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East Shore Expressway Bridge set for replacement project
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The first of two crumbling overpasses being replaced as part of Gov. Gina Raimondo's RhodeWorks plan will be closed to traffic this weekend as the project begins. Rhode Island Department of Transportation officials say the East Shore Expressway Bridge in East Providence will be closed ...
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2 men shot just blocks away from each other in Providence
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Police are investigating after two unidentified men were shot just blocks away from each other in Providence. Lt. Roger Aspinall says officers were called to Fern Street just before 9 p.m. Thursday following reports of the first shooting in the neighborhood near Chalkstone Avenue. Around the ...
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Are Taylor and Tom no more?
Well, that was over Hiddleswiftly.
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US Navy’s futuristic stealth warship visits 1st port
The U.S. Navy’s futuristic Zumwalt destroyer has arrived in Rhode Island for its first port visit since leaving the shipyard to join the fleet.
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O'Donnell retiring as head of Rhode Island State Police
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The head of Rhode Island State Police is stepping down. Gov. Gina Raimondo said Thursday that Col. Steven O'Donnell will retire later this month. O'Donnell has been police superintendent for more than five years and has a decades-long career in law enforcement. He first joined the ...
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Ex-New England Mafia boss pleads not guilty in 1993 killing
BOSTON (AP) - The former New England Mafia boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme (sah-LEHM'-ee) has pleaded not guilty in the 1993 killing of a Boston nightclub owner. The Boston Globe reports ( ) that the 83-year-old Salemme made the plea in U.S. District Court in Boston to an indictment charging ...
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Cause of fire at $3.1M Narragansett home may never be known
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - Fire investigators say the cause of a blaze that gutted a multi-million dollar 1880 oceanfront house in Narragansett may never be determined. Fire Chief Scott Partington says the $3.1 million home owned by the family of late Pawtucket Red Sox co-owner James Skeffington is considered a ...
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Judge dismisses state lawmaker's lawsuit over housing grant
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by state Rep. Anastasia Williams against the city of Providence after she was denied a grant to purchase a second home in 2012. WPRI-TV reports ( ) Superior Court Judge Maureen Keough decision Tuesday focused mainly on ...
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Warwick teen to be tried as adult in fatal Charlestown crash
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) - A Warwick teenager will be tried as an adult on charges stemming from a fatal crash in Charlestown that claimed the life of a 21-year-old college student from Rhode Island. The boy was arraigned Tuesday in Washington County District Court on charges of DUI death ...
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Man drives off ramp, plunges 40 feet into Cape Cod Canal
BOURNE, Mass. (AP) - Police have charged an unidentified Massachusetts man who they say intentionally drove his car off a pedestrian ramp into the Cape Cod Canal. The man, believed to be in his 50s, was charged Tuesday with operating to endanger, malicious destruction of property greater than $250 and ...
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Where to find New England’s fall color off the beaten path
The Northeast's fall foliage dazzles locals and draws millions of tourists, but many flock to the same tired vantage points.
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Rhode Island speeds up interchange fix, drops alternatives
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island is speeding up a $400 million project to rebuild a deteriorating Providence interchange and has dropped more ambitious alternatives that would have tunneled the freeway connector under an earthen cap or turned it into a boulevard. Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Wednesday she's fast-tracking the ...
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Florida diocese investigating ex-head of Rhode Island school
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - An Episcopal diocese in Florida says it is investigating a former headmaster at the elite Rhode Island boarding school St. George's, which is at the center of an abuse scandal. The Rev. George E. Andrews is accused of failing to report sexual abuse by a teacher ...
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Hundreds of Chromebooks meant for Providence schools stolen
CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) - Hundreds of laptops meant for Providence students have been stolen from a Cumberland FedEx distribution center. WJAR-TV reports ( ) the Dell Chromebooks were stolen in June and the FBI is now investigating. The Providence School Department says the missing shipment isn't the department's responsibility because ...
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Residents hail Boston's high temps
Hub-area residents were out and about yesterday, taking advantage of the unusually balmy weather that forecasters expect to continue today and last into tomorrow before more seasonable, chilly temperatures return and the Bay State goes back to typical frigid and windy February conditions.Yesterday’s highs of 48 degrees in Boston, 47 in Providence and 50 in Hartford, Conn., helped diminish the snowbanks that had been built up by a series of powerful snowstorms that dumped more than a foot of snow on cities and towns across Massachusetts in recent weeks.
