Rhode Island

Bishop faces backlash after tweet about Pride Month

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Rhode Island's Roman Catholic bishop is defending a tweet urging Catholics to not support or attend LGBTQ Pride Month events, but says he didn't mean to offend anyone.Read more

Rhode Island woman captures face-to-face encounter with bear at car window

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A Rhode Island woman was was thankfully able to stay safe after a face-to-face encounter with a black bear.Read more

Self-driving vehicle pulled over by curious police officer

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A self-driving shuttle got pulled over by police on its first day carrying passengers on a new Rhode Island route.Read more


Chobani donates $77,000 to cover school district's lunch debt

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A yogurt company is covering the tab for hundreds of students who owe lunch money in one Rhode Island school district. Read more

Sports betting revenue projection in RI was $11.5M. So far? $150K

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Casinos in Rhode Island lost nearly $900,000 on sports betting in February after winning bets for the Super Bowl and other professional sports were paid out, the state...Read more

Strip club dancers charged in theft of police officer's gun

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Two strip club dancers have been charged with stealing a Boston police officer's handgun, prompting the department to place the officer on leave and open an internal...Read more

9-year-old dies in 'house of horrors'

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Rhode Island woman charged with child neglect after special needs daughter dies in home filled with trash and human waste.Read more

School turns lunch debts over to collection agency

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Rhode Island's Cranston School District has hired a collection agency to recover unpaid lunch balances from children's families. Read more

School district using collection agency for lunch debts

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Between September 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018, the school district wrote off $95,508.Read more


GOP candidate: Chance to win 'slim' so don't give me money

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A Rhode Island political candidate is making an unusual appeal to supporters. He's asking them not to volunteer for his campaign, or to give it any money.Read more

Rhode Island alone celebrates Victory Day, debate lingers

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Rhode Island is marking the end of World War II as a state holiday, although it remains the only state in the U.S. to do so.Read more