NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island police say a man stole a forklift and drove it around a park, at times trying to ram police cruisers, before he got stuck and had to be forcibly removed.
Newport police say 27-year-old Ross Ahlborg, of Narragansett, took the forklift without permission at ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has approved a measure to name the post office in a small Rhode Island community after a native son who died in Iraq.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced Thursday that the full Senate approved the proposal to rename the post office in ...
Suzanne Carcieri, former Rhode Island first lady, dies
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Rhode Island first lady Suzanne Carcieri, who took a visible role during the administration of her husband, Republican Gov. Don Carcieri, died Thursday. She was 76.
“Sue was my life partner and best friend, my most trusted adviser, and the heart and soul of ...
CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The United States Mint has released a special quarter celebrating Rhode Island’s Block Island National Wildlife Refuge.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials joined mint officials for the ceremony Thursday in Charlestown.
The Block Island quarter depicts a ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s unemployment rate ticked down to 3.8 percent in October, reaching its lowest point in nearly 30 years.
Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo said Thursday it’s the lowest rate seen in Rhode Island since May 1989, and the rate has now been lower than 5 percent ...
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — Police have released the name of the tractor-trailer driver killed in a crash on Interstate 95 in Connecticut.
Authorities say 41-year-old Mayro Estrada, of Providence, Rhode Island, died Tuesday morning when the tractor-trailer he was driving went off the side of the ...
Turnpike authority proposes bike path for Pell Bridge
JAMESTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority is considering adding a bike path and an observation deck to the Pell Bridge.
Executive Director Buddy Croft
Tiny Rhode Island polling place saw 1 voter after all
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A polling place that Rhode Island elections officials initially said did not get a single voter during the midterm elections did get one voter after all.
Precinct 2807 in Providence has just 14 registered voters.
The state Board of Elections website for days ...
Large onshore wind farm expected to start operating soon
JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — An onshore wind farm that will have the most operational capacity in Rhode Island is expected to come online by the end of the year.
The Providence Journal
Bryant bench powers Bulldogs past Saint Peter’s 71-63
SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Adam Grant and SaBastian Townes each came off the bench to score 18 points and Bryant used its reserves to post its first win in three tries this season with a 71-63 win over Saint Peter’s in the home opener Wednesday night.
The Bulldogs got just 20 points total ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island dentist who failed to pay taxes on as much as $1.2 million in payments to his practice has avoided prison.
Federal prosecutors say 72-year-old Lawrence Stephenson was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation, ordered to perform 280 hours of ...
EXETER, R.I. (AP) — Changes in Rhode Island law continue to help the state’s craft beer industry grow.
WPRI-TV reports that the state Department of Business ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Democratic Party Women’s Caucus has delayed a vote to block Democratic House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello’s reappointment to his leadership post.
Brantley leads Charleston to 66-55 win over Rhode Island
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jarrell Brantley had 17 points to lead Charleston to its 18th straight home court win, beating Rhode Island, 66-55 on Tuesday night.
Charleston avenged a 68-62 loss at Rhode Island last year for the Cougars first-ever win over the Rams.
Four Cougars scored in ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who traveled to Rhode Island to have sex with a 15-year-old girl and then caused her to become a prostitute has been sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison.
Federal prosecutors in Rhode Island say 26-year-old Andy Joseph, of Brockton, Massachusetts, ...
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Senate plans to prioritize passing sexual harassment legislation in the new legislative session.
Senate spokesman Greg Pare said Tuesday the chamber will prioritize a bill to improve employee protections in workplaces throughout Rhode Island when ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island has dropped 5 cents in the past week.
AAA Northeast reported Tuesday that the decrease is the largest one-week drop this year.
AAA says its weekly price survey found self-serve, regular averaging $2.72 ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new report finds that a significant number of Rhode Island sheriffs are injured and collecting untaxed salaries, costing taxpayers more than $2 million annually.
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A community college in Rhode Island is looking to offer winter classes to help students graduate on time.
The Providence Journal reports that ...
Senator calls out Trump for canceled cemetery visit
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed has criticized President Donald Trump’s canceled visit to a World War I American military cemetery in France, saying it showed an “indifference if not disrespect” to service members.
The Providence Journal
Former president of Mexico warns of US trade policy
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former president of Mexico warned of the possible consequences of U.S. trade policy during a lecture at Brown University in Rhode Island.
The Providence Journal
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A top Rhode Island House Democrat has proposed creating a formal procedure for handling allegations of sexual harassment in the state legislature.
Rep. Chris Blazejewski, House deputy majority whip, said Monday that he’ll file legislation to require the General ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Workers in the Providence, Rhode Island area who lost their jobs when Papa Gino’s closed dozens of pizza parlors may not be out of work long.
Domino’s is hiring.
