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Rhode Island man pleads guilty to drug trafficking charges

Oct. 18, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Providence man who tried to sell a large amount of fentanyl and heroin while under surveillance by law enforcement pleaded guilty Monday to drug trafficking charges, federal prosecutors said. Josimar Delacruz-Reyes, 31, was under investigation...

Shooting wounds 3 at club where 1 was killed in August

Oct. 18, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Shots broke out for the second time since the summer at a Providence nightclub, wounding three people this time after a man was shot and killed there in August, police said. Police responded just before 2 a.m. Sunday to a report of shots fired...

Commerce head out to save US jobs, 1 computer chip at a time

Oct. 18, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gina Raimondo only wears watches made by Bulova — a company that laid off her scientist father, closed its Rhode Island factory and moved production to China in 1983. The watches give Raimondo, the U.S. commerce secretary, a sense of mission as...

Rhode Island gas prices soar to highest level in 7 years

Oct. 18, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island shot up 9 cents in the last week to its highest level in seven years, AAA Northeast said Monday. Gas is now selling for an average of $3.26 per gallon, which is 18 cents higher than a...

Rhode Island man sentenced in North Dakota fentanyl case

Oct. 17, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Rhode Island man accused by prosecutors of having a “leadership role” an international fentanyl trafficking operation has been sentenced in North Dakota to 33 years in federal prison. Steven Pinto, also known as Yeaboy, is one of more than 30...

Senators ask for funding to help people pay heating bills

Oct. 17, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. senators from Rhode Island and Maine are asking the Biden administration to quickly send money to states for the program that helps people pay their heating bills. U.S. Sens. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, and Susan Collins, a Maine...

Rhode Island Foundation to pay for thousands of Narcan kits

Oct. 17, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Foundation is providing a $250,000 grant to purchase thousands of opioid overdose prevention kits until a more sustainable source of state funding is in place. The grant announced recently to the University of Rhode Island will...

Towson hands Rhode Island its 1st loss, earns 28-7 upset win

Oct. 16, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Devin Matthews ran for two first-quarter touchdowns and Towson upset Rhode Island 28-7 in a Colonial Athletic Association battle Saturday. The Tigers defense allowed Rhode Island just 162 yards of offense and shut out the Rams over the final three...

Eckhaus rallies Bryant to 18-17 win over Saint Francis (Pa.)

Oct. 16, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Zevi Eckhaus rallied Bryant with a flurry of points in the fourth quarter and the Bulldogs came out on top, clipping Saint Francis (Pa.) 18-17 on Saturday. One week after his potential game-winning Hail Mary pass was thwarted at the goal line,...

WWII veterans, civilian home front workers to be honored

Oct. 16, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's World War II veterans and the civilian workers who supported them from the home front are being honored this weekend in Woonsocket with the dedication of a new memorial. The lighting of the Eternal Flame ceremony that starts at...