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RIer's speak out against Sakonnet River Bridge toll

RIer's speak out against Sakonnet River Bridge toll

Portsmouth High School was standing room only on Monday night where people patiently waited to voice their opinions on the Sakonnet River Bridge toll. One of the major talking points of the evening was businesses being affected by it.


New wind turbines commissioned at Fields Point in Providence

New wind turbines commissioned at Fields Point in Providence

The Narragansett Bay Commission Monday commissioned its three new wind turbines that are expected to provide nearly half the electricity needed to power its Fields Point wastewater treatment plant.


RI faith leaders issue a call for peace

RI faith leaders issue a call for peace

Leaders in the Rhode Island religious community issued a call for peace Monday, days after a cease-fire agreement succeeded in cooling off rising tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.


Officials investigate inmate's death at Wyatt Detention Center

Officials investigate inmate's death at Wyatt Detention Center

An unexpected death of an inmate at the Wyatt Detention center is currently under investigation.


Flood-damaged bridge rededicated to RI hero

Flood-damaged bridge rededicated to RI hero

A bridge over the Pawtuxet River in Coventry has been reopened after it was badly damaged during flooding in March, 2010.


Chaos on the roads: 3 DUI arrests, 3 accidents, 1 death resulting

Chaos on the roads: 3 DUI arrests, 3 accidents, 1 death resulting

The first weekend of December marked a tough weekend for state and local police on the roads.


Rhode Island builds new bridge a year ahead of schedule

Rhode Island builds new bridge a year ahead of schedule

A new bridge in East Providence has been completed more than a year ahead of schedule.


Former Chariho official found not guilty of failing to render aid

Former Chariho official found not guilty of failing to render aid

Terri Serra, a former Chariho School Committee member has been found not guilty on a charge of failure to render aid and no verdict was released on the charge of violating the state’s social host law.


Arrest in Fall River homicide

Arrest in Fall River homicide

A Fall River man has been charged with the September 29 shooting death of a woman as they sat in a car to conduct a drug deal.


Bishop Tobin says Chafee is on the wrong path with the 'holiday' tree

Bishop Tobin says Chafee is on the wrong path with the 'holiday' tree

Bishop Tobin of the Roman Catholic Diocese in Providence criticized Governor Lincoln Chafee for his hasty lighting of the State House ‘holiday tree’ on Thursday afternoon.


O'Reilly takes on Chafee in 'holiday' tree debate

O'Reilly takes on Chafee in 'holiday' tree debate

Governor Lincoln Chafee stood strong on the Holiday Tree issue in an appearance on the O’Reilly Factor on Fox News Thursday night.


Battleground Central Falls: A look at the Mayor’s Race

Battleground Central Falls: A look at the Mayor’s Race

While most of the state is tuned out of politics and tuned into Christmas music and holiday festivities the state’s smallest and poorest city is still a political battleground.


Local businesses getting some help from SBA

Local businesses getting some help from SBA

SBA is coming to rescue of Narragansett’s Coast Guard House and other small businesses in the area. SBA Administrator Karen Mills visited the Coast Guard House and took a tour to see the damage that hurricane Sandy left behind.


Jet Blue begins service between Florida & Green Airport

Jet Blue begins service between Florida & Green Airport

Passengers aboard the first Jet Blue Airways flight to T.F. Green Airport Wednesday were met by Patriots cheerleaders, a band and handshakes from Governor Lincoln Chafee, as the low-fare airline began daily flights to and from Florida.


Bishop Tobin criticizes Chafee for hosting hasty "holiday" tree lighting

Bishop Tobin criticizes Chafee for hosting hasty "holiday" tree lighting

Bishop Tobin of the Roman Catholic Diocese in Providence criticized Governor Lincoln Chafee for his hasty lighting of the State House ‘holiday tree’ on Thursday afternoon.


