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Monday, Sep 16, 2019 at 01:12 PM EDT

URI Gets $35M Gift, Largest in School History

URI Gets $35M Gift, Largest in School History

The University of Rhode Island is getting a $35 million gift from former CVS president and CEO Thomas Ryan and his wife, Cathy, the largest private contribution in the school's history. The gift announced...

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 at 11:17 AM EDT

Young Girl Accidentally Shot by Neighbor Cleaning Shotgun

Young Girl Accidentally Shot by Neighbor Cleaning Shotgun

Police say a 4-year-old girl was accidentally shot in her bed by an upstairs neighbor cleaning his shotgun in Rhode Island. Providence Police say 22-year-old Lisandro Vicario Rodriguez was cleaning the shotgun...

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 01:38 PM EDT

RI Music Teacher Facing Child Pornography Charge

RI Music Teacher Facing Child Pornography Charge

Rhode Island State Police have arrested an elementary school music teacher on a child pornography charge. Anthony Martin was held on $5,000 bond at a court appearance Thursday. He did not enter a plea and...

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 11:22 AM EDT

2 Men Stabbed in Neck, Torso Outside Warwick, RI Bar

2 Men Stabbed in Neck, Torso Outside Warwick, RI Bar

Police say five people are facing charges in connection with a double stabbing outside a Rhode Island bar. Officers responding to the All Stars Bar and Grill in Warwick at about 1:15 a.m. Wednesday found the...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 10:47 AM EDT

Dog Killed, At Least a Dozen Displaced in RI House Fire

Dog Killed, At Least a Dozen Displaced in RI House Fire

At least a dozen people are without a home and a dog was killed early Wednesday as a result of a roaring four-alarm fire in a multi-family home in Rhode Island. WJAR reports the blaze was reported sometime...

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 11:53 AM EDT

License Board Proposes 24 Hour Nightclub District in RI

License Board Proposes 24 Hour Nightclub District in RI

A Providence official is proposing a 24-hour nightlife district to concentrate the capital city's nightlife in a manageable area outside of residential neighborhoods. Board of Licenses Chairman Dylan Conley...

Monday, Sep 9, 2019 at 04:12 PM EDT

Person Dies of EEE in Rhode Island for First Time Since 2007

Person Dies of EEE in Rhode Island for First Time Since 2007

A person has died from eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, on Sunday in Rhode Island, state officials announced Monday. It's the state's first EEE death in over a decade. The patient, a West Warwick resident...

Monday, Sep 9, 2019 at 01:44 PM EDT

Brown University Official Suspended Amid Epstein Gift Probe

Brown University Official Suspended Amid Epstein Gift Probe

Brown University has placed a fundraising director on administrative leave following a report that accused him of participating in covering up disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein's connections to the Massachuse...

Monday, Sep 9, 2019 at 12:48 PM EDT

Debate Ignites After Providence Mayor Brings 1-Year-Old to Work

Debate Ignites After Providence Mayor Brings 1-Year-Old to Work

The Providence mayor has not been shy about bringing his baby to work, and in doing so has ignited a debate about the role of children in the workplace. Jorge Elorza has taken baby Omar to events ranging...

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019 at 01:17 PM EDT

Mobile Sports Betting Application Launched in Rhode Island

Mobile Sports Betting Application Launched in Rhode Island

Rhode Island launched mobile sports betting at one casino and plans to add it to a second casino next week. The mobile application launched Wednesday at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, according to the state...

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