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Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 at 11:30 AM EST

Missing RI State Police K-9 Ruby Found Safe

Missing RI State Police K-9 Ruby Found Safe

A wayward search and rescue dog who was missing has been found safe, according to Rhode Island State Police. Officials said Monday that K-9 Ruby ran off near Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick earlier in...

Monday, Dec 3, 2018 at 06:14 AM EST

RI State Officials: Time to Identify Snow Disposal Sites

RI State Officials: Time to Identify Snow Disposal Sites

With winter approaching, Rhode Island environmental officials say now is the time to find snow collection sites. The Department of Environmental Management is asking businesses, community groups and government...

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 at 01:36 PM EST

Man Gets 15 Years in Prison for Two Road Rage Shootings

Man Gets 15 Years in Prison for Two Road Rage Shootings

A Rhode Island man who shot at other drivers in two separate highway road rage incidents has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 at 11:34 AM EST

Law That Punishes Dealers for Overdoses is Used for 1st Time

Law That Punishes Dealers for Overdoses is Used for 1st Time

A Massachusetts man is the first person charged under a new Rhode Island law that allows life sentences for drug dealers who sell drugs that lead to fatal overdose.

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 at 12:59 PM EST

Sports Betting to Begin at Second Casino in Rhode Island

Sports Betting to Begin at Second Casino in Rhode Island

Sports betting is coming to a second Rhode Island casino. Twin River Casino announced Friday that sports betting will launch at its Tiverton location on Monday.

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 at 10:43 PM EST

Neighbors Continue Calls for Convicted Child Rapist to Move

Neighbors Continue Calls for Convicted Child Rapist to Move

Providence residents continue to push for a convicted child rapist to move out of their neighborhood. Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare told residents Wednesday night at an emergency neighborho...

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 at 01:59 PM EST

RI Students Sue Over Right to Civics Education

RI Students Sue Over Right to Civics Education

Public school students and parents are suing Rhode Island's governor and education officials in federal court, saying the state fails to prepare young people to fully participate in civic life. The lawsuit,...

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 at 06:09 PM EST

RI Restaurant Responds to Backlash Against Anti-Trump Shirts

RI Restaurant Responds to Backlash Against Anti-Trump Shirts

A Mexican restaurant in Rhode Island is getting backlash for its sale of T-shirts that it says advocated impeaching President Donald Trump. Wendy Carr, owner of Amigos in Westerly, says the business sold shirts...

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 03:11 PM EST

RI Senate Leader Pushes for Mobile Sports Betting

RI Senate Leader Pushes for Mobile Sports Betting

The day after Rhode Island launched legalized sports betting, a top Democrat said he's looking to expand it by allowing for mobile wagering. A casino in Rhode Island became the first in New England to accept...

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 06:31 AM EST

RI ACLU Sues Pawtucket Police Over Records

RI ACLU Sues Pawtucket Police Over Records

The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island is suing the Pawtucket Police Department, arguing they are illegally denying requests for reports on police misconduct.

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