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Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 11:54 AM EDT

Fourteen-Year-Old Boy Brought Gun to School

Fourteen-Year-Old Boy Brought Gun to School

Police in Rhode Island say a 14-year-old boy brought a gun to his high school. Authorities say a staff member at Woonsocket High School notified a school resource officer that someone spotted the student with...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 11:29 AM EDT

Sailing Hall of Fame Sailing for RI, Will Leave Maryland

Sailing Hall of Fame Sailing for RI, Will Leave Maryland

The National Sailing Hall of Fame will officially leave Maryland for Rhode Island, barring any last-minute discoveries.

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 11:48 PM EDT

Residents Angry Convicted Child Rapist Living in Providence

Residents Angry Convicted Child Rapist Living in Providence

A man convicted of kidnapping and raping young boys in Massachusetts and Rhode Island back in the 80s was released from prison Thursday. Richard Gardner had no comment as he was released from custody Thursday...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 06:12 AM EDT

Stop & Shop Agrees to Better Comply With Disabilities Act

Stop & Shop Agrees to Better Comply With Disabilities Act

Federal authorities have reached an agreement with Stop & Shop supermarkets to make checkout aisles in the chain's more than 400 stores more accessible to the disabled to comply with federal law.

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 12:12 PM EDT

Firefighters File Grievance Over Unused Sick Pay

Firefighters File Grievance Over Unused Sick Pay

A Rhode Island city has entered a legal dispute with its firefighters over unused sick time. Michael Carreiro, spokesman for the Warwick firefighters union, tells The Providence Journal firefighters filed a...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 09:21 AM EDT

Sister: Apologize for Using Brother's Death in RI Gov. Race

Sister: Apologize for Using Brother's Death in RI Gov. Race

The sister of a man killed in a 1989 car crash involving a Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate says one of his political rivals should publicly apologize for bringing up the crash in the campaign.

Monday, Oct 15, 2018 at 04:24 PM EDT

Judge Sides with Lawmaker Asking About Google Money

Judge Sides with Lawmaker Asking About Google Money

The American Civil Liberties Union says a judge has ordered the attorney general to waive thousands of dollars in fees for documents related to how the state is spending $50 million forfeited by Google.

Monday, Oct 15, 2018 at 11:56 AM EDT

Providence, RI Police Investigate Weekend Shooting of Teen

Providence, RI Police Investigate Weekend Shooting of Teen

Police in Providence are investigating a weekend shooting that landed a 19-year-old man in the hospital.

Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 at 03:33 PM EDT

Strike Over, Providence School Bus Drivers Head Back to Work

Strike Over, Providence School Bus Drivers Head Back to Work

The school bus strike that disrupted travel for thousands of schoolchildren in Providence has officially ended. School bus drivers will return to work on Monday after voting to approve a new contract Saturday...

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 06:59 PM EDT

Police: Providence Man Growing 100s of Pot Plants in Home

Police: Providence Man Growing 100s of Pot Plants in Home

Rhode Island State Police have arrested a Providence man they say had hundreds of marijuana plants and a gun in his home. State police executed a search warrant on the home of 31-year-old Anthony Patti on...

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