Karen Lee Ziner, Providence Journal

Karen Lee Ziner

Providence Journal

Providence, RI, United States

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Past articles by Karen:

Providence police find minivan believed to be involved in fatal crash with motorcyclist

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Dodge minivan sought in Saturday night's dragging death of a motorcyclist in Olneyville was located Sunday, police said. → Read More

People's Climate March draws hundreds to the R.I. State House

Rallies in Providence, Washington, D.C., and nationwide target Trump environmental policies. → Read More

Tree-planting program makes Providence streets greener

Five teams planted 82 trees on Saturday through the Providence Neighborhood Planting Program, adding to the more than 13,000 trees added to the city's streets since the project began in 1989. → Read More

Four injured in wrong-way crash on Rt. 146; driver charged with DUI

NORTH SCITUATE, R.I. — A 22-year-old Massachusetts man driving a Cadillac the wrong way on Route 146 collided with a Honda Accord just over → Read More

Car crashes into Providence bank building

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A red Camaro plowed into a Santander Bank on Smith Street in Providence, smashing plate glass windows but causing no injuries, according to witnesses.The car has been towed from the scene. More to come on this story. → Read More

Providence tax assessor placed on paid leave

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Providence tax assessor David Quinn was placed on paid leave Tuesday for "an ongoing personnel matter," said a → Read More

'Open Mosque Rhode Island Day' planned to promote awareness

Four Rhode Island mosques will open their doors for the "First Annual Open Mosque Rhode Island Day," on May 20 — an effort for the → Read More

Unauthorized immigrants live in fear of a knock at the door

The Providence Journal interviews people from Haiti, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic and Guatemala who live in fear of deportation, some of them sequestered in self-imposed home confinement. They are among an unknown number of undocumented immigrants across the country sheltered by relatives, friends or strangers from the view of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known by its… → Read More

Cranston man charged with possessing up to $70,000 of cocaine

CRANSTON, R.I. — A 27-year-old Cranston man has been charged with possessing with intent to deliver cocaine and crack cocaine, with an estimated → Read More

R.I. inmate who escaped from work detail is captured in Massachusetts

CRANSTON, R.I. — A 44-year old inmate who escaped from the Adult Correctional Institutions earlier this month was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Lawrence, Mass., Rhode Island State Police Col. Ann C. Assumpico announced.Rony Martinez-Pereyra was arrested at about 3 p.m. at an undisclosed address by members of the Rhode Island Violent Fugitive Task Force, Massachusetts State Police, U.S. marshals,… → Read More

Providence police seize $1 million worth of drugs in bust

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Providence police say they seized drugs worth more than $1 million in arresting a 24-year-old Cranston man this week.The police on → Read More

Stranded Syrian doctor loses hope of returning to Brown University

The new Trump travel ban announced Monday has Dr. Khaled Almilaji working on a "Plan B" to reunite elsewhere with his pregnant wife, whom he has not seen since the first executive order in January marooned him in Turkey while he was working on his humanitarian project. → Read More

3 charged with dealing crack cocaine in South Kingstown

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Three South County residents were arrested on narcotics charges after a months-long investigation by South Kingstown police and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, according to a news release police issued Friday.Benjamin Lindley, 28, of Narragansett, has been charged with one felony count of delivery of crack cocaine; James Rodrigues, 31, of South Kingstown, has… → Read More

3 children, 2 adults injured in Charlestown fire

CHARLESTOWN, R.I. — Two adults and three children sustained injuries during a house fire Thursday morning at 722 Alton Carolina Road, the → Read More

House Speaker Paul Ryan greeted by protesters in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — On a day when fresh controversies besieged the Trump administration, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan ventured into the heavily → Read More

Protesters head to R.I. State House to denounce 'fear-mongering' on immigration

JOHNSTON, R.I. -- Immigrant activists on Tuesday denounced what they called "fear-mongering" by Rhode Island legislators who support the Trump → Read More

Police check bomb threat at Jewish Community Center in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Jewish Community Center on Elmgrove Avenue received a bomb threat via automated phone call Monday morning at around 11 a.m., said → Read More

R.I. schools take steps to ease fears in face of deportation threats

"Know Your Rights" sessions are being held around Rhode Island, home to an estimated 30,000 or more undocumented immigrants. They cover everything from anti-Muslim discrimination to police practices, demonstrations and "What to Do if ICE is at Your Door." ("Know Your Rights. Remain Calm.") → Read More

Retired Salve Regina professor, Vietnam veteran found dead on Portsmouth beach

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — A man whose body was discovered in the water at Teddy's Beach has been identified as Ronald Atkins, 77 of Portsmouth, according → Read More

R.I. businesses close in support of 'A Day Without Immigrants'

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The signs at the shuttered Global Cargo at 409 Hartford Ave. said spread the word: "Mr. President, without us and without our → Read More