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Refugees · Ukraine

Ukraine war refugees top 5 million as assault intensifies

62% Center coverage: 8 sources
More than 5 million people have fled the country since Russian troops invaded on Feb. 24, U.N. refugee agency says. More than half of the refugees, over 2.8 million, fled at least at first to Poland. Another 13 million people are believed to be trapped in the war-affected areas of Ukraine.See the Story
East Providence · East Providence

Police pursuit ends in multi-car crash on I-195

Coverage: 2 sources
Traffic has been brought to a standstill on I-195 East in East Providence following a multi-car crash. It's unclear at this time whether anyone was injured in the crash or how many cars were involved. The circumstances leading up to the crash are also unknown.See the Story
East Providence · East Providence

Owners of beloved seafood restaurant to retire, sell business

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Retirement. That's what's on the minds of the owners of Stadium Fish & Chip.The seafood restaurant is a longtime Cranston staple, and while Monique and Gary Woods tell 12 News they're ready to call it a career, they aren't looking to close the restaurant for good.The Woods are actually looking to sell their business, which Gary has owned and operated for nearly five decades.See the Story
East Providence · East Providence

RI casinos won’t allow cannabis use indoors

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
The decision comes just days after Rhode Island became the 19th state in the nation to legalize recreational cannabis. A spokesperson for Twin River Casino says patrons will be allowed to smoke the drug outdoors. The company says patrons are currently allowed to use tobacco on designated gaming floors in the casino.See the Story
East Providence · East Providence

Recall Roundup: Bacon bits and children’s PJ sets

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Earlier this week, a variety of peanut butter products were recalled because they may be contaminated with salmonella.Here are two other recalls to be aware of this week:More than 185,000 pounds of ready-to-eat bacon bits are being recalled because they may contain small pieces of metal, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Services.See the Story
East Providence · East Providence

Jif recall prompts companies to pull additional products

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The list of peanut butter products recalled continues to grow due to a potential risk of salmonella contamination. The R.I. Department of Health issued a warning, which comes after an initial recall of Jif peanut butter.According to the R.I. Department of Health, the newly recalled snacks include Fudgeamentals fudge made with Jif peanut butter in 8 oz. plastic containers and 16 oz.See the Story
Cocaine · East Providence

2 arrested after K-9 sniffs out cocaine inside car

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Jonatan De Leon and Wendy Encarnacion De Leon were arrested on Monday. Officers stopped the vehicle Jonatan was driving under the suspicion it was involved in transporting large amounts of cocaine. K-9 Magno immediately alerted the small of narcotics and further investigation revealed 3 kilograms of cocaine were hidden inside a secret electronically controlled compartment.See the Story
East Providence · East Providence

Providence honors soldier killed in WWI

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Providence City Council and city Archives unveiled a monument Friday honoring a local fallen soldier.The monument, located at Eagle Square park, honors Private 1st Class U.S. Army Infantry soldier Carlo Lafazia.The 20-year-old Providence native enlisted in the U.S. Army's 16th Infantry Regiment in 1917 but was killed in France during World War I. His remains were never found.See the Story
East Providence · East Providence

Foulkes tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of gubernatorial forum

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
The forum is focusing on poverty in Rhode Island. Former CVS executive Helena Foulkes announced she has tested positive for COVID-19. Democratic candidates Gov. Dan McKee, Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, Matt Brown, and Luis Daniel Munoz will still be in attendance.See the Story

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