PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Young people have rallied at the Rhode Island statehouse in support of gun-control measures.
More than 100 people attended the event on Saturday, one year after the...
Community college in Rhode Island to open a food pantry
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A community college in Rhode Island is opening its first food pantry for its students.
The Community College of Rhode Island says the food pantry will open Monday...
Central Falls facility resumes housing ICE detainees
CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — A detention facility in Rhode Island is once again housing people detained by federal immigration authorities, a decade after a man's death there ended the...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two Rhode Island casinos now have self-service kiosks for sports betting.
Rhode Island is the only New England state that allows betting on sports.
Coach accused in admissions scheme resigns from URI job
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island says its tennis coach implicated in a college admissions scheme has resigned.
The university said in a statement Saturday that Gordon...
Rhode Island awarded $6.5M to fight opioid addiction
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has been awarded $6.5 million in federal funding to fight opioid addiction.
The state's congressional delegation announced the funding from a Substance...
Rhode Island man gets 260 years for making child porn
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been sentenced to 260 years in prison for producing child pornography involving multiple prepubescent children.
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.
Mob associate sentenced for receiving stolen goods
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island mob associate authorities say was selling stolen items out of a social club has been sent to prison.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend's new love interest has been sentenced to life in prison.
RI legislator reprimanded for making votes for colleague
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island state representative who admits he voted in the place of another legislator has been given a "letter of admonishment," but will not face further...
RI Republicans announce nominees for party chairman
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Republican lawmakers have named their top choices to become the state's next party chairman.
The Providence Journal reports that House and Senate...
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate down slightly
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State officials say Rhode Island lost 600 jobs from January to February, but the state unemployment rate dropped slightly during that period.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A GOP fundraiser and former congressional candidate from Rhode Island has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and violating campaign law for using more than $1 million of the...
Nonprofit announces plans for $15.5 million food hub
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island nonprofit has announced plans to build a $15.5 million food hub.
The Providence Journal reports that Farm Fresh RI would use the food hub to distribute...
RI hires ‘marijuana czar’ to oversee legalization effort
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has hired the "marijuana czar" to oversee an effort by lawmakers to legalize the recreational use of pot.
Dozens face charges in Rhode Island welfare fraud probe
SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police say they are charging 88 people with fraudulently obtaining welfare benefits for which they were not eligible.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In some states, one political party dominates even without a lift from gerrymandering.
The most extreme examples are Hawaii, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, all of...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Supreme Court has suspended a Providence lawyer amid allegations that he misspent his clients' money on golfing and airline flights.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo's nominee for education commissioner says she wants to focus on existing policies rather than implement drastic changes.
Judge orders men held without bail after standoff
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A judge has ordered three men accused of holding a family hostage for hours in Rhode Island held without bail.
Twenty-eight-year-old Pedro Gomez, 32-year-old Jose...
Lawmakers review proposal on marijuana legalization
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Senate Finance and Judiciary committees have held their first joint hearing on a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge has approved an agreement for Wells Fargo Securities to pay an $800,000 civil penalty to end a lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island prosecutors say a youth baseball coach from Connecticut accused of soliciting a minor has pleaded guilty to charges in connection with the case.
Las Vegas shooting survivor speaks on gun control bills
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A survivor of the 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert has spoken in support of a series of gun bills facing Rhode Island lawmakers.
Rhode Island man charged in stabbing death of father
NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man is facing homicide charges in the stabbing death of his 70-year-old father.
North Providence police say they went to the family's home at...
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Providence man arrested after alleged drug delivery
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man is facing drug charges for allegedly making a delivery of two kilograms of fentanyl as well as a smaller amount of heroin to a confidential source...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Johnson & Wales University administrator has been named president of the school's Providence campus.
Marie Bernardo-Sousa has served as senior vice president of...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit over Rhode Island's new truck tolls Tuesday, finding that the court lacks jurisdiction and the case should be brought in the state court...
Court allows lawsuit over political bias to go to trial
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Supreme Court has ruled that a former graduate student's lawsuit alleging his free-speech rights were violated over his conservative political beliefs...
CVS, Walmart among companies facing RI Medicaid tax
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Many of Rhode Island's top employers would be subjected to a proposed tax on large companies whose employees use Medicaid.
Police: Man hits friend with crowbar at hospital
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island say man attacked his friend with a crowbar after a night of drinking then later brought the same crowbar to a hospital where the friend was recovering...
Lawmaker proposes banning balloon releases
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island lawmaker has introduced a bill that would ban the release of balloons statewide.
State Rep. Susan Donovan tells the Providence Journal balloons are an...
Woman convicted in fatal crash arrested for repeat DUI
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman convicted of drunken driving in a 2005 crash that killed two elderly sisters is back behind bars after allegedly violating probation by driving under...
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the NCAA prepares for its first basketball championships since the Supreme Court allowed legal sports betting to expand, the body governing college sports remains opposed to...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Wells Fargo Securities has agreed to pay an $800,000 civil penalty to settle a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit over Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal...
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...
Lawmakers revive bill to allow elk hunting
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers have reintroduced a bill to allow elk hunting on shooting preserves.
The Providence Journal reports the bill introduced by last year's sponsor,...
Gas up 6 cents per gallon in Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Higher demand and decreasing oil stocks have helped drive up the average cost of a gallon of gas in Rhode Island 6 cents.
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has filed a lawsuit against a Rhode Island hospital she says froze her embryo and kept it in storage for 13 years without her...
Rhode Island governor selects new education commissioner
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has recommended a top official with New York's education department to lead the state's public schools.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene Monday in a fight over control of the nation's oldest synagogue and its religious bells worth millions, leaving in place a...
Firefighters rescue 2 girls who got stranded out on bay
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island firefighters say they rescued two girls who got stranded in a bay over the weekend.
Fire officials say the girls went paddling from a beach club in...
The Latest on Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament (all times local):
Betting on March Madness is starting with many gamblers throwing their weight behind Duke and...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A state lawmaker has introduced a bill to protect people from losing the value of gift cards when a business closes in Rhode Island.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For states looking to profit off the new world of legal sports betting, there's an app for that. The question for state lawmakers: Should they allow it?