Alexandra Leslie, WPRI 12

Alexandra Leslie


Rhode Island, United States

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Past articles by Alexandra:

‘My name is still Balthazar’: Mass. man to undergo mental health evaluation

The Massachusetts man accused of tampering with an emergency door on a cross-country flight before attempting to stab an attendant over the weekend has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation. → Read More

East Providence offering free overdose reversal kits

The city of East Providence wants to remind residents Naloxone is available for free at 10 locations across the city. → Read More

Pawtucket opens new warming shelter

Warming centers are opening across Southern New England as a blast of cold weather moves in. → Read More

Pawtucket police officer found not guilty in off-duty shooting of teen

Emotions ran high in the courtroom Thursday afternoon as the jury foreperson announced the verdict. → Read More

Jury deliberating in officer-involved shooting trial

Officer Daniel Dolan, 40, is accused of felony assault after allegedly shooting then 18-year-old Dominic Vincent outside a West Greenwich pizza shop in June 2021. → Read More

Prosecutors: Missing woman’s husband searched for how to dispose of body

Brian Walshe was arraigned Wednesday on charges related to the disappearance of his wife Ana Walshe. → Read More

Vigil held for missing mother Ana Walshe

Every new development has made it harder for the community to take in. → Read More

StormBeat: Hundreds without power due to strong winds

As Southern New Englanders get ready for the holiday weekend, a winter storm is moving into the area. → Read More

Police ID man shot, killed while driving in Providence

Craig Robinson, 24, was shot and killed Wednesday night while driving in the Wanskuck neighborhood. → Read More

$82 million in federal grants to help extend life of Pell Bridge

Rhode Island’s congressional delegation joined state and local officials Monday to celebrate an $82.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s INFRA Grant Program to help make the upgrades to New England’s longest suspension bridge. → Read More

First Lady Jill Biden throws support behind McKee, Dems in RI visit

First Lady Jill Biden touched down at T.F. Green International Airport Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

2 Connecticut officers to be laid to rest

Sgt. Dustin DeMonte, 35, and Officer Alex Hamzy, 34, were shot and killed last week while responding to a 911 call. → Read More

Police: 3 held at gunpoint in armed home invasion

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are investigating an armed home invasion on Wentworth Street in North Providence. North Providence Police Chief Alfredo Ruggiero told 12 News around 6:20 on Saturday night, four to five Black males wearing face coverings while armed with “black handguns with extended magazines,” broke through the front door of the […] → Read More

Art installation memorializes RI lives lost to COVID-19

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A display of almost 4,000 white flags in Providence honors each person that has died from COVID-19 in Rhode Island. Volunteers installed the flags early Saturday morning on the R.I. State House lawn. The exhibition, called “Rhode Island Remembers,” was organized by the Rhode Island Council of Churches. Rev. Gene Dyszlewski […] → Read More

McKee signs 3 gun bills into law

Gov. Dan McKee is poised to sign a handful of gun-related bills into law Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

Group home staffer charged with assault of resident

RICHMOND, R.I. (WPRI) — Police in Richmond received a complaint alleging a resident of a local group home had been physically assaulted by a staff member in May. William Jackson, 40, of Providence, is facing one charge for allegedly assaulting a person with severe impairments, according to police. A criminal investigation was initiated after police […] → Read More

Pawtucket couple killed in Seekonk crash

Officers responded to the two-car crash at the intersection of Taunton Avenue and Lincoln Street around 6 p.m. → Read More

Police: DUI suspect had baby in car during crash

Police say the woman registered a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit. → Read More

Military medical team ending stint at RI, Hasbro hospitals

A team of military doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are set to leave their post at two local hospitals on Sunday after providing roughly six weeks of staffing support amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. → Read More

McKee extends mask requirement for schools, ‘not ready’ to reinstate statewide mandate

The executive order, which was set to expire on Dec. 11, has now been extended through Jan. 8, 2022. → Read More