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Thursday, Jun 8, 2017 at 09:50 PM EDT
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By The Associated Press, WJAR-TV

Road Paved With Clamshells Emits Stench, Covered in Maggots

Residents of a small Rhode Island community say their neighborhood has been beset...View gallery

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Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017 at 10:08 AM EDT

Rhode Island's Big Blue Bug Spray-Painted With Graffiti

Rhode Island's Big Blue Bug Spray-Painted With Graffiti

Police are investigating after someone spray-painted graffiti on Rhode Island's famous Big Blue Bug.

Monday, Jun 5, 2017 at 10:21 AM EDT

RI Council to Consider 60-Acre Solar Panel Proposal

RI Council to Consider 60-Acre Solar Panel Proposal

A Rhode Island town council is set to consider a proposal for a 46,000 panel solar farm - the largest solar energy project proposed in the region.

Monday, Jun 5, 2017 at 03:49 PM EDT

2 Men Sitting in Car Shot Several Times in RI

2 Men Sitting in Car Shot Several Times in RI

Two men were shot several times Monday morning in Olneyville, Rhode Island, after someone approached the car they were sitting in and opened fire.

Friday, Jun 2, 2017 at 03:14 PM EDT

Woman Charged With DUI With 4 Children in Car

Woman Charged With DUI With 4 Children in Car

A Rhode Island woman has been charged with driving under the influence with four children in her car, according to state police.

Friday, Jun 2, 2017 at 02:18 PM EDT

ACLU Releases Study on School Monitoring Student Laptops

ACLU Releases Study on School Monitoring Student Laptops

The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has released a study showing more than a dozen school districts can monitor how students use borrowed laptops and other electronic devices.

Friday, Jun 2, 2017 at 11:22 AM EDT

20 Students Cited for Underage Drinking at Beach

20 Students Cited for Underage Drinking at Beach

Rhode Island officials say 20 high school students, all aged 17 or 18, were cited for underage alcohol possession during an ongoing beach drinking enforcement effort.

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 10:53 AM EDT

Police Seek Suspects in 3-State Credit Card Fraud Spree

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 02:31 PM EDT

Police: Man Attacked Woman, Touched Himself Near 2 Others

Police: Man Attacked Woman, Touched Himself Near 2 Others

Police in Rhode Island have charged a man they say assaulted several women on or near a bike path.

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 12:21 PM EDT

Police: Man Charged in Attempted Robberies, Restaurant Theft

Police: Man Charged in Attempted Robberies, Restaurant Theft

Police in Rhode Island say a Providence man faces charges after multiple attempted robberies and thefts in Providence.