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Steve Nielsen


Providence, RI, United States

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Past articles by Steve:

Customers confused by Fall River appliance store’s sudden closure

Nate Lions Appliance World has gone out of business, according to a sign posted on the store's front door. → Read More

Providence officer’s personal firearm stolen

The rifle was not his department-issued duty weapon, according to Col. Hugh Clements, who confirmed the theft. → Read More

How autopsies play a key role in cracking RI’s cold cases

Inside the basement of the Rhode Island Department of Health laboratory, front line investigators uncover clues that can help solve homicides. → Read More

Evidence being re-examined in 1995 murder of pregnant teen

The mother of two was found strangled to death on the side of a Pawtucket roadway. → Read More

Numbers down, but rates still high for people killed in US crashes

Among the issues the U.S. Department of Transportation is focusing on now are pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities. → Read More

DEM: Mosquito season is ending, but not over

Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca said the next chance for a hard frost will likely be this coming weekend. → Read More

Life after death: 3 siblings find faith, forgiveness in wake of mother’s murder

When Dawn Shippee was killed, her children were just 3, 6 and 11 years old. Now, after 17 years, the memories are starting to fade. → Read More

Elorza not opposed to moving Columbus statue following vandalism

The statue on Monday was doused with red paint for the second time in three years. → Read More

Somerset chief: More resources needed to nab high drivers

Somerset Police Chief George McNeil said officers have seen an uptick in OUIs involving marijuana since it became legalized recreationally statewide. → Read More

North Kingstown woman charged in deadly DUI crash released on bail

A North Kingstown woman was granted bail Thursday after she was charged with DUI, death resulting. → Read More

Raimondo to students: ‘I wanted to protect you guys’ from vaping

Gov. Gina Raimondo sat down with a group of Central Falls High School students Wednesday to explain why she chose to temporarily ban flavored vaping products statewide. → Read More

With hate crimes on the rise, RI leaders discuss prevention, outreach

The latest data compiled by the FBI reports there were 11 hate crimes reported in Rhode Island in 2017. → Read More

Eyewitness News goes into the archives to shine light on 42-year-old murder case

"It was like she disappeared off the face of the Earth," Tiverton Police Detective Michael Miguel said. → Read More

Jarring back-to-school ad hopes to bring an end to mass shootings

A powerful, heart-stopping PSA created by Sandy Hook Promise is shedding light on school shootings. → Read More

New Bedford gets $24M grant to dredge harbor

City officials said dredging the New Bedford-Fairhaven Harbor will increase the port's capacity, remove contaminated sediment, expand access channels, and allow room for upgrades to the port's infrastructure. → Read More

Ongoing trade war between U.S., China impacts local business

The on-going trade war between the United States and China is beginning to impact local businesses. → Read More

After 11 years, mother says son’s killer is a ‘coward’

Vanessa Jones is still looking for answers after she ran upstairs to find her son Robert shot. → Read More

Before school year begins, educators learn how to handle potential threats

More than 450 Rhode Island educators gathered in Warwick Tuesday to learn how to best utilize their threat assessment teams. → Read More

RI business owners urge support of IGT contract proposal

Rhode Island business leaders expressed concern for the state's economy if gaming giant IGT takes business elsewhere. → Read More

Fall River City Council meeting turns into standoff between mayor, councilors

A Fall River City Council meeting quickly got out of hand Monday when embattled Mayor Jasiel Correia walked onto the council floor uninvited. → Read More