WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island officials have ruled the quarry blast that injured two town employees and damaged multiple buildings accidental. The Westerly Sun reported Tuesday the state Fire Marshal's Office found the blast at the Westerly quarry did not violate state law or the state fire code. The Fire Marshal's Office has reinstated the quarry's blasting license after the owners promised to use an air horn to warn of upcoming explosions.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island Senate has passed its first bill this session addressing sexual harassment. The Senate voted 34-1 Tuesday to require businesses with four or more employees to conduct sexual harassment training. The House has not considered the bill yet. Current law only encourages the training, and it applies to companies with 50 or more employees.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island Senate has passed a bill that would require presidential and vice presidential candidates to file five years' worth of tax returns in order to appear on the state's election ballots. The Senate voted 33-3 in favor of the measure. A House version of the bill has been held in a committee. Senate spokesman Greg Pare says, if the bill passes, President Donald Trump wouldn't appear on a future ballot unless he releases his returns.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A judge has ordered a man arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a Massachusetts man in Rhode Island held without bail. George Webb was in court Tuesday for his arraignment hearing on charges of murder and conspiracy. Police arrested the 23-year-old as well as 24-year-old Anthony Sharpe for the death of 25-year-old Jacorey Sanders, of New Bedford.
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