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Cook scores 17; Princeton tops Brown for 13th straight win
Steven Cook hit four 3-pointers and finished with 17 points, Amir Bell scored 13 on 5-of-8 shooting and Princeton beat Brown 66-51 on Saturday night for its 13th consecutive win         
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Police identify pedestrian hit, killed by tractor-trailer
NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) - Police have identified the pedestrian who was hit and killed by a tractor-trailer while walking on state Route 146 in North Smithfield a week ago. The Providence Journal reports Saturday that police say it was Raymond Lapierre. 40, of Manville, who was found near the ...
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Hearings on plan to save southern New England lobsters
BUZZARDS BAY, Massachusetts — Interstate fishing managers have scheduled hearings on a plan to try to save southern New England lobsters.Lobster fishing in places like Rhode Island and Connecticut dates back centuries, but the stock has dwindled as water temperature has warmed. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is working on a plan to slow decline.The commission's plan includes strategies such as changing the legal harvesting size limit for lobsters, reducing the number of traps allowed in the water and enforcing new seasonal closures.
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Rhode Island House to debate rules changes
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island House of Representatives is preparing for its first real debate of the year as Republican legislators propose reforms they say will make the legislative process more transparent. The Democratic-controlled House is expected to vote on rules legislation Wednesday. GOP lawmakers are planning to ...
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Atlanta zoo names a cockroach after Tom Brady
Tom Brady now has a cockroach named after him.
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Atlanta zoo names cockroach after Patriots QB Tom Brady
An Atlanta zoo has named a cockroach after Patriots quarterback Tom Brady        
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Rhode Island College sees endowment growth as others fall
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Recently released figures indicate Rhode Island College was the only institution in the region that didn't see its endowment fund decline in 2015-16. WPRI-TV reports ( ) the Providence college's endowment grew by more than 20 percent to $25.7 million. The endowment fund for Johnson & ...
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Letter: It’s not a livable wage
It’s not a livable wageI cannot understand how “right-to-work,” which very often means “work for the minimum wage,” can help keep young adults in our state, when New Hampshire has the lowest minimum wage in New England and in most of the United States.New Hampshire uses the federal minimum wage of...
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The Latest: Another winter blast of snow hits Northeast
The Latest on a winter storm that moved into the Northeast on Sunday (all times local):
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Police stop vehicle, find more than 4 pounds of cocaine
WEST GREENWICH, R.I. — Rhode Island State Police say they pulled over a Massachusetts man and found more than 4 pounds of cocaine in his vehicle.Troopers say they stopped 44-year-old Francisco Fernandez, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, for a motor vehicle violation on Saturday in West Greenwich, Rhode Island.Authorities say they found the drugs in a backpack in Fernandez's vehicle after it was towed from the scene because he did not have a valid driver's license.State police say the drugs are worth an estimated $60,000 on the street.
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Northeast in sights of another winter blast of snow, winds
The Northeast U.S. is once again in the sights of a winter blast of snow, bitter cold and strong winds.
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Border collie, Trick, wins agility at Westminster dog show
NEW YORK (AP) - A border collie named Trick has won the Westminster Kennel Club agility contest with a flash of a run through a canine obstacle course. Trick topped a field of 50 finalists to take the title Saturday night with her owner and handler, John Nys (NYZE') of ...
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More snow heads to New England
BOSTON (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for much of New England beginning Sunday. The warning is in effect from 7 a.m. Sunday to 7 p.m. Monday and includes Massachusetts and parts of northern Rhode Island and Connecticut. Snow is expected to begin Sunday ...
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Rhode Island College to hold inauguration for its president
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island College will soon hold the inauguration ceremony for its president. The inauguration festivities for Frank D. Sánchez kick off on Sunday with an alumni brunch and a family day on campus. Sánchez will be sworn in as the college's 10th president on Friday at ...
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Settlement in 38 Studios case ends lawsuit over failed deal
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A judge approved a $16 million settlement with the final defendant in the 38 Studios case Friday, ending the lawsuit over Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video…
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Case against man charged in beating death headed to trial
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - The case against a former Rhode Island man accused of beating another man to death in West Greenwich and assaulting responding police officers will head to trial. The Westerly Sun reports ( ) that a Warwick judge last month approved a motion sending the case against ...
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Maine governor watched Super Bowl, still dislikes Patriots
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says there's no chance he'll reach out to the New England Patriots about visiting his state following the club's Super Bowl victory.
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Ethics commission fines ex-lawmaker over beach contract bids
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A former Rhode Island state legislator has been fined for violating ethics rules when he bid on a state contract while serving in the General Assembly. The state Ethics Commission on Tuesday voted to approve a $1,000 fine against former state Rep. Peter Palumbo, a Cranston ...
