Ex-boxing champ Vinny Paz arrested at Rhode Island home after ‘domestic incident’

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Five-time world boxing champion Vinny Paz is expected to appear in a Rhode Island court after being arrested following what police are calling a “domestic incident.” Warwick police tell WPRI-TV that officers were called to his home at about 3 a.m. Thursday by a relative of Paz’s girlfriend. Chief Stephen McCartney tells WPRO-AM that the officers had to force their way inside, where they found the girlfriend barricaded inside a bathroom. He says she had injuries consistent with an assault. She was taken from the home on a stretcher and placed in an ambulance. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Paz has a lawyer. Paz is known for coming back after he broke his neck in a car crash. His story was dramatized in the 2016 film “Bleed for This,” starring Miles Teller. ___ Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com Close The biggest headlines, delivered to your inbox Get news as it happens. Sign up for Boston.com's email news alerts. Thanks for signing up! Continue Reading

Police concerned about Ak-47 stolen from Rhode Island home

Published 11:14 am, Thursday, March 8, 2018 PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island say they are concerned about the recent theft of a semi-automatic rifle given "what's going on in the world today." Portsmouth police tell The Newport Daily News the AK-47 was reported stolen from a home in town Tuesday, but may have been taken anytime within the past couple of months because the house is undergoing renovations. Nine empty magazines for the firearm also were taken, police said, along with a television and video game console. The word "Sasha" is engraved on the wood fore grip of the weapon. Anyone with information about the stolen gun is asked to contact police. Latest Houston & Texas News Now Playing: Now Playing These Are The Cheapest And Most Expensive Places To Raise A Family In America Buzz 60 The Future Is Now - creepy Alexa message Fox 26 Houston Opioid trafficking and the death penalty What's Your Point? Fox 26 Houston Houstonians to star in upcoming film about Hurricane Harvey Fox 26 Houston The Debrief - restitution for labor trafficking victim Fox 26 Houston maria - debrief Fox 26 Houston 10 p.m. March 7 FOXRAD Forecast Fox 26 Houston The Future Is Now - creepy Alexa messge Fox 26 Houston FOX 7 Discussions: Primary elections Fox7 Compassion training for United Airlines employees Fox 26 Houston Cadets: Animation on requirements San Antonio Express-News Drunk driving trial Fox7 1928 city master plan Fox7 Meeting to discuss future of New Ulm juvenile facility Fox 26 Houston FOX Faceoff - U.S. international trade & tariffs Fox 26 Houston Richard Carranza talks about leaving HISD for job in New York Fox 26 Houston Police have not received any threats of violence related to the missing weapon. ___ Information from: The Newport Daily News. Continue Reading

97-year-old Rhode Island twins freeze to death after falling outside

BARRINGTON, R.I. — Two 97-year-old twin sisters apparently froze to death Saturday after they fell outside and were stranded overnight just steps from one of their Rhode Island homes. Jean Haley, of Barrington, was trying to call for help and fell after noticing her sister, Martha Williams, of East Providence, had fallen also, Barrington Police said. The sisters had returned to Haley’s home from dinner Friday night with their 89-year-old sister. The younger sister, who lives elsewhere in Barrington and wasn’t named by police, left the two sisters at some point before the falls, police said. They said Williams was going to her car to leave Haley’s home when she fell in the driveway, near the rear of her vehicle. When Haley attempted to re-enter her home to call for help, police said she may have tripped on a rug in the garage and fallen. A neighbor found the twin sisters the next morning. They were rushed to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence in critical condition, but died a short time later. Temperatures were freezing with a wind chill overnight Friday into Saturday, when much of New England saw some if its coldest temperatures of the winter. Police Chief John LaCross called the deaths a “tragic loss.” A man who identified himself as a grandson answered the phone at Haley’s home Sunday and said the family would be commenting later. Continue Reading

North Carolina officer shot and killed, 23-year-old suspect captured in Rhode Island ‘in pretty bad shape’

