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The latest news from around the state

Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 at 04:23 PM EST

Judge Sentences 2nd Man in Beheading Plot to 15 Years

Judge Sentences 2nd Man in Beheading Plot to 15 Years

A Rhode Island man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for an attempted act of terrorism on behalf of the Islamic State.

Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 at 06:10 AM EST

State Offering $5K Reward for Information About Church Fire

State Offering $5K Reward for Information About Church Fire

Fire officials in Rhode Island are offering up to $5,000 for information on a fire that significantly damaged a church.

Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 at 05:52 AM EST

Mayor Urges State Lawmakers to Approve PawSox Stadium Deal

Mayor Urges State Lawmakers to Approve PawSox Stadium Deal

Pawtucket's mayor is warning that losing the city's beloved Red Sox minor league team to Worcester is a very real threat.

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 11:41 AM EST

Scientists Hope to Inject Robo-Cat With AI to Help Seniors

Scientists Hope to Inject Robo-Cat With AI to Help Seniors

Toymaker Hasbro and scientists at Brown University have received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to find ways to add artificial intelligence to Hasbro's "Joy for All" robotic cat as a way...

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 07:28 AM EST

Homicide Suspect in Custody After Standoff

Homicide Suspect in Custody After Standoff

A man is in custody following a fatal stabbing and hours-long standoff in Providence, Rhode Island.

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 03:21 PM EST

RI Statehouse Replacing Dead Christmas Tree

RI Statehouse Replacing Dead Christmas Tree

A dead Christmas tree at the Rhode Island Statehouse is being replaced.

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 04:05 PM EST

Trump Judge Pick Who Drew Ridicule After Hearing Withdraws

Trump Judge Pick Who Drew Ridicule After Hearing Withdraws

A Trump judicial nominee whose inability to answer basic legal questions at his confirmation hearing brought him widespread ridicule has withdrawn, a White House official said Monday. Matthew Petersen,...

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 09:54 AM EST

Fire at RI Church Under Investigation

Fire at RI Church Under Investigation

An early-morning fire at a Smithfield church is under investigation.

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 06:54 AM EST

Man Pulls Victim From Icy Waters at RI Marina

Man Pulls Victim From Icy Waters at RI Marina

A Rhode Island man who leapt into the bitterly cold water at a marina to rescue an elderly man is being hailed as a lifesaver.

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 12:22 PM EST

70-Year-Old Man Dies in Newport Fire

70-Year-Old Man Dies in Newport Fire

A fatal apartment fire is under investigation in Newport, Rhode Island.