Rhode Island | NECN
Rhode Island

Rhode Island

The latest news from around the state

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 at 02:36 PM EDT

15 Arrested in FBI Drug Trafficking Sting

15 Arrested in FBI Drug Trafficking Sting

Three Dominican brothers and a dozen other people have been arrested in New England as part of a federal investigation into alleged cocaine, fentanyl and heroin trafficking.

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 at 01:37 PM EDT

Drug Dealer Convicted of Murder in Fatal Fentanyl Sale

Drug Dealer Convicted of Murder in Fatal Fentanyl Sale

A Rhode Island drug dealer who sold fentanyl to a woman who overdosed and died immediately has been convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 08:19 AM EDT

Driver in Crash That Killed 3 Released on $25K Bail

Driver in Crash That Killed 3 Released on $25K Bail

The man police say was driving a car that struck a utility pole in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, last week, killing three young women in his rear seat, has been freed on $25,000 bail.

Monday, Apr 10, 2017 at 11:10 AM EDT

Man Finds Mystery Goodbye Letter in Restaurant

Man Finds Mystery Goodbye Letter in Restaurant

A carpenter is searching for the person who wrote and left a goodbye letter to her Providence, Rhode Island, family restaurant after he found it on the job.

Monday, Apr 10, 2017 at 04:24 PM EDT

Man Accused of Killing Woman, Burying Body, Arraigned

Man Accused of Killing Woman, Burying Body, Arraigned

A 32-year-old man has been arraigned on charges he killed a Massachusetts woman and buried her body behind a vacant home in Rhode Island.

Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 at 09:39 PM EDT

Deaf Patrons Complain Movie Theater Won't Turn on Captions

Deaf Patrons Complain Movie Theater Won't Turn on Captions

A group of deaf and hearing-impaired adults and children say a Rhode Island movie theater refused to switch on the captioning so they could follow along with Disney's "Beauty and the Beast."

Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 at 11:06 AM EDT

States Proposes Guaranteeing Paid Sick Days

States Proposes Guaranteeing Paid Sick Days

A proposal to guarantee paid sick days in Rhode Island is being debated by lawmakers.

Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 at 03:55 PM EDT

Pot Legalization Proponents Push for Vote

Pot Legalization Proponents Push for Vote

Rhode Island state legislators hoping to legalize recreational marijuana say they have enough support to pass a bill if it comes to a vote this year.

Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 at 12:46 PM EDT

Medicare Patients Being Warned of Fraud Scam

Medicare Patients Being Warned of Fraud Scam

Rhode Island's attorney general is warning about a scam artist posing as a representative from the state's health insurance exchange to get personal information from Medicare patients.

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 at 08:20 PM EDT

Mass. Officer Arrested on Child Porn Charges by RI Police

Mass. Officer Arrested on Child Porn Charges by RI Police

A Massachusetts police officer has been arrested on child pornography charges by Rhode Island State Police.