Man arrested at gunpoint after Providence security officers threatened with weapon

The Providence police arrested a man at gunpoint Monday night after he allegedly threatened security officers at a downtown building with a knife and threw a chair through a window, according to the police.Wilfredo Catlin, 33, no address given, was taken into custody after the police saw him carrying a knife and running into an…

Rain through the day with thunderstorms possible

What’s left of Hurricane Delta is bringing showers, some of them heavy, to the region today and could bring thunderstorms this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.The showers are expected to continue into tonight and could bring up to an inch of before the storm passes, according to the Weather Service. The region needs…

Protesters knock down Roosevelt, Lincoln statues in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters overturned statues of former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday night in a declaration of “rage” toward Columbus Day.Protest organizers dubbed the event “Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage,” in response to Monday’s federal holiday named after 15th-century Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, a polarizing figure who…

State COVID-19 testing sites closed for Columbus Day

All state-run COVID-19 testing sites in Rhode Island are closed today, Columbus Day, according to the Rhode Island Department of Health.Additionally, the state will not provide an update of COVID-19 testing data today. The next update will be Tuesday.TO OUR READERS: This content is being provided for free as a public service during the coronavirus…

Heavy rain tonight into Tuesday

Southern New England should get some much-needed rain Monday and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.”A period of scattered light showers will impact portions of Connecticut and areas near the south coast today,” the Weather Service says in its forecast discussion. “However, numerous showers with heavy rain and perhaps a few embedded thunderstorms will…

Mostly sunny Sunday, high near 64

Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. North wind 6 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.A cold front will continue to move southward through the rest of Southern New England Sunday morning, with cooler and drier conditions settling into the region. The remnants of Delta…

2 men injured Saturday in Providence shooting

PROVIDENCE — Two men were seriously injured in a shooting Saturday night on Dorchester Avenue, according to Providence police Maj. David Lapatin.Detectives responded to the shooting at around 9 p.m., he said. No arrests have been made.No further information was immediately available Saturday night.mlist@providencejournal.com(401) 277-7121On Twitter: […] Top Featured Tags: – Rhode Island NewsPress Release…

COVID’s heartbreaking economic impact on an immigrant neighborhood

Business owners on Providence’s South Side talk about their financial struggles amid the pandemic, which is putting them through some of the hardest times they’ve faced during their years on this soil. Top Featured Tags: – Rhode Island NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Warm, windy Saturday, high near 77.

Breezy and unseasonably warm conditions are expected today ahead of a cold front. Mostly sunny with a high near 77, southwest wind 10 to 18 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph. Low around 58. These gusty winds will result in an enhanced risk for fire growth today, especially across eastern Massachusetts and northern…

Sen. Jack Reed takes nothing for granted in election campaign against GOP’s Allen Waters

PROVIDENCE — It may come as a surprise to the casual political observer that U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is up for reelection this year.The Democratic senior senator for Rhode Island is facing a challenge from political newcomer Allen Waters, a Republican native of Providence who moved back to Rhode Island late last year.It’s been a…

Patinkin: Speaker Mattiello is the Sergeant Schultz of R.I.

As I followed Speaker Nicholas Mattiello’s testimony in the trial of his dirty-tricks campaign aide, I found myself thinking of Sergeant Schultz.He was the bumbling German POW camp sergeant in the 1960s comedy “Hogan’s Heroes.” Sergeant Schultz was known for a signature phrase.”I know nothing.”Which is pretty much what Mattiello said on the stand about…

Flu 2020: How long are you contagious with the flu and what’s the best way to treat symptoms?

With flu season just around the corner, and COVID-19 still circulating in communities, extra attention this year is being given to both illnesses as concerns about a “twindemic” overwhelming hospitals is growing among medical experts.According to the Centers for Disease Control, […] Top Featured Tags: – Rhode Island NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Worcester cancels fall sports due to coronavirus pandemic

WORCESTER — The wait is over for high school athletes and coaches from Worcester’s public and private schools who have been holding out hope of participating in a fall season for nearly four weeks.And regrettably that’s disappointing news.A meeting between school and city officials on Thursday afternoon resulted in a COVID-19 influenced decision to postpone…

‘A sad day for justice’: Westport reeling after charges dropped in ‘largest animal abuse case in New England history’

WESTPORT — Michael Coughlin, a former legal prosecutor and town administrator, says he thought of the O.J. Simpson murder case when Attorney General Maura Healey decided recently to drop charges against 11 defendants awaiting trial in the landmark 2016 animal abuse case.Much like the Simpson case, the animal abuse case involved police evidence that was…

2nd Trump-Biden debate to be virtual due to Trump’s COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — The second presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will take place virtually amid the fallout from the president’s diagnosis of COVID-19.The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates debates made the announcement Thursday morning, a week before the two were scheduled to face off in Miami, “in order to…

In Mass. COVID red zone: Worcester, Marlboro, Southbridge, Leicester, Webster, Dudley, Hudson, Southboro

The state Department of Public Health released the number of COVID-19 cases for every city and town in the state on Wednesday.The latest numbers keep Worcester and Marlboro on the list of communities in the highest risk category, coded red. The number of cities and towns on that list grew from 23 last week to…

Thousands without power across Rhode Island in wake of Wednesday’s storm

Strong winds and rain left thousands without power on Wednesday night according to National Grid.At the peak of the storm more than 41,000 National Grid customers throughout the state were left with no way to turn on the lights.The power company has 1,700 “field employees and contractors” in the New England region working to restore…

Dr. Fauci urges College of the Holy Cross students to stay hopeful in face of ‘nightmare’ pandemic

WORCESTER – Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert and a central figure in its fight against the coronavirus, paid a virtual visit to his alma mater Tuesday via an online question and answer session hosted by the College of the Holy Cross, where he told students to stay hopeful in the face…

Governor touts programs for Newport County businesses, people during Fort Adams visit

NEWPORT — Newport’s hospitality industry and retail businesses have suffered significantly during the coronavirus pandemic, which is why Gov. Gina Raimondo came to the city Monday to tout two new programs.”This community has been really hard hit,” she said during an outdoor interview with The Daily News at Fort Adams State Park. “It’s been a…

Journal Watchdog Report: Should taxpayer-paid R.I. state workers be running their bosses’ campaigns?

The sometimes blurry line between State House work and campaign work is again coming into the spotlight, this time in the money-laundering trial of political operative Jeff Britt.There’s a long tradition of state workers volunteering for leadership-backed General Assembly campaigns, but the trial’s inside look at House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello’s 2016 campaign is raising new…

Providence police searching for suspect in 9-year-old girl’s abduction

PROVIDENCE — Police are looking for the man who they say abducted a 9-year-old girl Monday afternoon after getting off her school bus by Grover and Merino streets.The girl was later returned nearby, police said.Police said the man who abducted her is about 20 to 40 years old, wearing all black with black hair and…

Fall River palm reader not optimistic about a pandemic quick cure

FALL RIVER — Even though Mary Miller has been a professional tarot card and palm reader for nearly her entire adult life, she’s not about to predict when a coronavirus vaccine will become available.One thing for sure is that she’s not overly optimistic.”I really feel this is something that’s going to take a long time,…

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