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Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 at 01:46 PM EST

Doctor Charged With Pushing Pills, Receiving Kickbacks

Doctor Charged With Pushing Pills, Receiving Kickbacks

A Rhode Island doctor has been indicted on 19 federal counts that accuse him of receiving kickbacks on prescriptions of a highly addictive painkiller that were written for patients who didn't need the drug.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 at 09:35 AM EST

Rhode Island Lawmakers Push Bill to Affirm Abortion Rights

Rhode Island Lawmakers Push Bill to Affirm Abortion Rights

Dozens of Rhode Island state legislators have signed onto a bill to affirm a woman's right to have an abortion.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 at 05:59 AM EST

Major Crash Blocks Two Lanes of Traffic on I-95

Major Crash Blocks Two Lanes of Traffic on I-95

A bad crash on I-95 northbound has blocked two lanes of traffic near Exit 1 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on Thursday morning.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017 at 03:02 PM EST

Rhode Island Lawmakers Consider Allowing Sunscreen in School

Rhode Island Lawmakers Consider Allowing Sunscreen in School

Children in Rhode Island public schools would no longer need a doctor's note to bring in sunscreen under a bill moving through the state legislature.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017 at 01:01 PM EST

Final 38 Studios Defendant Agrees to $16M Settlement

Final 38 Studios Defendant Agrees to $16M Settlement

Rhode Island is settling with the final defendant in its lawsuit over the failure of 38 Studios, the video game company started by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 06:11 AM EST

PD: Man Sets Fire to Building With Family Inside

PD: Man Sets Fire to Building With Family Inside

Police in Central Falls, Rhode Island are trying to identify a suspect who was shown on surveillance video setting fire to a home over the weekend.

Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 06:46 AM EST

Dad Sentenced for Beating Death of Newborn Daughter

Dad Sentenced for Beating Death of Newborn Daughter

A Providence, Rhode Island man has been sentenced to life in prison plus 15 years after he was convicted of beating his newborn daughter to death five years ago.

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 at 03:45 PM EST

Police Officers Hailed as Heroes for Rescuing 7 From Fire

Police Officers Hailed as Heroes for Rescuing 7 From Fire

Three police officers are being hailed as heroes for helping to save seven people from a fire in Central Falls, Rhode Island, that is reportedly being investigated as arson.

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 03:19 PM EST

Study: Investing in PawSox Stadium Likely Won't Pay Off

Study: Investing in PawSox Stadium Likely Won't Pay Off

A study suggests it wouldn't be worthwhile for Rhode Island to invest in renovating the Pawtucket Red Sox stadium or building a new one at the site.

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 10:23 AM EST

Police: Teens With Baseball Bats Attack 2 Men

Police: Teens With Baseball Bats Attack 2 Men

Police say a group of teens armed with baseball bats beat two men in downtown Providence and stole a cellphone.