PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man already facing federal charges in connection with an arsenal of more than 200 guns found at his home now also faces several state charges, state Attorney General Peter Neronha said Monday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The ringleader of a plot that defrauded multiple Rhode Island banks out of tens of thousands of dollars through a counterfeit check scheme has been sentenced to five years in prison, federal prosecutors said Monday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island police officer accused of punching a woman at an abortion protest while he was off-duty has now been charged in connection with Friday's demonstration at the State House.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island police officer accused of punching a woman at an abortion protest while he was off-duty was suspended from his job with pay Saturday while the Providence Police Department conducts a criminal investigation into his actions.
The leader of a large-scale drug trafficking organization that imported millions of doses of cocaine and fentanyl to several U.S. states has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, federal authorities in Rhode Island said.
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former coach at a competitive cheerleading organization has been charged with sexually assaulting a student over a two-year period when the girl was from 12 to 14 years old, police said.
Dan Rinaldi, a firefighter in Providence, Rhode Island, leaned on his state's fresh seafood for this dish. He says battered squid tossed with hot cherry peppers is a great representation of where he lives and of his Italian roots.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A $13.6 billion state budget passed the Rhode Island House late Thursday, sending it to the Senate for a vote.
The House version of the budget for the 2023 fiscal year accelerates phasing out the car tax, eliminating what would have been the final year of the tax next year at a cost of $64 million.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Georgia man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Rhode Island to two years in prison for his role in a scheme that recruited homeless people to cash counterfeit checks at banks around New England in exchange for a small fee.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A $13.6 billion state budget passed the finance committee in the Rhode Island House late Thursday, sending it to the chamber floor for a vote next week.
The budget proposal is higher than the governor's recommendation.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Public health officials in Rhode Island said Thursday they have identified the state's first probable case of monkeypox.
A man in his 30s who lives in Providence County has tested positive for an orthopox virus, and confirmation for monkeypox is pending testing at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Rhode Island Department of Health said in a statement.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $67 million.
On a per-share basis, the Providence, Rhode Island-based company said it had net income of $1.10.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former Roman Catholic priest who served at several Rhode Island parishes has been indicted on a charge of sexually assaulting a juvenile about 40 years ago, the state attorney general's office said Monday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Providence man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a 78-year-old man during a 2013 home invasion.
Leopoldo Belen, who was already serving a life sentence for a separate crime, was sentenced Thursday in Providence County Superior Court, according to Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha.
THOMPSON, Conn. (AP) — Four people died and a fifth was critically injured when a car ran off a northeastern Connecticut road and hit a tree, police said. At least three of the dead were from Rhode Island.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi asked Brown University graduates Sunday to "hold on to your hope,” even when faced with the current darkness in the world.
“Amid the darkness, it would be easy to descend into apathy or despair.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As the nation marked 1 million deaths from COVID-19 last week, the milestone was bookended by mass shootings that killed people simply living their lives: grocery shopping, going to church, or attending the fourth grade.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker nominated a high-ranking city police official for chief Monday following a nationwide search.
The mayor announced Assistant Chief Karl Jacobson was his pick to lead the department.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — After mass shootings killed and wounded people grocery shopping, going to church and simply living their lives last weekend, the nation marked a milestone of 1 million deaths from COVID-19.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Seven people were injured during a Saturday afternoon melee between rival motorcycle clubs in a Massachusetts city.
Police in Fall River say more than fifty people were involved in the brawl at around 12:30 p.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man convicted of cheating food distributors out of more than $800,000 worth of seafood delicacies and prime cuts of meat, and of trying to run over an FBI agent investigating the case, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Terrell Osborne knows well what happens when urban renewal comes to communities of color.
As a child growing up in Providence, Rhode Island, in the 1950s and 1960s, huge swaths of his neighborhood of Lippitt Hill, a center of Black life at the foot of the stately homes of the city’s elite East Side, were taken by eminent domain for redevelopment projects.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Bally's Corporation (BALY) on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $1.9 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
The Providence, Rhode Island-based company said it had profit of 3 cents per share.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Aaaaaaaay! The Fonz is heading to Rhode Island to deliver the commencement address at the New England Institute of Technology.
Henry Winkler, 76, an Emmy-winning actor, director, producer and children's author known for his portrayal of Arthur “Fonzie" Fonzarelli in the 1970s and '80s television show "Happy Days" is scheduled to address graduates of the private university in East Greenwich on Sunday, the school announced Thursday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Textron Inc. (TXT) on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $193 million.
The Providence, Rhode Island-based company said it had profit of 88 cents per share.
