BOSTON (AP) — Last-minute shoppers cleared grocery shelves and raided snowblower dealers Friday along the East Coast ahead of a storm that could drop 2 feet or more of fast-falling snow on some of the nation's biggest metro areas, including Philadelphia, New York and Boston.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Another half a million at-home tests for COVID-19 are being distributed to residents in Rhode Island.
Gov. Dan McKee said Thursday that 70% of the tests will go to city and town governments for redistribution to residents.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island health department official has been tapped to serve as the state's top public health official on an interim basis.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's decision that found that a former high school soccer coach convicted of child pornography charges should remain classified as a Level III sex offender, considered a high risk to reoffend.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner said Wednesday that instead of running for governor as he had previously announced, he would instead seek the state's seat in Congress being vacated by U.S.
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — East Providence is close to becoming the first community in Rhode Island to hire a social worker to help police and other first responders deal with certain emergencies.
Rhode Island has reached a settlement of more than $114 million with an opioid manufacturer and opioid distributors, most of which will go directly to fighting the crisis and helping people with addiction, state Attorney General Peter Neronha said Tuesday.
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — One man was killed and another man was injured in a shooting outside a Rhode Island cigar bar early Monday morning, police said.
The shooting outside the Fab City Cigar Lounge in Pawtucket at about 12:45 a.m.
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Former state representative and one-time chair of the Rhode Island Democratic Party Ed Pacheco said Monday that he will run to replace retiring Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is delaying a new law that would fine nursing homes for failing to comply with minimum staffing requirements.
Gov. Dan McKee signed an executive order Friday that delays the law from going into effect until at least Feb.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced that $2 million in federal funding is available to help Rhode Island charitable organizations assist people experiencing homelessness this winter.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The leader of the Hells Angels in Rhode Island has been sentenced to five years in prison for felony assault and battery, as well as carrying a gun without a license.
Joseph Lancia pleaded no contest on Friday and was sentenced under a plea agreement in which several more serious charges were dropped.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor is using a committee of Rhode Island health professionals to lead the search for the state's next top public health official, who will continue to guide the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island is revoking honorary degrees bestowed upon two once-prominent advisers to former President Donald Trump: retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Just days after the director of Rhode Island's Department of Health announced her resignation, the agency's deputy director announced that he, too, is leaving.
Tom McCarthy in a resignation letter dated Tuesday wrote that working at the department has been a “career highlight."
A Rhode Island man who authorities say fled the U.S. and faked his death to evade prosecution for rape and financial fraud has been arrested after skipping his court date in Scotland, police said Thursday.
Rhode Island's governor submitted a $12.8 billion state budget plan to the General Assembly on Thursday that seeks to address the pandemic, build more affordable housing, invest in schools and help businesses.
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's unemployment rate dropped to 4.8% in December, down three-tenths of a percentage point from the November rate but higher than the national rate of 3.9%, the state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee on Wednesday proposed spending more than $150 million during the next fiscal year on several initiatives intended to address threats to the state from climate change by cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a man suspected of taking part in an assault on a postal worker in Rhode Island last September.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A contractor from Massachusetts who frequently traveled to Rhode Island to cash business checks at a check-cashing facility to avoid reporting or paying taxes on nearly $2 million in income has been sentenced to two years of probation, federal prosecutors said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — While the pandemic continues to dominate the conversation, Rhode Island’s governor said in his first-ever State of the State address Tuesday that it’s time to start looking to the future.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two more House Democrats announced Tuesday they won't seek reelection in November, bringing the party's total retirements to 28 ahead of what is expected to be a difficult midterm election year.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence, Rhode Island's first homicide victim of 2022 was identified by police on Tuesday as a resident of Maine.
Biniam Tsegai, 35, of Portland, Maine, and Merhawi Berhe, 28, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, had apparently been at an illegal after hours club when they were approached by a group of four men on the street at about 3 a.m.
GUILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A driver headed the wrong way on Interstate 95 in Connecticut crashed head-on with another car, killing himself and the other driver, police said Monday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A shooting in Providence left one man dead and another injured early Sunday morning, police said.
Providence police were called to Elmwood and Potters avenues around 3 a.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Dozens of arts, culture, heritage and historic sites across Rhode Island are getting almost $3.5 million in help from the state government for renovation, repair and program expansion projects, officials say.
