Rhode Island

Columbus statues vandalized on US holiday named for him

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A statue in Providence, Rhode Island, was splashed from head to toe Monday with red paint, and a sign reading "Stop celebrating genocide" was leaned against the pedestal.Read more

VIDEO: Truck targets ICE protesters at RI detention facility

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Protesters said they were pepper-sprayed and nearly run over by a truck during a demonstration Wednesday night.Read more

Steamy text message sparks marriage fraud investigation

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A steamy text message at the most inopportune moment has sparked a federal marriage fraud trial in Rhode Island.Read more


Small plane lands at neighborhood party

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A small plane made an emergency landing in a Rhode Island neighborhood Saturday afternoon.Read more

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'

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