the tax-and-spending plan. A centerpiece of the budget is expected to be a proposal to borrow hundreds of millions of dollars to repair school buildings, as proposed by a task force last year. Republicans remain bullish on their chances of defeating Raimondo this fall, despite the advantages of incumbency and her mammoth campaign war chest. They point to her relatively weak performance when she won the 2014 election, her tepid poll numbers since then and various problems at state agencies during her tenure. “Under Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island has been plagued by stagnant economic growth, bottom-10 business rankings, and gross mismanagement of the state’s child welfare agency, all on top of her administration’s complete disregard for transparency,” John Burke, a spokesman for the Republican Governors Association, said in an email. “While Raimondo will undoubtedly ignore these glaring failures in her address, Rhode Islanders have quickly realized that she is all talk and no action when it comes to solving the state’s problems,” Burke added. Eyewitness News will have in-depth coverage of the State of the State on Tuesday night, including a live broadcast of the speech at 7 p.m. on WPRI 12 and WPRI.com, followed by a recap and reaction on Eyewitness News at 10 and 11. Ted Nesi (tnesi@wpri.com) covers politics and the economy for WPRI.com. He is a weekly panelist on Newsmakers and hosts Executive Suite. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook

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  • California teen leads deputies to parents’ house of horrorsCalifornia teen leads deputies to parents’ house of horrors

    PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family’s home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults. The girl, who was so small officers initially believed she was only 10, called 911 and was met by police who interviewed her and then went to the family home in Perris, about 70 miles southeast of Los Angeles. They found several children shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark, foul-smelling surroundings, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. The children, ages 2 to 29, “appeared to be malnourished and very dirty,” according to a press release announcing Sunday’s arrest of the parents. “The victims were provided with food and beverages after they claimed to be starving.” David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, each were held on $9 million bail and could face charges including torture and child endangerment. It wasn’t immediately known if they had attorneys. State Department of Education records show the family home has the same address as Sandcastle Day School, where David Turpin is listed as principal. In the 2016-17 school year it had an enrollment of six with one student in each of the fifth, sixth, eighth, ninth, 10th and 12th grades. Neighbors said they were stunned by the arrests. Andrew Santillan, who lives around the corner, heard about the case from a friend. “I had no idea this was going on,” he told the Press-Enterprise of Riverside. “I didn’t know there were kids in the house.” Other neighbors described the family as intensely private. A few years ago, Robert Perkins said he and his mother saw a few family members constructing a Nativity scene in the Turpins’ front yard. Perkins said he complimented them on it. “They didn’t say a word,” he said. The Turpins filed for bankruptcy in 2011, stating in court documents they owed between $100,000 and $500,000, The New York Times reported. At that time, Turpin worked as an engineer at Northrop Grumman and earned $140,000 annually and his wife was a homemaker, records showed. Their bankruptcy lawyer, Ivan Trahan, told the Times he never met the children but the couple “spoke about them highly.” “We remember them as a very nice couple,” Trahan said, adding that Louise Turpin told him the family loved Disneyland and visited often.

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  • 1 shot, wounded in parking garage outside Rhode Island mall1 shot, wounded in parking garage outside Rhode Island mall

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  • Friars Journal: Holt still helping PC win - The Providence JournalFriars Journal: Holt still helping PC win - The Providence Journal

    The Providence JournalFriars Journal: Holt still helping PC winThe Providence JournalPROVIDENCE — As the Friars leave their locker room before every game the players always jog past a chair with a jersey draped over it. Everyone sees that No. 15 uniform, thinks of Emmitt Holt and presses on. Holt has missed the entire season after ...3 takeaways from Butler's loss to ProvidenceIndianapolis StarCartwright leads Providence past ButlerReutersProvidence pulls away from Butler in second half for 70-60 winFOXSports.comProvidence College Athletics -Indiana Sports Coverageall 27 news articles »

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  • Growing manufacturer says it may leave RI over Providence city ordinance - WPRI 12 Eyewitness NewsGrowing manufacturer says it may leave RI over Providence city ordinance - WPRI 12 Eyewitness News

    WPRI 12 Eyewitness NewsGrowing manufacturer says it may leave RI over Providence city ordinanceWPRI 12 Eyewitness NewsWEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) – A fast-growing local manufacturer that employs about 150 people in Rhode Island is threatening to leave the state because of an obscure city ordinance banning its products in downtown Providence. Dryvit Inc., founded in 1969 ...and more »

