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Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

Man Calls 911 From Police Cruiser to Complain About Officer

Man Calls 911 From Police Cruiser to Complain About Officer

Rhode Island police say a man called 911 from the back of a cruiser to complain about an officer who volunteered to give him a ride.

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

Rhode Island Closer to Renaming T.F. Green Airport

Rhode Island Closer to Renaming T.F. Green Airport

An effort to rename Rhode Island's main airport has moved closer to becoming law.

Monday, Jun 11, 2018

Annual Police Roadcheck Sees Close to 800 Violations

Annual Police Roadcheck Sees Close to 800 Violations

Rhode Island State Police say their annual roadcheck operation netted close to 800 violations over a three-day period.

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018

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...

Monday, Jun 4, 2018

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.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

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.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Police: Man Allegedly Drove Drunk Doing 100 MPH With Kid

Police: Man Allegedly Drove Drunk Doing 100 MPH With Kid

Police say they arrested a Rhode Island man for driving under the influence while going more than 100 mph with a toddler in the backseat.

Friday, May 18, 2018

'Red Flag' Bill, Bump Stock Ban Clear Another Hurdle in R.I.

'Red Flag' Bill, Bump Stock Ban Clear Another Hurdle in R.I.

Measures to ban bump stocks and implement a statewide "red flag" policy in Rhode Island are one step closer to becoming law.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Driver's License Services Resume at RI DMV After Tech Glitch

Driver's License Services Resume at RI DMV After Tech Glitch

The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles says driver's license services are back up and running after a technical problem was resolved.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

City to Offer Partial Refunds in Speed Camera Settlement

City to Offer Partial Refunds in Speed Camera Settlement

The city of Providence will offer partial refunds and reduced fines to thousands of people ticketed for speeding in order to settle a lawsuit over the city's use of portable speed cameras.