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  • Rhode Island Senate passes PawSox stadium deal, leaving hurdle in the House as Worcester continues to court team - MassLive.comRhode Island Senate passes PawSox stadium deal, leaving hurdle in the House as Worcester continues to court team - MassLive.com

    MassLive.comRhode Island Senate passes PawSox stadium deal, leaving hurdle in the House as Worcester continues to court teamMassLive.comThe Rhode Island Senate has passed a proposal to build a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox by a 26 to 9 vote, as Pawtucket's leaders and supportive legislators attempt to fight off Worcester's bid to become the team's new home. The proposed $83 ...and more »

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  • State police confirm probe of State Senator KettleState police confirm probe of State Senator Kettle

    COVENTRY, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State police say they’re investigating a state senator from Coventry. Lt. Col. Joseph Philbin tells the Providence Journal there is “an active investigation” into state Sen. Nicholas Kettle. He says state police detectives went to the Republican’s home early Tuesday. Coventry Police Chief John S. MacDonald tells the newspaper that state police raided Kettle’s home on Tuesday, but did not provide a reason.

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  • Gov. Raimondo to Highlight State's Progress in Speech - U.S. News & World ReportGov. Raimondo to Highlight State's Progress in Speech - U.S. News & World Report

    Rhode Island Public RadioGov. Raimondo to Highlight State's Progress in SpeechU.S. News & World ReportGov. Gina Raimondo is preparing to highlight the state's progress and tell the stories of Rhode Islanders during her State of the State address. Jan. 16, 2018, at 4:33 p.m.. Gov. Raimondo to Highlight State's Progress in Speech. Share. ×. Share on ...RI Gov. To Assess 'State Of The State' In Election YearRhode Island Public RadioIn State of the State, Raimondo says RI is 'stronger than we've been in decades'WPRI 12 Eyewitness NewsState of the State: Raimondo gives glowing report on RI progressThe Providence JournalGoLocalProvall 11 news articles »

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  • State Police Confirm Probe of Rhode Island State Senator - U.S. News & World ReportState Police Confirm Probe of Rhode Island State Senator - U.S. News & World Report

    The Providence JournalState Police Confirm Probe of Rhode Island State SenatorU.S. News & World ReportCOVENTRY, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State police say they're investigating a state senator from Coventry. Lt. Col. Joseph Philbin tells the Providence Journal there is "an active investigation" into state Sen. Nicholas Kettle. He says state police ...RI state police confirm investigation of Coventry state senatorThe Providence JournalChief confirms raid on Rhode Island state senator's homeBryan-College Station Eagleall 13 news articles »

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  • Providence Place mall shooting suspect released homeProvidence Place mall shooting suspect released home

    photo by Tessa Roy WPRO News PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy arrested in connection with a shooting at a Rhode Island mall that left one person injured was released to home confinement. A family court judge on Tuesday denied the state’s request to detain the teen. Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements Jr. told WPRO’s Gene Valicenti Tuesday that the teen was arrested at a Pawtucket home hours after the Monday afternoon shooting in the Providence Place mall parking garage outside a Nordstrom department store entrance. A 19-year-old victim, identified as Leonard Liriano, of Cranston, was shot in the leg in what police called a targeted shooting. His injuries aren’t considered life threatening.

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  • National Weather Service lowers snowfall forecast for RI - The Providence JournalNational Weather Service lowers snowfall forecast for RI - The Providence Journal

    The Providence JournalNational Weather Service lowers snowfall forecast for RIThe Providence JournalThe snowstorm expected to impact New England on Wednesday morning might not have as much bite in Rhode Island. According to a 3 p.m. update from the National Weather Service, most of Rhode Island is now expected to get 3 inches of snow or less -- down ...and more »

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  • Rhode Island Mall Shooting Suspect Released Home - U.S. News & World ReportRhode Island Mall Shooting Suspect Released Home - U.S. News & World Report

