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Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 03:34 PM EDT

RI Lawmaker Says She's Experienced Sexual Harassment

RI Lawmaker Says She's Experienced Sexual Harassment

A Rhode Island lawmaker says a higher-ranking legislator told her sexual favors would allow her bills to go further.

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 10:19 AM EDT

Police Officer Suspended After Domestic Assault Charge

Police Officer Suspended After Domestic Assault Charge

Authorities say a Rhode Island police officer has been suspended after he was arrested and charged with domestic assault.

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:38 AM EDT

Teacher Sick Calls Close 3 Schools

Teacher Sick Calls Close 3 Schools

Three public elementary schools in Warwick, Rhode Island, were closed on Monday.

Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 at 02:13 PM EDT

Brown Sues to Block Sale of JFK Jr.'s College Application

Brown Sues to Block Sale of JFK Jr.'s College Application

Brown University has gone to court to try to block the sale of the college application for John F. Kennedy Jr., which the school says was stolen. The lawsuit filed Friday in California asks the court to bar the...

Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 at 09:12 AM EDT

2 Arrested, 1 Injured in RI Officer-Involved Shooting

2 Arrested, 1 Injured in RI Officer-Involved Shooting

Two suspects are in custody in connection to an officer-involved shooting in Providence, Rhode Island early Saturday morning.

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 02:14 PM EDT

Brown: JFK Jr. College Application Up for Sale Stolen

Brown: JFK Jr. College Application Up for Sale Stolen

Brown University says the college application of John F. Kennedy Jr. that is now up for auction was stolen, and it wants the documents back.

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 11:34 AM EDT

Lawmakers Considering PawSox Stadium Ask About Team Finances

Lawmakers Considering PawSox Stadium Ask About Team Finances

Rhode Island lawmakers looking at a proposal to build an $83 million stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox have asked team Chairman Larry Lucchino for details on the team's finances.

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 05:30 AM EDT

Teachers Vote 'No Confidence' in School Administrators

Teachers Vote 'No Confidence' in School Administrators

A Rhode Island teachers' union has cast a unanimous vote of "no confidence" with school administrators.

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 at 06:33 PM EDT

This Senator is Donating Weinstein's Campaign Contribution

This Senator is Donating Weinstein's Campaign Contribution

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is donating a campaign contribution from disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein to a nonprofit in Providence that aides victims of sexual abuse.

Monday, Oct 9, 2017 at 04:44 PM EDT

Columbus Statues Vandalized in RI, Conn.

Columbus Statues Vandalized in RI, Conn.

A statue of Christopher Columbus in Rhode Island was found defaced Monday in another incident involving vandalism of statues of the Italian explorer in New England on Columbus Day.