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Past articles by Kate:

R.I. loses 600 jobs in December, unemployment rate ticks up

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rhode Island lost 600 jobs from November to December, and the state's unemployment rose slightly to 4.4 percent for December, according to data released Thursday by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training.The state's unemployment rate was higher than the national unemployment rate of 4.1 percent.The seasonally adjusted number of jobs here was 497,300 for December,… → Read More

Senate passes PawSox stadium financing bill

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Rhode Island Senate voted 26-9 Tuesday to approve two separate bills connected to the Pawtucket Red Sox stadium-financing plan that now head to the House of Representatives, where Speaker Nicholas Mattiello has suggested a statewide referendum in the fall could be the way he'll handle the legislation.The votes followed about 75 minutes of debate on the Senate floor, with… → Read More

Governor predicts Senate will approve PawSox stadium bill

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — About 20 minutes before the state Senate was scheduled to convene for a vote on the PawSox stadium-financing bill, Gov. Gina Raimondo said she thinks the Senate is going to pass the legislation.In a brief interview on the steps inside the State House, Raimondo said she's "absolutely" asking House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello to bring the legislation to a vote in the House of… → Read More

Kayak found on an ice shelf in East Providence

Searchers unsure whether kayak found is the kayak of the Warwick man reported missing Friday → Read More

Senate panel backs PawSox stadium on 8-1 vote

The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday voted 8 to 1 in favor of the bills to finance a new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium.more to come... → Read More

PASSAGES: Former Journal reporter Tom Morgan, dies at 75

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Thomas J. Morgan, a former reporter who spent nearly 50 years turning out eloquent, thoughtful and sometimes humorous stories for The Providence Journal, has died. He was remember fondly Saturday by former colleagues who recalled his penchant for obscure details, his ability to gracefully weave intricate stories together and his nose for news. Morgan was 75. He was found… → Read More

State police identify victim of fatal crash on Route 95 in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — A 19-year-old Pawtucket woman died Tuesday morning after the car she was driving went off the highway and flipped over on the embankment along Route 95 south, near exit 26, Rhode Island State Police spokeswoman Laura Meade Kirk said Tuesday afternoon.The state police identified the victim as Katlina B. Barbosa, 19, of 206 Japonica St.The accident remains under investigation.… → Read More

19-year-old woman killed in crash on Route 95 in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — A 19-year-old Pawtucket woman died Tuesday morning after the car she was driving went off the highway and flipped over on the embankment along Route 95 south, near exit 26, Rhode Island State Police spokeswoman Laura Meade Kirk said Tuesday afternoon.The police are not yet releasing the woman’s name, as they want to make sure her family has been notified first, Kirk said.The… → Read More

Woman seriously injured in crash on Route 95 south

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The state police have responded to a crash on Route 95 south Tuesday morning, in which a driver was ejected and seriously injured after the car rolled over, police spokeswoman Laura Meade Kirk said.The female driver has been taken to Rhode Island Hospital after the crash near exit 26, in the area of the Providence-Pawtucket line, Kirk said.No other cars were involved, Kirk… → Read More

2 in Exeter charged with child cruelty, neglect, state police say

EXETER, R.I. – The Rhode Island State Police charged two people on Saturday night with three counts of cruelty to or neglect of a child, the department reported Sunday morning on its website.The two people charged are Alexis Perez, 24, and Kiallah Lindo, 24, both of 52 Scenic Way, in Exeter.The state police said the arrests were “the result of a barracks investigation,” although spokeswoman… → Read More

Man charged with DUI after car strikes Providence police cruiser, police say

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A 70-year-old Cumberland man has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after the Providence police say he pulled into oncoming traffic on Douglas Avenue and struck a police cruiser around 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve.Richard Cardin was taken to Central Station, where he submitted to a chemical breath test that showed his alcohol level at .262, more than three… → Read More

Man, woman spend Christmas morning in ACI after liquor store break-in

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Early Christmas morning, the police apprehended a man and a woman after a break-in at Admiral Discount Liquors late on Christmas Eve.Robert Brown, 56, was charged with one felony count of breaking and entering a business and one count of receiving stolen goods. He was taken to the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston on Christmas morning, Police Commander Thomas Verdi… → Read More

Mobster Frank 'Bobo' Marrapese dies

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Mafia capo Frank “Bobo” Marrapese Jr., who has been serving time at the Adult Correctional Institutions for murder, racketeering and extortion, died overnight, Rhode Island State Police Lt. Col. Joseph F. Philbin said Friday morning. → Read More

Fire damages North Smithfield breakfast restaurant

NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. – A fire early Friday morning has significantly damaged a popular breakfast and coffee shop, Coffee & Cream, Police Capt. → Read More

R.I. unemployment rate goes up slightly in November

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rhode Island’s unemployment rate ticked upward to 4.3 percent in November, and the state gained 600 jobs, according to data released Thursday by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training.Up from 4.2 percent in October, Rhode Island’s unemployment rate is slightly higher than the national unemployment rate of 4.1 percent for November.The new monthly report also revised… → Read More

R.I. awards $248-million contract for design and rebuild of 6-10 in Providence

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced Thursday it has awarded a $248-million contract, the largest in its history, to a four-company consortium to design and rebuild the Routes 6-10 Interchange in Providence. → Read More

Armed men break into Providence apartment, threaten resident, steal money, jewelry

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Police detectives are investigating the report of an armed home invasion early Thursday morning in the Silver Lake neighborhood, Police Lt. Joseph Donnelly said.Two men, one of whom carried a knife with a six-inch blade, broke into the front door of a basement apartment at 64 Webster Ave. around 2:35 a.m. and demanded money, Donnelly said.The 30-year-old male resident told the… → Read More

Shooting in Cranston reported to be officer-involved

CRANSTON, R.I. — Local and state police, along with the attorney general’s office, are investigating a shooting in Cranston.The shooting is in the area of Bain Street and Cory Avenue.Laura Meade Kirk, a spokeswoman for the Rhode Island State Police, confirmed multiple troopers were at the scene of a shooting in Cranston. She said she did not have any information about where or when the shooting… → Read More

Cranston chief: Man shot by police after striking officer with car

CRANSTON, R.I. — A Cranston police officer shot a man who had just struck another officer and a bystander with his car as officers attempted to stop him in connection with a narcotics investigation, according to Police Chief Michael Winquist.The shooting took place at 19 Bain St., near the intersection with Cory Avenue. Police believe the man was delivering fentanyl to that address, according to… → Read More

Pawtucket mayor has a 'Plan B' if legislature won't approve ballpark proposal

If state legislators aren't willing to vote on the stadium-financing plan to build a new Triple-A ballpark for the PawSox, Mayor Donald Grebien urged state leaders Tuesday to consider a Plan B. → Read More