PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Police say a 4-year-old child found unresponsive at the bottom of a Rhode Island hotel's swimming pool remains in the hospital.
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Firefighters say an unconscious 4-year-old was pulled from a hotel pool in Rhode Island.
Firefighters responded to the Hampton Inn in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on Friday...
Massachusetts makes its play for toy maker Hasbro
BOSTON (AP) — State economic development officials in Massachusetts are considering trying to lure Rhode Island-based toy company Hasbro across the border.
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a student who sued Pawtucket public school officials, alleging they knew about a pattern of sexual harassment and molestations at...
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Police say they found more than 50 animals living in deplorable conditions at a Rhode Island home.
Pawtucket Detective Sgt. Christopher LeFort says six dogs, 12 birds,...
Ex-state senator sentenced on bank fraud and tax charges
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former state senator has been sentenced to two years in federal prison on bank fraud and tax charges.
Rhode Island's U.S. Attorney, Aaron Weisman, says 47-year-old...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two dancers at a famous Rhode Island strip club have pleaded no contest to misdemeanor prostitution charges.
The Providence Journal reports that 26-year-old Neish...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 29-year-old woman from Massachusetts has been sentenced to three life sentences in prison in connection with the shooting death of a man in Rhode Island.
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials are asking for proposals to redevelop and operate a stadium when the Pawtucket Red Sox leave.
Man wanted in fatal crash caught in Rhode Island
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man authorities say caused a fatal crash and then fled the scene has been apprehended in Rhode Island.
13 charged following probe of spas in Rhode Island
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Police in Pawtucket say more than a dozen women have been charged following an investigation of two massage parlors in the city.
Police: Driver ran over man, dragged him with car
LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Massachusetts man drove over a Rhode Island man and dragged him with his vehicle.
Lynn police say 24-year-old Ronald Allen has been charged with assault with...
Gunman in 2016 Rhode Island killing pleads guilty
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A reputed gang member has pleaded guilty to shooting a young father from Rhode Island who was found dead inside his crashed car in 2016.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — Police have arrested a specialist at a Rhode Island middle school they say sent sexually explicit photos of himself to a 13-year-old girl.
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The Pawtucket Red Sox organization says it plans to stay involved in the Rhode Island community even after its upcoming move to Worcester, Massachusetts.
Judge rules against release of internal police reports
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A judge has ruled against a Rhode Island man's attempt to get immediate access to police internal affairs reports.
The Providence Journal reports the judge said in...
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island politicians and Pawtucket residents gathered in the city over the weekend to mark the renaming of a street for a venerated social club.
Man shot, killed outside halfway house
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been shot and killed outside a halfway house in Pawtucket.
The Providence Journal reports 37-year-old Napoleon Andrade was killed at around 9:30...
Police make arrest in 2013 fatal shooting
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Police have arrested a man in connection with a 2013 fatal shooting in Rhode Island.
U.S. Marshals and Pawtucket police arrested 47-year-old Juan Gibson, of...
Bullet grazes man’s head in Pawtucket
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting in Rhode Island that left a man suffering from a minor injury from a bullet that grazed his head.
Man charged after 2 shot inside apartment
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Police in Pawtucket have charged a man in connection with a double shooting in the city.
Detective Sgt. Christopher LeFort tells the Providence Journal that a...
Senator removes political video filmed in court chambers
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Sen. Donna Nesselbush has removed a political video from her official Facebook page because it was filmed in court.
PawSox to audition singers to perform the national anthem
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The Pawtucket Red Sox are looking for people to sing the national anthem during the upcoming 2019 season.
The Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate is holding auditions from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Warwick Mall.
Singers will have about two minutes before the judges to sing the national anthem or any other song that could be performed at a baseball game.
Pawtucket prepares to launch school speed cameras
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A second Rhode Island city is planning to launch speed cameras in school zones.
Pawtucket signed a five-year contract with Sensys Gatso USA to install the cameras in December.
City officials tell WPRI-TV they have not decided how many cameras will be installed or where they will be, but they are looking at a springtime launch.
3rd person arrested in theft of Boston officer’s gun
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A third person has been arrested in connection with the theft of a Boston police officer's gun in Rhode Island.
Pawtucket police say 24-year-old Kyle Benford conspired with two Rhode Island strip club dancers to steal the weapon Feb. 2, which had been locked in his car's glove box. He was arrested over the weekend and charged with larceny and conspiracy.
Strip club dancers say officer paid them $2,500 for sex
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Police and court records say two Rhode Island strip club dancers charged with stealing a Boston police officer's gun are alleging the officer paid them $2,500 for sex.
Strip club dancers charged in theft of police officer’s gun
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Two strip club dancers have been charged with stealing a Boston police officer's handgun, prompting the department to place the officer on leave and open an internal investigation.
Police say 25-year-old Neish Rivera, 22-year-old Melissa Dacier, and the officer went to a Providence strip club before going to a hotel last Saturday.
Hasbro earnings miss expectations amid Toys R Us demise
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Hasbro returned to a profit in its fourth quarter, but the toy company's performance still fell short of Wall Street's expectations as it continues to deal with the demise of Toys R Us.
Shares fell 7.3 percent in Friday premarket trading.
Hasbro Inc., whose brands include Nerf and Power Rangers, earned $8.8 million, or 7 cents per share, for the period ended Dec. 30. A year earlier it lost $5.3 million, or 4 cents per share.
