Providence News

Providence city, in spite of being a part of the smallest state in United States, has made its mark on the nation's industry map. The most important industry is jewelry production, which has been a large segment of Rhode Island's ecomony for many years. The city is also known for making fine silverware.

The city has hundreds of mansions and villas built by the wealthiest families of America as their summer homes. As a result, Providence is known for its rare combination of the friendliness of a small town as well as the sophistication of a big city.

With its subtropical and humid continental climate, it attracts millions of tourists from all over the world. It's a popular place to visit because of the scenic beauty of the Providence River which eventually reaches the Narragansett Bay.

Providence has many eclectic shops, renowned restaurants, and high-end hotels. Locals and visitors enjoy its happening night life and various festivals, which are organized throughout the year.

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Chafee, GOP candidates at odds over 38 Studios debt

May 14, 2014 12:43 PM EDT

An election is just months away, and Chafee, who is not seeking reelection, is at odds with both Republican gubernatorial candidates.

Car overturned on its roof off I-195; crews on scene

May 14, 2014 11:37 AM EDT

Photographs show the vehicle completely overturned on a grassy area to the highway's right.

Man now double amputee after crashing into guardrail

May 14, 2014 07:16 AM EDT

TARGET 12 // According to a lawsuit filed on behalf of Jay Traylor, the guardrail penetrated through the driver’s side floorboard, “impaling Traylor.”

Bruins & Canadiens both ready for Game 7 again

May 14, 2014 09:09 AM EDT

The Bruins and Canadiens will play on Wednesday night in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinal, with the winner moving just one step …

Target 12: Police Property

May 13, 2014 10:00 PM EDT

THURSDAY at 11 // Luxury items taken by local law enforcement. Now, Target 12 Investigator Tim White tells you where it all goes. See how your stuff can becom…

Friend of marathon suspect expected to testify

May 14, 2014 06:34 AM EDT

A college friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect could take the stand to try to suppress evidence for his upcoming trial.

Fall River teen killed in Easton crash

May 13, 2014 03:18 PM EDT

The 18-year-old lost control of his car and hit a tree on Bay Road at about 9 p.m. Monday.

2 Warwick officers receive Life Saving awards

May 14, 2014 08:04 AM EDT

Two police officers in Warwick were given "Life Saving" awards Tuesday night.

Radar center problem snarls Chicago air traffic

May 13, 2014 08:55 PM EDT

About 700 flights were canceled Tuesday at Chicago's two airports after an electrical problem sent smoke into the control room of a regional…

Man accused of injuring child he was babysitting

May 13, 2014 08:27 PM EDT

Investigators said Greg Meyer, 51, admitted to drinking Friday while he and his wife were watching the 1-year-old boy.

Aaron Hernandez associate denies lying to feds

May 14, 2014 01:46 PM EDT

Twenty-three-year-old Oscar Hernandez Jr., of Orlando, Florida pleaded not guilty to obstruction of justice, witness tampering and lying und…

Rescue a Pet: Louie the cat

May 14, 2014 01:12 PM EDT

Louie is a great lap cat and gets along well with the other cats and children.

City Council set to recieve petition against Newport Grand changes

May 14, 2014 01:02 PM EDT

The Newport City Council is set to receive a petition against turning Newport Grand into a full casino at Wednesday night's meeting.

Int’l Tennis Hall of Fame expansion project begins

May 14, 2014 11:40 AM EDT

The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum broke ground on a $15.7 million expansion and renovation project Wednesday.

TMZ: Bieber’s alleged attempted robbery

May 14, 2014 11:36 AM EDT

Dax Holt from TMZ dished on some of the big entertainment headlines of the day.

What to consider when choosing a summer camp

May 14, 2014 11:32 AM EDT

As the weather warms up and the school year winds down, many parents will start wracking their brains for ways to keep their kids entertaine…

The secret to a great hamburger

May 14, 2014 11:29 AM EDT

Celebrity Chef Tim Love, who is known for his freewheeling personality and signature grill master skills, shared his signature recipe.

Spacey asks judge to send cyberstalker to prison

May 14, 2014 11:21 AM EDT

Kevin Spacey has asked a federal judge to imprison a Boston-area woman convicted of sending electronic messages that threatened to shoot, to…

Newport hotels already filling up for 2015 event

May 14, 2014 11:17 AM EDT

Hotels in Newport are already running out of rooms for the Volvo Ocean Race, which doesn't arrive in the city for another year.

MBTA fare hikes expected to be approved

May 14, 2014 10:59 AM EDT

MBTA fares are likely on the way up.

More filming, big-name movies taking place in RI

May 14, 2014 10:53 AM EDT

In recent years, more and more filming has been taking place in Rhode Island, as cast and crew members flock to the Ocean State.

Upcoming events at Stadium Theatre

May 14, 2014 10:06 AM EDT

Cathy Levesque and Michelle Pezza from Stadium Theatre, as well as Ron and Pete Cardi, joined The Rhode Show to talk about upcoming events a…

The Buzz: Glutton for Google

May 14, 2014 09:25 AM EDT

According to a recent Google survey, new and expecting parents do twice as many searches as non-parents do.

RI gov. signs bill expanding care for seriously ill

May 14, 2014 09:15 AM EDT

Research shows patients who receive palliative care have reduced symptoms, less pain and nausea, and live a longer life.

Gluten Free Devine Chocolate Cake

May 14, 2014 09:09 AM EDT

We're making Gluten Free Devine Chocolate Cake with chef and co-owner George Doumaney of Portsmouth Publick House.