Latest Rhode Island News

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

Dec. 02, 2021 16:58 PM 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...

Rhode Island man convicted of fatal shooting

Dec. 02, 2021 15:29 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man charged with fatally shooting another man during a traffic confrontation on Halloween night last year has been convicted of second-degree murder and other charges, prosecutors said Thursday. Jairo Esdel Galva, 22, of Central...

North Carolina man gets 8 years in prison on gun charges

Dec. 02, 2021 12:02 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A North Carolina man who according to authorities had a dozen guns in his vehicle he was not legally allowed to possess when he was pulled over in Rhode Island in 2017 has been sentenced to eight years in prison, federal prosecutors said. Anthony...

Rhode Island man renews sign campaign against town

Dec. 02, 2021 11:42 AM EST

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man involved in a legal tussle with the town of Portsmouth earlier this year over signs on his property critical of town officials is back at it. Michael DiPaola recently bought a plot of land on a busy road on which he placed more...

Reward for information on two abandoned dogs raised to $15K

Dec. 02, 2021 11:29 AM EST

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — An animal shelter has tripled the reward it is offering for help identifying the people who abandoned two dogs found by the side of the road in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, on Thanksgiving morning. The Potter League for Animals is offering $15,500...

Durham scores 23, leads Providence over Texas Tech 72-68

Dec. 02, 2021 00:01 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Al Durham scored 23 points to lead Providence to a 72-68 victory over previously unbeaten Texas Tech on Wednesday night in the Big East-Big 12 Battle. Providence (7-1) has won four straight against Big 12 Conference opponents, beating Texas...

Leggett scores 16 to carry Rhode Island over Harvard 64-57

Dec. 01, 2021 23:03 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Ishmael Leggett finished with 16 points as Rhode Island defeated Harvard 64-57 on Wednesday night. Malik Martin had 13 points, nine rebounds and three blocks for the Rams (6-2). Makhel Mitchell added 13 points. Louis Lesmond had 15...

$31M being poured into affordable housing in Rhode Island

Dec. 01, 2021 15:20 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is pouring $31 million into efforts to build or preserve a total of more than 600 units of affordable housing in 13 communities around the state, the administration of Gov. Daniel McKee announced Wednesday. The money was approved by...

Low-income Providence residents begin getting monthly income

Dec. 01, 2021 14:16 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence has begun providing guaranteed monthly payments to some low-income residents, the mayor said Wednesday. The city received more than 4,000 applications, and 110 residents were randomly selected to participate in the pilot program, said...

Rhode Island gets voluntary app to show COVID vaccinations

Dec. 01, 2021 12:08 PM EST

LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is developing a cellphone app that will allow residents to quickly and easily prove they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, Gov. Daniel McKee said Wednesday. Although hesitant to call it a vaccine passport, the Democratic...