Bail denied for man charged in 2013 Warwick City Park murder
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A judge has denied bail for the person charged in the 2013 killing of a 66-year-old Rhode Island man whose body was found stuffed in a trash barrel at a park.
Warwick police on Tuesday announced that 33-year-old Michael Soares, of Pawtucket, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of John "Jack" Fay. Soares was ordered held without bail during his arraignment Wednesday morning.
Rhode Island to consider new uses for PawSox stadium
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The state of Rhode Island is looking to find new uses for the Pawtucket Red Sox stadium now that the team is moving to Worcester, Massachusetts.
Boston Red Sox equipment truck to stop in Rhode Island
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The equipment truck for the Boston Red Sox will stop in Rhode Island on its way to Florida for spring training.
The truck plans to stop Monday at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, the home of the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate.
PawSox fans are invited to welcome the truck around 1 p.m. It'll leave for Fort Myers, Florida about 45 minutes later.
AP-NORC poll: Most Americans see nation on the wrong track
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The state of the union is dark.
A large majority of Americans say they are pessimistic about the state of the country and few expect things will get better in the year ahead, according to a poll released Tuesday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research .
Suspended firefighter told police he was doing cocaine
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island firefighter has been suspended after he told police he was doing cocaine in a parking lot.
South Kingstown police say they currently have a warrant out for the arrest of Pawtucket firefighter Michael Kilmartin.
Gov. Raimondo outlines plan for universal pre-kindergarten
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo proposes spending another $10 million in the next year to reach the goal of universal pre-kindergarten statewide.
The Democratic governor's new initiative builds on an earlier promise to double the number of students reading at grade level by the end of third grade. In April, Rhode Island was one of only three states that met all of the standards set by the National Institute for Early Education Research.
Bill introduced to expand financial literacy of students
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two Rhode Island lawmakers as well as the state's general treasurer have introduced a bill to expand the teaching of personal finance in the state's public high...
First homicide victim of 2019 in Providence is identified
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence police have identified the victim of the city's first homicide of 2019.
The department on Twitter Saturday afternoon said 41-year-old Gerald Taylor, who was last known to live in Pawtucket, was shot and killed earlier at 1:30 a.m. on Andem Street.
Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact them.
Poet laureate selects poem for display on RIPTA buses
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's poet laureate has selected a Pawtucket woman's poem to be displayed on public buses.
City adding cameras to crack down on school zone speeding
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Another Rhode Island city is adopting traffic cameras to crack down on speeding.
Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien announced Friday the city north of Providence has hired Gatso-USA to add the cameras at intersections and near schools.
The Democrat said the city is embracing new technology to address problem speeding in school zones because police department resources are limited. The Massachusetts-based company will bear all costs for cameras, signs and other equipment.
Raimondo’s re-election and PawSox move topped news in 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The re-election of Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo, an announcement by the Pawtucket Red Sox that they're leaving Rhode Island, and state lawmakers' struggle to address sexual misconduct were among the top stories in the state in 2018.
Other top headlines included the political rifts that were exposed in the run-up to the November general election and the launch of sports betting.
A look back at the state's top stories of the year:
Police use cold case playing cards to try to solve crimes
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island law enforcement agencies are using special playing cards that feature victims and missing people to try to help solve cold case investigations.
The Pawtucket Police Department collaborated with the Department of Corrections to produce 5,000 cold case card decks. Each card features a photo, case details and information for reporting tips. Unsolved crimes that happened between 1947 and 2017 are featured.
Worcester council approves plan for land for PawSox stadium
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The Worcester City Council has approved a plan to expand its downtown urban revitalization area to include properties needed for a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Governor and legislative leaders discuss future of Hasbro
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor and legislative leaders say they will do everything they can to help prevent toy maker Hasbro from leaving the area.
Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello and Senate President Dominick Ruggerio met Tuesday to discuss Hasbro's future.
Pawtucket-based Hasbro Inc. employs about 1,000 area residents, but recently announced that it anticipates laying off a percentage of its worldwide workforce after poor third quarter results.
Fans invited to PawSox holiday party to see Red Sox trophies
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Four World Series trophies won by the Boston Red Sox will make a special appearance at a holiday party at McCoy Stadium.
The party is hosted by the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate. It's from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the stadium in Pawtucket.
The team says the trophies from the 2004, 2007, 2013 and 2018 Red Sox wins will be there until 1 p.m. and fans can take photos with them.
Lawsuit accuses toy maker Hasbro of misleading investors
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Pension funds are suing Hasbro Inc., alleging the toy maker misled investors about its financial health as executives sold millions of dollars of shares they held.
Rhode Island ACLU sues city police department over records
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island is suing the Pawtucket Police Department, arguing they are illegally denying requests for reports on police misconduct.
Rhode Island mayors rally to keep toy maker Hasbro in area
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Two Rhode Island mayors are calling on Gov. Gina Raimondo and state lawmakers to help prevent toy maker Hasbro from leaving the area.
Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien and Central Falls Mayor James Diossa said Wednesday that after the closure of Memorial Hospital and the loss of the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox, their cities cannot endure another major economic hit.
Incumbent mayors in Providence, other cities win re-election
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Incumbent mayors across Rhode Island have won re-election.
Democratic Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza (HOR'-hay ay-LOR'-sah) won a second term Tuesday after fending off a challenge from independent Dee Dee Witman. Elorza ran on his record, promising more improvements to the city's finances, schools and quality of life.
He has been critical of President Donald Trump's immigration policies.