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'Fish Doctor' refuses to give up after stranger helps cover the work of vandals

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The man known as “The Fish Doctor” picked up his passion from family ties to guppies and tropical fish, but vandals came close to provoking him to give it all up after decades of dedication. 418 more words


Keyham - Tall Tales Poster #2

The NEW poster for ‘Keyham: Tall Tales’
An ongoing photography project drifting through strange and often bizarre childhood stories from Keyham, Plymouth during the late 1990’s. 70 more words

No salvation for Salvation 220 as bank takes the 'big yellow house' on Camp

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — It was a mix of music and humanity, packed in a Camp Street basement that felt warm, safe and happy.

But the foreclosure crisis found Salvation 220’s stage in the big yellow house, the home where the late David Hector and his wife Betty raised six children. 582 more words


Highway heroes honored as search continues for others who helped in fiery crash

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — They saw flames and smelled gasoline, but kept running toward the car.

Inside, Devin Benson was unconscious.

The flames recorded by an eyewitnesses video were a frightening reminder of what might’ve happened, as the car ignited in the route 95 median near Foxboro, about two minutes after Benson was pulled from the driver’s seat. 500 more words


'Ruck' steps into Rhode Island with a powerful purpose

EXETER, R.I. (WPRI) — No one noticed Marissa De Mirelle strap on a ruck and bring its journey into Rhode Island.

She was alone on a dusty road in South County, in red, white and blue socks, with a flag on one shoulder and the pack on her back. 632 more words

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A mother's grief, focused on impact and stopping violence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The worst night of Myra Latimer-Nicholas’ life began with a frantic ringing of her doorbell.

“That doorbell never worked,” she recalled. “But it did that night.” 411 more words


Father searching for 'angels' who rescued his son from fiery crash

FOXBOROUGH, MA. (WPRI) — The near fatal drive to a Boston ballgame would’ve never happened without Hurricane Irma.

And the North Providence driver might not be alive without the help of several strangers. 551 more words