A veteran North Carolina officer who was shot while attempting to arrest an escapee died Monday — and his alleged attacker was captured "in pretty bad shape" following a manhunt spanning at least two states, police said. Officer Tim Brackeen was scouring a residential neighborhood in the small town of Shelby for 23-year-old Irving Lucien Fenner, Jr., who had warrants out for his arrest in regards to a March robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to the Shelby Star. Brackeen, 38, located Fenner at a home in the area and a scuffle broke out between the two. Details are fuzzy on what exactly happened next, but Shelby Police Chief Jeff Ledford said Brackeen was fatally shot in the chest even though he wore a bulletproof vest. Officers nearby heard the gunshots and rushed to the scene where they found Brackeen bleeding on the ground. He was rushed to an area hospital where he died Monday morning. It was not immediately clear why Brackeen was alone while serving the warrants. Fenner surrendered peacefully at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, after police surrounded a Coventry, Rhode Island home, authorities said. "It took a while for him to come out, and when he did he was in pretty bad shape," Maj. Joseph Philbin said. "He was holding his left side." A North Carolina District Attorney upgraded Fenner's charges Monday from attempted murder to first-degree murder. Two Shelby women were arrested Monday for harboring Fenner in relation to his prior arrest warrants. Both were being questioned late Tuesday. Fenner's Facebook page says he lives in Shelby but hails from Providence, Rhode Island. Brackeen, a K9 officer who joined the department in 2004, is survived by a wife and a daughter. The Shelby community took to Facebook after news of the veteran officer's death broke. "To his daughter…please know the sacrifice your father made is one he never wanted to," Kerri Continue Reading

Taylor Swift shares more photos from her star-studded Rhode Island Fourth of July party weekend

Leave it to Taylor Swift to host what appears to be one of the best Fourth of July parties this year. The "Style" singer opened up her Rhode Island home to likes of Gigi Hadid and her reported boyfriend Joe Jonas—who Swift previously dated—Nick Jonas, the Haim sisters, "Empire" actress Serayah, Victoria's Secret model Martha Hunt, the pop star's brother Austin Swift, and her good pal Ed Sheeran. "When Ed shows up in a red coat for the 4th of July because he just can't let it go," she captioned a photo of her holding an American flag next to a stoic Sheeran, wearing shades and a military style coat with the tag still on it. The 25-year-old singer first began posting photos on Friday of her star-studded bash, which included a sweet photo of her honey Calvin Harris carrying her on his back as she nuzzled her face affectionately on the side of his head. "Friendly relations between Scotland and America," she captioned the pic. The Scottish DJ later posted a photo of Swift at the grill and wrote, "She cooks too." On Saturday, she also shared a photo of her and her besties making a flag cake. "Making our flag cake this morning because we're Barefoot Contessa fangirls," Swift, who appeared to have to have just woken up with messy hair framing her sleepy eyes, wrote and credited the famed Food Network chef. "2nd year in a row making @inagarten's famous recipe!" As the celebratory day went on, Swift excitedly shared the final outcome of the cake as her brother lit the candles, "The end result + sparklers + help from @austinkingsleyswift Thanks @inagarten!!" She also posted photos of her friends with loving captions. "Oh my God @marhunt you are actual sunshine," she wrote along with a snapshot of Hunt smiling brightly. She also added a photo of Serayah on the grounds of her estate, "Oh look it's @serayah just being Continue Reading

Man arrested for trespassing at Taylor Swift’s Rhode Island home receives probation

WARWICK, R.I. -- A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to probation after being found guilty of trespassing at singer Taylor Swift's seaside mansion in Rhode Island. Daniel Cole was sentenced Thursday to a year of probation on a trespassing charge and six months of probation on a disorderly conduct charge. A judge also ordered the 39-year-old Brewster, Massachusetts, man to have no contact with Swift, and to stay away from her house. The Westerly Sun reports Cole was arrested March 20 at Swift's property in Westerly. Police say he told security that Swift had invited him to visit and to tell the guards that she said it was OK. When police arrived, he began swearing and refused their orders. Police say it was the third time he showed up at the home. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Three people arrested outside Taylor Swift’s Rhode Island home for altercation with security guards

WESTERLY, R.I. -- Police in Rhode Island say they arrested three people outside Taylor Swift's beachfront home after they accosted security guards at the singer's property. Authorities say the three Connecticut residents were charged with misdemeanor breach of peace after they threw beer bottles and shouted expletives at the guards Sunday outside Swift's house in the Watch Hill section of Westerly. Swift wasn't at the home at the time. The Westerly Sun reports that police arrested 29-year-old Michael Horrigan of North Stonington, Connecticut, his 28-year-old roommate Tristan Kading and 26-year-old Emily Kading of Stonington, Connecticut. They were released on promises to appear in court. It's not clear if they have lawyers. Phone listings for the three couldn't be found Wednesday. Police have made two trespassing arrests on Swift's property in the past year. ON A MOBILE DEVICE? CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Missing 2-year-old boy found in ‘good health’ in Rhode Island after police nab possible suspects

