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‘Reimagining this corridor is long overdue’: Vigil planned after another pedestrian struck on North Main Street in Providence

A pedestrian sustained minor injuries when struck by a vehicle Friday on the Providence thoroughfare, where there were three fatal hit-and-runs over the last year.

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Judge Melissa R. DuBose faces partisan questioning at confirmation hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee

If confirmed by the US Senate, DuBose will be the first person of color and first openly LGBTQ judge to serve on the US District Court in Providence.

Watch: ‘Reckless’ dumpster truck driver caught smiling on camera before hit-and-run crash in Bellingham

An Ashland man was allegedly caught on camera last month driving 77 miles per hour in a stolen truck before he collided with another vehicle in Bellingham and then fled the scene, police said.

Neighbors of St. Mary’s Home for Children push back against expansion plans

Some question the $11 million plan for the residential treatment facility following a state report of abuse and neglect.

‘Running from something’: Police logs show hundreds of reports of runaways from St. Mary’s Home for Children

There were more than 200 reports of runaways in just two years, according to records obtained by the Globe. “Once we bring the juveniles back, we’re getting called back for the same reasons,” the North Providence police chief said.

HOUSING

‘Multiple children’ were poisoned by lead in Providence apartment, R.I. claims in suit against landlord

After the landlord failed to remediate lead violations, Attorney General Peter Neronha is seeking a court order to remedy the lead hazards, provide adequate alternative housing during remediation, with penalties of up to $5,000 per day.

Providence man sentenced to two life sentences, plus 50 years, for 2021 murder

Isaiah Pinkerton, 26, will serve two life sentences plus 50 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions for his role in the killing of Miya Brophy-Baermann, prosecutors said.

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Colonel Oscar Perez on his first year as Providence police chief

“Being the chief, you’re responsible for so many lives,” said Perez, who is the first Latino chief in the city's history.