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The cost to taxpayers for public service

Providence city council members’ salaries are almost twice as high as the next most expensive council salaries in the state, according to a …

Handicapped spots reserved for others

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A state agency that offers a number of services to disabled Rhode Islanders recently converted two handicapped par…

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…

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…

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…

Birch school settlement expected today

A news conference is scheduled for this morning regarding the federal investigation into Providence’s Birch Vocational School and sources te…

Deputy sued for courthouse assault

TARGET 12

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – An internal hearing by the Rhode Island Sheriff’s Department has begun to investigate an alleged assault by a depu…