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Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 12:13 AM EST

Police Chief 'Deeply Troubled' by Prisoner's Escape

Police Chief 'Deeply Troubled' by Prisoner's Escape

Central Falls' police chief reflected on the escape of James Morales from the Wyatt Detention Facility.

Monday, Jan 9, 2017 at 09:39 AM EST

Ex-Police Sergeant Convicted of Burglary Denied Appeal

Ex-Police Sergeant Convicted of Burglary Denied Appeal

Rhode Island's highest court has denied the appeal for a former North Providence police sergeant serving a 20-year prison term after jurors convicted him of crimes including burglary and attempted theft.

Saturday, Jan 7, 2017 at 01:15 PM EST

Rhode Island Bill Would Require School Bus Seat Belts

Rhode Island Bill Would Require School Bus Seat Belts

Rhode Island lawmaker has introduced legislation that would put seat belts in school buses.

Saturday, Jan 7, 2017 at 08:19 AM EST

Jewelry Thief Won't Serve Prison Time in Diamond Ring Theft

Jewelry Thief Won't Serve Prison Time in Diamond Ring Theft

A jewelry thief whose crimes date back more than two decades won't serve jail time for charges he stole a diamond ring from a Westerly shop.

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 03:13 PM EST

City, Firefighters' Union Approve 5-Year Contract

City, Firefighters' Union Approve 5-Year Contract

The Providence City Council in Rhode Island and the firefighters' union have approved a five-year contract, resolving a dispute over staffing and work schedules.

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 12:41 AM EST

Driver Accused of Striking 14-Year-Old Girl, Fleeing

Driver Accused of Striking 14-Year-Old Girl, Fleeing

A 14-year-old girl was hit by a car Thursday in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and the driver fled the scene.

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 03:26 PM EST

RI Lawmakers Propose Longer Terms, Term Limits

RI Lawmakers Propose Longer Terms, Term Limits

A group of Rhode Island lawmakers is proposing to extend legislative terms in the General Assembly from two years to four years while also setting term limits.

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 11:57 PM EST

4 Prison Workers on Leave After Inmate's Escape

4 Prison Workers on Leave After Inmate's Escape

Following the escape of an inmate, the board of directors at the facility he escaped from is set to hold an emergency meeting to discuss security measures and the investigation into what went wrong.

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 at 11:56 AM EST

Ex-School Bus Driver in Court on Drunk Driving Charges

Ex-School Bus Driver in Court on Drunk Driving Charges

A former Rhode Island school bus driver pleaded not guilty to drunk driving charges on Wednesday, according to WJAR.

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 at 11:06 AM EST

Art Museum Gets Nearly $5M From Anonymous Donor

Art Museum Gets Nearly $5M From Anonymous Donor

The Newport Art Museum has received a donation of nearly $5 million - the largest gift in the century-old museum's history.