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  • Trump on Deflategate: 'Leave Tom Brady alone'

    April 25, 2016 2:38 PM

    WARWICK, R.I. - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is weighing in on Deflategate, saying "Leave Tom Brady alone." Trump made his comments during a campaign appearance in Rhode Island on Monday, soon after a federal appeals court ruled the New England Patriots quarterback must serve a four-game suspension imposed... more »
  • Family sues after police question Rhode Island 3rd-grader for hours

    December 3, 2015 2:50 PM

    PROVIDENCE - A Rhode Island family is suing after their third-grader was taken off a school bus and questioned for hours by police, because another student reported the girl had chemicals in her backpack. The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island filed the federal lawsuit Thursday against the town... more »
  • Lawmaker suggests a camp to segregate Syrian refugees in US

    November 18, 2015 3:49 PM

    PROVIDENCE - A Republican state senator says Syrian refugees should be segregated in a camp if Rhode Island accepts them. WPRI-TV reports Sen. Elaine Morgan emailed a member of the public Tuesday and the message was inadvertently sent to lawmakers. Morgan joined other local Republicans in saying the Democratic governor... more »
  • Rhode Island latest state poised to end vets' homelessness

    November 8, 2015 4:29 PM

    PROVIDENCE - A push to end homelessness among veterans in Rhode Island is on track to do so by the end of the year. It comes amid nationwide push by the Obama administration and Zero: 2016, a campaign by the nonprofit group Community Solutions. In August, the federal government declared... more »
  • Beach evacuated following 'boom'

    July 11, 2015 2:15 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A Rhode Island beach has been evacuated as authorities investigate reports from beachgoers of a boom in the sand that knocked a woman into a rock wall. State Department of Environmental Management spokeswoman Rayne Maguire tells the Providence Journal the woman was taken to a hospital from... more »
  • Prison for 4 DWI's in 2 days

    April 27, 2015 9:05 PM

    PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND- A man who was arrested 4 times in 48 hours for drunk driving got prison time. John Lourenco was sentenced to 2 years in prison and a $3,400 fine. He also has to attend alcohol counseling. Once he's released from prison, his license is suspended for... more »
  • No rest for the weary: New England expecting more snow

    February 11, 2015 1:57 AM

    BOSTON, MA - More snow is on its way to southern New England after a brief reprieve gave residents just enough time to dig out from the latest storm. The National Weather Service says the region will get more snow Thursday into Friday morning. Meteorologist Stephanie Dunten says the fairly... more »
  • Court throws out firefighters' gay pride lawsuits

    December 29, 2014 1:45 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Rhode Island Supreme Court has thrown out lawsuits by two Providence firefighters who said their constitutional rights were violated when they were ordered to drive a truck in a gay pride parade. The firefighters, Theodore Fabrizio and Stephen Deninno, argued that they are Roman Catholics and... more »
  • Oscar auction

    June 23, 2014 7:28 PM

    EAST GREENWICH, RHODE ISLAND- In a rare auction, movie buffs have the chance to own their very own Oscar statuette. It's the 1942 award for color and art direction given to Joseph C. Wright for his work on "My Gal Sal" being offered by Briarwood Auctions of Rhode Island.... more »
  • 4 injured circus acrobats to speak about accident

    June 17, 2014 2:04 AM

    BOSTON, MA - Four circus acrobats injured during a hair-hanging stunt are expected to speak about the accident that sent them plummeting to the ground during a live performance in Rhode Island. Lawyer Michael Krzak says the four are expected to talk about their accident on Tuesday at Spaulding Rehabilitation... more »
  • Watson's graduation guard

    May 27, 2014 7:16 PM

    PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND- Brown University won't say why actress Emma Watson had an undercover bodyguard when she graduated on Sunday. Watson is best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the "Harry Potter" movies. Photos show her sitting and walking next to a woman who was also... more »
  • Probe done in circus accident, feds get evidence

    May 6, 2014 10:34 AM

    PROVIDENCE - Investigators in Rhode Island say they have completed an initial investigation into a circus accident that sent eight acrobats hanging from their hair plummeting to the floor. Providence fire investigator Paul Doughty says they are turning evidence over to federal workplace safety investigators. Doughty says that includes the... more »
  • At least 3 critically injured in circus accident Play Video

    May 5, 2014 6:45 AM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A Rhode Island public safety official says a snapped carabiner is the only piece of equipment investigators have found that failed in a circus accident in which eight aerial acrobats plummeted to the ground. Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare stopped short of saying the broken clip... more »
  • LSU vs Rhode Island game moved to 4:30pm

    December 30, 2013 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has released a statement indicating Saturday's men's basketball game against Rhode Island has been moved to 4:30pm. The Tigers were originally supposed to tipoff at 7pm. The move was made in order for LSU and Saints fans to watch both games, as New Orleans'... more »
  • Suspect in 2 RI homicides found; tot still missing

    August 11, 2013 3:06 PM

    JOHNSTON, R.I. - Massachusetts State Police say the suspect in a double homicide and kidnapping in Rhode Island has been captured, but the toddler is still missing. State police spokesman Dave Procopio tells WPRI-TV that Malcolm Crowell was apprehended Sunday afternoon in Fall River after a nationwide Amber Alert was... more »

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