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Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 11:11 AM EDT

Malnourished Dog Found Roaming in Rhode Island Euthanized

Malnourished Dog Found Roaming in Rhode Island Euthanized

Police are investigating how a severely malnourished dog that later had to be euthanized ended up wandering the streets of Coventry. Police say neighbors reported seeing the dog at about 10:45 p.m. Saturday.

Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 10:54 AM EDT

1 Dead After Crash Involving Landscaping Truck, 2 Cars

1 Dead After Crash Involving Landscaping Truck, 2 Cars

Police say an early morning crash involving a landscaping company's dump truck and two cars has left one person dead. The crash in Providence occurred at about 12:30 a.m. Monday.

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 at 03:46 PM EDT

Two Hurt, Abandoned Rhode Island Industrial Building Burns

Two Hurt, Abandoned Rhode Island Industrial Building Burns

Police in Rhode Island responding to reports of a man who had lit himself on fire later found a nearby abandoned industrial building on fire.

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 at 02:51 PM EDT

Gun Task Force Calls for Magazine Limits, Age Increases

Gun Task Force Calls for Magazine Limits, Age Increases

A Rhode Island task force formed to study the state's gun laws has released a series of recommendations, including a ban on high-capacity magazines and raising the age to buy long guns from 18 to 21.

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 at 05:59 AM EDT

Student Attendance Drops as R.I Bus Driver Strike Continues

Student Attendance Drops as R.I Bus Driver Strike Continues

Attendance has dropped at Providence schools as a city-wide bus driver strike heads into its sixth day.

Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 at 04:50 PM EDT

Police: RI Candidates for Gov., AG Had 48 Pounds of Pot

Police: RI Candidates for Gov., AG Had 48 Pounds of Pot

A Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate has been arrested, allegedly with 48 pounds of illegal pot. State police arrested Compassion Party candidate Anne Armstrong on Thursday, along with the party's attorney...

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 08:45 AM EDT

R.I. Baby-Sitter to Serve 7 Years on Child Abuse Charges

R.I. Baby-Sitter to Serve 7 Years on Child Abuse Charges

A Rhode Island man has pleaded no contest to abusing a 5-month-old baby.

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 07:00 AM EDT

New Stats Released About Free R.I. College Tuition Program

New Stats Released About Free R.I. College Tuition Program

About 40 percent of students who received free college tuition in the first year of a new program in Rhode Island have earned the scholarship for a second year.

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 08:09 AM EDT

RI City Board Orders Closure of Nightclub After Shooting

RI City Board Orders Closure of Nightclub After Shooting

The Providence Board of Licenses has ordered a city nightclub to remain closed until at least next week while police investigate a shooting.

Monday, Oct 1, 2018 at 03:42 PM EDT

Deaths Inside Rhode Island Home Called a Murder-Suicide

Deaths Inside Rhode Island Home Called a Murder-Suicide

Police are now calling the deaths of a man and woman found shot inside a Rhode Island home a murder-suicide.

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