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  • Growing manufacturer says it may leave RI over Providence city ordinanceGrowing manufacturer says it may leave RI over Providence city ordinance

    WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) – A fast-growing local manufacturer that employs about 150 people in Rhode Island is threatening to leave the state because of an obscure city ordinance banning its products in downtown Providence. Dryvit Inc., founded in 1969 in a Cranston garage and now based in West Warwick, is a leader in the Exterior Insulation Finishing System (EIFS) industry, a type of product put on the outside of a wall that can help make buildings more energy efficient. The company says its material is on millions of square feet of buildings worldwide, from Fort Bragg in North Carolina to the new Wynn Casino being built outside Boston. Dryvit President and CEO Mike Murphy says the company’s growth has picked up over the last two years thanks to a new imitation brick product, NewBrick, that is selling well. The company has 375 employees at its six North American locations, including about 150 at two facilities in Rhode Island, more than double the number it had in the state two year ago. “Sometime in the next 24 months, we’re going to have to make a decision as to what we’re going to do,” Murphy told Eyewitness News. “Are we going to continue to invest in Rhode Island, or would it be best to maybe move somewhere else?” He added, “We’d love to stay here. But right now it’s really, all options are kind of out there for us. We’re considering potentially going somewhere else.” The reason Dryvit is wavering on Rhode Island, according to Murphy: a 2012 Providence city ordinance that prohibited EIFS on the first floors of buildings downtown and discouraged their use on upper floors. He said the ban is “primarily unique to Rhode Island,” noting the company does projects in other major cities including New York and San Francisco. “Our business is so vibrant around the country,” he said. “But right here in Rhode Island, not so much.” Dryvit executives secured a meeting with Providence officials last month to discuss the ordinance, and came away with mixed feelings. “It’s interesting, because no one seems to know where this stuff comes from and why they’re saying this – ‘Eh, I’m not sure, maybe check with someone else,'” Murphy said. “And so we’ve been getting a little bit of a runaround on that.” David Salvatore, the Providence City Council’s newly elected president, noted in an interview that the ordinance was enacted more than five years ago as part of a new set of rules for downtown development. “It was publicly vetted,” he said. “I have not heard any complaints from businesses or developers in the downtown area, or any of our neighborhoods.” Salvatore said he conducted some preliminary research that suggested the ordinance was put in place because the city planning department had concerns about the durability of products like Dryvit’s. He also noted that the ban only applies to first floors downtown, not elsewhere in the city. Still, Salvatore said city leaders are willing to take another look at the issue. “I’m looking forward to hearing from this business,” he said. “We’ll do some more research on our end and if this is a conversation starter then I think that’s the direction we have to move in.” A spokeswoman for Mayor Jorge Elorza echoed Salvatore in an email, saying: “Building and zoning regulations are put in place for various reasons, including building aesthetics and durability.” She added, “Any regulation change would require council approval after review by the planning commission. No such review is before them at this time.” It’s unclear whether there would be significant opposition to changing the ordinance and allowing Dryvit’s products downtown. Leaders from three local groups that pay close attention to the building code – the Providence Preservation Society, the Providence Revolving Fund and the state chapter of the American Institute of Architects – all said they had no position on the ordinance currently. Separately, a spokesman for the R.I. Commerce Corporation said officials there have also been in touch with Dryvit about its future in Rhode Island. He declined to offer further details. Ted Nesi (tnesi@wpri.com) covers politics and the economy for WPRI.com. He is a weekly panelist on Newsmakers and hosts Executive Suite. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook Diana Pinzon contributed to this report.

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  • Former Eyewitness News employee recounts Hawaii’s false alarmFormer Eyewitness News employee recounts Hawaii’s false alarm

