Courtney Carter, WPRI 12

Courtney Carter


Providence, RI, United States

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Past articles by Courtney:

3 more COVID-19 deaths, 79 new cases in RI; Raimondo briefing at 1 pm

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott will hold their weekly COVID-19 briefing at 1 p.m. Wednesday. → Read More

Cars catch fire in Walmart parking lot

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Cranston Police say seven vehicles caught on fire at a Walmart parking lot this afternoon. Police say six of those cars were engulfed in fire on Plainfield Pike and they are currently investigating. Two people were transported to Rhode Island Hospital with minor injuries. The cause at this time is unknown. → Read More

Hidden History: Why the smallest state has the biggest African burial ground in the country

In the year 1696, business was about to boom in Rhode Island. But it wasn't a golden age for everyone. → Read More

Marion woman faces judge after dozens of animals found in ‘squalid’ conditions

“I really can’t talk about the charges at this time, but all my life I have taken care of animals,” Fisher said as she left court. → Read More

Bakeshop made famous by ‘Cake Boss’ opens new Providence location

The bakeshop sells all different kinds of desserts including cookies, brownies, slices of cake and chocolate-covered strawberries. → Read More

Local stores working with customers following Nate Lion’s closure

Wickford Appliance, Iz Schwartz Appliance in Somerset and Stan & Paul's Major Appliance Center in North Dartmouth are all offering a hand to Nate Lion's customers. → Read More

Taunton widow fights to keep home four years after husband’s heroic death

Rosemary Heath said ever since her husband, George Heath, was fatally stabbed at Bertucci's Restaurant in Silver City Galleria Mall, she hasn't been able to find stable employment. → Read More

Popular restaurant reopens two years after fire

Coffee & Cream, owned by Heather and John Branchaud, opened Monday at a new location in Slatersville Plaza on Victory Highway in North Smithfield. → Read More

Non-profit sees uptick in pancreatic cancer awareness since Trebek diagnosis

PanCAN Rhode Island said there has been an uptick in pancreatic cancer awareness because of Alex Trebek. → Read More

Officials break ground on new VA research facility

Dr. Susan MacKenzie, director of the Providence VA Medical Center, said the new facility will develop ways to help veterans get through a variety of health concerns. → Read More

It’s official: Bra chain for breast cancer awareness breaks Guinness world record

A North Smithfield woman who’s been collecting donated bras for about a decade to support breast cancer breaks a Guinness world record in the process. → Read More

Report: East Greenwich students accused of buying AP test answers

East Greenwich News reported that a student went online and purchased a guide with questions and answers to a recent test. → Read More

Burrillville school officials announce corrective actions after alleged racist taunts

The district has been in the spotlight since Central Falls student-athletes were reportedly the target of racist taunts from Burrillville fans during a girls' volleyball game at the high school last month. → Read More

DEM seeks answers after fish kill found at Providence pond

The draining of Canada Pond in Providence has resulted in thousands of dead fish. → Read More

Canine distemper outbreak reported in Warwick, Jamestown

The R.I. Department of Environmental Management is reminding pet owners to ensure their dogs are vaccinated. → Read More

Church demolition begins to make way for New Bedford public safety center

The plans for the Public Safety Center, which were announced in February 2016, are to combine two fire stations, a police station, and EMS facilities at the location. → Read More

Wildfires in Amazon Rainforest could have impact in RI

According to Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE), there have been more than 74,000 fires so far this year, which is an 84% increase compared to the same time period last year. → Read More

End of an era: RI’s last Friendly’s restaurant closes

Patrons hoping for some ice cream or a meal at the Friendly's restaurant in North Providence were instead greeted by a sign on the door informing them the restaurant has closed permanently. → Read More

South Kingstown School Board will not cooperate with ICE agents

The resolution provides protection for all undocumented children, refugee children as well as their families on school grounds. → Read More

Shifting again: Expect new I-95 lane changes between Thurbers exit and I-195

Despite the lane split, drivers should stay in their lane, because they'll proceed through normally. → Read More