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Monday, Apr 3, 2017 at 11:08 AM EDT

Woman Charged in Connection With Infant Daughter's Death

Woman Charged in Connection With Infant Daughter's Death

A Warwick, Rhode Island, woman is facing a charge of cruelty to or neglect of a child in connection with the death of her 7-month-old daughter in February.

Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 at 08:35 AM EDT

State Struggles to Eliminate Hated Vehicle Tax

State Struggles to Eliminate Hated Vehicle Tax

A tax on cars is so widely despised in Rhode Island that a powerful politician's promise to eliminate it has overshadowed all the other budget priorities that state leaders are debating this year.

Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 at 02:23 AM EDT

Teacher Charged With Touching 4 Female Students

Teacher Charged With Touching 4 Female Students

A science teacher at Cranston West High School has been accused of inappropriately touching four female students.

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 01:19 PM EDT

PD: Man Stole Restroom Signs From Convenience Store

PD: Man Stole Restroom Signs From Convenience Store

Police say a Westerly, Rhode Island, man was caught on video stealing restroom signs from the doors of the men's and women's bathrooms at a Rhode Island convenience store.

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 01:16 PM EDT

Nature Groups Want Role in Suit Challenging Marine Monument

Nature Groups Want Role in Suit Challenging Marine Monument

Environmental groups that want to save a marine monument created by former President Barack Obama in the ocean off of New England are asking to intervene in a lawsuit.

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 08:27 AM EDT

Natural Gas Leak Shuts Down Portion of Highway

Natural Gas Leak Shuts Down Portion of Highway

A natural gas leak closed a portion of Interstate-195 in Providence, Rhode Island, Wednesday night.

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 11:15 AM EDT

Man Facing DUI Charge After Crashing Van Into Restaurant

Man Facing DUI Charge After Crashing Van Into Restaurant

A Scituate, Massachusetts, driver faces a DUI charge after a plumbing company van smashed into the side of a Providence, Rhode Island, restaurant.

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 10:21 AM EDT

Yacht Captain Found Guilty in Fatal Boat Crash

Yacht Captain Found Guilty in Fatal Boat Crash

The New Jersey captain of a 60-foot yacht that was involved in a fatal boat crash off the coast of Rhode Island has been found guilty of violating three Coast Guard navigation rules.

Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 12:50 PM EDT

Dog Dies While Being Groomed at RI Pet Store

Dog Dies While Being Groomed at RI Pet Store

The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is investigating the death of a dog that died while being groomed at a pet store.

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 08:03 PM EDT

Man Accused of Abusing 5-Month-Old Baby

Man Accused of Abusing 5-Month-Old Baby

Kristofer Bernier, a 25-year-old babysitter, told police he "lost it" when watching an infant who was found unresponsive.