HANSON, Mass. (AP) — A Rhode Island man was arrested and charged with child rape over the weekend after police received a tip about a video posted on social media, police said.
Jared Soltys, 23, of Providence, was held on $5,000 bail at his arraignment Monday on charges of statutory child rape and procuring liquor for someone under 21.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The head of Rhode Island's Division of Motor Vehicles won't face criminal charges in connection with an alleged prostitution operation that leased his rental property, the state's attorney general said Monday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Democratic state lawmaker David Segal has joined the race in Rhode Island to succeed U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, a fellow Democrat who's retiring after over two decades in office.
BOSTON (AP) — A former chairperson of the Massachusetts tribe whose ancestors aided the Pilgrims goes on trial Tuesday for bribery, extortion and other federal charges related to the tribe’s planned casino project.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Citizens Financial Group Inc. (CFG) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $420 million.
On a per-share basis, the Providence, Rhode Island-based company said it had net income of 93 cents.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who according to authorities helped burn a Providence police cruiser during a night of vandalism in the summer of 2020 has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to commit arson.
After years of neglect, the most recognizable feature on the Providence skyline, the Superman Building, will be rescued.
Rhode Island’s governor announced Tuesday that the building's owner is planning to turn the vacant landmark into an apartment building with offices and shops, with help from state and city funding.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A fourth person pleaded guilty Monday to his role in a scheme that recruited homeless people from Rhode Island to cash counterfeit busieness checks in several New England states in exchange for a small payment, federal prosecutors said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — If David Letterman put together a Top Ten list of hospitals, Rhode Island Hospital would probably be No. 1.
The longtime host of “The Late Show with David Letterman,” who stepped down in 2015, thanked the staff of the hospital's emergency department in a video Thursday in which he disclosed that he was visiting Providence with his son last August when he fell on the sidewalk, struck his head, and fell unconscious.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts man wrongly imprisoned for 13 years has been awarded more than $550,000 by a Rhode Island judge.
Paul Courteau became the first beneficiary of a new state law allowing those wrongly imprisoned to seek redress from the state Superior Court, The Providence Journal reports.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man convicted of illegally selling guns and lying on federal firearms purchase forms was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison, federal prosecutors said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A judge has dismissed the Narragansett Tribe's $30 million lawsuit against the Federal Highway Administration and the state of Rhode Island over a yearslong dispute, claiming that the agency damaged historic archeological sites during the construction of Route 95 in Providence.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police are investigating a gunshot that was fired through a window at a room at Rhode Island Hospital.
Nurses heard a noise from inside a room Wednesday morning and found a large gunshot in the window, according to the police report.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Providence woman they say retrieved a package from her porch containing what she thought was more than 2 kilograms (4.5 pounds) of fentanyl hidden inside a speaker, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man faces a murder charge in the death of his girlfriend whose body was found wrapped in plastic, towels and blankets inside a refrigerator in the apartment they shared, police said Wednesday.
Rhode Island leaders want offshore wind to supply more of the state's power in order to cement its position as a hub for the industry, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and set an example for other states looking to stave off the worst effects of a warming planet.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence coach Ed Cooley heard all the chatter following his team entering the NCAA Tournament.
It helped create a narrative about the Friars: that despite earning 25 victories and winning a Big East regular-season championship, they had simply been more lucky than good because of an 11-2 record in games decided by five points or less.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new research center that will focus on improving the care of veterans opened in Providence Monday.
The VA Providence Healthcare System marked the opening of the Capt.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island residents shouldn't be alarmed if they spot fire on Dutch Island within the next month or so.
The state Department of Environmental Management is scheduled to conduct a one-day controlled burn on the 85-acre island, a state property located in Narragansett Bay between Jamestown and North Kingstown, within 30 to 45 days depending on weather and fuel conditions.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Federal labor officials are seeking a restraining order to bar a North Providence doctor from retaliating against a former employee who complained that a co-worker with COVID-19 put her at risk while she was pregnant.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's House speaker thinks the fire that destroyed his law office last year was deliberately set.
Democratic House Speaker Joseph Shekarchi told The Providence Journal he believes the May 11 fire at his Warwick office was arson.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With his team on the verge accomplishing something that had never been done in Providence basketball history last month, Ed Cooley allowed himself to get lost in the moment.
A Rhode Island woman was charged in federal court Monday with fraudulently claiming to be a U.S. Marine Corps veteran with lung cancer in a scheme to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in veterans benefits and charitable contributions.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials are unveiling the finalists in the state's license plate design contest.
The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles and Gov. Dan McKee are holding an event Monday at the State House in Providence.