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Thursday, Aug 24, 2017 at 03:08 PM EDT

School: Investigation Finds Credible Sex Abuse Allegations

School: Investigation Finds Credible Sex Abuse Allegations

A Catholic boarding school in Rhode Island says an investigation has found credible new allegations of sexual abuse committed decades ago by two monks.

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 01:48 PM EDT

Former Boxer, Son of Convicted Mobster, Arrested

Former Boxer, Son of Convicted Mobster, Arrested

Rhode Island State Police say a former boxer whose father was convicted in a mob killing has been arrested on charges of violating his bail and a protective order.

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 12:09 PM EDT

Folksy Judge Becomes a Viral Video Star

Folksy Judge Becomes a Viral Video Star

An 80-year-old municipal court judge has been winning hearts and clicks on Facebook with a mix of compassion and humor from his courtroom.

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 10:52 AM EDT

Tribe, Brown University Agree to Meet on Disputed Land

Tribe, Brown University Agree to Meet on Disputed Land

The leader of a tribe that has set up an encampment on Brown University over land that they claim as their own says he and university officials have agreed to meet.

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 at 09:08 AM EDT

PD: Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run; Suspect Turns Self in

PD: Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run; Suspect Turns Self in

Police in East Providence, Rhode Island, say a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run Monday night and that the suspect has turned himself in.

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 at 09:49 AM EDT

Tribe Sets up Encampment on Brown University Land

Tribe Sets up Encampment on Brown University Land

Members of a Rhode Island tribe have set up what they say is a ``long-term encampment'' on Brown University land, which the tribe says was illegally taken from them hundreds of years ago.

Monday, Aug 21, 2017 at 11:31 AM EDT

High School Baseball Coach Accused of Embezzling $8K

High School Baseball Coach Accused of Embezzling $8K

A Rhode Island high school teacher and baseball coach is facing an embezzlement charge for allegedly embezzling more than $8,000 from the school as part of a fundraising scam.

Monday, Aug 21, 2017 at 09:12 AM EDT

Officials: Body Found in Pond Was There for a Day

Officials: Body Found in Pond Was There for a Day

Authorities in Barrington, Rhode Island, say a body has been recovered from a local pond.

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 at 10:37 AM EDT

Rhode Island Checks Water for Chemical Contamination

Rhode Island Checks Water for Chemical Contamination

Rhode Island has begun checking water systems for chemicals that have contaminated water at sites nationwide.

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 at 10:49 AM EDT

Divers Examine Mysterious Circular Object at Beach

Divers Examine Mysterious Circular Object at Beach

Divers are expected to examine a mysterious object with steel legs that has puzzled onlookers since it was found lodged underwater off a Rhode Island beach.