Jack Perry, Providence Journal

Jack Perry

Providence Journal

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Recent articles by Jack:

Storm to bring heavy rain, strong wind, could cause flooding, knock out power

A "strong coastal storm will bring the potential for heavy rain, flooding, and damaging winds" Tuesday into Wednesday, the National Weather Service says. → Read More

East Providence turns to department veteran as new police chief

Christopher Francesconi, who has served as deputy chief since 2019, was appointed and sworn in as police chief Monday by Mayor Bob DaSilva. → Read More

Three injured when boat strikes rocks in Narragansett

Three people were injured when a power boat struck a jetty in Narragansett Sunday night, according to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. → Read More

RI DEM: Drivers beware of deer danger during mating season

Deer are again looking for love, and sometimes that puts them in all the wrong places, so the state is warning drivers. → Read More

Big storm Tuesday into Wednesday likely to bring heavy rain, wind, could knock out power

A powerful coastal storm will likely bring heavy, rain and strong wind to the region Tuesday into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. → Read More

RI weather forecast: Another day in the low 70s before turning cooler for the weekend

Expect one more day of above-normal temperatures before it turns "much cooler" for the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. → Read More

Winter is coming. Here's what forecasters are predicting for snow accumulation in RI

The start of winter is less than six weeks away, and it's sure to turn colder, even snowy. But just how much colder and how snowy? → Read More

Cranston middle school locked down, father arrested after disturbance

The man allegedly became disruptive when he was not able to pick up his daughter. → Read More

Johnston detectives: Do you recognize this suspect in jewelry store break-in?

The Johnston police are looking for help finding the person who stole jewelry, coins from Atwood Coin and Jewelry. → Read More

Big Blue Bug goes green to raise money for ALS

The Big Blue Bug has been painted green like the Incredible Hulk for Halloween and an ALS fundraiser. → Read More

'Offended by this filth': Mountain bike group cleans hateful graffiti from state land

Members of the New England Mountain Bike Association are cleaning hateful graffiti from the Big River Management Area in West Greenwich. → Read More

'We just got shot at': Police investigate after car struck by bullets on Providence street

Shots fired at a car Sunday night left a driver "visibly shaking" and the vehicle disabled on a Providence street, according to the Providence police. → Read More

Rhode Island man sentenced to 33 years in prison in North Dakota fentanyl case

A Pawtucket man accused of having a "leadership role" in an international fentanyl trafficking ring has been sentenced to 33 years in federal prison. → Read More

East Greenwich woman wonders why it's taking so long to remove hateful graffiti from hiking area

Renu Englehart notified the DEM three weeks ago. The agency says it plans to clean it up next week. → Read More

Cumberland man victim of homicide in North Carolina

A homicide victim found on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina was a Rhode Island man, according to published reports. → Read More

RI weather forecast: Warmth continues into first part of weekend

Summerlike temperatures and humidity will continue into Saturday before cooler air moves in Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. → Read More

Bobcats snatch a meal in Narragansett man's yard

Researchers believe Rhode Island is home to 80 to 85 bobcats, according to Amy Mayer, a research associate for the University of Rhode Island’s Wildlife Genetics and Ecology Lab. → Read More

Apple growers say their trees liked all that summer rain

RI apple season runs long, thanks to good growing conditions → Read More

Bald eagle rescued from Smithfield Pond dies

Despite efforts to save the bird, an injured bald eagle rescued earlier this month in North Smithfield has been euthanized. → Read More

Adoptions to resume at Rhode Island Society for the Prevention to Cruelty to Animals

The RISPCA will reopen its shelter for adoptions Thursday after closing Saturday because of a "triple threat" of illnesses. → Read More