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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...

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 at 11:51 AM EST

Trump Approves Renaming RI Post Office After Fallen Soldier

Trump Approves Renaming RI Post Office After Fallen Soldier

President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law renaming a post office in a small Rhode Island community after a local native who died in Iraq. The Providence Journal reports U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced...

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 04:54 PM EST

Two Killed in Head-On Crash in Foster, State Police Say

Two Killed in Head-On Crash in Foster, State Police Say

Rhode Island State Police say two people died when a pickup truck veered into oncoming traffic and hit another truck in Rhode Island.

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 11:56 AM EST

13 Victims Identified in Nude Photo-Sharing Case

13 Victims Identified in Nude Photo-Sharing Case

Rhode Island State police say they have identified 13 victims in a nude image-sharing case involving electronics repair store employees.

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 06:43 AM EST

RI Allocates $4.1 Million in Grants From Volkswagen Settlement

RI Allocates $4.1 Million in Grants From Volkswagen Settlement

Rhode Island officials have allocated $4.1 million in grants from a settlement Volkswagen reached with federal officials over its emissions testing scandal. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced the...

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 at 06:34 AM EST

RI Gov. Says Health Care Ruling Threatens Thousands

RI Gov. Says Health Care Ruling Threatens Thousands

Gov. Gina Raimondo says a federal judge's ruling "threatens the health care of thousands" of Rhode Island residents. The Democrat on Saturday pledged to "take all steps necessary" to protect the Affordable Care...

Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 at 08:36 PM EST

Man Sentenced to Jail for Role in Drug Trafficking Operation

Man Sentenced to Jail for Role in Drug Trafficking Operation

A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to federal prison for his involvement in a drug trafficking operation. U.S. Attorney Stephen Dambruch of Rhode Island says 51-year-old Juan Valdez, of Milton, Massachuset...

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 12:37 PM EST

Providence Strip Club to Remain Closed for Several More Days

Providence Strip Club to Remain Closed for Several More Days

A well-known Rhode Island adult entertainment club will remain closed for several more days as police and city officials investigate allegations of prostitution at the site.

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 at 06:18 AM EST

RI Investigating Finances After Death of High Level Employee

RI Investigating Finances After Death of High Level Employee

Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals following the "tragic" death of a top-level employee. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo's administration will neither confirm nor...

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 08:23 AM EST

3 Charged With Prostitution at Providence, RI Adult Club

3 Charged With Prostitution at Providence, RI Adult Club

A renowned Providence adult entertainment club has been shut down after police say three employees were arrested on prostitution charges. Police on Wednesday asked the city's Board of Licenses to shut down the...

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