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The latest news from around the state

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 04:05 PM EDT

RI Teacher of the Year's White House Photo Going Viral

RI Teacher of the Year's White House Photo Going Viral

The Rhode Island Teacher of the Year's official White House visit photo is going viral.

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 02:01 PM EDT

Elon Musk Attending Governors Summit in RI

Elon Musk Attending Governors Summit in RI

Tech billionaire Elon Musk is planning to meet with the nation's governors at a summer summit in Rhode Island.

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 01:16 PM EDT

RI Senate Panel Rejects Immigrant Driver Licenses

RI Senate Panel Rejects Immigrant Driver Licenses

A Rhode Island Senate panel has rejected a proposal to grant driver's licenses to immigrants who are in the country illegally.

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 09:17 AM EDT

RI City Council Overrides Veto of Smoking Ban

RI City Council Overrides Veto of Smoking Ban

The Providence City Council has voted to override the mayor's veto of an ordinance that will prohibit smoking in parts of the city's downtown.

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 02:52 PM EDT

RI Senate Passes Human Trafficking Reforms

RI Senate Passes Human Trafficking Reforms

The Rhode Island Senate has passed a bill introducing sweeping reforms to the state's human-trafficking laws.

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 11:37 AM EDT

Former Rhode Island Lawmaker Pleads Not Guilty to Campaign

Former Rhode Island Lawmaker Pleads Not Guilty to Campaign

A former Rhode Island state lawmaker has pleaded not guilty to embezzlement and campaign fraud charges.

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 03:34 PM EDT

Rotting Clams That Stunk Up Neighborhood Are Being Removed

Rotting Clams That Stunk Up Neighborhood Are Being Removed

The rotting clamshells that were used to pave an access road in a small Rhode Island community are being removed after neighbors complained about the stench and maggots.

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 09:53 AM EDT

2 Killed, 1 Seriously Injured in Single-Car Crash

2 Killed, 1 Seriously Injured in Single-Car Crash

Two people were killed and a third person was seriously injured in a single-car crash in North Smithfield, Rhode Island, early Tuesday morning.

Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 02:06 PM EDT

Man Facing Charges in Crash That Hospitalized Motorcyclist

Man Facing Charges in Crash That Hospitalized Motorcyclist

A Rhode Island man is facing charges in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a motorcyclist hospitalized with critical injuries on Saturday night in Warwick.

Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 08:05 AM EDT

US Navy Calls Off Atlantic Ocean Search For Missing Sailor

US Navy Calls Off Atlantic Ocean Search For Missing Sailor

The U.S. Navy has ended its search for a sailor who was on a training mission on a guided-missile cruiser off the coast of North Carolina when he went overboard.