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Providence shooting leaves 1 man in critical condition

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence police are investigating a shooting that left the victim in critical condition.Police say a 24-year-old man was shot at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday on Potters Avenue.The victim was transported to Rhode Island Hospital, his name wasn’t released.No arrests have been made and police did not […]

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Dry and sunny Sunday with increasing clouds, high of 60

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

Dry weather Sunday with morning sunshine fading behind increasing afternoon clouds, high of 60. Remnants of once Tropical Storm Nestor will track south of New England Sunday night bringing rain mostly along the coast between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. according to the National Weather Service.Mainly dry conditions Monday. An […]

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Tovey, Philharmonic have spectacular night

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

New Rhode Island Philharmonic conductor Bramwell Tovey proved why he is the right man for the job, with an arresting rendition of Gustav Holst’s sometimes tender, often bombastic “The Planets.”

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INVESTIGATION: Airlines damage thousands of wheelchairs

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

After a United Airlines flight three years ago, Isabelle Briar ripped open her thumb as she pushed her wheelchair away from the gate. The airline had cracked the metal grip ring, leaving a sharp, protruding shard.The same airline ignored Cindy Otis’ complaint about damage to her power chair in 2006, […]

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Police apprehend Joel Francisco, wanted in Federal Hill slaying

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

PROVIDENCE — Joel Francisco, on the run since Oct. 2, when police say he fatally stabbed a man in a hookah bar on Federal Hill, has been arrested at a motel in New Braunfels, Texas, outside of San Antonio, according to federal prosecutors.Providence police have begun extradition proceedings to bring […]

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Police apprehend Joel Francisco, wanted in Federal Hill murder

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

PROVIDENCE — Joel Francisco, accused of fatally stabbing a man in a hookah bar on Federal Hill on Oct. 2, has been apprehended, and the Providence police have begun extradition proceedings to bring him back.Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements confirmed that Francisco was picked up Saturday by a U.S. Marshal, […]

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Increasingly, economists find, homebuilding in fewer hands

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

Dwindling competition has cost the country about 150,000 additional homes a year — all else being equal, economists say. With fewer competitors, builders are under less pressure to beat out rival projects, and can time their efforts so that they produce fewer homes while charging higher prices. The upshot: from […]

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Rhode Island economy recharges after idling

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

After six months of cooling growth, Rhode Island’s economy was warming again in the last three months, according to the Providence Journal Economic Scorecard, a compilation of 11 key economic indicators.

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UK lawmakers vote to delay final Brexit decision again

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

LONDON (AP) — In a major blow to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, U.K. lawmakers voted Saturday to postpone a decision on whether to back his Brexit deal with the European Union, throwing a wrench into government plans to leave the bloc at the end of this month.At a special […]