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Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 at 06:33 PM EDT

This Senator is Donating Weinstein's Campaign Contribution

This Senator is Donating Weinstein's Campaign Contribution

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is donating a campaign contribution from disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein to a nonprofit in Providence that aides victims of sexual abuse.

Monday, Oct 9, 2017 at 04:44 PM EDT

Columbus Statues Vandalized in RI, Conn.

Columbus Statues Vandalized in RI, Conn.

A statue of Christopher Columbus in Rhode Island was found defaced Monday in another incident involving vandalism of statues of the Italian explorer in New England on Columbus Day.

Sunday, Oct 8, 2017 at 08:28 PM EDT

Rhode Island Gets Federal Grant for Emergency Preparedness

Rhode Island Gets Federal Grant for Emergency Preparedness

Rhode Island has been awarded a federal grant to ensure its emergency responders can effectively respond to incidents involving hazardous materials.

Sunday, Oct 8, 2017 at 12:15 PM EDT

James Woods Says Retirement Announcement Was a Mistake

James Woods Says Retirement Announcement Was a Mistake

Oscar-nominated actor James Woods says his career is not going to end in a real estate announcement.

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017 at 12:18 PM EDT

RI Police Investigating after Man Shot on Front Deck of Home

RI Police Investigating after Man Shot on Front Deck of Home

Police are investigating after a man was shot while sitting on the front deck of a home in Providence.

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 03:32 PM EDT

RI School Cancelled Friday After 91 Teachers, Staff Call Out

RI School Cancelled Friday After 91 Teachers, Staff Call Out

A high school in Warwick, Rhode Island, has been canceled after more than half of its teachers and staff called in sick.

Thursday, Oct 5, 2017 at 03:42 PM EDT

Few Young Immigrants Apply for DACA Renewal in RI

Few Young Immigrants Apply for DACA Renewal in RI

Officials say only 72 young immigrants living in the country illegally applied to renew their application for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in Rhode Island.

Monday, Oct 2, 2017 at 01:23 PM EDT

Off-Duty RI State Police Detective in Crowd in Las Vegas

Off-Duty RI State Police Detective in Crowd in Las Vegas

A Rhode Island State Police detective was among those in the crowd when a gunman opened fire at a country music concert in Las Vegas, killing more than 50 people.

Sunday, Oct 1, 2017 at 12:26 PM EDT

AG Warns of Scam Where Callers Pose as National Grid

AG Warns of Scam Where Callers Pose as National Grid

Rhode Island's attorney general is warning businesses about a billing scam where callers pose as representatives of National Grid.

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 at 02:52 PM EDT

Former Student Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teacher

Former Student Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teacher

Police say a teacher at a Rhode Island high school was sexually assaulted by a former student who came back to the school for a visit.