Latest Rhode Island News

Horchler lifts Providence past Saint Peter's 85-71

Nov. 27, 2021 14:49 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Noah Horchler had 25 points and 11 rebounds and Nate Watson added 23 points as Providence topped Saint Peter's 85-71 on Saturday. Horchler hit 9 of 10 shots, including 3 of 4 3-pointers for a career-high at Providence. He added five assists....

School districts receive grants to support homeless students

Nov. 27, 2021 08:27 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's education department has awarded grants to eight districts to support homeless students. Gov. Dan McKee and Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green announced Wednesday that the department awarded more than $336,000 in McKinney-Vento...

Rhode Island cities, towns make plans to spend ARPA funds

Nov. 26, 2021 14:13 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Affordable housing, a full-time harbormaster, and an ice rink are just some of the things that cities and towns in Rhode Island have proposed paying for with federal coronavirus relief funding. But at least 19 towns have yet to spend a single...

Interior Department approves 2nd large US offshore wind farm

Nov. 24, 2021 16:42 PM EST

The Biden administration approved an offshore wind farm off the coasts of Rhode Island and New York on Wednesday as part of a plan to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030. The U.S. Department of the Interior announced it approved the construction and...

Rhode Island seeks to relicense part of psychiatric hospital

Nov. 24, 2021 16:28 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island will apply to relicense a portion of the state-run Eleanor Slater Hospital in part to make it easier to comply with Medicaid billing rules that apply to facilities that treat psychiatric patients. Gov. Dan McKee said Tuesday that...

Police release name of Rhode Island man shot by police

Nov. 24, 2021 14:45 PM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island on Wednesday released the name of the armed man shot and killed during a confrontation with officers earlier this week, and the name of the officer who fired his weapon. Frank Nappa Jr., 49, of Warwick, was pronounced dead at...

Treasurer: Pension fund on track to divest from fossil fuels

Nov. 24, 2021 09:46 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's public pension fund is on track to completely divest from fossil fuels within the next decade, according to the state treasurer. The treasurer's office said late Tuesday that the amount invested with fossil fuel companies has...

1966 death of Doris Duke employee an accident, review finds

Nov. 24, 2021 09:02 AM EST

The city manager in Newport, Rhode Island, is standing by the city police department's review of the 1966 death of an employee of wealthy heiress Doris Duke that found that there is no new information that would change the result of the original investigation that determined it was an...

Tuesday's Scores

Nov. 24, 2021 00:59 AM EST

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= ALAH 68, Sullivan 46 Altamont 61, Pana 54 Andrew 64, Chicago (Perspectives/Calumet Technology) 58 Aurora (East) 54, Westinghouse 50 Aurora (West Aurora) 55, DeKalb 52...

Dunn-Martin leads Florida Gulf Coast over Rhode Island 67-66

Nov. 23, 2021 23:16 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Tavian Dunn-Martin scored 26 points and sank a free throw with 3 seconds left to lift Florida Gulf Coast over Rhode Island 67-66 on Tuesday night. Caleb Catto pitched in with 14 points for the Eagles (3-2). Makhel Mitchell...