Providence Police http://ripr.org en Scott MacKay Commentary: The Providence Mayoral Race, It's Not All About Buddy http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-providence-mayoral-race-its-not-all-about-buddy <p>So Buddy Cianci is back in the campaign for Providence mayor. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay reminds us that he isn’t the only candidate.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Every newsroom used to have a crusty city editor who berated young reporters. Mine was a revered Providence Journal editor named Al Johnson who barked, ``put them in the ambulance before you take them to the hospital’’ when he wanted a story about a car accident.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:04:23 +0000 Scott MacKay 35899 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: The Providence Mayoral Race, It's Not All About Buddy Paxson says Brown student sanctioned for sexual assault will not come back to campus next fall http://ripr.org/post/paxson-says-brown-student-sanctioned-sexual-assault-will-not-come-back-campus-next-fall <p>Brown University President Christina Paxson, in a statement,&nbsp; says the male student who was sanctioned for a sexual assault on a 22-year old female student will not be returning to the university.</p><p>The case became public after the woman involved, 22-year old Lena Sclove, held a press conference on the Brown campus last week to speak out about the university’s handling of an assault and rape that she said was committed on her by a fellow male student.</p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 22:30:01 +0000 Scott MacKay 32695 at http://ripr.org Rep. Ray Hull Mulling Providence Mayoral Bid http://ripr.org/post/rep-ray-hull-mulling-providence-mayoral-bid <p>State Rep. Ray Hull, D-Providence is seriously considering running for the Democratic nomination for mayor in the Sept. 9 primary.</p><p>Hull is &nbsp;a Providence police sergeant who represents House District 6, which takes in parts of the neighborhoods of Manton, Mount Pleasant and Fruit Hill near the Providence College campus.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:11:23 +0000 Scott MacKay 30636 at http://ripr.org Everyone Is Irish At Providence City Hall http://ripr.org/post/everyone-irish-providence-city-hall <p>Providence City Hall celebrated St. Patrick’s Day today with music and dancing.</p><p>This traditional tune kicked off the celebration at city hall. Members of the Providence Police Pipes and Drums looked sharp in their kilts and spats as they played and marched.</p><p>Providence Mayor Angel Taveras welcomed everyone, flanked by a row of dignitaries from the police chief to parade committee members. Providence College president Reverend Brian Shanley said a prayer for the crowd, invoking the words of St. Patrick. And students from the Goulding Irish dance school performed.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:59:47 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 30584 at http://ripr.org Everyone Is Irish At Providence City Hall Three More Arrests in Murder of 12-year-old Providence Girl http://ripr.org/post/three-more-arrests-murder-12-year-old-providence-girl <p>Providence police have made three more arrests in connection with the murder of a 12-year-old Providence girl&nbsp;and the shooting of three women at a graduation party in June.&nbsp;</p><p>The latest arrests bring to five the number of suspects in the murder of 12-year-old Aynis Vargas.&nbsp;</p><p>Shortly after her&nbsp;murder police arrested Branden Castro and Ricardo Vasquez of the Harriet Street gang. Now, police have arrested three more suspects, including a 17-year-old juvenile.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:38:28 +0000 Flo Jonic 22286 at http://ripr.org Police Say Suspicious Package Contained a Computer http://ripr.org/post/police-say-suspicious-package-contained-computer <p></p><p>Providence Police responded this afternoon to a suspicious package found next to the Omni Hotel in downtown. The package was found on the sidewalk. Police quickly blocked off streets to the area. But Police Commissioner Steven Pare says the package contained a computer and nothing more. Pare said the entire force is on high alert after the explosions at the Boston Marathon.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 18:41:30 +0000 Bradley Campbell 13676 at http://ripr.org Police Say Suspicious Package Contained a Computer Murders Up, Overall Crime Down in Providence http://ripr.org/post/murders-overall-crime-down-providence <p>Providence Police say crime in the city fell four percent last year.&nbsp; The news comes as detectives investigate the capital city’s first murder of the year. Twenty-year-old Wesley Smith was gunned down Wednesday night on Dudley Street in south Providence.</p><p>Both burglaries and robberies fell by double digits, continuing a 20-year trend.</p><p>There were five more murders last year than there were in 2011. But Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare says even the higher number is consistent with the city’s 20 year average of 20 murders per year.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:20:18 +0000 Flo Jonic 12717 at http://ripr.org Murders Up, Overall Crime Down in Providence Several Tips but No Solid Leads on Missing Brown Student http://ripr.org/post/several-tips-no-solid-leads-missing-brown-student <p>The family of a missing Brown student says while tips are pouring in, there are still no significant leads. The 22-year-old has been missing since March 16<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp; Providence Police had said that the family thought Sunil Tripathi committed suicide, but the family is now ruling that out.</p><p>The father of Sunil “Sunny” Tripathi&nbsp; says every day the family calls homeless shelters, hospitals and is plastering fliers up in areas his son liked to visit, hoping that someone knows where he is.</p><p></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 17:39:41 +0000 Catherine Welch 12643 at http://ripr.org Several Tips but No Solid Leads on Missing Brown Student