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The latest news from around the state

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 03:16 PM EDT

Homeland Security Agents Arrest RI Man on Fraud Charges

Homeland Security Agents Arrest RI Man on Fraud Charges

A Rhode Island man was charged on four federal crime charges, after being arrested on April 10 for allegedly duping a number of banks out of more than $100,000.

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 01:50 PM EDT

Mass. Man Charged in RI Pharmacy Stabbing Held on $100K

Mass. Man Charged in RI Pharmacy Stabbing Held on $100K

A Massachusetts man charged with randomly stabbing an employee at a Rhode Island Rite Aid pharmacy is being held on $100,000.

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 11:27 AM EDT

New England to Receive Millions in Opioid Crisis Fight

New England to Receive Millions in Opioid Crisis Fight

The Department of Health and Human Services has begun dispensing funds from the Obama-era 21st Century Cures Act.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 02:55 PM EDT

Mass. Teen Critically Injured in RI Crash

Mass. Teen Critically Injured in RI Crash

A Massachusetts teenager was critically injured after crashing on Route 146 Tuesday morning in Rhode Island.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 01:29 PM EDT

Late USS Arizona Survivor Rejoins Shipmates

Late USS Arizona Survivor Rejoins Shipmates

Raymond Haerry, one of the last surviving veterans of the sinking of the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor, has been interred on the ship with his shipmates.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 11:25 AM EDT

Another RI Town Considers Plastic Bag Ban

Another RI Town Considers Plastic Bag Ban

Another Rhode Island town is considering a plastic bag ban after the city of Newport passed a similar law.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 06:23 AM EDT

1 Killed in Rollover Crash in RI

1 Killed in Rollover Crash in RI

One person was killed in a rollover crash in Scituate, Rhode Island, early Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 05:35 AM EDT

City Moves Forward on Police Anti-Profiling Ordinance

City Moves Forward on Police Anti-Profiling Ordinance

City leaders in Providence, Rhode Island, are considering a sweeping new ordinance that would ban racial profiling by police.

Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 at 11:34 AM EDT

Lawmakers Consider Cutting Sales Tax in Rhode Island

Lawmakers Consider Cutting Sales Tax in Rhode Island

Rhode Island state lawmakers are considering a proposal to cut the sales tax, but they want to study it first.

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 at 01:49 PM EDT

Business Group Endorses Raimondo's Free Tuition Plan

Business Group Endorses Raimondo's Free Tuition Plan

A prominent Rhode Island business group is endorsing Gov. Gina Raimondo's plan to cover two years of tuition at public colleges for state residents.