News Minute: Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT
News Minute: Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT

If you're a politician looking to boost your campaign war chest, you could do worse than head to Boston's western suburbs. A report by the Office of Campaign and Political Finance found Weston and Dover topped the...

State trooper convicted of rape faces sentencing
State trooper convicted of rape faces sentencing

A suspended Massachusetts State Police trooper convicted of raping his former girlfriend faces sentencing.

8 hrs 4 mins ago
Cellphone driving ban to be considered again by lawmakers
Cellphone driving ban to be considered again by lawmakers

Supporters of tougher laws aimed at curbing distracted driving will be making their case to a legislative committee on Beacon Hill.

9 hrs 8 mins ago
Students rally for gun control at Rhode Island statehouse
Students rally for gun control at Rhode Island statehouse

Young people have rallied at the Rhode Island statehouse in support of gun-control measures.

9 hrs 16 mins ago
Man charged with filming in bathrooms detained pending trial
Man charged with filming in bathrooms detained pending trial

A man accused of secretly filming boys in restrooms at a Boston high school will be detained pending the outcome of his trial.

10 hrs 40 mins ago
3 chimneys at former power plant demolished
3 chimneys at former power plant demolished

Workers have demolished three chimneys at the now-defunct Brayton Point Power Plant in Massachusetts.

11 hrs 36 mins ago
Speaker pledges to offset cuts under abortion "gag rule"
Speaker pledges to offset cuts under abortion "gag rule"

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo is pledging to offset the loss of federal funding to women's reproductive health organizations due to a new Trump administration rule covering the federal family planning...

12 hrs 49 mins ago
Community college in Rhode Island to open a food pantry
Community college in Rhode Island to open a food pantry

A community college in Rhode Island is opening its first food pantry for its students.

12 hrs 53 mins ago
Sports Minute: Here is the latest New England sports news from The Associated Press
Sports Minute: Here is the latest New England sports news from The Associated Press

The Pac-12 and Atlantic Coast Conference showed conference supremacy in the opening round of the women's NCAA Tournament. The two power conferences combined to go 13-1 in the first two days.

June 8th, 3:36 AM EDT
US Rep. Pressley says she'll protect the Affordable Care Act
US Rep. Pressley says she'll protect the Affordable Care Act

U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley says she'll fight for policies that protect and defend the Affordable Care Act.

March 23rd, 5:29 PM EDT
Central Falls facility resumes housing ICE detainees
Central Falls facility resumes housing ICE detainees

A detention facility in Rhode Island is once again housing people detained by federal immigration authorities, a decade after a man's death there ended the practice.

March 23rd, 5:09 PM EDT
Patriots owner apologizes in Florida prostitution case
Patriots owner apologizes in Florida prostitution case

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is apologizing after being charged in a Florida massage parlor prostitution investigation.

March 23rd, 3:49 PM EDT
First vote on recreational marijuana planned in Connecticut
First vote on recreational marijuana planned in Connecticut

Connecticut lawmakers are poised to cast the first vote of the legislative session on a bill that could legalize recreational marijuana in Connecticut.

March 23rd, 3:09 PM EDT
Rhode Island casinos use self-service kiosks for sports bets
Rhode Island casinos use self-service kiosks for sports bets

Two Rhode Island casinos now have self-service kiosks for sports betting.

March 23rd, 3:05 PM EDT
Coach accused in admissions scheme resigns from URI job
Coach accused in admissions scheme resigns from URI job

The University of Rhode Island says its tennis coach implicated in a college admissions scheme has resigned.

March 23rd, 1:29 PM EDT
DraftKings opening new headquarters as it plans expansion
DraftKings opening new headquarters as it plans expansion

One of Boston's largest tech companies is moving into a new corporate headquarters.

March 23rd, 12:57 PM EDT
Rhode Island awarded $6.5M to fight opioid addiction
Rhode Island awarded $6.5M to fight opioid addiction

Rhode Island has been awarded $6.5 million in federal funding to fight opioid addiction.

March 23rd, 11:37 AM EDT
Reception planned for Massachusetts woman killed in Ethiopia
Reception planned for Massachusetts woman killed in Ethiopia

The parents of a Massachusetts woman who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash earlier this month are planning a reception to honor their daughter.

March 23rd, 11:37 AM EDT
Bills on tap at Statehouse target lead in school water
Bills on tap at Statehouse target lead in school water

Lawmakers on Beacon Hill are hoping to improve the safety of school drinking water by requiring schools and child care centers to test drinking water outlets annually for elevated lead levels.

March 23rd, 11:21 AM EDT
Customers going to new Brookline pot shop urged to ride T
Customers going to new Brookline pot shop urged to ride T

A recreational pot shop opening in Brookline is the first in the immediate Boston-area and the first within close proximity to MBTA stations.

March 23rd, 9:21 AM EDT
Judge says New York's stun gun ban is unconstitutional
Judge says New York's stun gun ban is unconstitutional

A federal judge has ruled that New York's ban on personal ownership of stun guns is unconstitutional.

March 22nd, 5:52 PM EDT
Rhode Island man gets 260 years for making child porn
Rhode Island man gets 260 years for making child porn

A Rhode Island man has been sentenced to 260 years in prison for producing child pornography involving multiple prepubescent children.

March 22nd, 3:24 PM EDT
Casino to extend sports betting hours for March Madness
Casino to extend sports betting hours for March Madness

Twin River Casino in Rhode Island says it's planning to extend its sports betting hours during the NCAA basketball tournament.

March 22nd, 2:59 PM EDT
Woman gets up to 4 years for lying about disappearances
Woman gets up to 4 years for lying about disappearances

A Massachusetts woman has been sentenced to up to four years in prison for lying to police investigating the disappearance of another woman whose dead body was found about a year later.

March 22nd, 2:59 PM EDT
February jobless rate fell to 3 percent in Massachusetts
February jobless rate fell to 3 percent in Massachusetts

The state's unemployment rate fell to 3 percent in February.

March 22nd, 2:23 PM EDT
Statehouse hearing to highlight education funding fight
Statehouse hearing to highlight education funding fight

State officials and legislative leaders say an overhaul of education spending to help Massachusetts' neediest children is long overdue.

March 22nd, 1:03 PM EDT

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