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Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 03:05 PM EDT

RI Overdose Patients Refusing Recovery Counseling

RI Overdose Patients Refusing Recovery Counseling

State health officials say nearly half of all patients hospitalized in Rhode Island for drug overdoses in the first six months of this year refused to speak with a recovery coach.

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 05:49 AM EDT

Police Identify Rhode Island Woman Killed by Garbage Truck

Police Identify Rhode Island Woman Killed by Garbage Truck

Police in Rhode Island have identified a woman who was struck and killed by a garbage truck.

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 02:33 PM EDT

RI Man Arrested on Federal Child Porn Charges

RI Man Arrested on Federal Child Porn Charges

A 32-year-old Westerly, Rhode Island, man has been arrested on federal child pornography charges.

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 03:22 PM EDT

2 Bodies Pulled From Pond After Men Fall Off Boat

2 Bodies Pulled From Pond After Men Fall Off Boat

The bodies of two men who apparently fell off a boat in a Rhode Island pond have been pulled from the water.

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 07:46 AM EDT

'Giant Step Forward': Police Dept. Diversity Praised

'Giant Step Forward': Police Dept. Diversity Praised

The mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, says the newest members of the city's police force represent a "giant step forward" in terms of diversity.

Monday, Aug 7, 2017 at 03:23 PM EDT

Court Hearing for Boater Whose Relatives Died Mysteriously

Court Hearing for Boater Whose Relatives Died Mysteriously

Lawyers for a man suspected of killing his millionaire grandfather in 2013 have met with a judge in a lawsuit over the sinking of his boat with his mother onboard.

Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 at 12:47 PM EDT

Teenage Boy, Man Injured in Drive-By Shooting

Teenage Boy, Man Injured in Drive-By Shooting

Police in Providence, Rhode Island, say they're investigating a drive-by shooting that injured a man and 16-year-old boy on Saturday morning.

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 09:30 AM EDT
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By Caitlin Fichtel

The Best 4-Year Colleges in Rhode Island

Rhode Island College came in at the best-four year college in the state of Rhode...View gallery

  • RI School of Design
  • Bryant University2
  • Johnson and Wales University
Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 at 11:28 AM EDT

8 Charged in Rhode Island Training School Melee

8 Charged in Rhode Island Training School Melee

Eight juveniles have been charged in connection with a melee at the Rhode Island Training School that injured six others, state police announced Wednesday.

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 at 06:58 AM EDT

Police Seek Missing Goat That Walked Off 'Goatscaping' Job

Police Seek Missing Goat That Walked Off 'Goatscaping' Job

Police in Rhode Island are asking people to be on the lookout for a goat that wandered off a landscaping job.