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Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 01:58 PM EST

3rd Ex-RI Lawmaker in 11 Days Criminally Charged

3rd Ex-RI Lawmaker in 11 Days Criminally Charged

A former Rhode Island state lawmaker has agreed to plead guilty to fraud charges, becoming the third ex-House member in 11 days to be charged with criminal conduct.

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 08:12 AM EST

PD: Trio Beats Pizza Delivery Driver, Steals $17

PD: Trio Beats Pizza Delivery Driver, Steals $17

Officials say three people donning black hoodies and Timberland boots beat and kicked a man who had just delivered a pizza in Providence, Rhode Island and stole $17 from him.

Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 at 01:41 PM EST

Man Charged With Wounding, Killing Girlfriend's Cat

Man Charged With Wounding, Killing Girlfriend's Cat

A Pawtucket man has been charged with wounding his girlfriend's cat so severely that it had to be be put down.

Friday, Jan 20, 2017 at 02:56 PM EST

Hundreds of RI Students Walk Out to Protest Trump

Hundreds of RI Students Walk Out to Protest Trump

Hundreds of Providence students have walked out of class and marched to the Statehouse to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump as president.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 02:55 PM EST

Ex-Lawmaker Arrested, Allegedly Embezzled From Campaign Fund

Ex-Lawmaker Arrested, Allegedly Embezzled From Campaign Fund

State police say a former Rhode Island lawmaker has been arrested for allegedly embezzling money from his campaign finance fund.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 12:47 PM EST

RI Prison Escapee Morales Pleads Not Guilty

RI Prison Escapee Morales Pleads Not Guilty

An inmate who broke out of a Rhode Island prison and went on the run for five days has pleaded not guilty to an escape charge.

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 01:42 PM EST

Drivers Charged in Fatal Street Race Crash

Drivers Charged in Fatal Street Race Crash

Rhode Island state police say the drivers of two cars involved in a fatal drag race and crash in Johnston last month have been arrested.

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 07:20 PM EST

Mom Pleads Not Guilty to Abducting Kids in 1985

Mom Pleads Not Guilty to Abducting Kids in 1985

A woman charged with abducting her two daughters from Rhode Island in 1985 has pleaded not guilty.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 01:58 PM EST

Police: 2 Children Taken in 1985 Found, Mother Arrested

Police: 2 Children Taken in 1985 Found, Mother Arrested

Rhode Island State Police say they have located two children reported missing in 1985 and arrested a non-custodial parent wanted for snatching them.

Monday, Jan 16, 2017 at 08:41 AM EST

No Bail for Man Charged in Fatal Stabbing

No Bail for Man Charged in Fatal Stabbing

A Providence man will remain jailed as he faces a murder charge in the stabbing death of another man last month in East Providence, Rhode Island.