    The Boston GlobeRhode Island Mall Shooting Suspect Released HomeU.S. News & World ReportA family court judge orders a 17-year-old boy arrested in connection with a shooting at a Rhode Island mall to home confinement. Jan. 16, 2018, at 2:53 p.m.. Rhode Island Mall Shooting Suspect Released Home. Share. ×. Share on Facebook · Post on ...Teen arrested in Rhode Island mall shootingYoungstown Vindicator1 shot, wounded in parking garage outside Rhode Island mallFox Newsall 77 news articles »

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  • CVS Pharmacy promises to end touchups of its beauty imagesCVS Pharmacy promises to end touchups of its beauty images

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pharmacy giant CVS said it will stop significant touchups of images used in its advertising for beauty products. The company said it has a responsibility to think about sending messages of unrealistic body images to girls and young women. CVS Health Corp. said Monday it will not “materially” alter photos used in stores, on websites and on social media by changing a model’s shape, size, skin or eye color or wrinkles. CVS, which was founded in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1963 but now is based in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, said it will use a watermark to highlight images that have not been materially altered beginning this year. The change affects marketing materials produced by CVS, which said that if suppliers use altered photos in their material they will be labeled. CVS said it hopes the beauty sections of all its stores will comply with the new policy by the end of 2020. Most of the chain’s retail customers are women. Helena Foulkes, president of the pharmacy division, said there is a connection between unrealistic body images and bad health effects, especially in girls and young women. Foulkes said CVS was trying to ensure that the messages it sends help customers attain better health. She said many of the companies that make beauty brands carried by CVS were already thinking about the issue. CVS has previously made changes in its stores to support broader health issues. It stopped selling tobacco products in 2014, and last year it announced it would remove certain chemicals from about 600 beauty and personal-care products by the end of 2019. CVS runs more than 9,700 retail locations.

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  • Rhode Island Senate OKs public subsidies for PawSox stadium - Chron.comRhode Island Senate OKs public subsidies for PawSox stadium - Chron.com

    Rhode Island Senate OKs public subsidies for PawSox stadiumChron.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island state Senate has approved a proposal to provide public subsidies to help fund a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox, but the legislation faces an uncertain future in the House. Two companion bills passed the ...and more »

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  • Company Threatens to Leave State Over Insulation Ban - U.S. News & World ReportCompany Threatens to Leave State Over Insulation Ban - U.S. News & World Report

    Company Threatens to Leave State Over Insulation BanU.S. News & World ReportRhode Island insulation manufacturer says it may leave the state over an ordinance that bans its products from Providence buildings. Jan. 16, 2018, at 12:33 p.m.. Company Threatens to Leave State Over Insulation Ban. Share. ×. Share on Facebook · Post ...and more »

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  • State Senate to consider public subsidies for PawSox stadiumState Senate to consider public subsidies for PawSox stadium

    The Rhode Island State House. Photo by Steve Klamkin WPRO News PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island state Senate is considering a proposal to provide public subsidies to help fund a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox. A bill to help the Boston Red Sox’s Triple-A affiliate build a new stadium in Pawtucket is scheduled for consideration and possibly a vote Tuesday. Under the plan, the state would pay for $23 million of the $83 million stadium. Democratic Senate Finance Chairman William Conley Jr. introduced the bill when the legislative session began Jan. 2 and the finance committee approved it. Conley represents parts of Pawtucket and East Providence. If it passes the Senate, the bill would go to the House of Representatives. There currently isn’t a separate House bill. Democratic House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello has said the House Finance Committee would review it.

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    WPRI 12 Eyewitness NewsRI doctor, entrepreneur announces gubernatorial runWPRI 12 Eyewitness NewsDr. Luis-Daniel Muñoz announced his candidacy Monday at an event held at Roger Williams Park. Muñoz said he would be running as an independent candidate. Muñoz is a graduate of Central Falls High School and Rhode Island College. He attended the ...Political newcomer launches independent bid for RI governorFall River Herald Newsall 3 news articles »

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  • 17 year old arrested in connection with Providence Place shooting17 year old arrested in connection with Providence Place shooting

    by Doug MacGunnigle, WPRO Providence Police have arrested a 17 year old male from Pawtucket in connection with yesterday’s shooting at the Providence Place Mall parking garage. “During the course of the night, the Providence Police did an outstanding job identifying the vehicle and a suspect involved – he’s been apprehended,” Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements told WPRO’s Gene Valicenti Tuesday morning. “A 17 year old young man who lives just over the Providence line in Pawtucket. He’s arrested, a family court justice is contacted, and that young man has been remanded to the Rhode Island Training School, he’s being held.” Providence Police told WPRO Monday night that a 19 year old man was shot in the 2nd floor of the mall garage on the Nordstrom side of the building. The victim’s wounds are described as non life threatening, and he was transported to Rhode Island Hospital. According to police, this was not an active shooter situation and the victim appears to have been targeted.

