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Luwane Pipkins lifts UMass over Providence 79-78

Dec. 7, 2018 9:36 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Luwane Pipkins scored 26 points, including the go-ahead layup with 10 seconds remaining, and Massachusetts defeated Providence 79-78 on Friday night. Curtis Cobb and Carl Pierre added 16 and 15 points, respectively, as the three starting guards for UMass (6-4) combined for 57...

State: About 13 percent of Rhode Island forest trees dead

Dec. 6, 2018 12:18 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A combination of heat, drought and insect infestations have killed about 13 percent of trees in Rhode Island's forests since 2015, according to state environmental officials. The 45,000 to 50,000 acres of dead trees are concentrated across the western half of the state, from...

Woman convicted in Jamaican lottery scam to remain jailed

Dec. 3, 2018 5:40 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in North Dakota on Monday ordered a Rhode Island woman convicted of funneling lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica to remain jailed pending a February sentencing hearing where she could face a stiffer sentence than the alleged mastermind. "Her hands were all...

Reeves scores 15, Providence downs rival Rhode Island 59-50

Dec. 1, 2018 8:06 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ed Cooley doesn't plan to watch the game tape from Providence's 59-50 win over rival Rhode Island on Saturday. But he saw enough to know his young team grew up a lot — particularly on defense. Freshman A.J. Reeves had 15 points and Providence (6-2) survived a long field-goal...

Lawsuit: Schools don't prepare kids for civic life

Nov. 29, 2018 3:15 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Public school students and parents are suing Rhode Island's governor and education officials in federal court, saying the state fails to prepare young people to fully participate in civic life. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday as a class-action complaint, asks the federal court to...

Diallo scores 20, Providence clamps down in 69-59 win

Nov. 27, 2018 11:44 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Alpha Diallo scored 20 points with nine rebounds and three assists and Providence clamped down on defense in the first half, defeating Fairleigh Dickinson 69-59 Tuesday night. Isaiah Jackson tossed in 11 points for the Friars (5-2) with five rebounds and four assists, Nate Watson...

Diallo, Reeves lead Providence past Iona 91-79

Nov. 24, 2018 7:14 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Alpha Diallo tossed in 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds and A. J. Reeves scored 20 to propel Providence to a 91-79 victory over Iona on Saturday. Isaiah Jackson came off the bench to hit two 3-pointers and score 13 with six rebounds for the Friars (4-2), while fellow reserve Nate...

19-year-old Yorkshire Terrier retires from 'The Nutcracker'

Nov. 22, 2018 3:10 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — After more than 125 performances in "The Nutcracker" in Rhode Island, a 19-year-old Yorkshire terrier named Archie is leaving the stage. Festival Ballet Providence announced this week that its beloved "Nutcracker" dog is retiring. The ballet says Archie achieved stardom in his...

Tiny Rhode Island polling place saw 1 voter after all

Nov. 15, 2018 10:43 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A polling place that Rhode Island elections officials initially said did not get a single voter during the midterm elections did get one voter after all. Precinct 2807 in Providence has just 14 registered voters. The state Board of Elections website for days showed that none of them...

Diallo sparks Providence comeback win over Holy Cross, 70-61

Nov. 13, 2018 10:35 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Alpha Diallo scored 18 points, including a layup midway through the second half that allowed Providence to erase an eight-point second half deficit and take the lead en route to a 70-61 win over Holy Cross on Tuesday night. The Friars bounced back from their first loss of the season...