- Construction on scaled-down nightclub fire memorial to begin Updated: Jun-29-15 5:42 pm
WEST WARWICK, Rhode Island - The first phase of construction is set to begin for a memorial at the site of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people, and the head of the nonprofit group that has worked for years to build it says it expects to complete a scaled-down memorial by the spring.
- Massachusetts man sentenced for embezzling from RI Lottery Updated: Jun-29-15 5:25 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A Massachusetts man will serve time for embezzling more than $5,000 from the Rhode Island Lottery.
- State officials kick off high-speed rail project Updated: Jun-29-15 2:38 pm
WEST KINGSTON, Rhode Island - Gov. Gina Raimondo and state officials say a new high-speed rail project will improve transit in Rhode Island and throughout the Northeast Corridor.
- Man wants Taylor Swift to testify in his trespassing case Updated: Jun-29-15 11:50 am
WAKEFIELD, Rhode Island - A man charged with trespassing at Taylor Swift's Rhode Island mansion wants the singer to testify on his behalf.
- Guns seized after car chase ends in Cranston Updated: Jun-29-15 8:07 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A police chase from Providence ended in Cranston with the arrest of a 20-year-old man and the seizure of two guns.
- Cat missing from Rhode Island found in Massachusetts Updated: Jun-29-15 7:32 am
PORTSMOUTH, Rhode Island - A cat missing from a Portsmouth veterinary clinic since April has been found in southeastern Massachusetts.
- Marine educators conference kicks off in Newport Updated: Jun-28-15 3:47 pm
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - The 2015 National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) conference kicks off this week in Newport.
- Firewood from neighboring states banned from Rhode Island Updated: Jun-28-15 2:28 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - State environmental officials say firewood from Massachusetts and Connecticut is banned from Rhode Island.
- RI fishermen to receive funds to improve sustainability Updated: Jun-28-15 12:26 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island fishermen are to receive up to $475,000 in federal funds to support research aimed at improving sustainability of local fisheries.
- Rhode Island fire consumes 20 cars, delays Amtrak trains Updated: Jun-28-15 11:52 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Officials say a fire has consumed 20 cars in a Rhode Island salvage lot.
- RIPTA ends free buses on bad-air days, adds new program Updated: Jun-28-15 8:50 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The state agency that provides bus service across Rhode Island has decided to do away with a nearly 20-year policy of offering free bus rides on days when the air quality is expected to be unhealthy, a decision based on a lack of funding and concerns it wasn't encouraging commuters to ditch their cars.
- Foot patrols help police connect with community Updated: Jun-28-15 1:07 am
WINSTED, Connecticut - Winchester Police Officer Daniel Pietrafesa took the pulse of the community as he walked along Main Street on a recent afternoon.
- Police: Massachusetts man killed in RI motorcycle crash Updated: Jun-27-15 4:20 pm
EAST PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Police say a 28-year-old Massachusetts man has been killed in an early morning motorcycle crash in East Providence.
- Connecticut driver facing charges after Rhode Island crash Updated: Jun-27-15 2:13 pm
WESTERLY, Rhode Island - Police say a Connecticut man is facing charges after his car crashed, injuring two passengers.
- New England states readying for range of new laws July 1 Updated: Jun-27-15 10:29 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Hands-free driving in the "Live Free or Die" state and a tax on even the smallest vacation rentals in Rhode Island are just two of the new laws taking effect in New England on July 1. Connecticut is cracking down on the use of restraints on students while Massachusetts workers will benefit from one of the most generous paid sick time laws in the country. Here's a look at some of the new laws taking effect:
- RI Community Food Bank launches its summer food drive Updated: Jun-27-15 9:37 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Community Food Bank has launched its summer food drive to collect 150,000 pounds of food.
- Law protecting 911 callers reporting overdoses set to expire Updated: Jun-26-15 5:01 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A law that protects Rhode Islanders who call 911 to assist drug overdose victims is set to expire July 1, after state lawmakers failed to agree on the terms of its reauthorization.
- Jobs, economy and the budget drive RI legislative session Updated: Jun-26-15 4:29 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island's legislative session began in January with a new governor and General Assembly leaders who were focused on creating jobs and reviving the economy.
- Police seize 65 cases of illegal fireworks worth $45,000 Updated: Jun-26-15 4:21 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Warwick police say they've seized about 65 cases of illegal fireworks worth $45,000 from a residence in the city.
- Real estate firm completes sale of Rhode Island Mall Updated: Jun-26-15 3:50 pm
WARWICK, Rhode Island - A Baltimore-based real estate firm has closed on its purchase of the Rhode Island Mall in Warwick.
- Rhode Island Blood Center to lay off 60 staff members Updated: Jun-26-15 3:40 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Blood Center will lay off approximately 60 staff members as part of an organizational restructuring.
- Providence metro public transit commute averages near 1 hour Updated: Jun-26-15 10:53 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Workers in Providence and nearby communities who travel by bus or train face longer commute times than their counterparts in other medium-sized metropolitan areas in the U.S.
- 2 shootings occur within an hour in Providence, 2 injured Updated: Jun-26-15 4:50 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Police are investigating a pair of shootings that injured two people within an hour of each other in Providence.
- Rupture leaves hospital emergency room without running water Updated: Jun-26-15 4:50 am
WARWICK, Rhode Island - Hospital officials say a water rupture left an emergency room in Warwick without water for nearly two hours.
- Pawtucket Red Sox stadium opponents rally at RI State House Updated: Jun-25-15 8:39 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Opponents of a new Providence stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox gathered Thursday at the State House as the legislative session comes to a close to tell lawmakers they're opposed to any stadium deal that would require public funding.