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Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 01:49 PM EST

Lawyer Who Struggled at Hearing to Become Judge Goes Viral

Lawyer Who Struggled at Hearing to Become Judge Goes Viral

A lawyer nominated by President Donald Trump to be a federal judge has become an internet sensation after having difficulty answering basic legal questions.

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 at 01:08 PM EST

Police Seek Man Who Threatened Officers With Chainsaw

Police Seek Man Who Threatened Officers With Chainsaw

Police are seeking a suspect they allege threatened several officers with a running chainsaw after a fight.

Monday, Dec 11, 2017 at 12:41 PM EST

Former Pro BMX Rider Kevin 'K-Rob' Robinson dies at age 45

Former Pro BMX Rider Kevin 'K-Rob' Robinson dies at age 45

A former professional BMX rider who set a world record for the longest power-assisted bicycle backflip has died.

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 02:05 PM EST

Brown Probing Alleged Hazing in Men's Swim and Dive Team

Brown Probing Alleged Hazing in Men's Swim and Dive Team

Brown University is investigating alleged hazing by the men's varsity swimming and diving team.

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 03:55 PM EST

Police: Man Stabbed Officer Multiple Times During Arrest

Police: Man Stabbed Officer Multiple Times During Arrest

A Rhode Island man is facing several charges after police say he stabbed an officer multiple times in his bulletproof vest.

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 06:28 AM EST

Brown University Confirms 4 Students Contracted the Mumps

Brown University Confirms 4 Students Contracted the Mumps

Officials at Brown University have confirmed four students have contracted the mumps.

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 at 08:37 AM EST

Jay Leno Buys $13.5M Mansion in Rhode Island

Jay Leno Buys $13.5M Mansion in Rhode Island

Former "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno and his wife have purchased an oceanfront estate in Newport, Rhode Island.

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 at 06:13 AM EST

PD: Woman Purposely Dropped Child to 'Teach Her a Lesson'

PD: Woman Purposely Dropped Child to 'Teach Her a Lesson'

A Rhode Island woman is facing charges after police say she purposely dropped her child, breaking the child's arm, to "teach her a lesson."

Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 02:23 PM EST

68-Year-Old Stabbed in Robbery; 2 Suspects Sought

68-Year-Old Stabbed in Robbery; 2 Suspects Sought

Rhode Island police are searching for two suspects in connection with two liquor store robberies that left a 68-year-old customer injured.

Friday, Dec 1, 2017 at 08:39 AM EST

RI Hospital Ordered to Stop Performing Surgeries

RI Hospital Ordered to Stop Performing Surgeries

Rhode Island health officials have ordered Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket to stop admitting new patients, serving emergency patients and performing surgery.