- Exotic dancer files wage lawsuit against Providence club Updated: May-29-15 4:17 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - An exotic dancer has brought a class-action lawsuit against a Providence strip club seeking recovery of wages allegedly not paid, damages and legal fees.
- Former boxing champ launches prostate cancer campaign Updated: May-29-15 4:43 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A world heavyweight boxing champion has launched a national prostate cancer awareness campaign in Providence.
- Bill would give I-195 businesses a tax exemption Updated: May-28-15 7:10 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The state Senate majority leader is introducing legislation that would allow businesses on former Interstate 195 land in Providence to be exempt from property taxes for four years before paying taxes incrementally.
- Red Sox president says others in region interested in PawSox Updated: May-28-15 4:57 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Boston Red Sox President Larry Lucchino says other New England communities have approached the team's Triple-A minor league affiliate as it tries to work out a deal with Rhode Island for a private-public partnership to build a new waterfront ballpark in Providence, but he won't say which ones.
- ACLU challenging marriage ban for some Rhode Island inmates Updated: May-28-15 4:33 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island is suing the state Department of Corrections director on behalf of two inmates and the women they're not allowed to marry.
- Worcester city manager: No public funds for PawSox stadium Updated: May-28-15 10:39 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The city manager of Worcester, Massachusetts, says the community has no intention of using public money to finance a stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox.
- Police investigate after woman shot in Providence Updated: May-28-15 6:05 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Providence police are investigating the shooting of a 29-year-old woman.
- RI receiving $1 million to combat contaminated properties Updated: May-28-15 1:41 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island is getting more than $1 million from the federal government to help with the environmental cleanup of several so-called brownfield sites.
- Restaurant chain agrees to pay $300,000 in back wages Updated: May-27-15 8:02 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The owner of several Rhode Island restaurants and bars has agreed to pay $303,000 in back wages and damages to cooks, dishwashers and other low-wage workers.
- Midnight basketball returns to Providence Updated: May-27-15 1:31 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Midnight basketball is returning to Providence for the first time in 15 years.
- Students rally in Providence for bus passes Updated: May-26-15 4:55 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - High school students in Providence are calling on the city's mayor to reduce the minimum distance students must walk to school to qualify for a bus pass.
- Death of man found in 'puddle of blood' ruled a homicide Updated: May-26-15 1:44 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Police have ruled the death of a man found in a parking lot in Providence a homicide.
- Kilmartin asks state to regulate marijuana oil manufacturing Updated: May-25-15 3:16 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The state's attorney general is asking the General Assembly to pass a bill prohibiting medical marijuana patients and caregivers from extracting a high-potency oil from marijuana.
- In Rhode Island, residents gush about paid family leave Updated: May-25-15 2:34 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - As President Barack Obama pushes for a federal law to get paid leave to care for a new baby or an ailing relative, residents of one of the three states that already provide it sing its praises, hinting at the reception it could receive if rolled out nationally.
- Man dies after car leaves road, strikes tree Updated: May-24-15 10:44 am
EAST PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Police believe speed may have contributed to a crash that left a 23-year-old man dead in East Providence.
- Lawmakers call for new laws to protect schoolchildren Updated: May-24-15 10:18 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A bill that would make it a felony to use a computer to threaten students at a school is being considered by Rhode Island lawmakers.
- RI Foundation awards health-care groups more than $250,000 Updated: May-23-15 4:28 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded more than $250,000 in grants to five health-care organizations to expand and improve primary care services.
- Michelle Kwan joins state arts council board Updated: May-23-15 2:29 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan is among four new board members of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.
- Leader of Armenian Apostolic Church to visit Providence Updated: May-23-15 12:58 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - An Armenian church will welcome a head of the Armenian Apostolic Church later this month.
- Man indicted, another cleared in Providence killing Updated: May-22-15 8:21 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - One man has been indicted and another has been cleared of wrongdoing in the 2013 killing of a 78-year-old grandfather in Providence.
- City allows Providence hookah bar to reopen after killing Updated: May-22-15 5:17 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Providence Board of Licenses has voted to allow the reopening of a hookah bar that has been closed since a 22-year-old man was fatally shot outside of it last week.
- State breaks ground on new veterans home in Bristol Updated: May-22-15 3:52 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The state has broken ground on a new home for Rhode Island veterans.
- Yellen: 1st rate hike likely by year end if economy improves Updated: May-22-15 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday she expects to begin raising interest rates later this year - if the job market improves and the Fed is confident inflation will climb closer toward its target rate.
- Woman in critical condition after getting trapped under bus Updated: May-22-15 1:33 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Police say a Rhode Island woman who tripped and became trapped underneath a bus is in critical but stable condition, and the bus driver has been placed on leave pending an investigation.
- Governor asks business leaders to be economic 'ambassadors' Updated: May-22-15 1:22 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Gov. Gina Raimondo is asking the state's business leaders to become "business development ambassadors" for Rhode Island, much like her mother is.