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Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 at 06:29 AM EDT

Body of Missing North Providence Woman Found

Body of Missing North Providence Woman Found

A body found in the stairwell of an apartment building in Providence on Friday has been identified as a North Providence woman who was reported missing.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 12:54 PM EDT

Neglected Dog Found With Decaying Teeth, Tumors

Neglected Dog Found With Decaying Teeth, Tumors

A $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a suspect after a dog was found with matted fur, decaying teeth and large tumors in Rhode Island.

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 08:37 AM EDT

RI Gov. Announces Funding to Cover DACA Renewal Costs

RI Gov. Announces Funding to Cover DACA Renewal Costs

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says more than $170,000 has been secured to cover the renewal fees for local recipients of a program that shields from deportation immigrants brought to the country illegally when...

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 11:48 AM EDT

Pedestrian Fatally Struck on I-95 in Rhode Island

Pedestrian Fatally Struck on I-95 in Rhode Island

A pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle on I-95 south in Providence, Rhode Island, Monday night.

Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 at 11:08 AM EDT

Police Investigating Discovery of Body in Apartment

Police Investigating Discovery of Body in Apartment

Rhode Island State Police are investigating the discovery of a body found in a Providence apartment building.

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?