- Thousands without power after thunderstorms Updated: Aug-04-15 7:49 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A line of powerful thunderstorms with strong winds has moved through portions of southern New England and utilities are reporting tens of thousands of power outages.
- CVS Health beats Street 2Q forecasts Updated: Aug-04-15 7:22 am
WOONSOCKET, Rhode Island - CVS Health Corporation (CVS) on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $1.27 billion.
- Department of Health recommends reopening Warren Town Beach Updated: Aug-04-15 3:35 am
WARREN, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Department of Health has recommended reopening Warren Town Beach to swimmers based on water testing results.
- State police blast Cranston mayor for interference Updated: Aug-03-15 8:29 pm
CRANSTON, Rhode Island - A scathing report by state police accuses the mayor of Cranston of interfering with the city's police department amid his run for governor last year by publicly supporting disciplinary action against a city police captain, then working behind the scenes to reduce the discipline and delay announcing it until after the election.
- Prosecutor: Tipster wrote sexual letters to Aaron Hernandez Updated: Aug-03-15 5:46 pm
FALL RIVER, Massachusetts - An anonymous tipster who raised questions about a juror in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez had a sexually explicit relationship with him, a prosecutor said in a filing released Monday, the day Hernandez's girlfriend was seen wearing a wedding band.
- Aaron Hernandez's fiancee asks court to change her surname Updated: Aug-03-15 5:23 pm
NORTH PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The fiancee of imprisoned ex-New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has petitioned a Rhode Island court to add the surname Hernandez to her name, matching their daughter's name.
- Whistle-blower lawsuit settled in US Navy kickbacks case Updated: Aug-03-15 4:02 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A couple from Georgia who filed a lawsuit that blew the whistle on wrongdoing by a longtime U.S. Navy employee and Navy contractors has agreed to settle for $90,000, and a federal judge in Rhode Island has dismissed the long-running case.
- Connecticut man drowns at Misquamicut Beach in Westerly Updated: Aug-03-15 1:47 pm
WESTERLY, Rhode Island - Police say a 33-year-old Connecticut man has drowned at a beach in Westerly.
- Officials: Look for signs of invasive beetle in RI Updated: Aug-03-15 1:32 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Federal officials are asking Rhode Islanders to be on the lookout for the Asian Longhorned beetle.
- Gas prices fall to average $2.67 per gallon in Rhode Island Updated: Aug-03-15 11:46 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Gas prices continue to fall in Rhode Island and are now at their lowest point since before Memorial Day.
- Sculptor gives century-old Providence statue a face-lift Updated: Aug-03-15 11:44 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A century-old statue of a Civil War general in downtown Providence is riding high again.
- 2 RI towns to get $410,000 federal port safety grants Updated: Aug-03-15 11:05 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Two Rhode Island towns are receiving $410,000 in federal grants to improve maritime security and protect port infrastructure.
- Rhode Island woman replaces missing Jesus statue Updated: Aug-03-15 7:22 am
PAWTUCKET, Rhode Island - A statue of Jesus and St. Joseph that went missing from a Rhode Island soup kitchen's garden last month has been replaced.
- PawSox spokeswoman: Lucchino role not expected to change Updated: Aug-02-15 4:54 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Larry Lucchino is stepping down as president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox, but a Pawtucket Red Sox spokeswoman says his role as principal owner of the Triple A team isn't expected to change.
- Rhode Island Hospital renews $600,000 grant for trauma study Updated: Aug-02-15 4:10 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island Hospital has renewed funding for its trauma and inflammation research training fellowship.
- Providence mayor implements contested firefighter staffing Updated: Aug-02-15 11:19 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The mayor's plan for staffing the Providence fire department is taking effect after failed negotiations with the union, which has said it will ask a court to block it on Monday.
- RI Foundation awards grants to support LGBTQ communities Updated: Aug-01-15 5:38 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded eight nonprofit organizations serving the state's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities more than $50,000 in grants.
- Searchers find body of 12-year-old swimmer who went missing Updated: Aug-01-15 4:50 pm
PORTSMOUTH, Rhode Island - The body of a 12-year-old boy missing since he was swimming with family members Friday afternoon has been found in waters off Portsmouth.
- Newport Jazz Festival continues with second day of music Updated: Aug-01-15 9:40 am
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - The second day of the Newport Jazz Festival is continuing, with its 60th anniversary celebration of jazz legend Miles Davis .
- 3-day Newport Jazz Festival kicks off; Miles Davis honored Updated: Jul-31-15 5:04 pm
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - Rhode Island's Newport Jazz Festival has kicked off its three-day celebration of all things jazz, including a tribute to jazz legend Miles Davis.
- Pet owners warned of spreading canine virus in Providence Updated: Jul-31-15 4:32 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Providence officials are warning dog owners that canine parvovirus is spreading around the city.
- 2 injured in South Kingstown house fire; DEA, ATF on scene Updated: Jul-31-15 4:17 pm
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - Two men were taken to the hospital after an explosion and fire at a South Kingstown home.
- U. of Cincinnati shooting puts spotlight on campus police Updated: Jul-31-15 4:02 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - When an Ohio prosecutor charged a campus police officer with murder in the death of a driver during a traffic stop, he offered a harsh judgment on University of Cincinnati police, saying the school should not be in the business of law enforcement at all.
- Governor announces recipients of job training grants Updated: Jul-31-15 3:02 pm
WARWICK, Rhode Island - More than 20 Rhode Island organizations have been awarded state grants of up to $25,000 to enhance job training as part of a new initiative.
- Woman hit by truck in Providence suffers serious injuries Updated: Jul-31-15 2:19 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - State police are investigating after a pedestrian was hit by a truck and seriously injured while crossing a highway in Providence.