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Past articles by Jacqueline:

Massachusetts Police Cruiser Shot Twice

A police cruiser in Attleboro was shot at least twice early Monday morning. → Read More

New Boston Police Commissioner Sworn In

William Gross, who has been with the Boston police for more than 30 years, had his usual smile fixed on his face during the ceremony at The Morning Star Baptist Church in Mattapan where his mother attends church. → Read More

Boston Police Commissioner Set to Retire

Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross will take over when Commissioner William Evans retires in August to take over as executive director of Public Safety at Boston College. → Read More

Massachusetts Boy Raises $1K for Fallen Officer's Family

Kayla Proto wrote on Facebook that her son Brady wanted to do something to help police officers after he heard Weymouth Police Sgt. Michael Chesna was killed. → Read More

Massachusetts Police Chief Says 'Hesitation Gets Officers Harmed' at Vigil for Fallen Officer

At a candlelight vigil for fallen cop Michael Chesna on Monday, Weymouth Police Chief Richard Grimes slammed the country's "negative attitude" surrounding police use of force. → Read More

Maine Sheriff's Deputy Fatally Shot, Cruiser Stolen

Somerset County Sheriff's Deputy Cpl. Eugene Cole was shot and killed between early Wednesday and the suspect gunman stole his marked cruiser and drove away. → Read More

Massachusetts Police Commissioner Stands Behind Officers in Arrest of Harvard Student

Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard defended his officer's use of force while restraining a Harvard University student Friday night, shown in a video posted to social media. → Read More

MLK's death 50 years on: The day the movement stood still

The assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. shocked the nation. Today, civil-rights leaders and students of color in Rhode Island reflect on the long arc of history and the promise of justice. → Read More

Driver in fatal Providence crash charged with driving to endanger

A 47-year-old Cranston man was arrested on a felony charge of driving to endanger resulting in death, following a fatal crash on Route 6 on Tuesday.Alpha → Read More

Head of R.I. Coalition Against Domestic Violence leaving for national post

State's chief voice against domestic violence leaves her position here to guide other coalitions across the country → Read More

Providence mayor vetoes plastic bag ban

Mayor Jorge Elorza initially supported the ordinance, but following communication with The Racial and Environmental Justice Committee, which opposed the measure, the mayor switched his position, calling for more time and public discourse. → Read More

Neighborhood of the Week: Family is never far away in Silver Lake

The Providence neighborhood, once predominantly Italian-American and now home to a significant Latino and Haitian community, has always been a place to put down roots → Read More

R.I. politicians vow to deliver stronger gun-control measures

Gov. Gina Raimondo, Speaking before a crowd of about 100 students, teachers and activists, Gov. Gina Raimondo, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and others called for a statewide ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines over 10 rounds. → Read More

Planes, trains, buses canceled; state police report 13 crashes

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The potent nor'easter that hit Southern New England slowed and — in some cases — stopped travel.Col. Ann Assumpico, head of the state police, said in a news release that travel conditions “remain treacherous as heavy snow and high wind continue to affect Rhode Island and Southeastern New England.”As of 5 p.m., state police reported 13 minor crashes and 19 disabled vehicles,… → Read More

Among Providence students, controversial speed cameras are a welcome sight

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Outside Mount Pleasant High School on Monday — where the most active school zone speeding camera sits — the mood was somber as students discussed the new camera program.“A teacher died here you know?” said Bianely Estrada, a 17-year-old student at the school. “At least people are watching now. They are driving safe — safe for students and safe for teachers.”Anne-Marie… → Read More

Adjustments being made to Providence speed cameras today

On Monday morning, a man from Conduent State and Local Solutions, Inc., a private vendor that provides and oversees the city's red light and speeding cameras, said he's been adjusting cameras all morning to ensure the photos are lighter and easier to read. → Read More

What you need to know about Providence speed cameras

The city's school-zone speeding cameras have raised $607,600 in two months, more than had been expected for the entire fiscal year. It's a pace that is troubling to the state representative who introduced the 2016 bill that allowed them. → Read More

Council president: People love Providence speeding cameras

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — City Council President David Salvatore said his phone is filled with messages from people who “love” the city’s new speeding cameras. In one Facebook message he showed a reporter Tuesday morning, one person thanked Salvatore for voting to implement the school-zone speeding cameras. Speed bumps, lights and signs don’t work, the man wrote. But a $95 speeding ticket does. Another… → Read More

Giarusso proposes bill to ban use of traffic cameras in R.I.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rep. Anthony Giarusso introduced a bill to end the use of traffic cameras in Rhode Island, calling the systems “nothing more than a government cash grab.”Giarusso, a Republican from East Greenwich, proposes that the state eliminate all traffic camera systems, including red-light and speed cameras.If House Bill 7760 passes, it would make Rhode Island one of 10 other states to… → Read More

Providence firefighter suspended amid sexual harassment investigation

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Providence firefighter has been suspended with pay pending a sexual harassment investigation, according to the office of the public safety commissioner.The firefighter, who has been on the force for less than five years. is the subject of an internal investigation after an alleged incident involving topless photos and a female co-worker, Lindsay Lague, a spokeswoman for… → Read More