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Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 10:30 AM EDT

Rhode Island Plans to Burn Ship to Protest Boston Tea Party

Rhode Island Plans to Burn Ship to Protest Boston Tea Party<br />

Rhode Islanders feel slighted that Bostonians get all the glory for helping spark the American Revolution with the Boston Tea Party. After all, more than a year before any tea was tossed, Rhode Island colonists...

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 at 04:29 PM EDT

I-95 Lane Closures to Cause 'Major Traffic Delays' Wednesday

I-95 Lane Closures to Cause 'Major Traffic Delays' Wednesday

Rhode Island is warning there will likely be "major traffic delays" on Interstate 95 in Warwick and Cranston because of a construction project. Several northbound lanes between Exits 14 and 16 will close...

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 at 11:01 AM EDT

Police Seek Man Who Attacked Pregnant Woman in Home Invasion

Police Seek Man Who Attacked Pregnant Woman in Home Invasion

Police are searching for the suspect who allegedly attacked a pregnant woman and her young son at their Coventry, Rhode Island home Monday afternoon.

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 at 02:01 PM EDT

RI Man Charged With Exposing Self to Teens in Mass. Target

RI Man Charged With Exposing Self to Teens in Mass. Target

A Rhode Island man has been arrested and charged with exposing himself to three teenage girls earlier this year at a Target store in Seekonk, Massachusetts.

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 at 07:49 AM EDT

RI Police Search for Owner After Dog Bites Woman in Face

RI Police Search for Owner After Dog Bites Woman in Face

Police in Warwick, Rhode Island are searching for a woman who ran away when her dog bit another woman in the face.

Monday, Jun 4, 2018 at 11:22 AM EDT

2 Weekend Prison Deaths Under Investigation in RI

2 Weekend Prison Deaths Under Investigation in RI

Rhode Island prisons officials are investigating two weekend deaths at the state prison in Cranston.

Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 at 04:53 PM EDT

Police Investigating 3 Robberies in Providence

Police Investigating 3 Robberies in Providence

Authorities in Providence are investigating three robberies in the span of a few hours in the city.

Friday, Jun 1, 2018 at 10:27 AM EDT

Calls for Fire Chairman to Resign Amid Molestation Charge

Calls for Fire Chairman to Resign Amid Molestation Charge

Several lawmakers have called for a Rhode Island man charged with molesting a patient with dementia at an assisted-living center to step down as the town's fire district chairman.

Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 11:35 AM EDT

New Offshore Wind Farm Project Will Dwarf Nation's 1st One

New Offshore Wind Farm Project Will Dwarf Nation's 1st One

A Rhode Island company is going to build a wind farm that will be 10 times the size of the nation's first offshore wind farm.

Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 08:57 AM EDT

Spike in Drug Overdoses Prompts Alert by RI Health Officials

Spike in Drug Overdoses Prompts Alert by RI Health Officials

Rhode Island's Department of Health has issued an alert of an increase in the number of drug overdoses statewide.