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Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 at 05:03 PM EDT

Mickelson Admits He Used Admissions Consultant Caught in Scandal

Mickelson Admits He Used Admissions Consultant Caught in Scandal

Phil Mickelson says he might be "more shocked than anyone" to learn that a college consulting company he has used the last three years has been accused of orchestrating a massive bribery scheme. He said he...

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 at 05:55 PM EDT

Rhode Island Lawmakers Approve Mobile Sports Betting Bill

Rhode Island Lawmakers Approve Mobile Sports Betting Bill

Rhode Island lawmakers approved a bill Tuesday to allow sports betting to move online, sending it to the governor's desk. Rhode Island is the only New England state that allows sports betting, but currently,...

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 at 06:31 AM EDT

Raimondo Aims to Build Support for Free Tuition Expansion

Raimondo Aims to Build Support for Free Tuition Expansion

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is trying to build support for her proposal to expand the state's free tuition program. The free tuition program is currently offered at the Community College of Rhode Island to...

Monday, Mar 11, 2019 at 08:43 AM EDT

Man Shot, Killed Outside Halfway House in Pawtucket

Man Shot, Killed Outside Halfway House in Pawtucket

A Rhode Island man has been shot and killed outside a halfway house in Pawtucket. The Providence Journal reports 37-year-old Napoleon Andrade was killed at around 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Police didn't identify...

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 at 10:24 PM EST

Youth Tennis Coach Arrested on Child Porn Charges in Newport

Youth Tennis Coach Arrested on Child Porn Charges in Newport

A youth tennis instructor has been arraigned on child pornography charges, Rhode Island State Police say. Thomas E. Gallagher, 75, of Newport, was arrested Friday and charged with possession of child pornograp...

Friday, Mar 8, 2019 at 09:27 AM EST

RI House Approves Bill to Protect Abortion

RI House Approves Bill to Protect Abortion

Lawmakers in the Rhode Island House of Representatives have approved a bill to enshrine abortion protections in state law. The bill was approved 44 to 30 on Thursday after about four hours of debate. It...

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019 at 05:09 PM EST

Former Catholic Chaplain Faces More Sexual Assault Charges

Former Catholic Chaplain Faces More Sexual Assault Charges

Further sexual assault charges have been filed against a former assistant Catholic chaplain who worked at a boy scout summer camp.

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019 at 07:20 AM EST

Police: Teen and Toddler Shot in Providence

Police: Teen and Toddler Shot in Providence

A teenager and a toddler were shot in a car Tuesday night in Providence, Rhode Island, according to police. Authorities said an 18-year-old male and a 2-year-old boy walked into Hasbro Children's Hospital...

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 at 05:20 AM EST

Bullet Grazes Man's Head in Pawtucket, RI

Bullet Grazes Man's Head in Pawtucket, RI

Police are investigating a shooting in Rhode Island that left a man suffering from a minor injury from a bullet that grazed his head. Pawtucket police say they received a call about at 10:50 p.m. Saturday about...

Monday, Mar 4, 2019 at 11:53 AM EST

Dog Rescued After Falling Into Icy Pond in Hope Valley, RI

Dog Rescued After Falling Into Icy Pond in Hope Valley, RI

Authorities say they were able to rescue a dog that fell through ice.

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