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Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 at 04:24 PM EST

Bill Aims to Add Marijuana, Vapor to Secondhand Smoke Laws

Bill Aims to Add Marijuana, Vapor to Secondhand Smoke Laws

A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would add marijuana smoke and vapor to Rhode Island's secondhand smoke laws.

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 at 11:02 AM EST

Grand Jury Finds Deadly Highway Shooting Justified

Grand Jury Finds Deadly Highway Shooting Justified

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin's office says a grand jury has found a deadly shooting by police on a busy Providence highway "lawful and legally justified."

Friday, Feb 2, 2018 at 08:01 AM EST

Police: Bounty Hunters Charged With Illegally Detaining Man

Police: Bounty Hunters Charged With Illegally Detaining Man

Two bounty hunters from Connecticut have been arrested in Rhode Island after authorities say they illegally apprehended a man in a Providence courthouse.

Friday, Feb 2, 2018 at 07:45 AM EST

Twin Sisters Sentenced for Newport Cliff Walk Vandalism

Twin Sisters Sentenced for Newport Cliff Walk Vandalism

A Rhode Island judge has ordered twin sisters to pay restitution and complete community service for spray painting graffiti on a seawall along Newport's famed Cliff Walk.

Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 at 09:32 AM EST

Entire State of Rhode Island Now 'StormReady'

Entire State of Rhode Island Now 'StormReady'

The entire state of Rhode Island is now deemed 'StormReady', according to the state’s Emergency Management Agency.

Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 at 08:28 AM EST

RI Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Mass. Woman

RI Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Mass. Woman

A man has pleaded guilty to charges he killed a Massachusetts woman and buried her body behind a vacant home in Rhode Island.

Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 at 07:51 AM EST

DA: Body of Missing Mass. Woman ID'd

DA: Body of Missing Mass. Woman ID'd

The body of a Massachusetts woman reported missing last year has been identified, according to the Bristol County District Attorney's Office.

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 at 03:18 PM EST

Police: Man Punched Teacher in Face to Get Into School's Gym

Police: Man Punched Teacher in Face to Get Into School's Gym

A Rhode Island man is accused of punching and kicking a school teacher as he tried to force his way into the school’s gym Tuesday, police said.

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 at 03:13 PM EST

Ginsburg Bemoans Partisan Atmosphere in DC During RI Visit

Ginsburg Bemoans Partisan Atmosphere in DC During RI Visit

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is skipping President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address while she travels to Rhode Island to speak to a group of law students.

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 at 07:56 AM EST

Second Arrest Made in Connection to Shooting at RI Mall

Second Arrest Made in Connection to Shooting at RI Mall

Police in Rhode Island have made a second arrest in connection with a shooting last month at Providence Place Mall.