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Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 08:57 AM EDT

Spike in Drug Overdoses Prompts Alert by RI Health Officials

Spike in Drug Overdoses Prompts Alert by RI Health Officials

Rhode Island's Department of Health has issued an alert of an increase in the number of drug overdoses statewide.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 11:22 AM EDT

Need a Mack Tractor? Company to Auction Benny's Equipment

Need a Mack Tractor? Company to Auction Benny's Equipment

The now-defunct New England retail chain Benny's is bidding a final farewell with an online auction of equipment.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 10:21 AM EDT

Police: Man Allegedly Drove Drunk Doing 100 MPH With Kid

Police: Man Allegedly Drove Drunk Doing 100 MPH With Kid

Police say they arrested a Rhode Island man for driving under the influence while going more than 100 mph with a toddler in the backseat.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 11:27 AM EDT

Chafee Not Seeking Political Office in 2018

Chafee Not Seeking Political Office in 2018

Former Democratic presidential candidate and Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee says he will not run for office in 2018 after all.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 09:16 AM EDT

Man Killed in Apparent Fall at Providence Place Mall

Man Killed in Apparent Fall at Providence Place Mall

A Rhode Island man was killed on Sunday night after an apparent fall at the Providence Place Mall in Rhode Island.

Monday, May 28, 2018 at 02:01 AM EDT

Sting Receives Honorary Degree, Sings at Brown University

Sting Receives Honorary Degree, Sings at Brown University

English musician Sting sang "My One and Only Love" at Brown University after he and his wife Trudie Styler accepted honorary degrees. Brown presented them with the degrees Sunday at its 250th commencement....

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 05:44 AM EDT

Family Seeks Thief Who Stole Car, Teen's Medical Device

Family Seeks Thief Who Stole Car, Teen's Medical Device

A Rhode Island family needs the public's help in finding the thief who took their car, along with a medical device for their son.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 04:39 AM EDT

Retired RI Research Baboon Escapes Crate at Texas Airport

Retired RI Research Baboon Escapes Crate at Texas Airport

A baboon on his way to a South Texas wildlife sanctuary escaped his crate and kept officers busy for two hours at San Antonio International Airport on Monday.

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 02:08 PM EDT

Police: Patient Takes Ambulance on 40-Mile Joyride

Police: Patient Takes Ambulance on 40-Mile Joyride

Police say a patient stole a city-owned ambulance from outside a Rhode Island hospital and took it on a 40-mile joyride before being stopped in Connecticut.

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 05:07 PM EDT

Hasbro Trademarks Play-doh's Scent: Sweet, Slightly Musky

Hasbro Trademarks Play-doh's Scent: Sweet, Slightly Musky

Hasbro has trademarked the scent of Play-doh. The toy company on Friday announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has recognized Play-doh's distinctive smell with a registered trademark,...