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Monday, May 21, 2018 at 02:08 PM EDT

Police: Patient Takes Ambulance on 40-Mile Joyride

Police: Patient Takes Ambulance on 40-Mile Joyride

Police say a patient stole a city-owned ambulance from outside a Rhode Island hospital and took it on a 40-mile joyride before being stopped in Connecticut.

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 05:07 PM EDT

Hasbro Trademarks Play-doh's Scent: Sweet, Slightly Musky

Hasbro Trademarks Play-doh's Scent: Sweet, Slightly Musky

Hasbro has trademarked the scent of Play-doh. The toy company on Friday announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has recognized Play-doh's distinctive smell with a registered trademark,...

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 11:11 AM EDT

'Red Flag' Bill, Bump Stock Ban Clear Another Hurdle in R.I.

'Red Flag' Bill, Bump Stock Ban Clear Another Hurdle in R.I.

Measures to ban bump stocks and implement a statewide "red flag" policy in Rhode Island are one step closer to becoming law.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 08:33 AM EDT

Driver's License Services Resume at RI DMV After Tech Glitch

Driver's License Services Resume at RI DMV After Tech Glitch

The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles says driver's license services are back up and running after a technical problem was resolved.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10:38 AM EDT

Animal Briefly Escapes Enclosure at Roger Williams Park Zoo

Animal Briefly Escapes Enclosure at Roger Williams Park Zoo

An 800-pound animal described as a "goat-antelope" that escaped its enclosure at a Rhode Island zoo was back in by the time the zoo opened for visitors.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 09:54 AM EDT

City to Offer Partial Refunds in Speed Camera Settlement

City to Offer Partial Refunds in Speed Camera Settlement

The city of Providence will offer partial refunds and reduced fines to thousands of people ticketed for speeding in order to settle a lawsuit over the city's use of portable speed cameras.

Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 02:37 PM EDT

Police: 2 Wrong-Way Drivers Arrested in Rhode Island

Police: 2 Wrong-Way Drivers Arrested in Rhode Island

Two drivers arrested after separate crashes on highway, facing DUI charges

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 02:39 PM EDT

Police: RI Man Stole Running Vehicle With 2 Kids Inside

Police: RI Man Stole Running Vehicle With 2 Kids Inside

Rhode Island police are looking for a man they say stole a vehicle with two young children inside it.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 11:33 AM EDT

Records: RI Officer Lied to Get Girlfriend Public Housing

Records: RI Officer Lied to Get Girlfriend Public Housing

Newly released court records indicate that a Rhode Island police lieutenant is under investigation for allegedly lying to help his girlfriend get public housing when she wasn't eligible, and for allegedly...

Monday, May 7, 2018 at 11:16 AM EDT

Pedestrian Struck by Amtrak Train in RI

Pedestrian Struck by Amtrak Train in RI

Officials say a pedestrian was hit by an Amtrak train in Rhode Island over the weekend.