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Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 at 09:43 PM EDT

Woman Pinned Under Float at Oldest July 4th Parade in RI

Woman Pinned Under Float at Oldest July 4th Parade in RI

A woman has been hit by a parade float in Rhode Island at the nation's oldest continuous Fourth of July celebration.

Monday, Jul 3, 2017 at 05:43 AM EDT

Free in-State Commuter Rail Begins in RI Monday

Free in-State Commuter Rail Begins in RI Monday

There may be no such thing as a free lunch, yet in Rhode Island, there are about to be free commuter train rides.

Saturday, Jul 1, 2017 at 04:43 PM EDT

Police: Man Arrested With Gun in Daughter's Diaper Bag

Police: Man Arrested With Gun in Daughter's Diaper Bag

A man was arrested for gun and child abuse charges during a traffic stop in Richmond, Rhode Island on Friday, according to police.

Friday, Jun 30, 2017 at 11:40 PM EDT

Agency Says School Didn't Notify it of Abuse Allegations

Agency Says School Didn't Notify it of Abuse Allegations

Rhode Island's Department of Children, Youth and Families says school officials in Providence failed to notify the department that a gym teacher had been accused of molesting students.

Friday, Jun 30, 2017 at 03:05 PM EDT

Lawmakers Pass Legislation Demanding 38 Studios Records

Lawmakers Pass Legislation Demanding 38 Studios Records

The Rhode Island General Assembly has passed a bill demanding the release of records related to the investigation of the state's failed $75 million deal with ex-Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's now-bankr...

Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 at 03:15 PM EDT

RI Gov. to Sign Bill Protecting Delivery Drivers

RI Gov. to Sign Bill Protecting Delivery Drivers

A bill that makes it a felony to attack a food delivery driver is headed to the Rhode Island governor for her signature.

Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 at 02:40 PM EDT

Man Found Guilty of Stabbing at Annual Tribal Powwow

Man Found Guilty of Stabbing at Annual Tribal Powwow

A Rhode Island man has been convicted of stabbing a fellow member of the Narragansett tribe during the annual tribal powwow in 2014.

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 at 08:10 PM EDT

Syrian Doctor Caught in Travel Ban Gives Up, Moves to Canada

Syrian Doctor Caught in Travel Ban Gives Up, Moves to Canada

A Syrian doctor says he won't return to the United States to finish his studies at Brown University because of the Trump administration's travel ban. Khaled Almilaji said Wednesday there's too much uncertainty...

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 at 02:50 PM EDT

Rhode Island GOP to Honor Sean Spicer

Rhode Island GOP to Honor Sean Spicer

The Rhode Island Republican Party is holding a fundraiser to honor White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017 at 02:30 PM EDT

Firefighter Fired Over 'Fried Chicken' Remark to Black Woman

Firefighter Fired Over 'Fried Chicken' Remark to Black Woman

Officials in Rhode Island say a city firefighter has been fired for saying an elderly black woman should "stop eating fried chicken" when he responded to a call for medical aid.