“Ain’t Nobody Got Time” for the Flu

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Health officials say the flu is peaking later than normal this year in Rhode Island and since then it has shown no signs of dying down.  Eyewitness News went to the Department of Health Friday to see where we are in this flu season and to find out if there is an…

Anea Garcia, RI Beauty Queen, Stripped of International Title For Being Too Committed To Her College Classes

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Rhode Island beauty queen has lost her world-spanning crown.Anea Garcia, who as Miss Rhode Island finished third in the 2015 Miss USA pageant, was stripped of her most recent title of Miss Grand International for failing to meet the requirements of the job. Garcia, 21, a student at Roger Williams University who…

Traffic To Increase On Pell Bridge Due To Toll Improvements

NEWPORT, RI—Rush hour on Rhode Island’s biggest bridge is going to get irksome for a couple of weeks beginning next week. The open road tolling lanes at the feet of the Claiborne Pell Bridge will be closed for about two weeks beginning Monday, according to the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority.The closure of the high…