Latest Rhode Island News

Over 150 National Guard troops come home for Thanksgiving

Nov. 27, 2020 3:13 PM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — After a 10 month deployment, over 150 Rhode Island National Guard troops returned home on Thanksgiving night. WPRI-TV reports that 157 men and women from the 115th Military Police Company landed at T.F. Green Airport Thursday and were bused to the Community College of Rhode Island...

Public hospital suspends staff vacation due to virus cases

Nov. 27, 2020 2:47 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A state-run psychiatric hospital in Rhode Island has suspended all medical staff vacation in response to a rising number of coronavirus cases among patients and workers. “We regretfully are canceling all direct care patient support vacations” effective midnight Nov....

61-year-old woman dies after kayak flips on rough waters

Nov. 27, 2020 2:01 PM EST

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — Rough waters played a major role in the death of a 61-year-old Rhode Island woman in a kayaking accident on Friday, state environemental officials said. The victim and a 56-year-old companion were headed to the mouth of the Narrow River in Narragansett where sea conditions were...

Boston College's Rich Kelly, left, and CJ Felder celebrate during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Rhode Island, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Tabbs' double-double helps BC beat Rhode Island 69-64

Nov. 26, 2020 9:38 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Wynston Tabbs had his first career double-double, Steffon Mitchell added 15 points and eight rebounds, and Boston College beat Rhode Island 69-64 on Thursday night at the 2K Empire Classic. Tabbs, a 6-foot-2 guard who missed all of last season (knee) after averaging 13.9 points as...

Rhode Island announces MLK holiday essay contest

Nov. 26, 2020 2:59 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers are putting out the call for middle and high school students to enter the state's annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday essay contest. “Every year, this essay contest tends to be one of the most enjoyable aspects of our yearly celebration and the...

RI allocates $100M for businesses closed during 2-week pause

Nov. 26, 2020 1:33 PM EST

Developments on the coronavirus pandemic in New England: RHODE ISLAND Gov. Gina Raimondo announced $100 million to help Rhode Island businesses, and some workers, that the state has told to close for a two-week period because of the coronavirus. Raimondo said Wednesday that every resident who receives...

Arizona State's Marcus Bagley, left, and Arizona State's Remy Martin, right, celebrate in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Rhode Island, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Arizona State holds off Rhode Island 94-88

Nov. 26, 2020 12:00 AM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Remy Martin eclipsed 20 points for the 26th time in his Arizona State career Friday night and his team needed virtually every one of them to avoid an upset. Martin scored 26 points and freshman Marcus Bagley made three key free throws in the final minute to lead No. 18 Arizona...

Watson scores 23 to lift Providence over Fairfield 97-56

Nov. 25, 2020 8:04 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nate Watson had a career-high 23 points plus 10 rebounds as Providence easily defeated Fairfield 97-56 on Wednesday. David Duke had 18 points and seven rebounds for Providence (1-0). A.J. Reeves added 14 points. Noah Horchler had 11 points and nine rebounds. Taj Benning had 10...

3 Rhode Island restaurant servers receive $2,100 tip

Nov. 25, 2020 4:22 PM EST

BARRINGTON, R.I. (AP) — Three servers at a Rhode Island restaurant received a tip for over $2,000 from two generous patrons last week. The two customers insisted that the servers at Bluewater Bar and Grill wait until they left to close the tab and left a tip for $2,100 to be split between the three on Nov....

Pearl Gailloux, 88, left, receives a Thanksgiving dinner and a holiday card from Meals on Wheels volunteers, Ted Fischer, center, and his daughter, Molly, 21, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at her home in Providence, R.I. As more at-risk seniors find themselves unable to leave their homes during the COVID pandemic, Meals on Wheels has been delivering on average 4,000 meals per day up from their pre-pandemic average of 1200. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Rhode Island provides $100M in aid for businesses, jobless

Nov. 25, 2020 3:56 PM EST

Rhode Island will provide an additional $100 million in relief to businesses and residents expected to suffer during a two-week period of new restrictions starting Monday meant to control the current spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Wednesday. Half of the federal stimulus money will be available...