PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Rhode Island's governor and Providence's mayor donned chef's toques Tuesday to join in serving an early Thanksgiving dinner to struggling local residents at Johnson and Wales University's downtown Providence campus.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee and Mayor Angel Taveras dished up meals along with JWU students and staff.
Hundreds of residents attended the dinner.
The university has been holding its "Thanksgiving Dinner For Those In Need" for the past twenty-one years, when just 400 meals were served.
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Police are searching for a suspect after a woman was robbed and carjacked Tuesday night.
Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to free the driver from the vehicle, but said her injuries were not serious.
Police said Will Girard was traveling more than 100 miles per hour when he struck another vehicle at the intersection of Routes 6 and 94 in Foster.
A murder trial is expected to begin Wednesday, but without its potential star witness.
Nineteen students have reported symptoms of gastrointestinal illness since Saturday.