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — It was a false alarm, but the fear and panic was very real. Just after 8 a.m. Saturday, smartphones across Hawaii began displaying the message, “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” The message sent residents and tourists into a full-blown panic, bracing for a missile that never came. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tweeted about 10 minutes later that there was no threat and a revised push alert was sent out some time after that. Former Eyewitness News employee Stephanie Chalfant said she was on a snorkeling trip about five miles out to sea when she received the initial alert. “You feel very helpless, and no one ever wants to feel helpless,” recalled Chalfant, who moved to Hawaii several years ago. “It’s us and a bunch of tourists and we’re laughing and having a good time,” she continued. “All of a sudden the radio stops and starts beeping, ‘warning, warning, this is not a drill.’ We all look at the captain and his face is white.” Hawaii Emergency Management officials said an employee clicked the wrong button, twice. He was supposed to select the option for a drill but inadvertently chose the real thing. Chalfant’s boat went further out to sea until they heard it was a false alarm more than 30 minutes later. The employee who hit the button has since been reassigned, according to state officials. “I’m sure he feels horrible,” Chalfant added. “I can’t even imagine being in this person’s shoes who had done this. He must feel awful.” Chalfant said they will now make sure they’re prepared in case the next alarm isn’t a mistake. “Make sure we have a route that we’re going to go to, a place that we’re going to go to with enough food and water,” she said. Hawaii officials said some changes have already been made to the emergency alert process. For instance, the system now requires two people to send out an alert and it’s now easier to cancel a false alert.

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  • Patriots CEO helps fan after her wheelchair went missing during Saturday’s gamePatriots CEO helps fan after her wheelchair went missing during Saturday’s game

    TIVERTON, R.I. (WPRI) — One local woman got the call of her dreams after her wheelchair went missing during Satruday night’s Patriots game. It all started after her friend posted about the Saturday night ordeal on Facebook. Cindy Morais is a lifelong Patriots fan. On Monday afternoon she got a completely surprising phone call saying Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft wanted to speak with her about the missing wheelchair. “I was like what? Wait a minute. Bob Kraft’s on the telephone,” she said. After what was a frustrating weekend Kraft was getting her week off to an incredible start. “When I heard his voice I was like, it’s Bob Kraft! And I said ‘Oh Mr. Kraft, nice to meet you,'” she said. Morais has Cerebral Palsy and sometimes uses a wheelchair. She’s also a Patriots season ticket holder for seats in section 304. Every game she’s been to for the past six years follows the same routine. She takes the elevator up then walks the rest of the way up to her steps. “We make the trek,” she said. Her wheelchair is left in the same spot every week during the game. But on Saturday when she went with her friends to get the chair back after the game, the wheelchair was nowhere to be seen. “My Godfather said there’s no chair, and I said what, you’ve got to be kidding me,” said Morais. Stadium staff helped look for it but it was still nowhere to be found. They also helped her get to the car. Fast forward to Monday afternoon when she got the phone call of a lifetime. It was Kraft calling, apologizing for what happened and saying he would be getting her a new wheelchair all decked out in Patriots gear. It’ll go well with all of the memorabilia she has around her house and that is not all. “The best thing is I’m going to be on the field on Sunday which I thought would never happen to me,” said Morais. Morais is an absolute ray of positive energy. She told Eyewitness News that at first she thought it could have been someone playing a cruel joke. But now she is thinking maybe there is someone who needed it more than her. According to Morais, her wheelchair was found on Monday at Gillette by staff. Now that it has been found, she was told her original chair is now sitting in the same office at Gillette next to her new chair.

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  • AAA membership restored following Call 12 for Action inquiryAAA membership restored following Call 12 for Action inquiry

    COVENTRY, R.I. (WPRI) – Frank Homen has been a AAA member since 2003, so he was surprised to receive a letter notifying him that his membership was going to be terminated. “We have determined that your road service usage is excessive and because of that, your membership will be cancelled, effective 04/01/18,” the letter read. “They have down that I have called 14 times in the last three years,” Homen told Call 12 for Action. He concedes his calls average more than the four allowed roadside assistance calls a year. But Homen says – at least a couple times – he’s called for his wife, who has her own membership. He believes he must have used his account number for his wife’s service calls. “I don’t think I abused the system,” he said. “I’m paying for something they’re going to penalize me for using.” Lloyd Albert of AAA Northeast said because of privacy, he could not discuss the details of Homen’s membership. But after Call 12 for Action’s inquiry, Homen said AAA decided not to cancel his membership. Instead, his membership is being downgraded from AAA Plus to AAA Basic, and Homen says he is only allowed two calls for roadside assistance in 2018. “I’m on probation!” Homen laughed. Homen says he had no idea his membership could be be canceled or downgraded. He is sharing his experience to remind all consumers to read the fine print for any service. In AAA’s case, the terms of service were spelled out on the company’s website. “We may determine that Road Service usage is excessive,” the policy stated. “We reserve the right to impose surcharges and/or Road Service limitations, downgrades of a Membership type or cancellation of your Membership, without prior notification.” Susan Campbell (scampbell@wpri.com) is the Call 12 for Action and Target 12 consumer investigator for WPRI 12 and Fox Providence. Follow her on Twitter and on Facebook.