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Rob Gronkowski leads RI crowd in chorus of boos for Roger Goodell
One party wasn't enough for Rob Gronkowski today.After the Patriots' duck boat tour through the city of Boston, Gronkowski and a few teammates went with the Kraft family to a rally in Providence. To nobody's surprise, the tight end stole the show.Gronkowski started by trying to hold all five Lombardi Trophies at once. He hoisted them up one by one as the crowd counted, but when he got to the fourth they all started to slip out of his grasp. Fortunately his teammates were there to lend a few helping hands, and none of the trophies fell.
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9-year-old 'mini Trump' to visit Rhode Island State House
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 9-year-old who aspires to be president and enthusiastically supports President Donald Trump will be getting a guided tour of the Rhode Island State House.
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Providence rally to celebrate Super Bowl champion Patriots
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The New England Patriots are bringing their Super Bowl trophy to Rhode Island. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is hosting a rally Tuesday in Providence, a few hours after the team parades through Boston with the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The free rally will be held in ...
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Police: Teen lost control of car and hit tree
EXETER, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island teen has died in a single car crash. The accident happened Monday afternoon. Police say the West Warwick teenager was driving at a high speed on Route 102 in Exeter when he tried turning and lost control of his car near a park ...
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Taylor Swift flashes smile following breakup with Tom Hiddleston
Taylor Swift knows a post-breakup picture's worth a thousand words.
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Spicer has better things to talk about than ‘SNL’ spoof
White House press secretary Sean Spicer thought the “Saturday Night Live” impression of him was “cute,” but he’d rather be talking about something else. “It was cute, it was funny,” Spicer told “Fox & Friends” in an interview that aired Monday morning. But Spicer, who was portrayed by actress Melissa McCarthy in the satirical NBC...
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Cellphone images of Rhode Island's man's late son recovered
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Precious photos and videos of a Rhode Island man's late 18-month old son have been recovered thanks to police.
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Rhode Island House speaker silent on Trump immigration order
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A top leader of Rhode Island's Democratic-controlled General Assembly is remaining mum on Republican President Donald Trump's immigration policy as other lawmakers are speaking out. The Providence Journal reports ( ) a spokesman for Democratic House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello declined to comment when the newspaper tried ...
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Suit: Tribe chief refused to leave role after impeachment
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island's Narragansett Indian Tribe is suing its chief sachem of nearly two decades, alleging he refused to give up his position following his impeachment last month, which stemmed from reports he may be a Florida resident. The lawsuit filed in federal court on Thursday seeks ...
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Coast Guard rescues windsurfer stranded on rocks in Rhode Island
Ed AdamczykPOINT JUDITH , R.I., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard said it rescued a windsurfer stranded on rocks near Rhode Island's Point Judith.
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Boxer Vinny Paz says Hollywood biopic made him cry
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Boxer Vinny Paz cried when he saw "Bleed for This," a Hollywood biopic about the life of the Rhode Island native. Miles Teller stars as Paz, who returned to the ring after a near-fatal car crash that broke his neck in 1991. The 53-year-old retired boxer ...
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2 arrested in theft of Cranston-owned snowplows
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - Cranston police have arrested two men in connection with the theft last winter of two city-owned trucks fitted with snowplows. Police said Thursday that 42-year-old Jason Lehman, of Warwick, and 48-year-old John Lyons, of Providence, are charged with two counts of larceny each, destruction of public ...
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AG: Man who operating drug ring gets 15 years in prison
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Authorities say a Providence man who operated a large-scale heroin and cocaine distribution network throughout Rhode Island is headed to prison. The Providence Journal reports ( ) Attorney General Peter Kilmartin's office says a Superior Court judge sentenced 51-year-old Juan "Cookie" Rivera to 15 years behind ...
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“Bleed for This” doubles down on boxing-movie cliches
"Bleed for This" is just the latest in the conveyor belt of boxing movies that continues to pass through theaters, despite a waning interest in the sport.
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Ban lifted on youth team after man played in football game
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island youth football team that was kicked out of its league after the coach put a man into a game against 13- and 14-year-old players can apply to be reinstated. The Rhode Island Preteen Football League has overturned its ban on the Capital City ...
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Oops: Senator congratulates Flynn on Trump appointment that hasn't happened
Jack Reed released a statement congratulating retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn on his appointment as national security adviser.
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More than 150 House members urge Trump to rescind Bannon appointment
More than 150 members of the House of Representatives have signed a letter urging President-elect Donald Trump to rescind his appointment of Stephen Bannon to a key White House post, a Rhode Island congressman announced Wednesday. The 169 US representatives — all Democrats — included the entire delegations from both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Read […]
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