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Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 01:46 PM EDT

Police Seize 1-Kilogram Brick of Fentanyl Worth $1M

Police Seize 1-Kilogram Brick of Fentanyl Worth $1M

Connecticut State Police say they seized one kilogram, or 2.2 pounds, of the powerful opioid fentanyl during a traffic stop, which officials say has a street value of $1 million.

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 12:05 PM EDT

Providence Police Dept. Temporarily Locked Down

Providence Police Dept. Temporarily Locked Down

The Providence Police Department was temporarily locked down Thursday morning as bomb squad technicians responded to the scene.

Monday, Sep 11, 2017 at 07:59 AM EDT

Deaf Association Sues RI Hospitals Over Lack of Interpreters

Deaf Association Sues RI Hospitals Over Lack of Interpreters

The Rhode Island Association of the Deaf is suing a hospital company, alleging that a lack of sign language interpreters limited the ability of doctors and nurses to communicate with deaf patients and families....

Sunday, Sep 10, 2017 at 05:28 PM EDT

New England Coast Guard Deploy for Hurricane Irma Assistance and Recovery

New England Coast Guard Deploy for Hurricane Irma Assistance and Recovery

A Newport, Rhode Island Coast Guard cutter crew and three air crews from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod deployed in support of anticipated Hurricane Irma rescue and recovery operations on Sunday.  The...

Thursday, Sep 7, 2017 at 12:11 PM EDT

URI Researcher Wants Public's Help in Finding Bobcats

URI Researcher Wants Public's Help in Finding Bobcats

Have you seen a bobcat in Rhode Island?

Thursday, Sep 7, 2017 at 11:05 AM EDT

DNC Chairman Tom Perez Named Senior Fellow at Brown

DNC Chairman Tom Perez Named Senior Fellow at Brown

Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee and former U.S. Secretary of Labor, will join his alma mater, Brown University, as a senior fellow at the school's Watson Institute for International and...

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017 at 02:26 PM EDT

Chief Wants Investigation Into Possible Steroid Trafficking

Chief Wants Investigation Into Possible Steroid Trafficking

A police chief is asking the Rhode Island State Police to investigate possible steroid use in his department after a former officer pleaded guilty to trafficking steroids and money laundering.

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017 at 05:10 AM EDT

Father Accused of Violently Shaking Infant Child

Father Accused of Violently Shaking Infant Child<br />

A Rhode Island father was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly abusing and seriously injuring his 11-week-old infant child.

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017 at 01:27 PM EDT

Body That Washed Ashore at RI State Park Identified

Body That Washed Ashore at RI State Park Identified

Rhode Island State Police say they have identified the person whose body washed ashore at a state park Sunday.

Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 at 10:01 AM EDT

State Focuses on Help for Jailed Vets Upon Release

State Focuses on Help for Jailed Vets Upon Release

Rhode Island state agencies are working together to help incarcerated veterans who will soon be released.