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Past articles by Jacqui:

Meet the Candidates: Who’s running for Attleboro mayor?

To learn more about the four candidates, 12 News asked each of them a series of five questions. → Read More

DEM hosting New Year’s Day hike at Fort Wetherill

JAMESTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) – Rhode Islanders are being encouraged to start the new year with some fresh air and healthy movement. The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a #FirstDayHike at Fort Wetherill State Park in Jamestown on Sunday, January 1. It’s part of a nationwide initiative by state parks to get people outdoors. […] → Read More

Providence home damaged in fire

A home on View Street in Providence was damaged following a small fire Sunday afternoon. Battalion Chief Joe Paiva tells 12 News the flames started in a dumpster outside the house around 12:30 and then spread up the side of the building. Paiva says they are still working to determine the cause of the […] → Read More

Motorcyclist killed in crash on I-95 in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on I-95 North in Providence on Saturday night. It happened around 11:45 p.m. near the Thurbers Avenue exit. Rhode Island State Police said the operator, a 22-year-old woman from Massachusetts, struck a high speed barrier and sustained fatal injuries. The crash is under investigation. → Read More

Police: 1 killed in Lakeville crash

LAKEVILLE, Mass. (WPRI) — One person has died following an early morning crash in Lakeville on Saturday. Police say two vehicles collided at the intersection of Main Street and Bridge Street shortly before seven o’clock. Both drivers were transported to area hospitals, where one of those patients was later pronounced dead. Police said the intersection […] → Read More

Lincoln Woods drowning victim identified

LINCOLN, R.I. (WPRI) – The body of a missing kayaker recovered by dive teams on Saturday afternoon following an intense water search at Lincoln Woods State Park Beach has been identified. In a tweet on Sunday, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) identified the man as Jason Robinson, 40 of Cranston. A spokesperson […] → Read More

Police: Man stabbed in Providence, suspect arrested

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A 36-year-old man is recovering after police say he was stabbed several times on Friday night. It happened around 9 p.m. in the area of Hawkins Street and Branch Avenue near the baseball field, according to police. 12 News was on the scene and captured video of investigators scanning the area […] → Read More

Man’s body pulled from Blackstone River

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — The body of a 21-year-old man was recovered from the Blackstone River in Woonsocket on Sunday night. 12 News was on the scene as dive team members from the Woonsocket and Cumberland fire departments searched the water. Police Chief Thomas Oates tells us, the medical examiner is on its way to […] → Read More

Police: Shots fired into jewelry store

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence police are investigating a shots fired incident on Wickenden Street on Sunday evening. Just after eight o’clock, police responded to The Diamond Bar, which was closed at the time. One of the front windows had a visible bullet hole in it, while another window was almost completely smashed out. The […] → Read More

Police: Shots fired near Providence Place Mall

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence police are investigating shots fired near the Providence Place Mall on Sunday afternoon. It happened in the area of Gaspee Street and Francis Street near the Cheesecake Factory. Police told 12 News, one person was shot and suffered non life-threatening injuries. No further details were released. We’ll continue to update […] → Read More

Four people, including juveniles injured in Wrentham crash

WRENTHAM, Mass. (WPRI) — A crash on Route 1 South in Wrentham on Saturday night sent four people to the hospital with serious injuries. It happened around 9:20 p.m. and resulted in police closing the roadway between Madison Street and Thurston Street for several hours. Massachusetts State Police say preliminary investigation shows that a 2013 […] → Read More

Cranston police seeking information on bank robbery suspect

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are seeking the public’s help identifying the suspect in a bank robbery on Saturday morning. It happened around 8:40 a.m. at the Washington Trust Branch on Reservoir Avenue. Police say the suspect, who was caught on surveillance video, demanded money from a teller and fled with an undisclosed amount of […] → Read More

URI Commencement returns to the Quad

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — It was a very special day for the University of Rhode Island’s class of 2022. Families and friends gathered to celebrate over three thousand undergraduate and 804 graduate students who were awarded their degrees. In a return to tradition, the university held its main commencement ceremony on the historic URI […] → Read More

Thousands flock to area beaches

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WPRI) — Southern New Englanders flocked to area beaches on Saturday to beat the heat. The R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced earlier this week that both Scarborough North and Roger Wheeler state beaches would open early this weekend. 12 News found crowds at Scarborough by late afternoon, with some people even going […] → Read More

Man charged in Cumberland shots fired incident

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (WPRI) — A man was arrested following a shots fired incident in Cumberland on Sunday morning. Police said officers responded to a home on Mendon Road near View Avenue at approximately 6:52 a.m. The suspect is charged with firing in a compact area. His name has not been released. It’s unclear if anyone was injured in the incident. The investigation is ongoing, according to police. → Read More

Fatal wrong-way crash in Mansfield

MANSFIELD, Mass. (WPRI) — One person is dead following a wrong-way crash on I-495 North in Mansfield on Saturday morning. Massachusetts State Police said around 3 a.m. they received calls reporting a wrong way driver going south in the northbound lanes. That vehicle is identified as a Nissan Pathfinder. Cruisers responded trying to stop the […] → Read More

Actor Henry Winkler delivers NEIT commencement address

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A robot lead the way at New England Institute of Technology’s Commencement on Sunday, but it was actor Henry Winkler who was the real crowd pleaser. Hundreds of students and their families filled the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence as actor best known as “The Fonz” delivered the commencement address. Winkler […] → Read More

Woman killed in Providence hit-and-run

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run on Union Avenue in the area of the Route 10 off-ramp on Saturday evening. 12 News observed personal belongings scattered on the ground as police collected evidence from the scene. The victim is described as an older woman, according to police. Her name is […] → Read More

Police: Road rage being investigated in deadly rollover crash

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — One person is dead following a rollover crash on I-95 North in Warwick on Saturday morning. The incident happened around 10 a.m. just north of the Route 4 onramp and brought traffic to a crawl on the highway. State Police Lt. Simon Liu told 12 News, the passenger of a pickup […] → Read More

High school students organize cleanup at Oakland Beach

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Two seniors from Tollgate High School organized a cleanup at Oakland Beach on Sunday morning. Volunteers were supplied with trash bags, gloves and tools to pick up litter along the shoreline. The organizers said a fellow high school senior with a landscaping business supplied the tools and they spread the word […] → Read More