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Jones leads Xavier over Providence 75-61

Feb. 16, 2019 4:35 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Tyrique Jones had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead Xavier to a 75-61 win over Providence on Saturday. Jones made 9 of 11 shots. Naji Marshall had 14 points and seven rebounds for Xavier (13-13, 5-8 Big East Conference), which ended its four-game road losing streak. Zach Hankins...

Strip club dancers charged in theft of police officer's gun

Feb. 8, 2019 2:31 PM EST

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Two strip club dancers have been charged with stealing a Boston police officer's handgun, prompting the department to place the officer on leave and open an internal investigation. Police say 25-year-old Neish Rivera, 22-year-old Melissa Dacier, and the officer went to a Providence...

LeBlanc's double-double sparks Georgetown win

Feb. 6, 2019 10:52 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Freshman Josh LeBlanc had 17 points with 11 rebounds and Georgetown defeated Providence 76-67 on Wednesday night to sweep the season series. Mac McClung had 13 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Hoyas (15-8, 5-5 Big East). James Akinjo had 10 points and eight assists,...

Correction: Government Shutdown-Second Jobs story

Feb. 5, 2019 6:22 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In a story Jan. 16 about government workers taking on odd jobs during the government shutdown, The Associated Press erroneously described the work of Cheryl Inzunza Blum. She represents immigrants in criminal matters in federal court, not in immigration court. A corrected version of...

Brown U criticized for using live pigs in medical training

Jan. 30, 2019 3:50 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An advocacy group has asked federal regulators to investigate Brown University's medical school, arguing it is violating the law by using live pigs for training in emergency medicine. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine on Tuesday asked the U.S. Department of...

The Latest: Brown U responds to criticism over use of pigs

Jan. 30, 2019 3:49 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on Brown University facing criticism for using live pigs in medical training. (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital say they abide by all federal regulations and follow strict protocols when using animals for training in emergency...

Diallo, Edwards help Providence hold off DePaul 70-67

Jan. 27, 2019 2:43 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Alpha Diallo scored 20 points and Drew Edwards had 13 and both made a pair of free throws in the closing seconds to help Providence defeat DePaul 70-60 on Sunday. Neither team made a basket in the final two minutes. Max Strus made three free throws with 1:41 remaining to pull DePaul...

Providence downs Seton Hall 72-63 for first Big East win

Jan. 15, 2019 8:50 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — David Duke scored 18 points and Providence cashed in on a season-high 22 Seton Hall turnovers for its first Big East Conference win, 72-63 on Tuesday night to end a three-game skid. Alpha Diallo added 15 points, grabbed eight rebounds and made five assists for Providence (10-7,...

Villanova beats Providence despite long scoring drought

Jan. 5, 2019 5:04 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Phil Booth scored 23 points, including Villanova's only five points in the final 8 ½ minutes, and the Wildcats held off Providence 65-59 on Saturday. Villanova took a 60-40 lead on a jumper by Cole Swider with 8:43 remaining in the second half before Providence went on a 16-0...

Nigerian man facing charges after phone seized at US border

Jan. 4, 2019 12:01 PM EST

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A Nigerian man living in Rhode Island is facing charges in Vermont after U.S. agents seized his phone at the Canadian border and he refused to leave the port of entry without it. The Caledonian Record reports 50-year-old Adegbuyi Adeyemi, of Providence, appeared in Vermont court...