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Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018 at 12:34 PM EST

Retired Boxer Vinny Paz Wanted for Alleged Assault on Man

Retired Boxer Vinny Paz Wanted for Alleged Assault on Man

Police in Rhode Island are searching for retired boxing champ Vinny Paz following an alleged assault late Monday night in Providence.

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 08:00 AM EST

Man Charged With Trafficking Over 100 Pounds of Marijuana

Man Charged With Trafficking Over 100 Pounds of Marijuana

Police in Massachusetts have arrested a Rhode Island man they say showed up at a shipping company in a brand-new pickup truck he had paid cash for to claim two crates that contained 112 pounds of marijuana.

Friday, Dec 22, 2017 at 02:17 PM EST

Fire Heavily Damages RI Breakfast Spot

Fire Heavily Damages RI Breakfast Spot

A fire early Friday morning severely damaged a Rhode Island breakfast spot.

Friday, Dec 22, 2017 at 09:04 AM EST

Students Use 3-D Printer to Build Prosthetic Arm for Boy

Students Use 3-D Printer to Build Prosthetic Arm for Boy

A group of engineering students have given a 9-year-old Rhode Island boy a special Christmas gift: a prosthetic arm.

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 at 09:02 AM EST

Man Charged in RI Crime Spree Held Without Bail

Man Charged in RI Crime Spree Held Without Bail

A 28-year-old man accused of killing one person and holding another hostage in Providence has been ordered held without bail.

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.