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Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018 at 03:31 PM EDT

URI Hires David Cox

URI Hires David Cox

The University of Rhode Island men's basketball team promoted from within to replace Dan Hurley, officially hiring David Cox as its new head coach on Wednesday.

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018 at 02:44 PM EDT

Silly String Lawsuit Dismissed in Rhode Island

Silly String Lawsuit Dismissed in Rhode Island

A judge has dismissed most of the complaints in a federal lawsuit filed against a Rhode Island school district and state education officials over a silly string fight between two students.

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018 at 07:43 AM EDT

RI Senate Passes Bill to Ban Tanning for Minors

RI Senate Passes Bill to Ban Tanning for Minors

The Rhode Island Senate has passed a bill that would prohibit people under 18 years old from using tanning facilities in the state.

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018 at 02:05 PM EDT

Conn. Man Sentenced in Fake Invoice Scheme

Conn. Man Sentenced in Fake Invoice Scheme

A Connecticut man has been sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay more than $3.6 million in restitution for operating a long-running scheme involving fake invoices through clones of Groupon and...

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018 at 09:31 AM EDT

Donations Sought for Rescued Fox Pups in RI

Donations Sought for Rescued Fox Pups in RI

A group of baby foxes have been rescued after their parents disappeared and now an animal rescue group is seeking donations to help with their care.

Monday, Apr 2, 2018 at 03:40 PM EDT

Trial for Man Accused of Killing Daughter Begins

Trial for Man Accused of Killing Daughter Begins

The defense began presenting its case in the murder trial of a Pawtucket, Rhode Island man.

Monday, Apr 2, 2018 at 06:37 AM EDT

Vandals Steal Memorial Plaque for RI Boy Killed in Crash

Vandals Steal Memorial Plaque for RI Boy Killed in Crash

Police in Rhode Island are searching for the vandals who stole a memorial plaque honoring a boy who died in an all-terrain vehicle crash.

Friday, Mar 30, 2018 at 11:48 AM EDT

17 Dogs, 16 Chickens and Dead Pig Found in Condemned Home

17 Dogs, 16 Chickens and Dead Pig Found in Condemned Home

A Massachusetts woman is facing multiple counts of animal cruelty after 17 dogs, 16 chickens and a dead pig were found in a filthy Rhode Island home that had been condemned and was vacant.

Friday, Mar 30, 2018 at 11:33 AM EDT

Rosa Parks House to Be Shown, After Trans-Atlantic Odyssey

Rosa Parks House to Be Shown, After Trans-Atlantic Odyssey

The small, tired house with peeling white paint once served as a refuge for Rosa Parks in Detroit. It has traveled across the world and back in an odyssey conceived by an artist and a Parks family member...

Friday, Mar 30, 2018 at 12:45 PM EDT

Lawmaker Proposes Paying People $10K to Move to RI

Lawmaker Proposes Paying People $10K to Move to RI

A Rhode Island lawmaker wants to pay people up to $10,000 to move to the nation's smallest state.