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Makhel Mitchell scored 20 points to lead Rhode Island to an 81-68 win over UMass on Saturday.
Mitchell made 10 of 15 shots.
Ishmael El-Amin scored 16 points for the Rams (11-4, 2-1 Atlantic 10 Conference).
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A 29-year-old man was shot by police in the lobby of the Warwick Police Department on Friday after attacking officers with a knife, authorities said.
A group of officers was entering the lobby from a briefing in a nearby room when the man lunged at officers, striking one in the torso, according to a release from Warwick police.
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A man was shot by police in the lobby of the Warwick Police Department Friday afternoon, authorities said.
Police Chief Bradford Connor said an investigation has been launched into the shooting, according to WPRI-TV.
A Rhode Island man who is believed to have fled the U.S. and faked his own death to evade prosecution for rape and financial fraud has been arrested in Scotland after being hospitalized with COVID-19, authorities said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island asked the state's highest court Friday to order the release on parole of two men convicted as teenagers of murder and sentenced to life in prison, saying they are being held in violation of a new state law.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Hospital is expecting help from a military medical team as part of a federal effort to help mitigate staffing crunches at hospitals.
Lifespan, the health system that includes Rhode Island Hospital, said Friday that the team of about 20 doctors and nurses is expected to arrive next week and stay for roughly a month.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who authorities say submitted fraudulent online applications for coronavirus pandemic related unemployment benefits in eight states while also collecting benefits in his home state has pleaded guilty to wire fraud, federal prosecutors said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the government will double to 1 billion the rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests to be distributed free to Americans, along with “high-quality masks," as he highlighted his efforts to “surge” resources to help the country weather the spike in coronavirus cases.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A panel voted Wednesday to approve new voting districts for the state legislature and congressional seats in Rhode Island, with a last-minute change.
The Redistricting Committee voted 13-4 to approve new district maps for state House and Senate seats, The Providence Journal reported.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — Bill Belisle, a Rhode Island high school hockey coach who led Mount Saint Charles Academy to 32 state championships in more than four decades at the helm and had more than 20 players drafted by NHL teams, has died, according to the school.
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island has opened an investigation into the North Kingstown School Department after student-athletes filed a complaint that the high school violated students’ civil rights by allowing a former boys’ basketball coach to disrobe athletes for “fat tests” for two decades.
Rhode Island's top public health official, who has guided the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic, is resigning, Gov. Dan McKee said in a statement Thursday.
Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, will stay on for two weeks during the search for new leadership, McKee said.
BOSTON (AP) — A Rhode Island man who authorities say rented an SUV that was used as the getaway car in a fatal Boston shooting in 2018 has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — One man died and two other people were injured in a three-vehicle wrong-way crash on U.S. Route 1 in South Kingstown, police said Wednesday.
An SUV driven by a 56-year-old Cranston man was traveling north in the southbound lanes at about 5 p.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is trying to ease the staffing crunch at hospitals by deploying more National Guard members and making it easier for recent nursing graduates to get temporary emergency licenses so they can join the workforce, Gov.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Ethics Commission has voted to dismiss a complaint filed by the state Republican Party against Democratic Gov. Dan McKee's former chief of staff.
The GOP in its complaint said Anthony Silva violated state law when he failed to disclose his financial interest in a property in Cumberland on mandatory financial disclosure reports.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A sixth person has pleaded guilty to playing a role in a scheme that cheated banks in multiple states out of $2.4 million by obtaining and attempting to obtain car loans using stolen identities, federal prosecutors said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A major Rhode Island teachers union is calling on school districts across the state to switch to remote learning for at least the next week as a wave of new coronavirus infections has left many schools understaffed.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Visitors to nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Rhode Island are now required to either be vaccinated or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before being granted entry, Gov.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two health care facilities in Rhode Island have allowed staff who tested positive for COVID-19 but were not displaying symptoms to work, according to state health officials.
BOSTON (AP) — A winter storm that had already blanketed parts of the South in snow moved into the Northeast on Friday, snarling air travel, crushing commutes and giving a one-day respite to school districts struggling to keep kids in the classroom as coronavirus cases surged.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The president of Rhode Island College plans to step down when his current contract expires at the end of June.
Frank D. Sanchez, who served two three-year terms, said he plans on pursuing other opportunities in college leadership.