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 2020-01-19 16:39 

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Suspect arrested in Twin River armed robbery...

Lincoln police have charged a 30-year-old Massachusetts man in the robbery of a 69-year-old man who told police that another man stole his wallet, his cell phone and his glasses from him at knife point in the parking lot at Twin River Casino, authorities ...

 2020-01-18 22:27 

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Buttigieg fundraiser moved out of LGBTQ bar in Providence...

The dancer pole at The Dark Lady has been propelled into the presidential race after Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg's campaign moved a fundraiser out of the venue shortly before it was scheduled to begin Friday night, offending the proprietors....

 2020-01-18 16:53 

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Cranston police seek man who took packages from apartment building...

CRANSTON — The police are asking for help locating a man believed to have taken packages from the lobby of an apartment complex.Video from the complex at 1185 Narragansett Blvd. in the Edgewood neighborhood show a man on Jan. 7 putting several parce...

 2020-01-17 22:20 

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R.I. high court overturns Warwick man's conviction for molesting girl, orders new trial...

Prosecutor's closing argument went beyond evidence and into personal observation, justices rule....

 2020-01-17 20:43 

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Critics hit Raimondo plan to shore up Veterans Home, cuts to hospitals...

PROVIDENCE — Now the fighting begins over Governor Raimondo's proposed deficit-closing moves, including "significant"; cuts to the state's financially struggling hospitals, the halving of an aid program for "distressed cities"...

 2020-01-17 17:48 

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Providence man accidentally shoots himself while sitting in bed...

PROVIDENCE -- A Providence man accidentally shot himself in the scrotum while sitting on his bed Thursday night, police said.Edward Martinez, 22, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital for injuries that are not considered life-threatening. Martinez "is no...

 2020-01-17 15:04 

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R.I. under weekend winter storm watch — up to 7 inches possible in parts of state...

PROVIDENCE — A winter storm watch will go into effect Saturday afternoon and continue through Sunday morning for a storm that could bring 4 to 7 inches of snow to the northwest part of the state, the National Weather Service says."Snow may fall ...

 2020-01-17 12:21 

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Three decades after she left her baby for dead, police knocked on her door. She had been waiting....

The newborn was swaddled in blankets, resting at the base of a tree that was hidden from the road. By the time police found him on Jan. 2, 1988, he had died of exposure to the frigid weather. Unable to identify the baby, police in Meriden, Connecticut, na...

 2020-01-17 11:20 

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Atlantic City casinos ride a wave of revenue — $3.3B — after brutal trough...

When an additional $300 million in sports betting revenue is added to the equation, the casinos and two racetracks that offer sports betting won $3.46 billion last year, and that doesn't include money from horse racing bets....

 2020-01-17 01:14 

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Legislature orders audit of convention center after Mattiello ally suspended from job there...

At the same time two workers at the Rhode Island Convention Center — including a friend of House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello — have been suspended and face disciplinary action, legislative leadership has ordered a rare audit of the agency that ...

 2020-01-17 00:17 

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R.I. voters will be asked to OK borrowing $64 million for parks, beaches, campgrounds...

PROVIDENCE — The "once-in-a-generation" investment that Gov. Gina Raimondo promised this week in Rhode Island's state beaches, campgrounds and parks would be funded through a $64-million bond issue that would go before voters in November...

 2020-01-16 20:36 

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Raimondo's $10-billion budget plan includes state-run stores for recreational pot...

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo on Thursday unveiled a budget plan for next fiscal year that would spend more than $10 billion annually for the first time in state history, tax high-end real-estate deals to fund housing construction and — again &mda...

 2020-01-16 19:52 

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Iraqi refugee helps others feel at home in R.I....

Ali Ibrahim, now living in Warwick, understands the challenges of resettling in a new country and adjusting to a new culture. Now, he's helping other newly arrived refugees acquire skills critical for navigating the U.S. health system....

 2020-01-16 17:53 

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Woonsocket man charged with threatening to bomb apartment complex...

WOONSOCKET — A man has been taken into custody, and the police say it now looks like a device discovered in a vacated Woonsocket apartment was a pipe bomb.Jan Carlos Martinez-Lopez, 22, of Woonsocket, the former tenant, is being charged with threate...

 2020-01-16 15:06 

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State police seize about 50 marijuana plants from illegal operation in West Warwick...

PROVIDENCE -- The Rhode Island State Police said they seized about 50 marijuana plants from an illegal growing operation at a West Warwick industrial complex Thursday morning.Multiple people have been arrested and authorities were also in Warwick, Coventr...

 2020-01-16 13:19 

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Woonsocket buildings evacuated after apparent pipe bomb found...

WOONSOCKET — An apartment complex here is being evacuated after authorities found an apparent pipe bomb in one of the units.Authorities are on scene at 68 Morin Heights Boulevard, Deputy Chief Michael Lemoine of the Woonsocket Police Department said...

 2020-01-16 13:16 

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Providence Council President Matos 'alarmed' by report that City doesn't license gun retailers...

