Tag archive for ‘Rhode Island’
By admin On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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Man charged with murder arraigned on fugitive charge

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Massachusetts man charged with fatally stabbing his girlfriend has been arraigned in Rhode Island on a fugitive from justice charge. Twenty-six-year-old Scott Rego on Friday appeared in More...

By admin On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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Ex-state lawmaker charged with assaulting man on front lawn

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) - A former Rhode Island lawmaker has been arrested after police say he got into a fight with another man on the front lawn of someone's home. Former House Minority Leader Robert Watson More...

By admin On Friday, May 26th, 2017
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Brown University announces new Rhode Island physicians group

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Brown University's medical school has announced a partnership with six Rhode Island academic medical practices in a new group that will employ more than 500 doctors. The university made the More...

By admin On Friday, May 26th, 2017
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Audit: Troubled computer system has cost $400M so far

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A newly released audit finds that Rhode Island has paid more than $400 million to develop its troubled public benefits computer system. A state auditor's report detailing the costs of the More...

By admin On Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Rhode Island cities growing slowly

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island's biggest city isn't growing very fast. The U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday that Providence's population grew by an estimated 217 people in a year's time, to a total population More...

By admin On Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Train station to offer free rides to boost ridership

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) - Officials are hoping to boost low ridership at a Rhode Island train station with an attractive offer to commuters - free rides for six months. WPRI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2rRHb5j More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
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Mayor keeps fighting after PawSox stadium plans stall

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Supporters of a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox haven't given up even though the plans have stalled in the Rhode Island legislature. Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien has scheduled a Wednesday More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Report: No one hurt when Rhode Island house explodes

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (AP) - A house has apparently exploded in Rhode Island but there were no reports of injuries. The Block Island Times reports that the house in the town of New Shoreham exploded at about 5:30 a.m. More...

By admin On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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Old state fair building to provide apartments for homeless

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - A nearly 200-year-old building, once a centerpiece in Rhode Island state fairs, will soon provide housing for the homeless after a multimillion-dollar renovation. The Providence Journal reports More...

By admin On Sunday, May 21st, 2017
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Kids could spend snow days studying under lawmaker’s bill

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Snow days at Rhode Island schools might not just be for sledding anymore. The state Senate Education Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing Wednesday on a proposal that would allow schools More...