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Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 03:26 PM EST

RI Lawmakers Propose Longer Terms, Term Limits

RI Lawmakers Propose Longer Terms, Term Limits

A group of Rhode Island lawmakers is proposing to extend legislative terms in the General Assembly from two years to four years while also setting term limits.

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017 at 11:57 PM EST

4 Prison Workers on Leave After Inmate's Escape

4 Prison Workers on Leave After Inmate's Escape

Following the escape of an inmate, the board of directors at the facility he escaped from is set to hold an emergency meeting to discuss security measures and the investigation into what went wrong.

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 at 11:56 AM EST

Ex-School Bus Driver in Court on Drunk Driving Charges

Ex-School Bus Driver in Court on Drunk Driving Charges

A former Rhode Island school bus driver pleaded not guilty to drunk driving charges on Wednesday, according to WJAR.

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 at 11:06 AM EST

Art Museum Gets Nearly $5M From Anonymous Donor

Art Museum Gets Nearly $5M From Anonymous Donor

The Newport Art Museum has received a donation of nearly $5 million - the largest gift in the century-old museum's history.

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 at 06:07 AM EST

Suspects Wanted in Connection to Rhode Island Shooting

Suspects Wanted in Connection to Rhode Island Shooting

Police are looking for two suspects who may have been involved in a shooting in Central Falls, Rhode Island early Tuesday morning.

Monday, Jan 2, 2017 at 09:22 AM EST

PD: Woman Shoots Self After Slipping While Holding Gun

PD: Woman Shoots Self After Slipping While Holding Gun

Police in Coventry, Rhode Island say a woman who was investigating a noise behind her home accidentally shot herself after the gun she was holding went off when she slipped.

Monday, Jan 2, 2017 at 08:58 AM EST

Blocking RI Intersections Now Nets You a Fine

Blocking RI Intersections Now Nets You a Fine

Motorists once shamed with an angry glare for blocking Rhode Island intersections could also now be subjected to a fine.

Sunday, Jan 1, 2017 at 01:12 PM EST

RI Becomes the 11th State to Ban Sale of Shark Fins

RI Becomes the 11th State to Ban Sale of Shark Fins

Selling shark fins is now banned in Rhode Island.

Monday, Jan 2, 2017 at 06:21 AM EST

Police: Man Who Escaped From RI Jail May Be in Mass.

Police: Man Who Escaped From RI Jail May Be in Mass.

The getaway car has been found, but the inmate who escaped from a Rhode Island prison over the weekend remains on the loose.

Friday, Dec 30, 2016 at 12:50 PM EST

Officials: Girl Pulled From Hotel Pool, Revived by Grandma

Officials: Girl Pulled From Hotel Pool, Revived by Grandma

Authorities in Rhode Island say a young girl found unresponsive in a hotel pool was pulled out by another child and revived by her grandmother.