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Police: Gun, drugs found in car following overnight police chase, crash

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) – A dramatic chase that started in Providence ended with a crash early Friday morning.

According to a police report, officers were patrolling the Broad Street area due to an ongoing feud between two rival gangs when, at about 12:25 a.m., they observed a car speeding. 211 more words


Judge considers releasing Cranston murder suspect on home confinement

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — A 17-year-old murder suspect may not have to stay behind bars as he waits for his case to move forward, prosecutors confirmed Thursday. 187 more words


MADD continues push to make DUI with kids in car a felony

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A number of local drivers have been arrested recently for driving drunk with children in the vehicle but under Rhode Island law, they’ll only face a misdemeanor. 365 more words


4 RI bodies of water contaminated with toxic algae blooms

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island health officials are advising people to stay clear of Sisson Pond in Portsmouth after toxic algae blooms were discovered. 320 more words


Police searching for gunman in Cranston drive-by shooting

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) – Cranston police are searching for suspects following a drive-by shooting in the city early Friday morning.

Police said they got a call from someone reporting that someone had been shot on Frances Avenue just before 1 a.m. 178 more words


2 facing slew of charges after Cranston police chase, crash

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) – A high-speed chase in Cranston late Thursday night ended with a crash and the arrest of two men.

According to police, it started on Park Avenue after an officer noticed a car being driven erratically. 384 more words


Judge: City's panhandling ban likely unconstitutional

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily barred the city of Cranston from enforcing an ordinance that bars panhandling at busy intersections.

U.S. District Judge William Smith on Thursday said the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union was likely to succeed in its… 82 more words