Rep. Costa announces State House Christmas celebration

Rep. Costa announces State House Christmas celebration

After a surprise “holiday” tree lighting by Governor Lincoln Chafee at the State House on Thursday, Representative Doreen Costa has announced she will host a Christmas Party for the public at the State House on Wednesday December 5.


Governor Chafee hastily lights State House tree

Governor Chafee hastily lights State House tree

In a surprise move, Governor Chafee hastily lit the holiday tree the State House at noon on Thursday, with very little notice to reporters and no public notice.


Director of Parole Board: public outcry pushed board to revisit thrill killer's case

Director of Parole Board: public outcry pushed board to revisit thrill killer's case

The Director of the Rhode Island Parole Board admits that public pressure was a factor in the Parole Board’s decision to revisit the Parole they granted to a man convicted of committing a “thrill kill” in 1999.


NK Police: fire that destroyed mansion was arson

NK Police: fire that destroyed mansion was arson

North Kingstown Police and the town's Fire Marshall say the massive fire that destoyed a mansion last week was intentionally set.


Man wanted for Pawtucket murder arrested in Virginia

Man wanted for Pawtucket murder arrested in Virginia

A Rhode Island fugitive wanted for murder was arrested in Norfolk, Virginia on Wednesday by U.S. Marshals.


Powerball jackpot winners in Arizona and Missouri

Powerball jackpot winners in Arizona and Missouri

Two ticket holders will share the highest Powerball jackpot ever, and the second-largest top prize in U.S. lottery history. The question is: Who are the winners waking up to new lives as multimillionaires?


The Hummel Report: Family Plan

The Hummel Report: Family Plan

This week for theHummel Report The Fire Marshall in Pawtucket is now under investigation by the city's police department after Jim Hummel discovers he put his girlfriend's daughter on his taxpayer-funded Blue Cross family plan in 2011. Hear the fire marshal's explanation - and the mayor's reaction to what we found.


URI's Dooley: RI economy 'like someone on life support'

URI's Dooley: RI economy 'like someone on life support'

Rhode Island's troubled economy is like "somebody on life support", says University of Rhode Island President David Dooley.


Man convicted of "thrill kill" will not be released from prison early

Man convicted of "thrill kill" will not be released from prison early

After pressure from the local community the Rhode Island Parole Board is backing off its previous decision to grant a man convicted of a “thrill” kill release from prison over a decade before his sentence is over.


Creative ways RI'ers would spend the Powerball jackpot

Creative ways RI'ers would spend the Powerball jackpot

Rhode Islanders are looking to get lucky. With the Powerball Jackpot at a record high of $500 million people are rushing to the stores to buy Powerball tickets.


Man convicted of "thrill kill" to be released over a decade early

Man convicted of "thrill kill" to be released over a decade early

Community members are angry after the Rhode Island Parole Board has agreed to release a man convicted of a “thrill” kill from prison on parole over a decade before his sentence is over.


Public invited to voice concerns about bridge tolls at forums

Public invited to voice concerns about bridge tolls at forums

People in East Bay communities will have their chance to voice their opinions on the toll proposal for the new Sakonnet River Bridge next week.


Central Landfill named one of Southern New England's Dirty Dozen

Central Landfill named one of Southern New England's Dirty Dozen

Rhode Island’s Central Landfill in Johnston has made Southern New England’s “Dirty Dozen” list compiled by Toxics Actions Center, an environmental non-profit organization.


US Marines appeal for help in annual Toys For Tots drive

US Marines appeal for help in annual Toys For Tots drive

Saying toy donations are down this year, the U.S. Marines are urging Rhode Islanders to donate to their annual Toys for Tots program, either with toys or cash to help make the holidays bright for needy children.


Powerball jackpot highest it's ever been

Powerball jackpot highest it's ever been

Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is now estimated at $500 million making it the highest it’s ever been. Loyal ticket buyers and first timers are all coming out in hopes of getting a piece of the record breaking fortune.


Money stolen from charity bin at local holiday light display

Money stolen from charity bin at local holiday light display

The owner of a local Christmas light display in Warwick is upset after he says his charitable donation bin for the Make-A-Wish Foundation was robbed last night.


