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The latest news from around the state

Monday, Jan 16, 2017 at 07:58 AM EST

'Rewards Card' for Arrests? RI Man Faces 19th Arrest

'Rewards Card' for Arrests? RI Man Faces 19th Arrest

Police in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, say a man who has been arrested in the city 18 times has been arrested again on firearm charges.

Sunday, Jan 15, 2017 at 12:07 PM EST

Free-Tuition Plan Proposed in Rhode Island

Free-Tuition Plan Proposed in Rhode Island

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is unveiling a plan to provide two years of free tuition to the state's residents at any of its public colleges.

Saturday, Jan 14, 2017 at 10:12 AM EST

Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo to Skip Trump Inauguration

Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo to Skip Trump Inauguration

Rhode Island Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo is skipping Donald Trump's presidential inauguration.

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 12:33 PM EST

Legal Marijuana Proponents Kick Off Fight in RI

Legal Marijuana Proponents Kick Off Fight in RI

The legalization of recreational marijuana in Massachusetts is causing some Rhode Island lawmakers to say it's time to race ahead of their neighbor.

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 12:13 AM EST

Police Chief 'Deeply Troubled' by Prisoner's Escape

Police Chief 'Deeply Troubled' by Prisoner's Escape

Central Falls' police chief reflected on the escape of James Morales from the Wyatt Detention Facility.

Monday, Jan 9, 2017 at 09:39 AM EST

Ex-Police Sergeant Convicted of Burglary Denied Appeal

Ex-Police Sergeant Convicted of Burglary Denied Appeal

Rhode Island's highest court has denied the appeal for a former North Providence police sergeant serving a 20-year prison term after jurors convicted him of crimes including burglary and attempted theft.

Saturday, Jan 7, 2017 at 01:15 PM EST

Rhode Island Bill Would Require School Bus Seat Belts

Rhode Island Bill Would Require School Bus Seat Belts

Rhode Island lawmaker has introduced legislation that would put seat belts in school buses.

Saturday, Jan 7, 2017 at 08:19 AM EST

Jewelry Thief Won't Serve Prison Time in Diamond Ring Theft

Jewelry Thief Won't Serve Prison Time in Diamond Ring Theft

A jewelry thief whose crimes date back more than two decades won't serve jail time for charges he stole a diamond ring from a Westerly shop.

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 03:13 PM EST

City, Firefighters' Union Approve 5-Year Contract

City, Firefighters' Union Approve 5-Year Contract

The Providence City Council in Rhode Island and the firefighters' union have approved a five-year contract, resolving a dispute over staffing and work schedules.

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 12:41 AM EST

Driver Accused of Striking 14-Year-Old Girl, Fleeing

Driver Accused of Striking 14-Year-Old Girl, Fleeing

A 14-year-old girl was hit by a car Thursday in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and the driver fled the scene.