A 2-year-old boy kidnapped from a Rhode Island home that was the scene of a double homicide has been found "in good health." Johnston Deputy Police Chief Daniel Parrillo would not provide any other details on the boy's circumstances after he was found in Providence late Sunday night. The search for the boy, Isaiah Perez, began after two bodies were discovered about 5:20 a.m. at a home in Johnston, less than 10 miles from Providence. Two men were arrested in the double homicide and Isaiah's abduction, while cops continued to search for him. Possible suspect Malcolm Crowell, 22, was taken into custody around 1:30 pm in Massachusetts. He is said to be cooperating with police and no charges have been made.  "We are still looking at him as a suspect," Parrillo told the Daily News. Police do not know Crowell's connection to the boy. "We still don't know the relationship because we have yet to identify the two victims," Parillo said.  A second suspect, Daniel Rodriguez, who has two addresses in Rhode Island, has been identified and detained in Providence. Rodriguez's connection to the double murder was not released but his relation was determined during a police investigation. "Hopefully we can answer a lot more questions once we get Mr. Crowell here," Parrillo told The Associated Press before his reported arrest. "We are starting to talk to family members right now to determine what the relationship with the boy is, but we have not pinpointed that. What he was doing there, we have no idea." Few details and clues were initially released to the public with local authorities in Rhode Island telling The News just after noon that they were still working to put the pieces of the puzzle together. That was the case for the child's photo, which wasn't obtained and published by the Amber Alert system until 2:30 p.m., upsetting at least one missing children organization in contact with The News. "Time is of the essence Continue Reading

Taylor Swift buys ritzy Rhode Island home, pays $17 million cash: report

Taylor Swift has a lot of money. So much money, in fact, that the " I Knew You Were Trouble" singer reportedly paid $17 million in cash for her fourth home — a seaside mansion in ritzy Rhode Island. According to TMZ, days after Swift, 23, was seen touring the gorgeous estate in Westerly, R.I., she has now sealed the pricey deal. The gossip site reports movers were spotted at the property April 27. The mansion boasts five bedrooms, 700 feet of waterfront and more than 11,000 square feet of living space sitting on five acres. Swift even talked down the price, handing over $17.75 million instead of the asking price — $20 million. Of course, wanting a chart-topping pop star to move into the neighborhood might have swayed the sellers a bit. The "We Are Never Getting Back Together" songstress is no stranger to savvy real estate decisions. She recently flipped a Cape Cod, Mass., property she bought — supposedly because it was close to then-boyfriend Conor Kennedy — and made a $1 million profit. "I apparently buy houses near every boy I like — that's a thing that I apparently do," Swift joked in an interview with Vanity Fair, initially denying the Kennedy link. "If I like you, I will apparently buy up the real estate market just to freak you out so you leave me." Vanity Fair discovered Swift actually did buy the home in a deal inked through her management company. "It was like a house flip," the magazine's source said. "A good short-term investment."   [email protected] or follow on Twitter. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Boston bomber’s 3-year-old daughter, mother-in-law hunker down in Rhode Island home

While investigators were trying to figure out why the Tsarnaev brothers turned terrorist, the dead bomber’s child played with her grandmother in Rhode Island Wednesday. If Zahara, 3, was aware of the tragedy that her dad, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and uncle had wrought at the Boston Marathon, it was not evident on her face, which the Daily News is obscuring. BOSTON BOMBER RECEIVED STATE BENEFITS: REPORT BOSTON'S BOYLSTON STREET BACK IN BUSINESS But her maternal grandmother, Judith Russell, looked tense as she stood sentry over her granddaughter, peering from time to time through the woods surrounding the property for signs of intruders. There was no sign of the child’s mother, Katherine, who reportedly had a tumultuous marriage to Tamerlan and has denied through her lawyer that she had any idea her husband was planning to bomb the marathon. Sam Costanza Judith Russell at times looked tense as she stood guard over her granddaughter. Three people were killed at the finish line and more than 200 were injured as a result of the April 15 blasts. A young cop died later at the hands of the Tsarnaevs, police said. But all was peaceful at the suburban Rhode Island home. BOSTON BOMBERS WERE ON WAY TO NEW YORK: REPORT Katherine’s sister was spotted driving off but she didn’t stop to talk with reporters. At one point, the grandmother lifted Zahara up to take a closer look at something the little girl spotted in the woods. What they were looking at remained a mystery. Katie Zezima/AP Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, center, wife of killed Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, exits a car at the home of her parents in North Kingstown, R.I. Sam Costanza Sister of TamerlanTsarnaev 's widow leaving the family's Rhode Island home. Sam Costanza Mother of TamerlanTsarnaev 's widow playing with Tsarnaev's daughter in the backyard of the Russell family's Rhode Island home. [email protected] Continue Reading