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Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 04:52 PM EST

Sonic Opens New Location in Rhode Island

Sonic Opens New Location in Rhode Island

Sonic Drive-In opened a new restaurant in Warwick, Rhode Island on Friday. The new location on the northbound side of Route 2 opened at 2 p.m., according to WJAR.

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 11:10 AM EST

Relic from Pearl Harbor Attack Coming to Rhode Island

Relic from Pearl Harbor Attack Coming to Rhode Island

A piece of a battleship destroyed during the Pearl Harbor attack of World War II is coming to Rhode Island.

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 at 02:56 PM EST

RI: About 13 Percent of Forest Trees Dead Due to Insects

RI: About 13 Percent of Forest Trees Dead Due to Insects

State environmental officials say about 13 percent of the trees in Rhode Island's forests are now dead because of an unprecedented combination of heat, drought and insect infestations over the past two...

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 at 09:09 PM EST

Opioid Overdose Antidote to Be More Widely Available at RWU

Opioid Overdose Antidote to Be More Widely Available at RWU

A Rhode Island university will soon have the opioid overdose antidote naloxone on campus.

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 at 11:30 AM EST

Missing RI State Police K-9 Ruby Found Safe

Missing RI State Police K-9 Ruby Found Safe

A wayward search and rescue dog who was missing has been found safe, according to Rhode Island State Police. Officials said Monday that K-9 Ruby ran off near Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick earlier in...

Monday, Dec 3, 2018 at 06:14 AM EST

RI State Officials: Time to Identify Snow Disposal Sites

RI State Officials: Time to Identify Snow Disposal Sites

With winter approaching, Rhode Island environmental officials say now is the time to find snow collection sites. The Department of Environmental Management is asking businesses, community groups and government...

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 at 01:36 PM EST

Man Gets 15 Years in Prison for Two Road Rage Shootings

Man Gets 15 Years in Prison for Two Road Rage Shootings

A Rhode Island man who shot at other drivers in two separate highway road rage incidents has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 at 11:34 AM EST

Law That Punishes Dealers for Overdoses is Used for 1st Time

Law That Punishes Dealers for Overdoses is Used for 1st Time

A Massachusetts man is the first person charged under a new Rhode Island law that allows life sentences for drug dealers who sell drugs that lead to fatal overdose.

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 at 12:59 PM EST

Sports Betting to Begin at Second Casino in Rhode Island

Sports Betting to Begin at Second Casino in Rhode Island

Sports betting is coming to a second Rhode Island casino. Twin River Casino announced Friday that sports betting will launch at its Tiverton location on Monday.

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 at 10:43 PM EST

Neighbors Continue Calls for Convicted Child Rapist to Move

Neighbors Continue Calls for Convicted Child Rapist to Move

Providence residents continue to push for a convicted child rapist to move out of their neighborhood. Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare told residents Wednesday night at an emergency neighborho...

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