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Rhode Island officer acquitted in shooting of teenager

Jan. 26, 2023 15:24 PM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island police officer who was off duty and out of uniform when he shot the 18-year-old driver of a car he had witnessed speeding past him on the highway was acquitted by a jury Thursday of several charges. Pawtucket Officer Daniel Dolan, 40, was cleared...

Rhode Island defeats Dayton 75-70

Jan. 25, 2023 22:11 PM EST

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Ishmael Leggett's 25 points helped Rhode Island defeat Dayton 75-70 on Wednesday night. Leggett also contributed six rebounds for the Rams (7-13, 3-5 Atlantic 10 Conference). Brayon Freeman scored 21 points and added six rebounds and four steals. Jalen Carey...

Woman gets over 6 years in prison for role in romance scams

Jan. 25, 2023 16:18 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Texas woman who played a role in internet romance scams that cheated victims out of a total of about $2.6 million was sentenced to over six years in prison on federal fraud and conspiracy charges Wednesday. Dominique Golden, 31, of Houston, personally...

Rhode Island man gets life sentence in death of girlfriend

Jan. 24, 2023 10:13 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man accused of running over and killing his on-and-off girlfriend during an argument has been sentenced to life in prison. James Grilli, 39, was sentenced on Monday after pleading no contest to second-degree murder and leaving the scene in the...

Results released in girl's request for DNA evidence of Santa

Jan. 24, 2023 10:02 AM EST

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Department of Health says it was not able “to definitively confirm or refute the presence of Santa” in a young girl’s home after she requested to have a partially eaten cookie and a couple of gnawed-on carrot sticks tested for DNA to see if Santa...

Oduro's 24 lead George Mason over Rhode Island 79-72

Jan. 21, 2023 15:09 PM EST

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Josh Oduro scored 24 points as George Mason beat Rhode Island 79-72 on Saturday. Oduro also had 14 rebounds and three steals for the Patriots (12-8, 4-3 Atlantic 10 Conference). De'Von Cooper was 6 of 9 shooting, including 5 for 8 from distance, and went 3 for...

Girl asks police to test cookie for DNA proof of Santa

Jan. 20, 2023 15:34 PM EST

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) — A young Rhode Island girl has finally figured out how to determine if Santa Claus is real — DNA. The Cumberland resident sent a partially eaten cookie as well as a couple of gnawed-on carrot sticks to the town's police department to ask if they can be...

Rhode Island governor releases proposed $13.75B state budget

Jan. 19, 2023 16:38 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s governor submitted a $13.75 billion state budget plan to the General Assembly on Thursday that seeks to invest in schools, provide tax relief to residents and repair roads and bridges. Democratic Gov. Dan McKee said in the budget documents...

Construction company says illegal dumping charges baseless

Jan. 19, 2023 11:11 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts construction company charged with illegally dumping thousands of tons of contaminated fill in Rhode Island during a highway construction project says it has done nothing wrong. The Rhode Island attorney general's office announced Wednesday...

Mass. firm charged with illegally dumping contaminated fill

Jan. 18, 2023 16:32 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts construction company and a former employee have been charged with illegally dumping thousands of tons of contaminated fill in Providence during a highway construction project, the Rhode Island attorney general's office said Wednesday. ...