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Providence man charged with shooting at Johnston police officers, wounding a motorist

Ernesto Vargas was ordered held on $200,000 surety bail, four times more than the bail guidelines, as “present danger to the public and community.”


Driver who allegedly fired at East Providence residence from SUV facing more than 100 counts

With bullets scattered in the roadway, police chased the Florida man in his ammo-laden vehicle Friday in a wild pursuit before the suspect crashed, fled on foot and was arrested.

Vermont shooting victims relying on friendship as they recover: ‘Their bond is really getting them through this’

The trio grew up in the West Bank, tightened by shared kindness, humor, and, in particular, razor-sharp intellects.


Woonsocket tried to fire a cop. Now it’s paying him $500K.

The city will make the payment to end a years-long legal battle that placed the state’s controversial Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights in the spotlight.


Victim in unsolved 1980s homicide case identified as R.I. man using DNA evidence

Keith Olson, formerly of Cranston, R.I., was 27 years old when he went missing in 1981.

Families of wounded Palestinian students speak out

The parents of Kinnan Abdalhamid said he “told us that he was afraid to leave the hospital.”

College students shot in Vermont are high-achieving leaders and proud advocates for Palestinian cause, former teacher says

The teacher described the three students as introspective, charismatic, sarcastic, and a bit nerdy. “These boys are stewards in the community,” she said.

Family of student wounded in Vermont says he may never be able to walk again

One of the three young men of Palestiniancq descent wounded in a shooting in Burlington, Vt., may never be able to walk again after being shot in the spine, his family said.