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Mayor: Deal reached to end Providence school bus strike

Oct. 12, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A school bus company and its striking drivers' union on Friday reached a tentative deal to end the strike that has lasted more than two weeks, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza announced Friday evening. Elorza said details of the agreement between bus company First Student and the...

The Latest: Deal reached to end Providence school bus strike

Oct. 12, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on the school bus strike in Providence (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza says a tentative deal has been reached to end a school bus strike that has lasted more than two weeks. Elorza says bus company First Student and the Teamsters union that...

'Greedy' young mayor stole from investors, feds say

Oct. 11, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor who was first elected at age 23 was charged Thursday with using investments in a company he formed as his "own personal ATM" to enjoy casinos and adult entertainment, buy a Mercedes, and pay down student loan debt. Jasiel Correia, the mayor of Fall River, collected more...

School bus drivers meet with company, but strike goes on

Oct. 9, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A meeting with a federal mediator between striking school bus drivers in Providence and the private company overseeing the city's school bus operations has ended without a resolution to the dispute. First Student said Tuesday night that discussions with Teamsters Local 251 had ended...

School bus drivers' strike continues with no end in sight

Oct. 3, 2018 5:47 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A strike by Providence school bus drivers that's affecting more than 9,000 Rhode Island students continued for a fifth day Wednesday, with no end in sight. Drivers picketed Wednesday near the yard where buses are kept by First Student, the private company overseeing the city's...

Candidates for Rhode Island governor snipe in 1st debate

Sep. 27, 2018 9:38 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's Democratic Gov Gina Raimondo went after Republican Cranston Mayor Allan Fung for what she called "public corruption" in his police department during their first gubernatorial debate Thursday, while he fired back that she is a Statehouse insider whose leadership has...

Sign for Republican gubernatorial hopeful removed from noose

Sep. 18, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — After harsh criticism, a Rhode Island homeowner on Tuesday removed a campaign sign for the state's Republican gubernatorial nominee that was hanging upside down from a noose in his yard. Homeowner Ray Izzo of Glocester took down the sign after Allan Fung, the GOP candidate for...

Lawyer: Evidence could exonerate man in grandfather's death

Sep. 18, 2018 5:47 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A lawyer for a Vermont man accused by relatives of killing his millionaire grandfather and his mother to collect inheritance money said Tuesday that there is evidence that could exonerate him in the death of his grandfather. David Anderson, who is representing Nathan Carman, made...

Rhode Island union wants courthouse shutdown due to bedbugs

Sep. 18, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Union workers say a Rhode Island courthouse should be shut down over reports of bedbugs. The Providence Journal reports that the union representing court clerks and deputy sheriffs is asking the state judiciary to close the Garrahy Judicial Complex in Providence and relocate workers...

The Latest: GOP governor candidate's sign untied from noose

Sep. 18, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on a sign for a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Rhode Island that was hung from a noose in front of a home (all times local): 5:05 p.m. A sign for a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Rhode Island that was hung from a noose in front of a home has been returned to...