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Friday, Jun 30, 2017 at 11:40 PM EDT

Agency Says School Didn't Notify it of Abuse Allegations

Agency Says School Didn't Notify it of Abuse Allegations

Rhode Island's Department of Children, Youth and Families says school officials in Providence failed to notify the department that a gym teacher had been accused of molesting students.

Friday, Jun 30, 2017 at 03:05 PM EDT

Lawmakers Pass Legislation Demanding 38 Studios Records

Lawmakers Pass Legislation Demanding 38 Studios Records

The Rhode Island General Assembly has passed a bill demanding the release of records related to the investigation of the state's failed $75 million deal with ex-Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's now-bankr...

Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 at 03:15 PM EDT

RI Gov. to Sign Bill Protecting Delivery Drivers

RI Gov. to Sign Bill Protecting Delivery Drivers

A bill that makes it a felony to attack a food delivery driver is headed to the Rhode Island governor for her signature.

Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 at 02:40 PM EDT

Man Found Guilty of Stabbing at Annual Tribal Powwow

Man Found Guilty of Stabbing at Annual Tribal Powwow

A Rhode Island man has been convicted of stabbing a fellow member of the Narragansett tribe during the annual tribal powwow in 2014.

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 at 08:10 PM EDT

Syrian Doctor Caught in Travel Ban Gives Up, Moves to Canada

Syrian Doctor Caught in Travel Ban Gives Up, Moves to Canada

A Syrian doctor says he won't return to the United States to finish his studies at Brown University because of the Trump administration's travel ban. Khaled Almilaji said Wednesday there's too much uncertainty...

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 at 02:50 PM EDT

Rhode Island GOP to Honor Sean Spicer

Rhode Island GOP to Honor Sean Spicer

The Rhode Island Republican Party is holding a fundraiser to honor White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 at 02:30 PM EDT

Firefighter Fired Over 'Fried Chicken' Remark to Black Woman

Firefighter Fired Over 'Fried Chicken' Remark to Black Woman

Officials in Rhode Island say a city firefighter has been fired for saying an elderly black woman should "stop eating fried chicken" when he responded to a call for medical aid.

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 at 10:05 PM EDT

Zoo Tries Acupuncture to Relieve Aging Giraffe's Arthritis Pain

Zoo Tries Acupuncture to Relieve Aging Giraffe's Arthritis Pain

It is a known way to relieve pain in people, and now the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island, is one of the first in the country to try acupuncture on a giraffe. “There were a lot of things we...

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 at 03:06 PM EDT

Cops: Man Accused of Child Molestation May Have More Victims

Cops: Man Accused of Child Molestation May Have More Victims

Authorities in Rhode Island have arrested a man on a child sex charge, and add there may be more victims.

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 at 02:29 PM EDT

Veteran Says Fireworks Courtesy Sign Stolen From Yard

Veteran Says Fireworks Courtesy Sign Stolen From Yard

A Rhode Island Navy veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder says she only wants a heads up from neighbors shooting off fireworks, but someone has stolen her yard signs requesting the courtesy.