PROVIDENCE — Council President Sabina Matos on Thursday called for a "robust licensing process for local retail gun dealers" after a Providence Journal investigation showed the city had decided licensing was no longer necessary more than a d...

 2020-01-15 23:29 

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A big honor for Ponaganset teacher dedicated to inclusion...

GLOCESTER — In the packed Ponaganset High School gymnasium on Wednesday, hundreds of students dressed in green — the school's color — stood with their arms linked and recited the Ponaganset inclusion pledge."I pledge to look for ...

 2020-01-15 23:23 

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AMBER ALERT UPDATE: Mass. Police have found 11-year-old girl abducted in Springfield...

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — UPDATE: Massachusetts Police said in a news release they have the recovered the abducted girl and the suspects are in custody.Troopers flooded the Massachusetts Turnpike in the Auburn/Sturbridge area in the eastbound lane after ...

 2020-01-15 21:37 

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Police seek help to ID suspects in North Providence Shaws robbery...

NORTH PROVIDENCE — One of two men wearing hoodies who came into Shaws, at 15 Smithfield Road, Tuesday night at about 11:30 opened his jacket to show a firearm and took cash from the register. He and the other man left the store and fled toward Admir...

 2020-01-15 18:52 

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As Raimondo prepares to present budget, state still does not know fate of Deloitte settlement...

Gov. Gina Raimondo is set to unveil her annual budget plan Thursday evening still in the dark about how much of her $50-million settlement with information technology contractor Deloitte over the UHIP public benefits computer debacle Rhode Island will get...

 2020-01-15 18:07 

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Lab director: Gun used in Pawtucket killing probably wasn't made on 3D printer...

PAWTUCKET -- The gun recovered in the New Year's Day killing of a Pawtucket woman likely was not a weapon fabricated on a 3D printer as Pawtucket police had speculated, says the director of the Rhode Island Crime Lab.The 9mm pistol, believed to have b...

 2020-01-15 17:59 

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With lawmakers set to argue new legislation, religious leaders to rally at State House for stronger gun laws...

PROVIDENCE -- As legislation to plug loopholes in Rhode Island gun-control laws streamed in, religious leaders were headed to the State House on Wednesday to urge an even stronger legislative response to gun violence. On Tuesday, amid the hoopla surroundi...

 2020-01-15 17:56 

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How to avoid falling victim to census scammers...

Legitimate census takers will soon start knocking on doors and, the Better Business Bureau warns, fake census takers might start knocking, too.The Better Business Bureau "is anticipating that scammers may be out in full force, in an attempt to take ad...

 2020-01-15 17:00 

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A state senator deals guns from his Providence home. Here's why it's legal — and why it could be a problem for the city....

More than 10 years ago, a longtime Providence gun dealer went to the city to renew his license to sell pistols and revolvers at retail.The city Board of Licenses told him he didn't need to bother anymore, he said. To memorialize the arrangement, a cit...

 2020-01-15 14:19 

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Bryant's Machtley made $6.2M in 2017, and his wife was paid $85,000...

SMITHFIELD -- President Ronald Machtley's wife, Kati, was paid $85,581 in 2017 for running the university's one-day Women's Summit, the college confirmed.Ronald Machtley, the university's outgoing president, made more than any other colleg...

 2020-01-15 02:13 

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House GOP leader responds to governor's speech...

Among Rep. Blake Filippi's proposals: letting kids going to 'failing schools' attend other districts within state...

 2020-01-15 01:26 

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With strike authorization, Teamster-backed East Providence bus workers seek gains...

EAST PROVIDENCE — About 40 bus workers, their supporters and Teamsters Local 251 union members picketed City Hall before some of them sat in unity in the last three rows at Tuesday night's East Providence School Committee meeting.Bus drivers, mo...

 2020-01-14 23:30 

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Raimondo's State of State lays out her priorities, does not mention budget deficit...

PROVIDENCE — In her sixth annual State of the State address, Governor Raimondo on Tuesday night gave her audience a preview of the $10-billion budget she will propose later this week, by promising tens of millions more dollars for Rhode Island's...

 2020-01-14 22:34 

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Cranston City Council president opens campaign for mayor...

CRANSTON — City Council President Michael J. Farina on Tuesday announced that he will run for mayor, seeking election in November with the hope of landing in the office vacated by outgoing Mayor Allan W. Fung.Farina put out a lengthy news release in...

 2020-01-14 21:50 

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14-year-old boy charged with leading Woonsocket police on chase with stolen car...

WOONSOCKET — A 14-year-old boy, with a 13-year-old girl in the car, led the Woonsocket police on a chase in a stolen car early Tuesday morning, according to the police.It started at about 1:20 a.m. when officer Logan Courtemarche spotted a blue Infi...

 2020-01-14 20:43 

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Chronicle of Higher Education: Bryant's Machtley was nation's highest-paid college president in 2017...

SMITHFIELD — Outgoing Bryant University President Ron Machtley made more than any other college president in the nation in 2017, with a total compensation package of $6.2 million, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.The report, released T...

 2020-01-14 18:07 

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Burrillville man, 19, faces child porn, exploitation charges...

