PROVIDENCE, RI – Funerals will be held Monday and Tuesday, respectively, for Elanna Zuller and Gabriella DiPalma, Warwick teens who lost their lives August 31st in a rollover crash in Exeter.
State police say neither girl was buckled up when the car they were passengers in rolled over on Purgatory Road. Two other passengers who were buckled up survived without serious injury. Both girls were members of the Pilgrim High School soccer team.
PROVIDENCE, RI – About thirty thousand Rhode Islanders are still without power today following Tropical Storm Irene. National Grid is hoping to reach most of them by the end of the day.
National Grid says more than 90% of Rhode Islanders who lost their electricity during the storm now have power. The ones who remain include large groups of people in Gloucester and Warwick. Spokesman Peter Flynn says most residents won't have to wait much longer.
PROVIDENCE, RI – State Police arrested North Providence police chief John Whiting. Whiting is accused of stealing 714 dollars from a motorist and then trying to cover it up.
State Police Colonel Steven O'Donnell says the allegations against Whiting involve a car chase that ended in Pawtucket last Sunday. O'Donnell alleges Whiting took the money from a purse after the occupants of the car being chased Whiting left the vehicle.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders are still without power following Tropical Storm Irene, and some residents are getting desperate. In Providence, 65 seniors at Olmstead Gardens have resorted to eating free hot meals from the Red Cross since they threw out all the spoiled food from their refrigerators.
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Warwick Sewage Authority has received enough calls from desperate residents that it's sending temporary power crews to people needing to pump out toilet water.
Most of the homes in the Apponaug neighborhood have these grinder pumps that help with wastewater disposal. Grinder pumps store enough water for three to four days of flushing and they run on electricity.
PROVIDENCE, RI – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has returned from a trip to Pakistan where he talked with top officials about blocking the supply of fertilizer being used in bombs killing troops in Afghanistan. According to U.S. military officials, 80 percent of the homemade bombs killing hundreds of troops are made with ammonium nitrate fertilizer from Pakistan.