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  • Warwick's traffic roundabouts come full circle - The Providence JournalWarwick's traffic roundabouts come full circle - The Providence Journal

    The Providence JournalWarwick's traffic roundabouts come full circleThe Providence JournalWARWICK, R.I. — Apponaug is no longer a red-light district. State contractors have completed all but the finishing touches on a massive reworking of the village's traffic pattern, replacing five traffic-light intersections with small rotaries called ...

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  • Shoppers forced into cold after mall shooting, evacuationShoppers forced into cold after mall shooting, evacuation

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) —  Hundreds of shoppers were evacuated from the Providence Place mall on Monday after one person was shot in the parking garage, police have confirmed. Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Paré said police are searching for multiple suspects and that the 19-year-old victim was targeted. Scene outside Providence Place Mall pic.twitter.com/4wwNrrnhhm — Johnny Villella (@JohnnyVillella) January 15, 2018 Many shoppers and staff had to leave their vehicles and personal items behind as they were ushered into the frigid conditions outside. “We saw tons of cop cars,” Jamal Lee said. “We heard the sirens, they were grabbing rifles out of their trunks and shot guns, it was insane.” Briana Casale was having her hair dyed and had on a shower cap as she evacuated. “It’s really scary, I almost had a panic attack while I was in there because it’s just been a little too much today,” she said. “But hey, at least we got to rinse the dye out of my hair, so I guess that’s good.” One shopper almost ran out of the mall not wearing shoes when told of the evacuation. “A sales associate came up to us and said, ‘There’s an active shooter in the building – we need to evacuate immediately,'” Alexa Cabral recalled. “So we just left everything behind and had to even go back because I didn’t have any shoes. So we just evacuated through the back of J. Crew and then found ourselves in the back hallway of the mall, and we had to figure out how to get out.” Erin Moran said she and a friend were in the food court and heading to get a haircut when the alarm went off. “We saw some people start looking up, looking around, trying to find a way out, but there wasn’t an actual announcement,” she said. So we just went back to go get our hair cut.” But Moran said after she and others began getting texts about a reported shooting at the mall, they pulled down the gate of the store they were in and hid in a back room. “Eventually a police officer did come around,” she said. “They said, ‘We need everyone out now.’ And they ushered everyone down the stairs and out the door.” People taking refuge from the cold in lobby between Panera and PF Chang’s after mall is evacuated. pic.twitter.com/UW6qC1Ej5Q — Kim Kalunian (@KimKalunian) January 15, 2018 On social media, residents who said they were at the mall described the high anxiety among shoppers as word of the shooting spread and the evacuation began. Marlene Gonzalez, a mall worker, said she and other employees were instructed to hide in a stock room, and they spent about 20 minutes there before the evacuation. “Instead of going the other way where they were chasing people, we just went to the stock room and hid,” Gonzalez said. Tahlia Vazquez, another employee at the mall, said she knew something wasn’t right when she saw several cop cars pull up to the mall. “All we see are a bunch of cop cars pulling up out of no where,” Vazquez said. “Cops were running inside with their guns already out.” Vazquez said at the time she had no idea what was going on, but saw police rushing into the mall from her job on the first floor. “Two minutes later all you hear are the cops yelling to everyone, ‘Everyone get out, everyone leave now!'” Vazquez recalled. According to Vazquez, she and her coworkers hid behind the counter as they witnessed the chaos unfold. She said it wasn’t until a coworkers wife called that the group realized what was going on. Other employees also reached out to Eyewitness News frustrated about the lack of communication. Chief Hugh Clements said Providence police routinely train with mall security to prepare for situations like this one. “There’s always going to be that chaos, in the initial moment that’s proceeding the shooting,” he said. “They practice to shelter in place and secure themselves and wait for professionals to come, the providence police, to secure the building, they did exactly that.” Some shoppers were able to take refuge from the cold in the lobby between Panera and P.F. Chang’s after the mall was evacuated. Providence Place Mall Shooting

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  • Norwegian Air drops route from TF GreenNorwegian Air drops route from TF Green

    WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — The Rhode Island Airport Corporation announced today that Norwegian Air is dropping its Bergen, Norway route from TF Green Airport and shifting those bi-weekly flights to Shannon, Ireland. Anyone had a flight booked to Bergen will get a full refund or can reschedule their flight. In addition, RIAC said the airline’s Edinburgh, Scotland flight will drop from four flights a week to three. Norwegian Air had 18 flights per week departing T.F. Green in 2017. That number will be adjusted to 17 for the 2018 summer schedule.  