Gov. Chafee is not backing down: 'It's a holiday tree'

Gov. Chafee is not backing down: 'It's a holiday tree'

It’s still a holiday tree. Returning to his office Tuesday after a trade mission to France, Governor Lincoln Chafee said he is not backing down from calling the State House spruce a 'holiday tree', despite protests last year.


Mom of pushup prankster says officers should not be suspended

Mom of pushup prankster says officers should not be suspended

Four Police Officers are in trouble in North Providence after making teen pranksters do pushups by the side of the road but the parent of one of the teens said she is glad the officer's taught her son a lesson.


Governor's office retracts, says Chafee will host tree lighting

Governor's office retracts, says Chafee will host tree lighting

Let there be light. Governor Lincoln Chafee’s office will host a tree lighting ceremony at the State House to celebrate the holidays rescinding an earlier announcement that there would be no tree lighting as a result of last year’s controversy.


Ant’ny Claus returns for another Christmas of laughs

Ant’ny Claus returns for another Christmas of laughs

Ant’ny Claus, that Italian-American Rho-di-land-uh who took the reins of Santa’s sleigh last year in “Ant’ny Claus: A Dysfunctional Family Christmas” is back this year in “Ant’ny Claus 2: A Dysfunctional Family Sequel.”


Chafee will not host annual tree lighting after 2011 protest

Chafee will not host annual tree lighting after 2011 protest

There will be no tree lighting ceremony at the Statehouse this year. Governor Lincoln Chafee’s spokeswoman said the Governor has decided not to host the annual tree lighting after controversy over what to call the tree plagued the 2011 ceremony.


Final hurrah: RI Hostess outlet receives 5,000 snack cakes

Final hurrah: RI Hostess outlet receives 5,000 snack cakes

Just when the Rhode Island Hostess Outlet and Thrift Store in Warwick thought they had seen their last Hostess product, the store got a delivery on 5,000 snack cakes from Hostess and Drakes.


Holiday weekend results in arrests for drunken driving

Holiday weekend results in arrests for drunken driving

Rhode Island State Police report nine arrests for drunken driving over the long Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, while their counterparts in Massachusetts report 13 drunk driving arrests Friday and Saturday nights on Routes 24 and 195.


Police kick off Law Enforcement Week in RI classrooms

Police kick off Law Enforcement Week in RI classrooms

Rhode Island State Police have partnered with the Providence Police and the local non-profit group, Children’s Friend to kick off Law Enforcement Week in Rhode Island classrooms.


12 Days of Christmas more expensive in 2012

12 Days of Christmas more expensive in 2012

Bringing your true love the twelve days of Christmas will be a bit more expensive this year compared to last year.


Small fire extinguished at Swansea Mall

Small fire extinguished at Swansea Mall

A small fire at the Swansea mall was extinguished on Sunday evening around 9 p.m.


Cops will be disciplined after making pranksters do pushups

Cops will be disciplined after making pranksters do pushups

Four police officers in North Providence will face disciplinary action after an incident where they ordered a group of mischievous teenagers to do pushups on the side of the road was caught on film.


Gist returns to work full of energy after brain surgery

Gist returns to work full of energy after brain surgery

Monday is Education Commissioner Deborah Gist’s first day back on the job after undergoing brain surgery in September.


Trinity’s traditional “Christmas Carol” is perfect holiday treat

Trinity’s traditional “Christmas Carol” is perfect holiday treat

I think most (if not all) actors have a soft spot in their jaded little hearts for Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Why? Because it’s something most of us have done a half a dozen (or more) times in our careers.


Protesters call on Walmart to improve workers' pay, benefits

Protesters call on Walmart to improve workers' pay, benefits

Protesters rallied at Walmart stores across Southeastern New England and around the country, using "Black Friday" to press their call that the retail giant improve pay, benefits and treatment of its employees.




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