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Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 at 09:39 PM EDT

Deaf Patrons Complain Movie Theater Won't Turn on Captions

Deaf Patrons Complain Movie Theater Won't Turn on Captions

A group of deaf and hearing-impaired adults and children say a Rhode Island movie theater refused to switch on the captioning so they could follow along with Disney's "Beauty and the Beast."

Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 at 11:06 AM EDT

States Proposes Guaranteeing Paid Sick Days

States Proposes Guaranteeing Paid Sick Days

A proposal to guarantee paid sick days in Rhode Island is being debated by lawmakers.

Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 at 03:55 PM EDT

Pot Legalization Proponents Push for Vote

Pot Legalization Proponents Push for Vote

Rhode Island state legislators hoping to legalize recreational marijuana say they have enough support to pass a bill if it comes to a vote this year.

Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 at 12:46 PM EDT

Medicare Patients Being Warned of Fraud Scam

Medicare Patients Being Warned of Fraud Scam

Rhode Island's attorney general is warning about a scam artist posing as a representative from the state's health insurance exchange to get personal information from Medicare patients.

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 at 08:20 PM EDT

Mass. Officer Arrested on Child Porn Charges by RI Police

Mass. Officer Arrested on Child Porn Charges by RI Police

A Massachusetts police officer has been arrested on child pornography charges by Rhode Island State Police.

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 at 08:14 AM EDT

3 Killed After Car Crashes Into Telephone Pole

3 Killed After Car Crashes Into Telephone Pole

Three people were killed after a car crashed into a telephone pole in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, early Thursday morning.

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 at 07:16 PM EDT

Rhode Island Man Arrested for Road Rage Death

Rhode Island Man Arrested for Road Rage Death

A Rhode Island man was arrested Wednesday for the road rage-related death of a box truck driver in Johnston, RI on March 30, according to state police.

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 at 03:51 PM EDT

RISPCA: Dog Groomers at Petco Need Better Training

RISPCA: Dog Groomers at Petco Need Better Training

Rhode Island's top animal welfare official says groomers at chain pet care store Petco need better training following the death of a dog at the company's Middletown location.

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 at 08:29 AM EDT

Police: School Psychologist Didn't Report Sex Assault Claim

Police: School Psychologist Didn't Report Sex Assault Claim

A Cranston school psychologist is accused of failing to report a sexual assault allegation.

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 at 07:48 AM EDT

Parents Call for Superintendent's Resignation Amid Issues

Parents Call for Superintendent's Resignation Amid Issues

Parents in Warwick, Rhode Island, are calling for the superintendent's resignation after numerous safety issues at multiple schools in the district were brought to light.