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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • 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 »

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