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A poetic fight for embattled pit bulls

BARRINGTON, R.I. (WPRI) – A Barrington man is using a notorious form of poetry to help a breed of dog that in many case you wouldn’t want se…

Lawmakers could ignore pension settlement

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – One of Rhode Island’s most influential lawmakers says he wouldn’t be shocked if the legislature simply ignored any…

Rapper uses poetry to honor twin sister

BARRINGTON, R.I. (WPRI) — The sudden loss of his twin sister left Barrington’s Sean Sbardella shocked and speechless but he found a way to r…

A holiday gift that’s a cut above

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) Carl sat in the makeshift barber chair in the Harrington Hall men’s homeless shelter, and reflected on his days on the…

Hernandez’ money frozen in civil suit

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts judge on Thursday granted a restraining order that preserves some of former New England Patriots A…

Lloyd family sues Aaron Hernandez

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) – The family of Odin Lloyd has filed a wrongful death suit against former Patriot’s tight end Aaron Hernandez, acc…

“Buckles” Melise released from prison

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Just in time for the holidays, former Providence highway official Edward “Buckles” Melise has been released from a…

This dog has Sonar for helping veterans

BRISTOL, R.I. (WPRI) Sonar works a room like a rock star, using his personality to coax smiles and laughs out of every military veteran in h…

Hope grows in local remembrance garden

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) On the less traveled side of the Providence River walk, rests a path that no parent wants to walk. The stories behin…

Navy vet searches for SEAL chip’s owner

Swansea, MA. (WPRI)  Ralph Nicotra made a promise to himself during his six years in the Navy, committing to always helping a serviceman in …

Blight battle rages in South Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Several Providence residents believe their complaints about discarded piles of garbage and dilapidated buildings a…

Young swimmer battles rare stroke

CHARLESTOWN, MA. (WPRI) – Emma McPherson was churning up the water at swim practice when a one in about 9,000 chance hit the third grader an…

Local bullying song hits back on internet

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) – Tough guys get bullied too. Just ask rising star Jesse James who grew up in Pawtucket, but is now chasing his hip h…

Target 12: Hospital fires sex offender

Hospital officials have terminated a convicted sex offender who worked within Rhode Island and Hasbro Children’s Hospitals. The Target 12 In…