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Rhode Island opens 2 state beaches on Saturday

May. 15, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In a sure sign that summer is almost here, Rhode Island is opening some of its state beaches this weekend. Scarborough North and Roger Wheeler state beaches — both in Narragansett — will be open weekends only, weather permitting, starting...

Police: 9 injured in shootout recovering; charges expected

May. 14, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The nine people injured in a shooting in Rhode Island in which some 50 shots were fired are expected to recover, Providence Police Chief Col. Hugh Clements said Friday. But he said criminal charges are still being finalized, so the names of...

Rhode Island to remove mask rules for fully vaccinated

May. 14, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island will no longer require residents fully vaccinated against the coronavirus to wear masks and socially distance in most public settings starting Tuesday, Gov. Daniel McKee announced Friday. The Democratic governor's announcement came a...

Providence Mayor seeks $704M bond for pension system

May. 14, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Mayor Jorge Elorza is seeking a $704-million bond to fund Providence’s unfunded pension system. The city would have 25 years to repay the debt at an interest rate 3% to 4%, with a call provision in 10 years, the Providence Journal...

Free offices with a view: 4 lighthouses, courtesy of feds

May. 14, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Dreading your eventual return to the office? The federal government is making available — for free — some waterfront workspaces with killer views that are sure to entice. But there's a catch. The General Services Administration says the U.S....

Police: 9 wounded in Providence, Rhode Island, shooting

May. 13, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nine people were wounded Thursday evening in Rhode Island's capital in what police there believe to be the largest shooting in city history. Of the nine, three had serious injuries and were “maybe critical," Providence Police Chief Col. Hugh T....

9 shot, of which 3 critically wounded, in Rhode Island's capital city, Providence police chief says

May. 13, 2021 21:26 PM EDT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — 9 shot, of which 3 critically wounded, in Rhode Island's capital city, Providence police chief says.

1 arrested in connection with Hitler stickers in Bristol

May. 13, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — Police in Bristol announced an arrest Thursday in connection with the posting of stickers bearing an image of Adolf Hitler in town last month. Chase Gilroy, 26, of Warwick, turned himself in after an arrest warrant was issued, Police Chief Kevin...

Rhode Island to offer vaccines to out-of-state visitors

May. 13, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

Anyone who visits Rhode Island will soon be able to get a coronavirus vaccine, and nightclubs will be allowed to open at full capacity by the end of May if patrons can prove they have received their shot, Gov. Daniel McKee announced Thursday. Until now, only residents and...

Educator pleads not guilty in unwanted foot massage charge

May. 13, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Providence school district administrator pleaded not guilty on Thursday to assault in connection to an unwanted foot massage he allegedly gave to a minor at a fitness center. Olayinka Alege, 40, has also resigned as network superintendent of...