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  • 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 »
  • NJ teen wants Easy-Bake Oven to appeal to boys

    December 7, 2012 1:28 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Four-year-old Gavyn Boscio asked for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas. But when his big sister went to buy one, she could find it only in girly pink and purple. So the Garfield, N.J., girl started an online petition asking Hasbro to make the toy ovens in gender-neutral... more »
  • Police: RI man's fake $100 bill had wrong face

    November 15, 2012 12:55 PM

    ATTLEBORO, Mass. - A Rhode Island man police say used counterfeit $100 bills to make purchases at a Target store made a critical mistake. The bills had a picture of President Abraham Lincoln on them. Real $100 bills bear a picture of Benjamin Franklin. Lincoln's portrait graces the $5 bill.... more »
  • RI neighbors: Cussing cockatoo viiolates noise law

    September 7, 2012 12:25 PM

    WARWICK, R.I. - A Rhode Island woman has been accused by her neighbors of violating an animal-noise ordinance by training her cockatoo to cuss. The Providence Journal reports that Lynne Taylor is accused in Warwick municipal court of training the bird, Willy, to say expletives. The bird allegedly aimed the... more »
  • Lying on the internet legal in Rhode Island

    June 26, 2012 8:11 PM

    It may be wrong to lie but it's legal if you do it on the internet in Rhode Island. State lawmakers repealed an obscure law from 1989 that made lying on the internet a misdemeanor punishable by fines up to $500 and up to a year in prison. It made... more »
  • $336 million Powerball winner

    March 6, 2012 10:47 AM

    CRANSTON, R.I. - The winner of last month's $336 million Powerball jackpot is an 81-year-old woman. Rhode Island lottery officials said Louise White of Newport won the sixth largest jackpot in US history. The winning ticket for the February 11th drawing was sold at a Stop & Shop supermarket in... more »
  • White House typo has Biden heading to 'Road Island'

    February 22, 2012 12:30 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The vice president is hitting the road - to what the White House wrote as "Road Island," mistakenly spelled R-O-A-D instead of R-H-O-D-E. A release outlining Joe Biden's plans for the week showed him traveling to Providence in misspelled "Road Island" on Thursday for a campaign event.... more »
  • Shipwreck may be tied to Navy Hero Perry

    February 8, 2012 7:41 PM

    Researchers are trying to get clues about the identity of a shipwreck found off the coast of Rhode Island but believe it could be the USS Revenge, commanded by Oliver Hazard Perry. The Revenge sank in 1811 after hitting a reef. The wreck was found by two recreational drivers and... more »
  • Man regrets telling RI neighbor with cancer to die

    August 4, 2011 11:17 AM

    CRANSTON, R.I. - A Rhode Island man who put a sign on his garage urging a neighbor with cancer to die says he regrets it but wanted to make the man angry after the two quarreled over shrubs. The sign read, "Glad you have canser so die stupid." ... more »
  • 'Potter' star Watson denies Brown bullying claims

    April 29, 2011 12:41 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson is denying media reports that she was bullied out of Brown University. In a statement posted on her website Friday, Watson says taking a semester off from the Rhode Island university this spring had "nothing to do with bullying." She... more »
  • Navy Kickbacks Guilty Plea

    April 28, 2011 7:32 PM

    A navy contractor pleaded guilty in a multi-million dollars kickback and bribery scheme in federal court in Providence, Rhode Island. Anjan Dutta-Gupta of Roswell, Georgia paid $8 million in bribes over more than ten years to a civilian Navy employee, his relatives and his associates. In return, prosecutors say Ralph... more »
  • Smell the Fries?

    April 12, 2011 7:40 PM

    CRANSTON, RI - The smell of french fries is strong in Cranston, Rhode Island after 30 gallons of used cooking oil spilled over several streets. Some 5-gallon containers with the soybean oil fell off a truck in four different places. The oil was spilled along an entire block... more »
  • Black pepper in salami making people sick

    February 3, 2010 6:47 PM

    The same strain of salmonella that made more than 200 people sick in at least 42 states , has been found in black pepper, according to tests by the Department of Health. Spokeswoman Annemarie Beardsworth says its not clear if the pepper is the only source of the outbreak. Black... more »

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