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Offshore wind developers to invest $4.5M in Rhode Island

Apr. 22, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The developers of a new offshore wind farm said Monday that they're investing $4.5 million in Rhode Island to advance the industry in the state. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo said it was fitting that the funding from Danish-based Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind and Eversource was...

Trump extends humanitarian program for Liberian immigrants

Mar. 28, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a one-year extension of a humanitarian program that allows Liberians to live and work in the U.S., days before it was set to end. The White House issued a memo from Trump about the program for immigrants who came from the African nation to...

$800K Wells Fargo penalty OK'd in Schilling video game deal

Mar. 20, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge has approved an agreement for Wells Fargo Securities to pay an $800,000 civil penalty to end a lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company,...

Jones lifts Arkansas past Providence 84-72 in NIT

Mar. 20, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Mason Jones had 18 points and Reggie Chaney posted 14 points and seven blocks as Arkansas defeated Providence 84-72 in the NIT first round on Tuesday night. Jones made 4 of 6 3-pointers. Isaiah Joe had 12 points for Arkansas (18-15). Gabe Osabuohien added 11 points and eight...

Wells Fargo agrees to pay $800K in Schilling video game deal

Mar. 19, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Wells Fargo Securities has agreed to pay an $800,000 civil penalty to settle a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit over Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company. Wells Fargo and the SEC announced the...

Woman sues hospital she says stored frozen embryo for years

Mar. 18, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has filed a lawsuit against a Rhode Island hospital she says froze her embryo and kept it in storage for 13 years without her knowledge. The Providence Journal reports that Marisa Cloutier-Bristol says in her lawsuit against Women & Infants...

Suspect in death of woman found in trunk will stay in jail

Mar. 11, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Rhode Island man will remain behind bars on charges of kidnapping a woman outside a Boston nightclub who was later found dead in the trunk of his car. Louis Coleman, of Providence, appeared Monday in Boston's federal court to face a charge of kidnapping resulting in death. His public...

Trump signed Bibles. Heresy? Many religious leaders say no

Mar. 9, 2019 11:51 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Donald Trump was just doing what he could to raise spirits when he signed Bibles at an Alabama church for survivors of a tornado outbreak, many religious leaders say, though some are offended and others say he could have handled it differently. Hershael York, dean of the...

Reeves scores 24, lifts Providence over Butler 83-70

Mar. 9, 2019 2:44 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A.J. Reeves scored 24 points as Providence beat Butler 83-70 on Saturday. Isaiah Jackson added 20 points for the Friars. Reeves made 6 of 8 3-pointers. Alpha Diallo had 11 points and nine rebounds for Providence (17-14, 7-11 Big East Conference). Kalif Young added eight rebounds and...

Teen, toddler shot in Providence while riding inside car

Mar. 6, 2019 3:28 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island say an 18-year-old man and a toddler were shot while riding inside a car in Providence. Providence Police Maj. David Lapatin says they were shot at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday while inside a car driving on Pleasant Valley Parkway. The teenager, identified...