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Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 at 08:29 AM EDT

Rhode Island Reservoir Shut Down Due to Toxic Algae

Rhode Island Reservoir Shut Down Due to Toxic Algae

Rhode Island officials are warning people to stay clear of the Slack Reservoir because of a potentially dangerous blue-green algae bloom.

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 at 12:56 PM EDT

TV's Judge Judy Buys $9M Newport Mansion

TV's Judge Judy Buys $9M Newport Mansion

Judy Sheindlin, best known as TV's "Judge Judy," is buying a $9 million estate in Newport, Rhode Island. Known as the "Bird House," the Newport Daily News reports the home was owned by the late Dorrance Hill...

Monday, Jul 30, 2018 at 06:49 PM EDT

Great White Shark Caught Off Rhode Island

Great White Shark Caught Off Rhode Island

A commercial fishing crew caught a 6-foot great white shark off the coast of Misquamicut Beach in Rhode Island on Sunday.

Monday, Jul 30, 2018 at 01:35 PM EDT

Conn. Man Arrested for DUI With 4-Year-Old Child in Car

Conn. Man Arrested for DUI With 4-Year-Old Child in Car

A Pomfret, Connecticut man was arrested Sunday in Rhode Island for allegedly driving under the influence with a 4-year-old child in the vehicle. At 8:20 p.m., Rhode Island State Police stopped 35-year-old...

Monday, Jul 30, 2018 at 08:49 AM EDT

Massive Blaze Destroys Rhode Island School

Massive Blaze Destroys Rhode Island School

An independent school in Richmond, Rhode Island, will be looking for a temporary location to hold classes in the upcoming school year after a massive fire gutted the building. On Sunday, about 250 firefight...

Sunday, Jul 29, 2018 at 01:42 PM EDT

RI Police Investigate Stabbing, Arrest 1

RI Police Investigate Stabbing, Arrest 1

One man has been injured in an apparent stabbing in Rhode Island.

Sunday, Jul 29, 2018 at 11:19 AM EDT

Free Parking at RI State Beaches on Governor's Bay Day

Free Parking at RI State Beaches on Governor's Bay Day

Parking at all Rhode Island state beaches will be free for the annual Governor's Bay Day.

Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 at 02:29 PM EDT

Sean Spicer 'Taken Aback' by Man's Claim He Used Racial Slur

Sean Spicer 'Taken Aback' by Man's Claim He Used Racial Slur

A publicist says ex-White House press secretary Sean Spicer was "taken aback" by the "outrageous claim" of a black man who accused Spicer of calling him a racial slur when they attended a Rhode Island prep...

Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 at 11:34 AM EDT

New England Senators Seek to Designate National Lobster Day

New England Senators Seek to Designate National Lobster Day

U.S. senators from New England want to grant the lobster another national day of celebration.

Friday, Jul 27, 2018 at 01:53 PM EDT

New Tesla Store Opening in Rhode Island Up in the Air

New Tesla Store Opening in Rhode Island Up in the Air

Plans for a new Tesla store in Rhode Island have been put on hold indefinitely. The electric car manufacturer had received permission to open a store at a former Hyundai dealership in Warwick, and the city's...