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Climate activists halt traffic outside South Station during busy morning commute

Around 7:50 a.m., demonstrators in neon safety vests stopped traffic at a busy intersection outside the train station, causing backups along Summer Street and several roads in the area.

Freetown man charged with killing girlfriend in home they shared, authorities say

Matthew Lucas appeared Wednesday in Fall River District Court where a not guilty plea to a charge of murder was entered on his behalf and he was ordered held without bail.


🎧 Mayor Smiley on the future of Providence

Highlights from the Rhode Island Report interview with Providence Mayor Brett Smiley include his thoughts on the city's public schools and the future of PVDFest.

MBTA Transit Police seek to identify ‘person of interest’ in Braintree sexual assault investigation

Police shared photos of the individual on X, formerly known as Twitter, and said the incident occurred at approximately 3 a.m. at the Braintree Station garage on Sept. 18.


Antisemitic graffiti targets Jewish community member in Laconia, N.H.

Racist and anti-Jewish graffiti targeting a prominent member of Laconia’s Jewish community was found at the abandoned State School on Sunday, during Rosh Hashana

Initial autopsy results identify medical issue in death of Patriots fan at Gillette, did not suggest ‘traumatic injury’

The precise cause of death will require further testing by the state medical examiner’s office, Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey said Wednesday. No charges have been filed in Dale Mooney's death.

Today in History: September 21, Senate confirms O’Connor as first female Supreme Court justice

Today is Thursday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2023. There are 101 days left in the year.

Rhode Island man sentenced to federal prison for trafficking drugs hidden in children’s toys, Halloween decorations

Nathan Boddie, 38, of Pawtucket, was part of a nationwide drug ring that hid methamphetamine, fentanyl and cocaine inside packages of children's toys, Halloween decorations and Disney items, the US Attorney's office said Wednesday.