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    Mark Daniels Journal Sports Writer MarkDanielsPJ FOXBORO - Tom Coughlin is a name that elicits feelings of unease in Patriots Nation. Coughlin, of course, coached the Gi

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  • 1 shot, wounded in parking garage outside Rhode Island mall1 shot, wounded in parking garage outside Rhode Island mall

    One person has been shot and wounded in a parking garage outside a Rhode Island shopping mall, leading to an evacuation of the mall and a search for suspects

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    Former Providence College basketball player Sean Canty was among the ex-Friars who served up Martin Luther King's favorite meal at the St. Patrick's Church soup kitchen on Monday. [The Provi

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  • UPDATED: Police investigating shooting at Providence Place MallUPDATED: Police investigating shooting at Providence Place Mall

    photo by Tessa Roy WPRO News WPRO News (Providence) Providence police are investigating a late afternoon shooting at the Providence Place Mall that led to the evacuation of the downtown Mall. Police told WPRO a 19 year old man was shot in the 2nd floor of the mall garage on the Nordstrom side of the building. Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare told WPRO the victim was “targeted” and that the mall is secure. A search for the suspects continue. The mall will likely be closed for the evening. The victim’s wounds are described as non life threatening, and he was transported to Rhode Island Hospital. According to police, this was not an active shooter situation and the victim appears to have been targeted. The investigation into this incident continues to be ongoing and police are searching for the subject(s) responsible. A caller to the WPRO says he heard the Mall alarm go off as he shopped at the Macy’s. “We ran to the parking and we saw a man on a stretcher getting rushed out”, said the caller to WPRO’s Dan Yorke who identified himself as Carl. Police say they are reviewing video from inside the Mall and are coordinating access to the garage for people trying to retrieve their vehicles.

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  • Coast Guard Says Kayak Belongs to Missing Rhode Island Man - U.S. News & World ReportCoast Guard Says Kayak Belongs to Missing Rhode Island Man - U.S. News & World Report

    Coast Guard Says Kayak Belongs to Missing Rhode Island ManU.S. News & World ReportThe U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed that an orange kayak found along the Providence River belongs to a missing Rhode Island man. Jan. 14, 2018, at 3:31 p.m.. Coast Guard Says Kayak Belongs to Missing Rhode Island Man. Share. ×. Share on Facebook · Post ...and more »

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  • Search suspended for missing kayaker in Rhode IslandSearch suspended for missing kayaker in Rhode Island

    Matthew Perry left in a 10-foot kayak around noon Friday near Conimicut Point in Warwick and was expected to be on the water for an hour. When he didn't return as planned, his wife called 911.

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  • Police arrest teen involved in pistol-whipping of studentPolice arrest teen involved in pistol-whipping of student

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence police say they’ve arrested a teenager involved in the pistol-whipping of an 18-year-old high school student. According to police department spokesperson Lindsay Lague, a 15-year-old male was apprehended by officials in connection with the attack. The teenager was charged with assault and sent to family court Thursday. No weapon was recovered and police are still searching for a second suspect. Police say a pair of suspects attacked and tried to rob a student as he was getting a drink of water Wednesday. School officials say school was briefly placed on lockdown. Surveillance video of the attack helped police identify one of the suspects. The student who was attacked suffered a minor cut and was treated by the school nurse.

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  • “The Bodyguard” at PPAC Shines“The Bodyguard” at PPAC Shines

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  • New digs enable Mentor RI to meet missionNew digs enable Mentor RI to meet mission

    MORE TO WORK WITH: Mentor RI Jo-Ann Schofield, President and CEO, said the generous lease agreement provided by Coastway Community Bank will enable to agency to do more.

