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More Ivy League schools shut down campus over virus concerns

Aug. 11, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University is delaying a return to in-person instruction until October and the University of Pennsylvania said Tuesday it won't open dorms to the vast majority of undergraduate students this fall, joining their Ivy League colleagues in expanding a push toward online...

Teen killed, driver charged in Block Island crash

Aug. 10, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (AP) — A Connecticut teen was killed in a single-car car crash on Block Island Sunday and the young driver involved is facing DUI charges, state police in Rhode Island said. The agency said Jackson Panus, 16, of Southport, was a passenger in the vehicle that crashed at around 12:30 p.m....

Push to change Victory Day renewed amid racial reckoning

Aug. 10, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Islanders are renewing the push to change the state's unique but controversial Victory Day holiday, which is being observed Monday. The state is the only one in the nation that still observes the holiday, which commemorates Japan's surrender ending World War II in August 1945....

Desks are spaced out in a classroom at Aikahi Elementary School in Kailua, Hawaii on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. While Hawaii has one of the lowest rates of cases per capita in the country and many of its schools have open-air campuses, the challenges of returning kids full time to classrooms may still be insurmountable. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)

The Latest: Hawaii schools to open year with remote learning

Aug. 7, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials say the state’s public school students will begin the academic year with remote learning only, after a spike of coronavirus cases. Gov. David Ige said Friday that all public students will spend the first four weeks of the school year learning online from home. Officials...

This image released Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows an FBI poster seeking two men who may have information relevant to the investigation of vandalism and arson of a Providence Police Department cruiser late Tuesday, June 1, in Providence, R.I. The cruiser was pelted with objects then burned near the Providence Place Mall after a protest turned chaotic. (FBI via AP)

FBI offers $10,000 for information on police cruiser arson

Aug. 7, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in Rhode Island are seeking two men who may have information about the destruction and arson of a police cruiser during a June riot in downtown Providence. The FBI also said it's offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of...

Police: Driver brandished stolen gun in road rage incident

Aug. 6, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man used a stolen handgun during what police described as a road rage incident, state police said Thursday. South Kingstown Police advised area law enforcement agencies at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday that they were investigating a road rage incident where a firearm...

Rhode Island man starts serving sentence for 2011 assault

Aug. 5, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who authorities say has ties to organized crime has started serving a five-year sentence stemming from his role in the beating of a married couple at a Providence club nearly a decade ago. Anthony Parrillo, 69, of Cranston, surrendered Wednesday and was taken to...

Suspect in fatal Providence shooting turns himself in

Aug. 3, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Providence man last week turned himself in Monday, police said. Dontay McNeill, 19, of Woonsocket, faced a murder warrant in the death last Tuesday of Manee Castillo in Providence, Maj. David Lapatin said. Police have said the shooting was...

Providence to offer more students remote learning option

Aug. 3, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence public schools are offering remote learning to any student whose parents request it this fall, school officials said Monday. Originally, remote learning was only being made available to students with special needs and health issues, but parents of other students...

Massachusetts town seeks faster tests, VA gets PPE on flight

Aug. 1, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

A look at COVID-19 news from around Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Connecticut: ___ MASSACHUSETTS Health officials in Provincetown are asking the state to make it possible to get results for tests for the coronavirus within 48 hours as a way to help contain its spread. The...