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  • Seguin makes Bruins pay in overtime - The Providence JournalSeguin makes Bruins pay in overtime - The Providence Journal

    The Providence JournalSeguin makes Bruins pay in overtimeThe Providence JournalBOSTON – Losing in overtime hurts, but does losing on a goal in the extra session by former Bruins center Tyler Seguin make you cringe even more? Bruins captain Zdeno Chara said no. “Nah,” Chara said. “You can't be looking at it that way. Whatever ...and more »

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  • Man, 19, shot at Providence Place; police searching for suspectsMan, 19, shot at Providence Place; police searching for suspects

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A manhunt is underway after a 19-year-old was shot Monday inside the Providence Place mall parking garage. The shooting took place around 4:40 p.m. in the second floor of the garage outside a door to Nordstrom and it “was not random,” according to Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements and Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Paré. Clements said the victim suffered non-life-threatening wounds to his leg and was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where he’s listed in stable condition. Upon receiving reports of the shooting, authorities immediately began to evacuate the building. There was a heavy police presence at the mall and outside on Francis Street as officers responded to the incident. Police were seen checking cars exiting the garage. Scene outside Providence Place Mall pic.twitter.com/4wwNrrnhhm — Johnny Villella (@JohnnyVillella) January 15, 2018 Once the building was secured, people were allowed back in to get their vehicles and other personal belongings, Clements said. Lindsay Kahn, a spokesperson for the mall’s parent company, said the mall will be closed for the rest of the night. Providence Place is cooperating fully with the Providence Police Department on their investigation. We ask that you refer all questions to the Providence Police Department. The shopping center is closed for the remainder of the evening. No arrests have been made, according to Paré, but police had taken one person into custody for questioning around 6 p.m. Paré said police are looking for multiple suspects. One officer said descriptions of at least two suspects had been shared with police. Investigators are now reviewing surveillance footage from the mall. Clements said a fight broke out between two groups of people inside one of the stores and continued into the garage. The victim went back into the mall after the shooting, according to Clements, but the assailants immediately fled. Clements said they “certainly would not rule out gang activity.” On social media, people who said they were at the mall described high anxiety among shoppers as word of the shooting spread and the evacuation began. Marlene Gonzalez, a mall worker, said she and other employees were instructed to hide in a stock room, and they spent about 20 minutes there before the evacuation. People taking refuge from the cold in lobby between Panera and PF Chang’s after mall is evacuated. pic.twitter.com/UW6qC1Ej5Q — Kim Kalunian (@KimKalunian) January 15, 2018 “When you have a situation like this in a large venue, with a large amount of people, absolutely there’s going to be chaos when this initially happens,” Clements said. “Mall security and mall personnel were extremely helpful in assisting Providence police with the evacuation,” Deputy Chief Thomas Verdi added. “The mall alarm was sounded and that alarm, what it states is, ‘evacuate, evacuate, evacuate.’ So if you were listening to what the alarm was telling the shoppers, it was to evacuate. But of course, it was very chaotic in those first several minutes.” The shooting had an immediate ripple effect. Nearby Veterans Memorial Auditorium was placed on lockdown, and it was unclear whether an event scheduled for 7 p.m. would take place. An employee said the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel was also on lockdown. A fan at the Providence College basketball game said attendees were told they could stay at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center if their cars were in the mall garage. The shooting comes less than a week after another incident at Providence Place. Last Wednesday, the mall’s third floor was evacuated due to an electrical fire. Eyewitness News is gathering details on this developing news. This story will be updated with the latest and we’ll have more at 10 on Fox Providence and 11 on WPRI 12. Providence Place Mall Shooting

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  • Police: Man shot at Providence Place; shoppers evacuated; suspect sought | Video - The Providence JournalPolice: Man shot at Providence Place; shoppers evacuated; suspect sought | Video - The Providence Journal

