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Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 11:28 AM EDT

Rhode Island Governor Orders Flags Lowered for John McCain

Rhode Island Governor Orders Flags Lowered for John McCain

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has ordered flags in the state lowered to half-staff to mark the death of Sen. John McCain.

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 10:16 AM EDT

Police: Man Falls From Tree Trimming Truck, Dies

Police: Man Falls From Tree Trimming Truck, Dies

Authorities in Rhode Island say a man died over the weekend after falling from the bucket of a tree trimming truck.

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 07:58 AM EDT

R.I. Hospital to Launch Research Center on Opioids

R.I. Hospital to Launch Research Center on Opioids

Rhode Island Hospital says it has been awarded nearly $12 million to establish a research center on opioids to help fight the overdose epidemic.

Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 at 03:52 PM EDT

Pats Player Eric Decker Announces Retirement

Pats Player Eric Decker Announces Retirement

Football player Eric Decker announced his retirement on Instagram Sunday.

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 01:25 PM EDT

RI Politicians Say School Grants Shouldn't Buy Guns

RI Politicians Say School Grants Shouldn't Buy Guns

Some Rhode Island politicians are speaking out against a Trump administration plan that would allow schools to use federal funding to buy guns for teachers.

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 10:19 AM EDT

3 Hurt After 13-Year-Old Crashes Ambulance Into Ditch

3 Hurt After 13-Year-Old Crashes Ambulance Into Ditch

Three people were reportedly injured when a 13-year-old boy drove an ambulance into a ditch Thursday night in Coventry, Rhode Island. The boy was reportedly having trouble walking down Route 117 in Coventry...

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 07:42 AM EDT

New Biomedical Center to Open in Rhode Island

New Biomedical Center to Open in Rhode Island

A Rhode Island developer has announced plans for a new biomedical facility.

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 at 03:19 PM EDT

Rhode Island Wouldn't Have Matched Worcester's PawSox Deal

Rhode Island Wouldn't Have Matched Worcester's PawSox Deal

Rhode Island's governor and Pawtucket's mayor said Wednesday that it would've been irresponsible to offer the Pawtucket Red Sox a deal similar to the one Worcester made.

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 at 02:06 PM EDT

Police Seek RI Man Accused in Death of Mother's Boyfriend

Police Seek RI Man Accused in Death of Mother's Boyfriend

Rhode Island police are looking for a man they say played a role in the death of his mother's 60-year-old boyfriend.

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 at 01:57 PM EDT

RI Legislators, Sex Abuse Victims Push for New Laws

RI Legislators, Sex Abuse Victims Push for New Laws

A group of abuse victims joined a group of 20 lawmakers in calling for Rhode Island's legislative leaders to extend the time limit for filing child abuse lawsuits.

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