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Croswell's 13 lead Providence over Columbia 78-64

Nov. 26, 2022 19:10 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ed Croswell scored 13 points as Providence beat Columbia 78-64 on Saturday night. Croswell added five rebounds for the Friars (5-2). Jayden Pierre was 5 of 8 shooting (3 for 3 from distance) to add 13 points. Noah Locke recorded 10 points and was 3 of 10...

Croswell scores 17, Providence defeats Merrimack 71-57

Nov. 23, 2022 22:04 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ed Croswell had 17 points in Providence's 71-57 victory against Merrimack on Wednesday night. Croswell had seven rebounds for the Friars (4-2). Noah Locke scored 14 points and added seven rebounds. Bryce Hopkins had 13 points. Ziggy Reid led...

Freeman scores 21, Rhode Island beats Illinois State 57-44

Nov. 23, 2022 14:00 PM EST

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Brayon Freeman led Rhode Island over Illinois State on Wednesday with 21 points in a 57-44 victory. Freeman also contributed five rebounds for the Rams (2-4). Ishmael Leggett scored 18 points while going 3 of 9 from the floor, including 1 for 4...

Pope Francis IDs successor to conservative Providence bishop

Nov. 23, 2022 11:56 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Pope Francis has named a Catholic priest from New York to succeed Rhode Island Bishop Thomas Tobin when the conservative cleric retires, potentially next year. Tobin held a press conference Wednesday morning at the cathedral in Providence to announce the...

Cross scores 22, Tulane knocks off Rhode Island 78-75

Nov. 22, 2022 21:26 PM EST

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Island (AP) — Kevin Cross' 22 points — 16 of which were in the second half — helped Tulane defeat Rhode Island 78-75 on Tuesday night. Brayon Freeman missed a 3-pointer with three seconds for a chance to tie for the Rams. Cross also...

Kansas St. subdues Rhode Island early in 77-57 win

Nov. 21, 2022 22:08 PM EST

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Naeqwan Tomlin scored 15 points, Keyontae Johnson scored 14 points and Kansas State beat Rhode Island 77-57 in a Cayman Islands Classic contest on Monday night. The Wildcats (4-0) built a 14-2 lead and were never threatened. Jalen Carey's jump...

Food bank says more Rhode Island families can't afford food

Nov. 21, 2022 10:55 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — There are more households in Rhode Island that cannot afford adequate food now than before the pandemic, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank said Monday. The food bank released its annual report on hunger to coincide with Thanksgiving week. ...

DeShields runs for 204 yards, Rhode Island tops Albany 35-21

Nov. 19, 2022 17:12 PM EST

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Marques DeShields ran for 204 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries, Kasim Hill threw two TD passes and Rhode Island beat Albany 35-21 Saturday in the season finale for both teams. Evan Stewart recovered a fumble in the end zone to make it 7-7 early in the...

Forensic genealogy leads to arrest in 1987 sex assault case

Nov. 17, 2022 17:23 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — DNA evidence left behind 35 years ago and the use of forensic genealogy has led to the arrest of an Indiana man on charges that he sexually assaulted two Rhode Island girls in 1987, authorities announced Wednesday. Frank Thies, 66, of Terre Haute, Indiana,...

Officer acquitted of assaulting woman at abortion rally

Nov. 16, 2022 14:43 PM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island police officer charged with punching a political rival at an abortion rights rally was acquitted Wednesday of a misdemeanor simple assault charge by a judge who determined that his actions were justified because he was trying to maintain public order. ...