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Brown scores 18 as Saint Joseph's beats Rhode Island 64-50

Feb. 01, 2023 22:01 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charlie Brown had 18 points and Saint Joseph beat Rhode Island 64-50 on Wednesday night. Brown added eight rebounds and six steals for the Hawks (11-11, 5-5 Atlantic 10 Conference). Erik Reynolds II was 5 of 12 shooting (3 for 6 from distance) to add 15 points....

1 current, 1 former officer face union embezzlement charges

Feb. 01, 2023 15:39 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — One current and one former Rhode Island police officer are facing charges related to the alleged embezzlement and misuse of police union funds, the state attorney general's office said. Former North Providence Lt. Dennis Stone was indicted by a grand jury on...

Top Rhode Island officials call for ban on assault weapons

Jan. 31, 2023 12:48 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's Democratic governor and top officials urged the state legislature Tuesday to pass a bill banning assault weapons. Gov. Dan McKee, Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos, Secretary of State Gregg Amore, Attorney General Peter Neronha and General Treasurer James...

State reaches lead abatement agreements with 4 landlords

Jan. 31, 2023 11:29 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The owners of four Rhode Island lead-contaminated properties have agreed to fix the problems and pay fines that combined total more than $700,00 in value, the state attorney general's office announced Tuesday. In all four cases — three in Providence and...

Man charged with killing mom at sea seeks grand jury minutes

Jan. 30, 2023 14:16 PM EST

The man charged with killing his mother at sea during a 2016 fishing trip off the coast of New England is asking for minutes from the grand jury proceeding that led to his indictment, seeking to learn what was disclosed about his grandfather's death three years earlier. Nathan...

Leggett scores 20, Rhode Island holds off La Salle 72-70

Jan. 28, 2023 18:02 PM EST

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Ishmael Leggett scored 20 points to help Rhode Island hold off La Salle 72-70 on Saturday. Leggett added six rebounds for the Rams (8-13, 4-5 Atlantic 10 Conference). Jalen Carey added 18 points and six rebounds. Brayon Freeman contributed 12 points and six...

Guilty verdict in 2013 killing of Vietnam vet out for a run

Jan. 27, 2023 16:22 PM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The man charged with killing a 66-year-old Vietnam veteran and retired postal worker who was out for his morning run in a Rhode Island park nearly a decade ago was found guilty on Friday by a judge who rejected the suspect's mental illness defense. Michael...

Toymaker Hasbro laying off 1,000 to cut costs

Jan. 26, 2023 18:38 PM EST

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Toymaker Hasbro said Thursday it is cutting about 1,000 jobs as part of moves announced last year to save up to $300 million annually by 2025. The nearly century-old Rhode Island-based company behind Monopoly, Play-Doh and My Little Pony toys said the...

Rhode Island officer acquitted in shooting of teenager

Jan. 26, 2023 16:31 PM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island police officer who was off duty and out of uniform when he shot the 18-year-old driver of a car he had witnessed speeding past him on the highway was acquitted by a jury Thursday of several charges. Pawtucket Officer Daniel Dolan, 40, was cleared...

Rhode Island defeats Dayton 75-70

Jan. 25, 2023 22:11 PM EST

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Ishmael Leggett's 25 points helped Rhode Island defeat Dayton 75-70 on Wednesday night. Leggett also contributed six rebounds for the Rams (7-13, 3-5 Atlantic 10 Conference). Brayon Freeman scored 21 points and added six rebounds and four steals. Jalen Carey...