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Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 03:47 PM EST

RI 6th Grader Wins State's Google Doodle Contest

RI 6th Grader Wins State's Google Doodle Contest

A Johnston, Rhode Island sixth grader has won the state's Google doodle contest and is competing against students nationwide to win a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 grant for his school.

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 09:44 AM EST

PD: 1 Killed, 5 Injured in Separate DUI Crashes

PD: 1 Killed, 5 Injured in Separate DUI Crashes

One person was killed and five others were injured in two separate crashes over the weekend in Warwick, Rhode Island that police say were both caused by drunk driving.

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 09:14 AM EST

Police Investigate Triple Stabbing

Police Investigate Triple Stabbing

Police in Rhode Island are investigating a triple stabbing that happened early Sunday morning in Providence.

Friday, Feb 24, 2017 at 02:22 PM EST

PD: Man Posing as Uber Driver Sexually Assaults Teen

PD: Man Posing as Uber Driver Sexually Assaults Teen

Police have arrested a 36-year-old Woonsocket, Rhode Island man who they say kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 15-year-old Providence girl while posing as an Uber driver.

Friday, Feb 24, 2017 at 08:59 AM EST

Feces Swastika Found in Gender-Neutral Bathroom

Feces Swastika Found in Gender-Neutral Bathroom

One of the top art schools in the U.S. is investigating after anti-Semitic graffiti made out of human waste was found in a gender-neutral bathroom.

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 01:43 PM EST

Police: Improper Marijuana Operation Led to CO Death

Police: Improper Marijuana Operation Led to CO Death

Building inspectors suspect an improperly installed medical marijuana growing operation contributed to a carbon monoxide buildup that led to a Smithfield mother's death.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 01:39 PM EST

Drug Overdose Deaths Continue to Rise in RI

Drug Overdose Deaths Continue to Rise in RI

Health officials say drug overdose deaths continue rising in Rhode Island, with a spike in fentanyl-related deaths last year.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 10:10 AM EST

Father Charged in Death of 7-Month-Old Baby

Father Charged in Death of 7-Month-Old Baby

A Rhode Island man is facing charges in connection with the death of his 7-month-old daughter on Tuesday night.

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 12:17 PM EST

Police: Woman Dies Days After CO Poisoning

Police: Woman Dies Days After CO Poisoning

A Rhode Island woman has died days after she and her three children were found unconscious in their home after being exposed to carbon monoxide.

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 11:39 AM EST

RI Lawmakers Propose Banning Anti-Gay Therapy

RI Lawmakers Propose Banning Anti-Gay Therapy

Proposals working through Rhode Island's legislature could ban what's called "conversion therapy," a practice aimed at changing young people's sexual orientation or gender identity.