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Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 07:46 AM EDT

'Giant Step Forward': Police Dept. Diversity Praised

'Giant Step Forward': Police Dept. Diversity Praised

The mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, says the newest members of the city's police force represent a "giant step forward" in terms of diversity.

Monday, Aug 7, 2017 at 03:23 PM EDT

Court Hearing for Boater Whose Relatives Died Mysteriously

Court Hearing for Boater Whose Relatives Died Mysteriously

Lawyers for a man suspected of killing his millionaire grandfather in 2013 have met with a judge in a lawsuit over the sinking of his boat with his mother onboard.

Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 at 12:47 PM EDT

Teenage Boy, Man Injured in Drive-By Shooting

Teenage Boy, Man Injured in Drive-By Shooting

Police in Providence, Rhode Island, say they're investigating a drive-by shooting that injured a man and 16-year-old boy on Saturday morning.

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 09:30 AM EDT
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By Caitlin Fichtel

The Best 4-Year Colleges in Rhode Island

Rhode Island College came in at the best-four year college in the state of Rhode...View gallery

  • RI School of Design
  • Bryant University2
  • Johnson and Wales University
Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 at 11:28 AM EDT

8 Charged in Rhode Island Training School Melee

8 Charged in Rhode Island Training School Melee

Eight juveniles have been charged in connection with a melee at the Rhode Island Training School that injured six others, state police announced Wednesday.

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 at 06:58 AM EDT

Police Seek Missing Goat That Walked Off 'Goatscaping' Job

Police Seek Missing Goat That Walked Off 'Goatscaping' Job

Police in Rhode Island are asking people to be on the lookout for a goat that wandered off a landscaping job.

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017 at 03:37 PM EDT

Police: Man Had Blood-Alcohol Levels 4 Times Legal Limit

Police: Man Had Blood-Alcohol Levels 4 Times Legal Limit

A Providence man was arrested Monday for driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol level of four times the legal limit, according to the Rhode Island State Police.

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017 at 11:24 AM EDT

Suspect Sought After Fatal Shooting in RI

Suspect Sought After Fatal Shooting in RI

Police say a confrontation that started near a housing complex in Providence, Rhode Island, has led to a fatal shooting.

Monday, Jul 31, 2017 at 10:26 AM EDT

Man Charged With Manslaughter After Confrontation

Man Charged With Manslaughter After Confrontation

One man is dead and another is facing a manslaughter charge after an altercation in a Rhode Island parking lot over the weekend.

Saturday, Jul 29, 2017 at 10:55 PM EDT

Coast Guard Rescues Teens Off RI Coast

Coast Guard Rescues Teens Off RI Coast

The United States Coast Guard rescued two teenage boys in Harbor of Refuge off of the coast of Rhode Island on Saturday.