    The Providence JournalPolice: Man shot at Providence Place; shoppers evacuated; suspect sought | VideoThe Providence JournalA 19-year-old gunshot victim was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Providence police, who say they are still searching for the person or persons responsible. PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A shooting in the ...Manhunt underway after shooting at Providence Place; shoppers evacuatedWPRI 12 Eyewitness NewsPolice: Person shot in Providence Place garage; Suspects at large ...Turn to 10Providence Place Mall Shooting Prompts EvacuationPatch.comWLNE-TV (ABC6) -Fox News -CBS Boston / WBZall 44 news articles »

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  • Police searching for 2 suspects in Providence shooting - WPRI 12 Eyewitness NewsPolice searching for 2 suspects in Providence shooting - WPRI 12 Eyewitness News

    WPRI 12 Eyewitness NewsPolice searching for 2 suspects in Providence shootingWPRI 12 Eyewitness NewsPROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are searching for two men who they said shot another man in the hand at a home on Rockland Avenue Monday afternoon. According to Providence Police Sgt. Mark Mancini, the two suspects knocked on the front door of the ...

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  • Police searching for 2 suspects in Providence shootingPolice searching for 2 suspects in Providence shooting

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are searching for two men who they said shot another man in the hand at a home on Rockland Avenue Monday afternoon. According to Providence Police Sgt. Mark Mancini, the two suspects knocked on the front door of the residence around 2:15 p.m. When a woman answered the door, the two men put on black masks and entered the home, putting a gun to the woman’s head and demanding to know how to get to the second floor of the house. Mancini said the woman told them to use the door around the side of the house. One of the men went to the side door, and when another man answered the suspect shot him once in the hand. The victim told police he grabbed a baseball bat and the two men left the scene, though Mancini said it is unclear if they left on foot or by car. According to Mancini, the victim was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries. He is expected to be ok.

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  • Gas prices 2 cents lower in RI, up 3 cents in Mass.Gas prices 2 cents lower in RI, up 3 cents in Mass.

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI/AP) — Gas prices are falling in Rhode Island, but are rising in Massachusetts, according to AAA Northeast. The price for regular unleaded in Rhode Island is two cents lower than last week at $2.51 per gallon, while in Massachusetts, gas prices rose three cents to $2.51. Find the best price: Interactive Gas Tracker » The price of gas in Rhode Island and Massachusetts is two cents per gallon below the national average of $2.53. In Rhode Island, the price is 20 cents higher than this time last year, in which gas was $2.31 per gallon. In Massachusetts, gas was 26 cents lower this time last year, averaging $2.25 per gallon. AAA Northeast said the changes come because of higher crude oil prices.

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  • Ministers’ group hands out King scholarshipsMinisters’ group hands out King scholarships

    CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — As the Minister’s Alliance of Rhode Island handed out more than $500,000 in scholarship awards to students on the morning of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2018, local and state leaders also offered the young scholars advice and encouragement. “There are reasons to smile. There are reasons for hope,” said Gov. Gina Raimondo. “And when we stay in the fight together, we make progress.” “Dr. King, through his words and through his life, and through his death, reminded us that America is an idea,” said Sen. Jack Reed. For 2018, keynote speaker The Rev. Dr. Sammy Vaughn also gave the large crowd at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet an urgent call to hold onto that idea — that all men are created equal. “This is great. It’s so good to see all of you. I want to see you again in March. Amen, somebody– “It’s so good to see all of you in January. I want to see you in August. Because the work of justice, and mercy and peace does not end at 11 o’clock when we leave this room,” he said. Rev. Vaughn went on to encourage scholarship recipients to do well in class and in their communities. “This hatred and this division that’s going on right now is exactly the opposite of what Martin Luther King wanted,” said Jim Vincent, the president of the Providence chapter of the NAACP. “He wanted to bring people together. He was a uniter, not a divider.” The breakfast event — the 35th annual celebration of the legacy of Dr. King — also raised tens of thousands of dollars. Here are the 2018 scholarship recipients: Michelle Bland Edward Cooper Arlington Forbes Audrea Hamrick Mattony Lewis Stephen Sando Koyeawon Mendee Alexis Youn Josephina Chulu Mokuteh Toe Ameera Kuforiji Bria Kirksey Joel Fortune Adeiyewunmi Osinubi Falilat Omotosho Sara Mays Lydia Ademuwagun

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