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Rhode Island man sentenced in North Dakota fentanyl case

Oct. 17, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Rhode Island man accused by prosecutors of having a “leadership role” an international fentanyl trafficking operation has been sentenced in North Dakota to 33 years in federal prison. Steven Pinto, also known as Yeaboy, is one of more than 30...

Senators ask for funding to help people pay heating bills

Oct. 17, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. senators from Rhode Island and Maine are asking the Biden administration to quickly send money to states for the program that helps people pay their heating bills. U.S. Sens. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, and Susan Collins, a Maine...

Rhode Island Foundation to pay for thousands of Narcan kits

Oct. 17, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Foundation is providing a $250,000 grant to purchase thousands of opioid overdose prevention kits until a more sustainable source of state funding is in place. The grant announced recently to the University of Rhode Island will...

Towson hands Rhode Island its 1st loss, earns 28-7 upset win

Oct. 16, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Devin Matthews ran for two first-quarter touchdowns and Towson upset Rhode Island 28-7 in a Colonial Athletic Association battle Saturday. The Tigers defense allowed Rhode Island just 162 yards of offense and shut out the Rams over the final three...

Eckhaus rallies Bryant to 18-17 win over Saint Francis (Pa.)

Oct. 16, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Zevi Eckhaus rallied Bryant with a flurry of points in the fourth quarter and the Bulldogs came out on top, clipping Saint Francis (Pa.) 18-17 on Saturday. One week after his potential game-winning Hail Mary pass was thwarted at the goal line,...

WWII veterans, civilian home front workers to be honored

Oct. 16, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's World War II veterans and the civilian workers who supported them from the home front are being honored this weekend in Woonsocket with the dedication of a new memorial. The lighting of the Eternal Flame ceremony that starts at...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 06:10 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= ALAH def. Argenta-Oreana, forfeit Aledo (Mercer County) 54, Stark County 0 Algonquin (Jacobs) 49, Hampshire 13 Amundsen 34, Chicago Sullivan 0 Annawan/Wethersfield (FB Coop)...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 01:31 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Anson County 39, Covenant Day School 27 Apex Middle Creek 49, Apex 47 Arden Christ School 45, Charlotte Country Day 0 Asheville 31, McDowell County 0 Asheville Erwin 24,...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Ada-Borup 34, Underwood 0 Albany 28, Foley 14 Andover 49, Monticello 14 Annandale 35, Princeton 17 Barnesville 42, Staples-Motley 7 Becker 23, St. Cloud...

Governor releases vision of Rhode Island's future

Oct. 15, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Dan McKee on Friday released a working draft of his administration's vision for Rhode Island's future. The 55-page RI2030 plan looks at spurring economic growth, strengthening education, addressing climate change, prioritizing housing, and...