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Friday, Mar 22, 2019 at 08:13 AM EDT

More Than 5 Dozen Arrested in Rhode Island Welfare Fraud Investigation

More Than 5 Dozen Arrested in Rhode Island Welfare Fraud Investigation

More than five dozen people were reportedly arrested Thursday following a massive investigation out of Rhode Island for welfare fraud. WJAR reports 62 people were arrested and warrants have been issued for...

Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 at 08:35 AM EDT

Youth Baseball Coach Pleads Guilty to Charge Involving Minor

Youth Baseball Coach Pleads Guilty to Charge Involving Minor

Rhode Island prosecutors say a youth baseball coach from Connecticut accused of soliciting a minor has pleaded guilty to charges in connection with the case. U.S. Attorney Aaron Weisman says 33-year-old...

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 at 09:38 AM EDT

R.I. Woman Convicted in Fatal Crash Arrested for Repeat DUI

R.I. Woman Convicted in Fatal Crash Arrested for Repeat DUI

A Rhode Island woman convicted of drunken driving in a 2005 crash that killed two elderly sisters is back behind bars after allegedly violating probation by driving under the influence again. A judge on Monday...

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 at 08:51 AM EDT

RI Lawmaker Proposes Banning Balloon Releases

RI Lawmaker Proposes Banning Balloon Releases

A Rhode Island lawmaker has introduced a bill that would ban the release of balloons statewide. State Rep. Susan Donovan tells the Providence Journal balloons are an "environmental hazard" that sea life and...

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 at 06:37 AM EDT

RI Man Hits Friend With Crowbar at Hospital: Police

RI Man Hits Friend With Crowbar at Hospital: Police

Police in Rhode Island say a man attacked his friend with a crowbar after a night of drinking then later brought the same crowbar to a hospital where the friend was recovering and struck him again. West Warwick...

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 at 08:30 AM EDT

Judge Rules Against Release of Internal Police Reports

Judge Rules Against Release of Internal Police Reports

A judge has ruled against a Rhode Island man's attempt to get immediate access to police internal affairs reports. The Providence Journal reports the judge said in her ruling Monday that she would likely...

Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 05:16 PM EDT

Woman Sues Hospital She Says Stored Frozen Embryo for Years

Woman Sues Hospital She Says Stored Frozen Embryo for Years

A Massachusetts woman has filed a lawsuit against a Rhode Island hospital she says froze her embryo and kept it in storage for 13 years without her knowledge. The Providence Journal reports that Marisa...

Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 08:33 AM EDT

Firefighters Rescue 2 Girls Who Got Stranded Out on RI Bay

Firefighters Rescue 2 Girls Who Got Stranded Out on RI Bay

Rhode Island firefighters say they rescued two girls who got stranded in a bay over the weekend.

Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 at 07:57 PM EDT

New Bill Would Require Suicide Prevention Training in School

New Bill Would Require Suicide Prevention Training in School

Rhode Island lawmakers are considering a bill that would require suicide prevention training for public school personnel. The bill would require school districts to adopt suicide prevention policies and...

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 11:55 AM EDT

RI Police Department Offers Free Rides for St. Patrick's Day

RI Police Department Offers Free Rides for St. Patrick's Day

A Rhode Island police department is offering free rides on the weekend of St. Patrick's Day to ensure people have a safe holiday. For the fifth year in a row, the Warwick Police Department is rolling out its...

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