Nearly 20 Domino’s stores in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts have announced they are ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A delay in the start of sports betting in Rhode Island is costing the state millions in expected revenue.
The state budget included $23.5 million in revenue from sports betting through June 30, assuming an Oct. 1 start. Analysts recently cut that total by $12 ...
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Police: Car crashed into roof of North Providence house
NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island say a serious crash resulted in a car striking two houses in North Providence.
The North Providence Police Department says officers were dispatched to the scene just after midnight Sunday. WJAR-TV
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Most of the time, gondoliers row slowly and sing softly. It’s all very peaceful.
But for one weekend, they row like mad, scream at each other (sometimes in Italian), and it’s complete chaos.
That’s how Greg Mohr describes the U.S. Gondola Nationals, a ...
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — One person has died and two others are hospitalized after an overnight crash in Cranston.
State police say a car was heading south on Route 10 shortly after 4 a.m. on Sunday when the driver lost control, causing the vehicle to go off the road and roll over several ...
DiNucci throws 4 TD passes in James Madison’s 48-31 win
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Ben DiNucci threw for four touchdowns and ran for another and James Madison defeated Rhode Island 48-31 on Saturday.
DiNucci tossed three TD passes in the first half, two to Riley Stapleton. Tyler Gray added a pair of field goals, including one as time expired, for ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A special legislative commission is meeting to make sure adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are receiving appropriate services in Rhode Island.
The meeting is Tuesday at the state house.
The commission is evaluating the impact of “Project ...
94-year-old veteran honored for service during WWII
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A 94-year-old veteran from Rhode Island is being honored for his service in World War II more than 70 years ago.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed on Friday presented Benjamin “Benny” Carbone with medals he earned for his actions during the war.
Carbone joined the U.S. Army ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island lawmaker has filed a lawsuit against the city of Providence, claiming she was punished when she addressed suspected discrimination against a Hispanic co-worker.
The federal lawsuit filed by Democratic Sen. Ana Quezada claims Providence’s Department of ...
SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police have retrofitted cruisers with partitions a year after a man stole a police vehicle and set off a chain of events that lead to a fatal shooting on Interstate 95.
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is getting its first triage and call center for mental health and substance abuse disorders.
BH Link is a 24/7 facility for Rhode Islanders experiencing behavioral health crises and for their families and ...
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Democrats on Thursday endorsed Democratic House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello to remain in his powerful leadership post despite female lawmakers’ calls for a change.
Their caucus was Thursday night in Cranston. Mattiello received 44 votes; he needed ...
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on Rhode Island Democrats deciding whether to return Democratic House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello to his powerful leadership post (all times local):
Rhode Island Democrats have endorsed Democratic House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello to remain in ...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) _ Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd. (PANL) on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $8.3 million.
The Newport, Rhode Island-based company said it had net income of 19 cents per share.
The maritime logistics company posted revenue of $95.3 million in the ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island recovery home has received $1 million in federal funds to help former inmates.
The Providence Journal reports the Amos House received ...
EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island are searching for a suspect they say robbed a bank.
Police say the robbery happened at a BankRI branch in East Greenwich on Wednesday. Police say a man demanded money before he made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
No one was ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island elections officials say one polling place in Providence did not see a single voter during the midterm elections this week.
Miguel Nunez, deputy director at the state elections board, told The Providence Journal that Precinct 2807 has just 11 registered ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former Rhode Island police officer has pleaded guilty to sending sexually explicit pictures and videos of himself to a 15-year-old girl.
Federal prosecutors say 51-year-old Matthew Riley pleaded guilty Thursday to transfer of obscene material to a minor.
SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island say a stolen Dunkin’ Donuts card led them to a suspect now charged with eight counts of larceny and two counts of vandalism.
Scituate police say they began receiving reports of vehicles being broken into on Oct. 7. WPRI-TV
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Democrats have extended their dominance over the state House of Representatives, gaining two more seats for the start of the legislative session in January.
The number of Republicans in the 75-member House is expected to drop from 11 to nine, provided ...
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 ...
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 ...
LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — The new executive director of a Rhode Island nonprofit that helps special education students says she will do whatever it takes to keep the program afloat.
Police search for suspect in Salvation Army break-in
NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect who broke into a Rhode Island Salvation Army.
North Providence police were notified of the break-in at the store’s Smith Street location at around 9:45 p.m. Sunday.
Officers who arrived ...
A majority of voters casting midterm election ballots in Rhode Island said the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate.
As voters cast ballots for governor, U.S. Senate and members of Congress in Tuesday’s elections, AP ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s top Democratic officeholders won re-election Tuesday by fending off Republican challengers and promising to continue work they started to help the state.
At the top of the ticket, Gov. Gina Raimondo, U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, and Reps. James ...