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Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 at 11:51 AM EDT

Woman Accused of Stealing $100 in Shrimp From RI Stop & Shop

Woman Accused of Stealing $100 in Shrimp From RI Stop & Shop

Authorities in Rhode Island are pleading for the public’s help in their search for a woman accused of stealing about $100 in frozen shrimp. Cranston police said they are looking to identify a Stop & Shop...

Monday, Sep 30, 2019 at 05:48 PM EDT

Rhode Island Man Charged With Killing Kitten

Rhode Island Man Charged With Killing Kitten

Police say a Rhode Island man killed a kitten belonging to his girlfriend's mother then tried to blame it on a toddler. Matthew Johnson, of Smithfield, was released on $1,000 bond after a court appearance...

Monday, Sep 30, 2019 at 06:48 PM EDT

Teen Shot to Death Outside Providence Nightclub After Birthday Celebration

Teen Shot to Death Outside Providence Nightclub After Birthday Celebration

A teenager from Massachusetts was shot and killed outside a Rhode Island nightclub after celebrating her birthday. The family of 19-year-old Berta Pereira-Roldan of Revere is living a nightmare. The Northeaste...

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 at 01:32 PM EDT

State Police Create Hotline to Report Clergy Sexual Abuse

State Police Create Hotline to Report Clergy Sexual Abuse

The Rhode Island State Police have created a new hotline for people to report allegations of clergy sexual abuse. The State Police announced the new telephone line within the Major Crimes Unit.

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 at 11:26 AM EDT

Man Rear-Ends Police Cruiser, Arrested for OUI

Man Rear-Ends Police Cruiser, Arrested for OUI

A man is facing several charges after he rear-ended a police cruiser in Cranston, Rhode Island early Saturday. A police officer on patrol in a marked cruiser was rear-ended at the intersection of Park and...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 04:31 PM EDT

Rhode Island Gov. Signs Executive Order Banning Flavored Vaping Products

Rhode Island Gov. Signs Executive Order Banning Flavored Vaping Products

Rhode Island's governor has signed an executive order barring the sale of flavored vaping products throughout the state. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo on Wednesday said the flavored products are aimed at...

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 at 01:04 PM EDT

EEE Virus Triggers Second Round of Spraying in RI

EEE Virus Triggers Second Round of Spraying in RI

Rhode Island says it will launch a second round of aerial mosquito sprays in response to the increased risk of eastern equine encephalitis. The state health and environmental management departments made the...

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 10:15 AM EDT

Rhode Island Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Professor

Rhode Island Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Professor

A Rhode Island man has pleaded guilty to sending a series of threatening emails to a Massachusetts college professor who spoke in favor of abortion rights. Matthew Haviland, of North Kingstown, faces up to five...

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 at 11:27 AM EDT

MSP Trooper Arrested After Altercation Outside RI Nightclub

MSP Trooper Arrested After Altercation Outside RI Nightclub

A Massachusetts state trooper has been charged with disorderly fighting and resisting arrest outside a Rhode Island nightclub. An arrest report shows Brian Kilfoyle, of Berkeley, Massachusetts, had been told to...

Monday, Sep 16, 2019 at 01:12 PM EDT

URI Gets $35M Gift, Largest in School History

URI Gets $35M Gift, Largest in School History

The University of Rhode Island is getting a $35 million gift from former CVS president and CEO Thomas Ryan and his wife, Cathy, the largest private contribution in the school's history. The gift announced...

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