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What a Relief: Rhode Island Transit Hub Bathrooms Reopening

To the relief of many, Rhode Island reopened public restrooms Wednesday at the Kennedy Plaza transit hub in Providence, which had been closed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The Rhode Isl...

  • great white shark Jun 15

    For 1st Time, Great White Shark Tagged in Rhode Island

    For the first time, a great white shark has been tagged off the coast of Rhode Island. WJAR reported that a tag was placed on the juvenile shark on Saturday, when it was located in the Point Judith Harbor of Refuge. The tag will allow the Atlantic Shark Institute to track the shark for 10 years. Less than 300 sharks…

  • Rhode Island Jun 14

    RI Officials Warn Residents of COVID Text Message Scam

    Rhode Island officials are warning residents of a text message scam. The texts claim to be from the Rhode Island Department of State and encourage the recipients to sign up for a “COVID-19 Safe Drive to Work” program, according to a statement from Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea and Attorney General Peter Neronha. The program does not ...
  • coronavirus Jun 11

    Gov. McKee Extends Rhode Island's Pandemic State of Emergency

    Gov. Daniel McKee has signed an executive order that extends Rhode Island’s state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic until next month.

  • coronavirus Jun 10

    RI Offers COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Misquamicut Beach

    A trip to the beach in Rhode Island this weekend might also end being good for your health. The state Department of Environmental Management and the state Department of Health are partnering to host a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, officials said in a statement. The clinic — ...
  • fatal motorcycle crash Jun 9

    RI Woman Died Days After Motorcycle Crash in New Bedford, Mass.

    A 24-year old woman from North Scituate, Rhode Island died Tuesday after a motorcycle crash in New Bedford, Massachusetts Sunday. Krystal Gerardo was a passenger on a motorcycle being driven by a 28-year-old New Bedford man. Gerardo died late Tuesday afternoon at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, according to Bristol County District Attorne...
  • fatal car crash Jun 9

    Mass. Man Killed, RI Man Hospitalized After Fall River Crash

    A 35-year-old Lakeville man died and a 28-year-old man from Rhode Island has life-threatening injuries after a three-car crash Tuesday afternoon in Fall River, according to Massachusetts State Police. The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on Route 24 northbound at mile marker 0.8 in Fall River. The third driver, a 26-year-old man from Fall Ri...
  • Rhode Island Jun 9

    Woman Who Targeted Black Family Guilty of Disorderly Conduct

    A Rhode Island woman who told a Black family to “go back where you came from” during a racially motivated tirade at a beachfront restaurant last summer was convicted of disorderly conduct Tuesday, but the judge ruled that her actions were not a hate crime that would have meant an enhanced sentence. Christine Longo, 34, was sentenced to ...
  • Rhode Island Jun 7

    Donkey on the Run in Same RI Town That Dealt with Runaway Steer

    The same Rhode Island town that had to deal with a runaway steer earlier this year is now investigating reports of a donkey on the loose. The donkey was first spotted in Johnston at about 7 p.m. Sunday near the town line with Scituate. It was reported again at about 8:30 p.m., but when police arrived at the scene it…

  • Pride parade Jun 4

    Rhode Island Pride Parade Postponed as Group Reorganizes

    Rhode Island’s Pride parade, usually held in late June every year to celebrate the state’s LGBTQ community, has been postponed until an undetermined date, Rhode Island Pride announced Thursday. Parade organizers said in a statement that while emerging from the pandemic, the group is reorganizing and forming a new board of directors. “This wil...
  • Rhode Island Jun 2

    College Student Dies After Stabbing at Weekend Party

    A Rhode Island college student stabbed last weekend at a house party has died, according to police and his family. Maximus Julian, 22, of Little Compton, was stabbed during an altercation at a rental home in Newport at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Newport police Lt. April Amaral said. He was taken to the hospital and his family took him off…...
  • coronavirus Jun 1

    Rhode Island Gov. Lifts Outdoor Mask Requirements

    Masks will soon no longer be required when outdoors in Rhode Island, Gov. Daniel McKee announced Tuesday. The new rule that takes effect Wednesday applies to both those who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus and those who remain unvaccinated, and is in line with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s decision to revise outd...
  • Rhode Island May 30

    Rhode Island Officials Warn of Lyme Disease Dangers

    Rhode Island health and environmental officials are urging residents to take precautions this summer to prevent contact with the ticks that cause Lyme disease. A relatively mild winter during which many more ticks than usual have likely survived until spring means that 2021 may be a bad year for ticks and the transmission of tick-borne diseases, th...
  • Rhode Island May 25

    RI Man Struck Mother in Face With Hammer: Police

    A Rhode Island man struck his mother in the face with a hammer, sending her to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. Kevin Mendes, 34, of Warren, was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of domestic assault with a deadly weapon, according to police. Mendes attacked his 53-year-old mother on Monday morning in the home they share,Warren ...
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