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Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 02:28 PM EDT

Rhode Island Teen Convicted of Killing His Mom's Boyfriend

Rhode Island Teen Convicted of Killing His Mom's Boyfriend

A Rhode Island teenager has been convicted of murder in the shooting death of his mother's boyfriend, whose burned body was found dumped in Massachusetts.

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 11:48 AM EDT

Suspicions Arise After School Buses in Providence Set Ablaze

Suspicions Arise After School Buses in Providence Set Ablaze

Authorities say a fire that torched several school buses in Providence is considered suspicious.

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 08:45 AM EDT

Cianci's Ex-Wife Gets a Break in Traffic Court TV Show

Cianci's Ex-Wife Gets a Break in Traffic Court TV Show

The ex-wife of infamous Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci had her parking tickets forgiven during an appearance on a court television show.

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 at 08:34 PM EDT

Man Convicted of Kidnapping, Raping Boys Released From Jail

Man Convicted of Kidnapping, Raping Boys Released From Jail

A man convicted of kidnapping and raping young boys in Massachusetts and Rhode Island back in the 80s was released from prison Thursday. Richard Gardner had no comment as he was released from custody Thursday...

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 at 01:58 PM EDT

Public Radio Station in Rhode Island Expands, Changes Name

Public Radio Station in Rhode Island Expands, Changes Name

A Rhode Island public radio station is changing its name now that it has expanded into southeastern Massachusetts.

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 04:39 AM EDT

Prize-Winning Turkey, Piglet Stolen From RI Family Farm

Prize-Winning Turkey, Piglet Stolen From RI Family Farm

Police in Rhode Island say a pet turkey and piglet have been stolen from a family farm.

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 at 08:15 AM EDT

R.I. Community Fundraises for Boy Orphaned by Murder-Suicide

R.I. Community Fundraises for Boy Orphaned by Murder-Suicide

Members of a Rhode Island community are fundraising for the Woonsocket boy who survived what police called a murder-suicide involving his parents.

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 at 07:31 AM EDT

ACLU Takes Legal Action in R.I. Bus Drivers Strike

ACLU Takes Legal Action in R.I. Bus Drivers Strike

The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island is initiating legal action against state education officials for failing to provide transport to school for students with disabilities during the ongoing...

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 at 11:36 AM EDT

Man Sentenced for Traveling to RI to Have Sex With Teen

Man Sentenced for Traveling to RI to Have Sex With Teen

A man already on Massachusetts' sex offender registry has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for traveling to Rhode Island to engage in sexual activity with what he thought was a 15-year-old boy.

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 at 01:39 PM EDT

Danish Offshore Wind Company Buys Rhode Island Developer

Danish Offshore Wind Company Buys Rhode Island Developer

An offshore wind developer based in Rhode Island is being acquired by the Danish offshore wind company, Orsted. Providence-based Deepwater Wind announced Monday that Orsted has entered into an agreement to buy...

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