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Friday, May 5, 2017 at 04:02 PM EDT

Police: Father, Son Charged With Child Porn Possession

Police: Father, Son Charged With Child Porn Possession

A Rhode Island father and son who have volunteered in the Boy Scouts of America in the past have been charged with possessing child pornography.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 03:37 PM EDT

President Trump's Pick for Mental Health Leader Is No Outsider

President Trump's Pick for Mental Health Leader Is No Outsider

President Donald Trump's pick to lead the government's response to the opioid epidemic and to help people with mental illness doesn't quite fit the mold of some of his other nominees.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 11:10 AM EDT

Man Arrested in RI With Nearly 50 Pounds of Marijuana

Man Arrested in RI With Nearly 50 Pounds of Marijuana

A New York man was arrested in Rhode Island Tuesday after state police said they seized nearly 50 pounds of marijuana from his vehicle.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 02:15 PM EDT

Golfer Kills Rabid Fox Attacking Him at Golf Course

Golfer Kills Rabid Fox Attacking Him at Golf Course

Police say a rabid fox repeatedly attacked a golfer on his second hole at a Rhode Island country club.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 01:41 PM EDT

Barber Accused of Selling Heroin Out of His Shop

Barber Accused of Selling Heroin Out of His Shop

A Rhode Island barber is heading to court to face charges that he was selling heroin out of his shop.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 11:17 AM EDT

RI Governor Supports Recall of Indicted Councilman

RI Governor Supports Recall of Indicted Councilman

Rhode Island Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo says she will vote to recall a Providence councilman who's facing a recall election amid embezzlement charges.

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 10:59 AM EDT

Police: Motorcyclist Dies After Being Hit by Car, Dragged

Police: Motorcyclist Dies After Being Hit by Car, Dragged

Police have identified a motorcyclist who they say was killed when a vehicle hit and dragged him multiple blocks before fleeing the scene in Providence, Rhode Island.

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 08:44 AM EDT

Poisoned Firefighter Says Promotion Denied Unfairly

Poisoned Firefighter Says Promotion Denied Unfairly

A Rhode Island firefighter who has been on leave for more than a year after inhaling toxic smoke says he was unfairly passed over for a promotion, but a city official says the department cannot promote...

Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 at 11:02 PM EDT

David Ortiz Gives Commencement Address at an RI College

David Ortiz Gives Commencement Address at an RI College

Retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has accepted his first honorary degree as he delivered the commencement address to graduates of a Rhode Island technical college.

Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 at 06:09 PM EDT

Man Facing Charges in Wrong-Way Crash on Highway

Man Facing Charges in Wrong-Way Crash on Highway

A Massachusetts man is facing charges in connection with a wrong-way crash that injured three people early Saturday morning on a Rhode Island highway.