The Providence Journal

  • 6 shot on street near north Florida stadium before NFL game
    Sunday - 10/21/2018 - 10:23 PM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Six people have been wounded in a street shooting blocks from the Florida stadium where the NFL's Houston Texans played and defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.Ron Lendvay, director of investigations for the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, said several shots rang out about 12:35 p.m.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Veterans Journal: VA online health portal wins government innovation award
    Sunday - 10/21/2018 - 09:13 PM

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently won a 2018 Government Innovation Award for the "VA Medical Images and Reports" feature in My HealtheVet, VA’s online health portal. Launched last April, the "VA Medical Images and Reports" feature allows veterans with a Premium My HealtheVet account to view, download and share electronic copies of their radiology studies, such as X-rays, mammograms, MRI scans and CT scans from their VA electronic health records.Veterans can view [...]

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  • Early morning robbery, arrest in Providence
    Sunday - 10/21/2018 - 11:12 AM

    PROVIDENCE - A man was arrested early Saturday morning following a robbery in Kennedy Plaza, Providence Police said.John Nania, 44, was charged with 1 count of first degree robbery following an arrest at 3:45 a.m.At 3:44 a.m., a patrolwoman was dispatched to 99 Kennedy Plaza where David Brown, 34, claimed that he was robbed using a box cutter placed to his neck, saying that the incident happened within the 20 minutes prior to its reporting, police said.According to [...]

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  • Saudis' account of Khashoggi killing widely denounced
    Saturday - 10/20/2018 - 09:49 PM

    As Saudi Arabia's closest Arab allies rushed to its defense on Saturday, the results of the Saudi investigation into the journalist's killing were being greeted with skepticism or derision in other quarters, including by several U.S.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Senate rivals Whitehouse, Flanders spar on health care, immigration in debate
    Saturday - 10/20/2018 - 08:58 PM

    SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — With just over two weeks until Election Day, U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and his Republican challenger, former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Robert Flanders, sparred Saturday night over single-payer health care, immigration and potential threats to Social Security and other safety-net programs during an hour-long debate at the University of Rhode Island.At one of the more heated moments, Flanders accused Whitehouse of "trying to scare people" into [...]

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  • With 'hemp exploding,' local entrepreneurs ready to clean up
    Saturday - 10/20/2018 - 07:55 PM

    Fourth annual Rhode Island Cannabis Convention showcases growing industry around CBD, the medicinal component of hemp and marijuana that doesn't produce a "high."

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  • LIVE VIDEO: Sheldon Whitehouse, Robert Flanders square off at URI
    Saturday - 10/20/2018 - 06:53 PM

    Watch our livestream of tonight's debate, which kicks off at 6 p.m. sharp, on and on; The Public's Radio will broadcast live.

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  • Cranston man dies in crash; Providence man charged with DUI
    Saturday - 10/20/2018 - 03:22 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Cranston man who was not wearing a seatbelt was ejected from the car he was riding in and died Saturday after the car struck a median near Branch Avenue on Route 95 northbound at about 3:10 a.m., according to the state police.Jason E.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Alan Rosenberg: Paying for our journalism
    Saturday - 10/20/2018 - 12:00 PM

    Today, ads and subscriptions are only part of the picture.

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  • Trillo: He'd investigate Raimondo's pension actions
    Friday - 10/19/2018 - 10:14 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — If elected, former Republican lawmaker Joseph Trillo — running for governor as an independent — says he would push the legislature to provide a one-time 3-percent cost-of-living increase on the first $20,000 in benefits paid retired public employees who were "egregiously wronged' by the pension overhaul that Gov.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share