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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 07:55 AM EDT

Man Electrocuted After Coming Into Contact With Power Line

Man Electrocuted After Coming Into Contact With Power Line

Authorities say a man has died after coming into contact with a power line in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 12:27 PM EDT

Hasbro Buying Power Rangers, Other Brands in $522M Deal

Hasbro Buying Power Rangers, Other Brands in $522M Deal

Hasbro is buying the Power Rangers and some other toy brands from Saban Properties in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $522 million.

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 10:32 AM EDT

Liquor Store Employees Hurt in Fight With Would-Be Robbers

Liquor Store Employees Hurt in Fight With Would-Be Robbers

Police say two employees of a Providence liquor store were injured when they fought off two armed and masked intruders trying to rob the shop.

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 at 08:14 AM EDT

Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Charges Involving Minor

Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Charges Involving Minor

A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to traveling to Rhode Island multiple times to have sex with a 15-year-old girl he met online.

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 at 09:19 PM EDT

Jeb Bush Calls Father 'Stronger Than an Ox,' Talks Politics

Jeb Bush Calls Father 'Stronger Than an Ox,' Talks Politics

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush talked family and politics on Wednesday at Brown University, calling his father, former President George H.W. Bush, "stronger than an ox," and admitting that he does not think...

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 at 03:19 PM EDT

Investigators: Training Records Falsified at a Naval Station

Investigators: Training Records Falsified at a Naval Station

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel says U.S. Navy employees deliberately falsified training records for first responders at a naval station in Rhode Island.

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 at 07:19 AM EDT

Police: Wanted Felon Arrested in Connection to Carjacking

Police: Wanted Felon Arrested in Connection to Carjacking

A Rhode Island man has been arrested in connection to a carjacking that took place in Boston.

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 at 01:38 PM EDT

Providence Detective Charged with Assault

Providence Detective Charged with Assault

A detective in the Providence Police Department's intelligence unit has been charged with assault.

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 at 10:19 AM EDT

RI Teen Arrested for Shooting Bus With Pellet Gun

RI Teen Arrested for Shooting Bus With Pellet Gun

School officials in Rhode Island say a teenager has been arrested for shooting the window of an elementary school bus with a pellet gun.

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 at 06:29 AM EDT

RI Lawmaker Calls Parkland Shooting Survivor 'Dummy'

RI Lawmaker Calls Parkland Shooting Survivor 'Dummy'

Rhode Island State Representative Michael Chippendale's tweet to a survivor of the Parkland High School shooting is getting national attention, according to WJAR-TV.