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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.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 09:54 AM EDT

Brown, Tribe Sign Agreement to End Tribal Encampment

Brown, Tribe Sign Agreement to End Tribal Encampment

Brown University says it has reached an agreement to end an encampment by members of a Native American tribe on land it owns in Rhode Island.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 09:47 AM EDT

This State Has the Highest Murder Rate in New England

This State Has the Highest Murder Rate in New England

Rhode Island has the highest murder rate in New England.

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 at 07:08 AM EDT

Mold, Asbestos Found in Aging Police Station

Mold, Asbestos Found in Aging Police Station

A Rhode Island town has started moving police dispatchers into a temporary trailer after the police department's aging headquarters was found to have mold and asbestos.

Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 at 12:41 PM EDT

Police: Wrong-Way Driver on Interstate Arrested for DUI

Police: Wrong-Way Driver on Interstate Arrested for DUI

Rhode Island State Police say troopers have investigated an "unusually high" number of motor vehicle crashes in the past 24 hours, including a wrong-way driver who hit another vehicle on Interstate 95.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 11:21 AM EDT

RI Senators Propose Election Day Be Moved to Weekend

RI Senators Propose Election Day Be Moved to Weekend

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says he wants to make it easier for more people to vote by moving Election Day to the weekend.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 07:45 AM EDT

Lawyers: Boater Whose Relatives Died Mysteriously Won't Talk

Lawyers: Boater Whose Relatives Died Mysteriously Won't Talk

Insurance company lawyers say a Vermont man suspected of killing his millionaire grandfather refuses to answer questions about the day his boat sank with his mother onboard.

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 at 06:29 AM EDT

Body of Missing North Providence Woman Found

Body of Missing North Providence Woman Found

A body found in the stairwell of an apartment building in Providence on Friday has been identified as a North Providence woman who was reported missing.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 12:54 PM EDT

Neglected Dog Found With Decaying Teeth, Tumors

Neglected Dog Found With Decaying Teeth, Tumors

A $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a suspect after a dog was found with matted fur, decaying teeth and large tumors in Rhode Island.