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Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 at 11:42 AM EST

Officials to Review Strip Club Closure After New Year

Officials to Review Strip Club Closure After New Year

A well-known New England strip club that was shut down following a prostitution investigation will likely stay closed until after the new year. The Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation previously...

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 at 10:41 AM EST

Police Investigating Fatal Shooting in Providence, RI

Police Investigating Fatal Shooting in Providence, RI

A man was fatally shot Wednesday morning in Providence, Rhode Island, according to police. Police responded to Fountain Street, where a man in his 30s was killed. Photos at the scene showed multiple units...

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 at 06:36 AM EST

2 RI Lawmakers Push for Bill to Protect Abortion Rights

2 RI Lawmakers Push for Bill to Protect Abortion Rights

Two state lawmakers say they'll once again try to pass legislation codifying the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade's abortion protections into Rhode Island law. Democratic state Sen. Gayle Goldin and...

Tuesday, Dec 25, 2018 at 09:52 AM EST

Providence, RI Bus Fire Deemed Accidental: Officials

Providence, RI Bus Fire Deemed Accidental: Officials

Officials have ruled a fire that torched several school buses in Providence as accidental. Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare said Monday investigators have determined the Oct. 11 fire was caused...

Tuesday, Dec 25, 2018 at 09:41 AM EST

Shut Down Strip Club Hosts Toy Drive for Employees' Children

Shut Down Strip Club Hosts Toy Drive for Employees' Children

The owners of a well-known New England strip club that was shut down following a prostitution investigation have hosted a Christmas toy drive for their workers' children.

Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 at 10:27 AM EST

Incoming City Councilor Says Strip Club Closure Costing Jobs

Incoming City Councilor Says Strip Club Closure Costing Jobs

An incoming member of the Providence City Council says she wants to help the 200 people left jobless when a city board revoked the license of the Foxy Lady, New England's oldest and most well-known strip club.

Friday, Dec 21, 2018 at 04:38 AM EST

Police Identify Worker Killed as 53-Year-Old Father of 3

Police Identify Worker Killed as 53-Year-Old Father of 3

Police have identified a Rhode Island town employee who was killed on the job as a 53-year-old father of three.

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 at 01:34 PM EST

Police: Assault Rifle Seized After Student Made Threat

Police: Assault Rifle Seized After Student Made Threat

Providence police say they have seized a semiautomatic rifle from the home of a high school student who made an online threat. Police say they met with the teenager and his guardians Wednesday morning after...

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 at 07:51 PM EST

Board Votes to Shut Down Foxy Lady Strip Club for Good

Board Votes to Shut Down Foxy Lady Strip Club for Good

The licensing board in Providence has voted to shutter a well-known adult entertainment club after three dancers were arrested for allegedly offering to perform sex acts. The Providence Board of Licenses voted...

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 at 04:11 PM EST

4 Rhode Island Family Members Arrested on Drug Charges

4 Rhode Island Family Members Arrested on Drug Charges

Responders used explosives to get inside a Rhode Island home where four family members were arrested on drug charges. Police in Woonsocket say 59-year-old Diane Martini, 55-year-old Ernest Brochu, and their...

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