Rhode Island Oct 18

URI Condemns Racist Social Media Message Student Sent to Dolphins Player

The University of Rhode Island issued a statement Sunday condemning a racist social media message that one of its students reportedly sent to a Miami Dolphins player. In a since-deleted tweet, Dolphin...

  • car crash Oct 6

    3 Killed in Fiery Crash on I-95 in Rhode Island

    Three people died in a fiery car crash on a Rhode Island highway early Tuesday morning, state police said. Troopers reponded to the scene of the single-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in West Warwick just before 2 a.m., police said in an emailed statement. According to the investigation, the sedan was traveling south at a high rate of speed when&#82...
  • Block Island Oct 5

    A Wedding With Flare: 2 Men Fined Over Coast Guard Search

    Federal prosecutors say two Rhode Island men who touched off a needless and expensive ocean search-and-rescue effort when they fired maritime distress flares to celebrate a friend’s wedding have agreed to pay $5,000 each to settle the case. The U.S. attorney’s office in Providence says the Coast Guard and the town of New Shoreham spent more than $1...
  • Rhode Island Sep 28

    RI Judge Dismisses Firefighters' Challenge to Vaccine Mandate

    A Rhode Island judge on Tuesday dismissed a legal challenge by firefighters to block a state requirement for health care workers to get a coronavirus vaccine by Oct. 1 or risk losing their licenses. The Rhode Island Association of Firefighters argued that the state Department of Health’s mandate violated state law that requires the negotiation of t...
  • Rhode Island Sep 26

    Man Shot to Death in Providence Restaurant

    A 37-year-old man was shot to death at a restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island, police said. Cmdr. Thomas Verdi told the Providence Journal the shooting happened Saturday morning at Roque’s Cafe. The death marked the city’s 19th homicide this year. No other information was immediately available. Police also are investigating other shoo...
  • Elizabeth Beisel Sep 26

    Olympian, RI Native Makes Historic Swim to Block Island Raising Funds for Cancer Research

    Three-time Olympian and Rhode Island native Elizabeth Beisel completed a historic swim in her home state on Saturday, becoming the first woman to swim from Matunuck Beach to Block Island — a nearly 13-mile open ocean journey. Beisel completed the feat in memory of her dad, Ted, who died in July after a battle with stage four pancreatic cancer...
  • vaccine mandate Sep 25

    Rhode Island Vaccine Mandate Challenged

    Several people employed in Rhode Island’s health care industry have filed a federal challenge to the state’s coronavirus vaccine mandate for health care workers, alleging it is unconstitutional because it does not allow religious exemptions. Employees of state-licensed health care facilities in the state are required to be vaccinated by...
  • Rhode Island Sep 17

    RI Woman Suffers Thermal Burns Near Yellowstone National Park's Old Faithful

    A 19-year-old Rhode Island woman suffered “significant thermal burns” in Yellowstone National Park and is being treated at the Burn Center at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho, park officials said. The woman, a park concessions employee, suffered second- and third-degree burns to 5% of her body near the Old...
  • Providence Sep 16

    Police Make Arrest in Fatal Shooting Outside Providence Nightclub

    Police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal shooting outside a Providence, Rhode Island, nightclub last month. Ahmad Crowell, 31, of Warwick, was held without bail at his arraignment Wednesday on first-degree murder and firearms charges. He did not enter a plea and was referred to the public defender’s office. Crowell is charged in the de...
  • University of Rhode Island Sep 16

    Polo G Concert at URI Canceled Due to COVID Spike

    The University of Rhode Island has canceled a rap concert scheduled for later this week as it reassesses school guidelines for large campus events in light of surging coronavirus numbers nationwide. The general admission show by Polo G was scheduled to take place on Friday at URI’s basketball arena, the Thomas M. Ryan Center. “When the concert was ...
  • Rhode Island Sep 16

    Rhode Island Focuses Vaccination Effort on High Schoolers

    Gov. Daniel McKee and other state officials urged high school students Wednesday to get a coronavirus vaccine if they want to ensure a normal school year that includes a full range of extracurricular activities including sports. “One key piece of being a team player is caring for your teammates,” the Democratic governor said during a news conferenc...
  • Rhode Island Sep 13

    Former Rhode Island Estate of Claus and Sunny von Bulow Sells for $30M

    A Rhode Island estate once famously owned by Claus and Martha von Bulow has sold for $30 million. Clarendon Court on Newport’s famed Bellevue Avenue mansion row was sold late Thursday, the Newport Daily News reports. The buyer’s name wasn’t disclosed. The grand estate on more than seven acres with sweeping ocean views was built in 1904 by the ...
  • Providence Sep 7

    Providence Police Looking for Endangered Person

    Police in Providence, Rhode Island, are looking for a missing person they believe to be in danger. Elijah Elderkin, 25, was last seen by his roommate around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, police said. Elderkin is believed have left his Hope Street home in his 1997 black Honda Accord bearing Rhode Island registration TA-443. The vehicle has two stickers on the r...
  • shooting Sep 3

    2 Dead, Including Gunman, in RI Shooting: Reports

    Two people were fatally shot in Warren, Rhode Island, Thursday, including a man with a gun, a law enforcement source told NBC affiliate WJAR. The gunman has died, the source said. After earlier reports the gunman was killed by a police officer, investigators are looking into whether the victim killed himself. A third person who was shot was taken t...
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