A 19-year-old Burrillville man faces child pornography and other charges after a police investigation.Xavier Lafleur was arrested Friday on a number of felony charges related to exploiting children, police said.Lafleur faces charges of indecent solicitati...

 2020-01-14 16:07 

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In bipartisan vote, Senate approves former R.I. official to lead FEMA...

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved President Trump's nomination of Peter Gaynor, the former director of Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency, to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency.The Senate in a 81-8 vote accep...

 2020-01-14 15:21 

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AG Neronha names trial lawyer Miriam Weizenbaum to lead civil division...

PROVIDENCE -- Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced this week that he is appointing seasoned trial lawyer Miriam Weizenbaum to lead the state's civil division.Neronha announced Monday that Weizenbaum will succeed Rebecca T. Partington, who will ...

 2020-01-14 15:09 

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Foster man charged with DUI after pickup truck crashes into swimming pool...

SCITUATE — A 22-year-old Foster man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence Monday after, the police say, he drove a pickup truck across a lawn and into a swimming pool on Central Pike.At about 1:30 a.m. Monday, the police were cal...

 2020-01-14 12:30 

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'Enduring love': R.I. couple die within days after 74-year romance...

EAST GREENWICH -- She was a teenager when they met soon after he returned from serving in the Navy during World War II."Their love story spanned 74 years," says the obituary for the two East Greenwich natives in Tuesday's Providence Journal.Wi...

 2020-01-14 00:43 

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U.S. had early warning about Iran's missile strikes on bases in Iraq...

AIN AL-ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq — American troops were informed of an impending missile barrage hours before their air base in Iraq was struck by Iran, U.S. military officials said Monday, days after the attack that marked a major escalation between the ...

 2020-01-14 00:42 

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Friend of the court: Therapy dogs get trial run in R.I. courthouses...

The Rhode Island judiciary began working with Windwalker Professional Pet Assisted Therapy to bring therapy dogs into the McGrath Judicial Complex in South Kingstown at the urging of Family Court Magistrate Paul T. Jones Jr. and his wife, Linda, both of w...

 2020-01-13 23:36 

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Authorities: Suspect in Pawtucket murder repeatedly threatened ex-boyfriend, 'I'll kill you'...

On Jan. 1., the ex-boyfriend's mother answered their door and was shot multiple times in the chest...

 2020-01-13 21:48 

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Education, job training among topics in Raimondo's State of the State address...

The governor will deliver her televised address at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, in the House chamber....

 2020-01-13 19:54 

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Authorities: Suspect in Pawtucket murder threatened ex-boyfriend, 'I'll kill you'...

PAWTUCKET — In the months before his mother died from a fusillade of bullets on New Year's Day, court documents say Leonard Troufield received several threatening text messages from his former girlfriend, Shaylyn Moran, who sported the crosshair...

 2020-01-13 19:54 

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RIPTA's newest buses use solar power to fuel their batteries...

PROVIDENCE — The newest buses in the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority's fleet are using the power of the sun to boost the performance of their batteries.The 33 diesel-engine buses are equipped with roof-mounted solar panels manufactured by ...

 2020-01-13 18:09 

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Supreme Court rejects appeal in texting suicide case...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday left in place the conviction of a Massachusetts woman who sent her boyfriend text messages urging him to kill himself.Michelle Carter is serving a 15-month sentence after being convicted of involuntary m...

 2020-01-13 17:18 

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Fires burn mill, multi-family home in Fall River...

FALL RIVER Firefighters had their work cut out for them early Monday morning when two separate structure fires were called in almost simultaneously.According to Fall River Fire Chief John Lynch, the first call came in just a few minutes after midnight at ...

 2020-01-13 17:07 

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Providence store clerk says robber shot at him...

PROVIDENCE -- Police are investigating after a convenience store clerk reported that an armed suspect robbed the store and shot at him Sunday night.The employee of Providence Deli and Grill at Elmwood and Westfield streets told police that a man walked in...

 2020-01-13 16:23 

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Man survives more than 20 days in frigid weather after cabin burns down in the Alaskan wilderness...

He wrote "SOS" in the snow and traced the letters in ashes. Tyson Steele knew it was his best bet for help. His cabin in the remote Alaskan wilderness had burned to a crisp. The nearest town was 20 miles away. And now, without any shelter, limited...

 2020-01-13 11:38 

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Providence hit 70 Sunday to break another record...

PROVIDENCE -- The temperature reached 70 degrees in Providence Sunday, setting a record for the second day in the row, according to the National Weather Service.The mercury reached the 70-degree mark at 3:33 p.m., according to the Weather Service, leaving...

 2020-01-13 10:45 

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Princes William, Harry deny rift ahead of royal family summit...

SANDRINGHAM, England (AP) — Princes William and Harry issued a statement Monday challenging the accuracy of a newspaper report that a severe strain on the relationship between the two brothers.The brothers say that "despite clear denials, a fals...

 2020-01-12 23:37 

Providence Journal

A solemn day as Woonsocket church celebrates its final Mass...

Parishioners fighting bishop's order to close St. Charles Borromeo Church....

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