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  • Nearly every governor with ocean coastline opposes Trump's drilling proposalNearly every governor with ocean coastline opposes Trump's drilling proposal

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  • Brown University to challenge Partners' merger with R.I. hospitalsBrown University to challenge Partners' merger with R.I. hospitals

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  • Medical marijuana sellers lose ability to take debit cardsMedical marijuana sellers lose ability to take debit cards

    Two of Rhode Island's three medical marijuana dispensaries have lost their ability to accept debit cards after Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week reversed an Obama-era policy not to prosecute marijuana cases in states where the drug is legal. The Providence Journal reports that Summit Medical Compassion Center in Warwick and Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center in Portsmouth began accepting only cash and checks Tuesday.

    Rhode Island News / 6 d. 5 h. 16 min. ago more
  • The Latest: Female lawmakers wear black at RI StatehouseThe Latest: Female lawmakers wear black at RI Statehouse

    The Latest on the Rhode Island General Assembly's efforts to address the issue of sexual misconduct : Many female lawmakers are wearing black at the Rhode Island Statehouse in solidarity with the Time's Up movement and as a statement against sexual misconduct. Democratic Rep. Marcia Ranglin-Vassell of Providence came up with the idea and organized it with fellow lawmakers, asking female senators and House members to wear black on Tuesday.

    Rhode Island News / 6 d. 19 h. 34 min. ago more
  • Rhode Island OKs settlement over child welfare systemRhode Island OKs settlement over child welfare system

    Rhode Island has agreed to settle a long-running lawsuit that alleged systemic abuse and neglect of the nearly 2,000 children living in state custody

    ABCNews.com / 8 d. 3 h. 43 min. ago
  • Police: Woman seen swiping $100 bill, shushing young witnessPolice: Woman seen swiping $100 bill, shushing young witness

    Police in Rhode Island say a woman caught on camera swiping what police say was a $100 bill, then shushing a little boy to keep it quiet, has been identified

    ABCNews.com / 8 d. 9 h. 3 min. ago
  • Ex-boxing champ Vinny Paz accused of assault: 'I got robbed'Ex-boxing champ Vinny Paz accused of assault: 'I got robbed'

    Ex-boxing champion Vinny Paz has appeared in a Rhode Island court on a felony assault charge but maintains his innocence and says he's the victim

    ABCNews.com / 13 d. 4 h. 34 min. ago
  • Vinny Paz appears in court for assault charges on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. The retired boxing champion whose comeback story after a car crash was dramatized in the 2016 film Bleed for This, has ...Vinny Paz appears in court for assault charges on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. The retired boxing champion whose comeback story after a car crash was dramatized in the 2016 film "Bleed for This," has ...

    Vinny Paz appears in court for assault charges on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. The retired boxing champion whose comeback story after a car crash was dramatized in the 2016 film "Bleed for This," has been accused of attacking a Rhode Island man and sendi

    ABCNews.com / 13 d. 8 h. 27 min. ago
  • Rhode Island mobster Frank 'Bobo' Marrapese dead at 74 - Fox NewsRhode Island mobster Frank 'Bobo' Marrapese dead at 74 - Fox News

    Rhode Island mobster Frank 'Bobo' Marrapese dead at 74Fox NewsPROVIDENCE, R.I. – A prominent Rhode Island mobster has died in prison while serving a sentence for murder, racketeering and extortion. Frank "Bobo" Marrapese Jr., was 74. Rhode Island State Police Lt. Col. Joseph Philbin confirmed Marrapese's death on ...and more »

    Google News / 24 d. 7 h. 51 min. ago more
  • Stunning supermoon sets over Rhode Island school chapelStunning supermoon sets over Rhode Island school chapel

    The first of three consecutive "supermoons" provided spectacular views in Rhode Island.

    ABCNews.com / 43 d. 22 h. 3 min. ago
  • Rhode Island police defend use of force in deadly shooting of pickup truck driverRhode Island police defend use of force in deadly shooting of pickup truck driver

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    ABCNews.com / 66 d. 2 h. 1 min. ago