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Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 at 11:10 AM EST

Stolen Dunkin' Donuts Card Leads Police to Suspected Thief

Stolen Dunkin' Donuts Card Leads Police to Suspected Thief

Police in Rhode Island say a stolen Dunkin' Donuts card led them to a suspect now charged with eight counts of larceny and two counts of vandalism. Scituate police say they began receiving reports of vehicles...

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 at 10:34 PM EST

RI Voters Re-Elect Gov. Raimondo, Sen. Whitehouse

RI Voters Re-Elect Gov. Raimondo, Sen. Whitehouse

Democratic U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island won his re-election bid Tuesday. The Associated Press projected Whitehouse as the winner of his race against Republican Bob Flanders.

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 at 11:40 AM EST

Providence Establishes Tax on Vacant, Abandoned Properties

Providence Establishes Tax on Vacant, Abandoned Properties

Providence city officials say they have established a tax on vacant and abandoned properties citywide. Democratic Mayor Jorge Elorza's office made the announcement Monday, saying the non-utilization tax will be...

Monday, Nov 5, 2018 at 06:26 AM EST

New England Forests Devastated by Invasive Caterpillars

New England Forests Devastated by Invasive Caterpillars

Gypsy moth caterpillars are having a devastating effect on southern New England forests. The Providence Journal reports more than one million acres of forest in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have...

Sunday, Nov 4, 2018 at 09:33 PM EST

Incumbent Congressmen Face GOP Challengers on Election Day

Incumbent Congressmen Face GOP Challengers on Election Day

Rhode Island's representatives in the U.S. House say they're asking voters for another term so they can continue to fight for the state.

Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 at 04:11 PM EDT

Rollover Accident Turns Fatal as 2 Ejected From Vehicle

Rollover Accident Turns Fatal as 2 Ejected From Vehicle

A Massachusetts man has been killed and a woman injured in a rollover accident on Interstate 95.

Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 at 05:59 PM EDT

Providence Nightclub Shut Down After Overnight Shooting

Providence Nightclub Shut Down After Overnight Shooting

Providence Police have shut down a city bar after shots were fired inside. Police say someone shot into the ceiling of the Art Bar on Chestnut Street at about 2 a.m. on Saturday.

Friday, Nov 2, 2018 at 05:52 PM EDT

Convicted Child Rapist Arrested in RI Over Marriage License

Convicted Child Rapist Arrested in RI Over Marriage License

A convicted child rapist whose residency in Rhode Island has caused controversy has reportedly been arrested. Law enforcement sources told WJAR that Richard Gardner will be charged with two misdemeanors...

Friday, Nov 2, 2018 at 12:13 PM EDT

2 Charged in Scheme to Skim Thousands of Credit Card Numbers

2 Charged in Scheme to Skim Thousands of Credit Card Numbers

Prosecutors say two men have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Rhode Island on charges they stole thousands of credit card numbers and personal identifying information.

Friday, Nov 2, 2018 at 10:46 AM EDT

RI Gubernatorial Candidates Trade Barbs in Final Debate

RI Gubernatorial Candidates Trade Barbs in Final Debate

The candidates in the running for Rhode Island's governorship traded barbs and accused each other of lying in their last televised debate. The Providence Journal reports the hour-long debate that aired live on...

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