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Mitchell leads Rhode Island over Sacred Heart 72-62

Dec. 07, 2021 21:56 PM EST

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Makhel Mitchell had 14 points to lead five Rhode Island players in double figures as the Rams beat Sacred Heart 72-62 on Tuesday night. Ishmael Leggett added 12 points for the Rams (7-3). Ishmael El-Amin and Makhi Mitchell each scored 11 and Antwan Walker had...

Reeves, Watson power Providence past Vermont 68-58

Dec. 07, 2021 20:47 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A.J. Reeves and Nate Watson scored 24 points apiece as Providence got past Vermont 68-58 on Tuesday night. Reeves sank 6 of 10 shots from 3-point range and added four assists for the Friars (9-1), who have won four straight and improved to 7-0 at home this...

Coast Guard searches for woman who reportedly fell off ferry

Dec. 07, 2021 09:31 AM EST

BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching Tuesday for a woman who reportedly fell off a ferry in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay. Other passengers on the ferry from Bristol to Prudence Island reported seeing the woman fall overboard at about 6 p.m. Monday, Bristol Fire...

RI has 1st human case of Jamestown Canyon virus since 2013

Dec. 06, 2021 14:06 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island public health officials on Monday confirmed the state's first human case of the Jamestown Canyon virus since 2013. The person who tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus is a resident of Kent County in their 50s, the state Department of...

Leaders release plan to spend $113M of pandemic relief money

Dec. 06, 2021 12:00 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's legislature will soon act to spend some of the state's federal relief funds to help the economy recover. Gov. Dan McKee, House Speaker Joseph Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick Ruggerio outlined the plans on Friday in a press conference...

Rhode Island man dies in wrong-way crash in Massachusetts

Dec. 06, 2021 09:16 AM EST

UXBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Rhode Island man died in a fiery wrong-way crash on a Massachusetts highway over the weekend, police said. Massachusetts State Police troopers responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash on Route 146 in Uxbridge at about 9:40 p.m. Saturday,...

Redistricting commission seeks input on plans for districts

Dec. 05, 2021 10:45 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The commission to redraw political districts in Rhode Island is seeking public input on its initial plans for the layout of the General Assembly districts. The Special Legislative Commission on Reapportionment has scheduled hearings around the...

State extends nutrition program for low-income seniors

Dec. 05, 2021 09:21 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The state of Rhode Island is extending a nutrition program to provide about 2,500 boxes of local seasonal produce to low-income seniors. The state Department of Environmental Management said it was working with the state Office of Healthy Aging...

Energy secretary: Offshore wind brings 'gust' of job growth

Dec. 05, 2021 08:07 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said Thursday that the administration's goal for offshore wind and the projects being developed now represent a “gust of job growth throughout the country.” Granholm visited a new offshore wind...

Croswell leads Providence past Rhode Island 66-52

Dec. 04, 2021 16:32 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ed Croswell pulled down 15 rebounds and added 13 points to carry Providence to a 66-52 win over Rhode Island on Saturday. Noah Horchler had 16 points and seven rebounds for Providence (8-1), which earned its sixth straight home victory. Aljami...