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  • Man arrested for DUI with 7-year-old in vehicle 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:38 pm
  • EAST PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A Massachusetts man police say was driving over 90 miles an hour with an unrestrained 7-year-old in his vehicle has been charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving.

  • Providence documents related to Fox subpoenaed 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:47 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Federal law enforcement officials have subpoenaed documents pertaining to former House Speaker Gordon Fox from the city of Providence, a spokesman for Mayor Angel Taveras said Thursday.

  • US Energy Secretary Moniz to visit Rhode Island 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:09 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (mo-NEEZ') is coming to Rhode Island as part of the Obama administration's reassessment of the nation's energy strategy.

  • Birthday bash to raise money for Cianci portrait 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:28 am
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A $100-a-guest party celebrating former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci's 73rd birthday will help pay for his official portrait at City Hall.

  • 2 win $300,000 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowships 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:06 am
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A project to start a culinary hub and another to create a high-end digital fabric printing facility are the two winners of this year's $300,000 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowships.

  • Chafee nominates 2 to judicial commission 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:07 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has announced two nominations to the state's Judicial Nominating Commission.

  • Several charged in tax refund schemes worth $1.6M 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:38 am
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Several people have been charged in Rhode Island in two separate tax refund schemes that federal prosecutors say could have netted them $1.6 million.

  • 3 firefighters hurt in Providence apartment fire 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:10 am
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire at a three-story apartment house in Providence that injured three firefighters and a resident.

  • Senate to honor 3 Providence basketball greats 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:24 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Three basketball legends who played at Providence College are being honored by the Rhode Island Senate.

  • Raimondo unveils plan to help small businesses 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:19 pm
  • PAWTUCKET, Rhode Island - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo unveiled a plan Monday to help small businesses in Rhode Island that would eliminate what she calls "regulatory rigmarole" and encourage startups.

  • Speaker tours Massachusetts technical school 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 6:04 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island's new House Speaker and a group of lawmakers and business leaders have visited a Massachusetts technical high school that has received widespread attention for its success boosting academic achievement.

  • Nuala Pell, widow of late US senator, dies 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 3:43 pm
  • NEWPORT, Rhode Island - Nuala Pell, widow of the late U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell and a patron of the arts, has died.

  • Providence Dioceses says school talk 'regrettable' 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 11:58 am
  • SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - The principal of a Catholic high school has apologized for bringing in a speaker whose opinions on divorce and homosexuality offended students, parents and faculty.

  • Democrat presents GOP budget plan to Rhode Island 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 4:52 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - U.S. Rep. David Cicilline is preparing to meet Rhode Island residents and business owners to discuss how a Republican budget plan endorsed by Congress would affect the state economy and families.

  • RI's 5 things: Pension deal dies, 38 Studios woes 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:04 am
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Mediation over a landmark law ends, people with mental disabilities getting better job opportunities and a potential new owner for Newport Grand. Here are five things to know in Rhode Island this week:

  • RI teen pleads guilty in shooting that killed girl 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:26 am
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A teenager has pleaded guilty to his role in a shooting that killed a 12-year-old girl and injured three women at a graduation party in Providence last year.

  • Bill would allow otter hunting in Rhode Island 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 11:46 am
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Otter hunting and trapping would be allowed in Rhode Island under proposed legislation that would overturn a decades-long ban.

  • Ex-bouncer still fighting 1992 assault verdict 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 8:55 am
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A former bouncer at a Providence nightclub who has been fighting a $1.5 million verdict in an assault case for two decades is making new arguments on why he shouldn't have to pay.

  • New aid plan proposed for RI's tallest building 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:10 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The owner of Rhode Island's tallest building plans to ask the legislature for $39 million in state aid over a period of four years to help pay to redevelop the vacant former bank building into apartments.

  • Bill creates program to help degree completion 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:38 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Legislation introduced in the Rhode Island House would help those with some college credits finish their degrees.

  • Providence police: Fourth-grader had pot in school 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 11:28 am
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Providence police say a fourth-grader brought a small amount of marijuana to school and showed it to friends.

  • Newport Grand explores sale to Paolino group 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:19 am
  • NEWPORT, Rhode Island - The owners of the Newport Grand slot parlor are exploring a possible sale to an investment group that includes former Providence Mayor Joe Paolino (pay-oh-LEE'-noh).

  • RI Senate panel backs bid to save fire district 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 7:25 am
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A plan to save the financially troubled Central Coventry Fire District from closing has cleared a state legislative committee.

  • Rhode Island to improve jobs for mentally disabled 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 12:01 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Residents with mental disabilities would no longer be forced to work long hours doing manual labor for little money and instead would be given the chance at regular employment that pays at least the minimum wage under a settlement announced Tuesday.

  • Providence police investigating 3 stabbings 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 4:17 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Providence police are investigating three stabbings in separate incidents early Sunday and trying to determine whether they're related.