News Minute: Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EST
News Minute: Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EST

The Rhode Island Senate plans to prioritize passing sexual harassment legislation in the new legislative session. Senate spokesman Greg Pare said Tuesday the chamber will prioritize a bill to improve employee protections...

Man sentenced for going to Rhode Island for sex with minor
Man sentenced for going to Rhode Island for sex with minor

A Massachusetts man who traveled to Rhode Island to have sex with a 15-year-old girl and then caused her to become a prostitute has been sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison.

14 hrs 57 mins ago
State Senate to prioritize bill to address sexual harassment
State Senate to prioritize bill to address sexual harassment

The Rhode Island Senate plans to prioritize passing sexual harassment legislation in the new legislative session.

15 hrs 57 mins ago
Rhode Island gas prices down 5 cents per gallon, to $2.72
Rhode Island gas prices down 5 cents per gallon, to $2.72

The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island has dropped 5 cents in the past week.

18 hrs 37 mins ago
Community college looks to offer winter classes
Community college looks to offer winter classes

A community college in Rhode Island is looking to offer winter classes to help students graduate on time.

20 hrs 29 mins ago
Senator calls out Trump for canceled cemetery visit
Senator calls out Trump for canceled cemetery visit

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed has criticized President Donald Trump's canceled visit to a World War I American military cemetery in France, saying it showed an "indifference if not disrespect" to service members.

20 hrs 50 mins ago
Former president of Mexico warns of US trade policy
Former president of Mexico warns of US trade policy

A former president of Mexico warned of the possible consequences of U.S. trade policy during a lecture at Brown University in Rhode Island.

21 hrs 6 mins ago
Delay in start of sports betting costs Rhode Island millions
Delay in start of sports betting costs Rhode Island millions

A delay in the start of sports betting in Rhode Island is costing the state millions in expected revenue.

November 12th, 11:37 AM EST
Authorities release names of victims in Cranston rollover
Authorities release names of victims in Cranston rollover

Authorities have released the names of the victims of a single-vehicle crash in Cranston over the weekend.

November 12th, 10:45 AM EST
The Latest: Venetian-style gondoliers race in contest
The Latest: Venetian-style gondoliers race in contest

The Latest on the U.S. Gondola Nationals, a convention for gondoliers in Providence (all times local):

November 11th, 4:44 PM EST
Former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo to speak at Brown
Former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo to speak at Brown

A former president of Mexico is speaking at Brown University.

November 11th, 3:24 PM EST
Man, 23, found fatally shot on street
Man, 23, found fatally shot on street

A fatal shooting is under investigation in New Bedford.

November 11th, 12:08 PM EST
Rally in DC will seek preservation of tribe's reservation
Rally in DC will seek preservation of tribe's reservation

Native American leaders will march in Washington, D.C., to support a Massachusetts tribe's bid to protect its reservation lands.

November 11th, 11:16 AM EST
Feds eye improved fishing monitoring off East Coast states
Feds eye improved fishing monitoring off East Coast states

Federal ocean managers are looking to increase the amount of monitoring that goes on while fishing boats are out at sea.

November 11th, 10:48 AM EST
Rollover crash leaves 1 dead, 2 hurt
Rollover crash leaves 1 dead, 2 hurt

One person has died and two others are hospitalized after an overnight crash in Cranston.

November 11th, 9:44 AM EST
Row like mad: Venetian-style gondoliers race in US contest
Row like mad: Venetian-style gondoliers race in US contest

Gondoliers from across the country have gathered in Providence to show off their racing skills and to bond.

November 11th, 9:16 AM EST
Warming hurting shellfish, aiding predators, ruining habitat
Warming hurting shellfish, aiding predators, ruining habitat

Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment.

November 11th, 8:20 AM EST
Police: GPS tracker with cash leads to bank robber's arrest
Police: GPS tracker with cash leads to bank robber's arrest

Police say a quick-thinking bank teller helped them track down a robber by slipping a GPS tracking device in with the money.

November 10th, 5:15 PM EST
2 hospitalized after early-morning fire in Providence
2 hospitalized after early-morning fire in Providence

Authorities say a woman and a child were taken to the hospital after an early-morning fire in Providence.

November 10th, 3:19 PM EST
Lawmakers to discuss services for adults with disabilities
Lawmakers to discuss services for adults with disabilities

A special legislative commission is meeting to make sure adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are receiving appropriate services in Rhode Island.

November 10th, 2:10 PM EST
94-year-old veteran honored for service during WWII
94-year-old veteran honored for service during WWII

A 94-year-old veteran from Rhode Island is being honored for his service in World War II more than 70 years ago.

November 10th, 11:02 AM EST
Graduate students at Brown to decide whether to unionize
Graduate students at Brown to decide whether to unionize

Brown University graduate students are deciding whether to unionize.

November 10th, 9:34 AM EST
City of Providence hit with discrimination suit by lawmaker
City of Providence hit with discrimination suit by lawmaker

A Rhode Island lawmaker has filed a lawsuit against the city of Providence, claiming she was punished when she addressed suspected discrimination against a Hispanic co-worker.

November 9th, 3:49 PM EST
Newport receives recommendations for short-term rentals
Newport receives recommendations for short-term rentals

Newport plans to review a list of recommendations for short-term rental programs issued by a task force that studied the city's housing market.

November 9th, 3:13 PM EST
Committee supports zoning change for skyscraper project
Committee supports zoning change for skyscraper project

Officials in Providence are supporting a zoning change that would allow a proposed 46-story skyscraper.

November 9th, 2:09 PM EST
Providence teachers reach tentative contract agreement
Providence teachers reach tentative contract agreement

The Providence Teachers Union has reached a tentative contract agreement with the city that includes pay raises and more professional development.

November 9th, 12:25 PM EST

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