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Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 at 06:47 PM EST

Sprinkler Tax Incentive Declared on Anniversary of Club Fire

Sprinkler Tax Incentive Declared on Anniversary of Club Fire

Survivors of The Station nightclub fire will announce an initiative aimed at saving lives on Tuesday's 15th anniversary of the tragedy.

Monday, Feb 19, 2018 at 09:53 PM EST

RI Senator Charged With Extorting Sex

RI Senator Charged With Extorting Sex

An unsealed grand jury indictment accuses a Republican state senator of extorting sex from a page in the Rhode Island Senate page program.

Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 at 12:58 AM EST

Police Pull Body Out of Providence River

Police Pull Body Out of Providence River

Report: Police are working to identify the body of man taken out of river Saturday.

Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 at 03:15 PM EST

RI Nightclub Fire Ceremony Postponed for Snow

RI Nightclub Fire Ceremony Postponed for Snow

A ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of West Warwick fire that killed 100 people postponed until May 20th.

Friday, Feb 16, 2018 at 04:22 PM EST

RI State Senator Arrested, Charged with Voyeurism

RI State Senator Arrested, Charged with Voyeurism

Rhode Island senator Nick Kettle was arrested Friday afternoon, according to law enforcement sources. Charges against Kettle include video voyeurism and extortion.

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018 at 09:47 AM EST

Ex-RI Speaker Fox Released From Home Confinement

Ex-RI Speaker Fox Released From Home Confinement

Former Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox has completed the home confinement portion of his sentence for a 2015 corruption conviction.

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018 at 07:23 AM EST

Woman Arrested in Connection With Neglected Cat

Woman Arrested in Connection With Neglected Cat

Rhode Island police have made an arrest in connection with a cat that was found outside with its fur frozen to the inside of a cardboard box.

Monday, Feb 12, 2018 at 02:38 PM EST

Rhode Island GOP Files Ethics Complaint Against Raimondo

Rhode Island GOP Files Ethics Complaint Against Raimondo

The chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Party has filed an ethics complaint against Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo for striking a fundraising deal with a local Democratic group, the head of which was a state...

Monday, Feb 12, 2018 at 02:33 PM EST

Previous Assault Allegation for Ex-Teacher Accused of Rape

Previous Assault Allegation for Ex-Teacher Accused of Rape

A new report says a former teacher accused of raping and sexually abusing girls at a private school in Rhode Island was accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old student at a prestigious Virginia girls'...

Monday, Feb 12, 2018 at 10:48 AM EST

Officials: Cleaning Solution May Have Tainted Fresh Kiwi

Officials: Cleaning Solution May Have Tainted Fresh Kiwi

Rhode Island health officials say a cleaning solution may have contributed to the physical reactions several students across the state experienced after eating kiwi fruit.