News Minute: Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EST
News Minute: Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EST

The American Red Cross says it’s helping families in Rhode Island and in Connecticut who were displaced from their homes after recent fires. The charity announced Sunday that it’s aiding four families who were living in a...

Mayor suspends communications chief after casino arrest
Mayor suspends communications chief after casino arrest

Springfield’s mayor says he has suspended the city’s communications director after she was arrested at the MGM Springfield casino.

11 hrs 31 mins ago
Rhode Island gains jobs, and unemployment rate holds steady
Rhode Island gains jobs, and unemployment rate holds steady

State labor officials say Rhode Island gained 2,400 jobs from September to October and the unemployment rate held steady.

11 hrs 59 mins ago
Man convicted in death of state trooper faces sentencing
Man convicted in death of state trooper faces sentencing

A Massachusetts man convicted of causing the death of a state police trooper faces sentencing this week.

12 hrs 3 mins ago
Insurer asks court to divide money after crash that killed 7
Insurer asks court to divide money after crash that killed 7

An insurer for a trucking company involved in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists is asking a judge to divide liability payments among victims and their families.

12 hrs 47 mins ago
Senators call for inquiry into Canada’s whale protections
Senators call for inquiry into Canada’s whale protections

Both of Massachusetts’ U.S. senators are calling for a federal inquiry to determine if Canada is doing enough to protect an endangered species of whale.

13 hrs 23 mins ago
Firefighter graduation ceremony scheduled
Firefighter graduation ceremony scheduled

The ranks of 13 Massachusetts fire departments are being bolstered next week with a graduation ceremony at the state Department of Fire Services facility in Springfield.

15 hrs 3 mins ago
Fire destroys barn at historic 19th century estate
Fire destroys barn at historic 19th century estate

Authorities say a fire has destroyed a more than 100-year-old barn at a historic site in Massachusetts.

15 hrs 15 mins ago
Dunkin’ bans the ‘double-cup’ as it swaps foam for paper
Dunkin’ bans the ‘double-cup’ as it swaps foam for paper

The Dunkin’ coffee chain says customers will have to do without a “double cup” for their iced drinks.

15 hrs 39 mins ago
Calling hours being held for fallen fire lieutenant
Calling hours being held for fallen fire lieutenant

Calling hours are being held for a Massachusetts fire lieutenant who died looking for a baby possibly trapped inside a burning home.

16 hrs 55 mins ago
Massachusetts Senate to debate ban on flavored tobacco
Massachusetts Senate to debate ban on flavored tobacco

The Massachusetts Senate is poised to debate a bill that would ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products while also imposing a new 75% excise tax on nicotine vaping products.

17 hrs 52 mins ago
Land trust in Rhode Island awarded grant to help new farmers
Land trust in Rhode Island awarded grant to help new farmers

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says a land trust in Rhode Island has been awarded $600,000 in federal funding to help beginning farmers.

17 hrs 56 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

T.J. Oshie tied it with 59 seconds left in regulation and Jakub Vrana scored the decisive goal in the shootout as the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 in a matchup of the top two teams in the Eastern...

June 8th, 3:36 AM EDT
Steam leak sprays unknown debris in downtown Boston
Steam leak sprays unknown debris in downtown Boston

Authorities are investigating after an underground steam pipe sprayed an unknown substance across a downtown Boston intersection.

November 16th, 2:19 PM EST
Rep. Langevin pushes for stronger school career counseling
Rep. Langevin pushes for stronger school career counseling

U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin has introduced a bill to strengthen career counseling in middle schools and high schools.

November 16th, 11:58 AM EST
Activists say demolition would harm colony of barn swallows
Activists say demolition would harm colony of barn swallows

Supporters of what is believed to be the largest colony of barn swallows in Massachusetts are protesting the proposed demolition of the colony’s decades-old nesting habitat.

November 16th, 11:50 AM EST
Man charged after crash leaves female passenger dead
Man charged after crash leaves female passenger dead

Police say a man faces drunken driving charges after a crash that left a female passenger dead.

November 16th, 11:42 AM EST
Man pleads not guilty in case of ‘Spider-Man’ drug bag
Man pleads not guilty in case of ‘Spider-Man’ drug bag

A Massachusetts man has pleaded not guilty to drug charges after authorities said his 5-year-old son brought heroin to school in a bag decorated with the Spider-Man superhero.

November 16th, 11:22 AM EST
Fire destroys home, leaves 3 pets dead, officials say
Fire destroys home, leaves 3 pets dead, officials say

Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a home in southern Massachusetts and killed three pets.

November 16th, 10:38 AM EST
Driver dies after car crashes into concrete highway barrier
Driver dies after car crashes into concrete highway barrier

City officials in New Haven say a man has died after his car collided with a concrete highway barrier on Route 34.

November 16th, 10:18 AM EST
Man charged with murder after father found slain
Man charged with murder after father found slain

A 40-year-old Connecticut man has been charged in the death of his father.

November 16th, 10:02 AM EST
Woman in critical condition after water rescue
Woman in critical condition after water rescue

A woman is in critical condition after being rescued from waters off the coast of Massachusetts.

November 16th, 9:34 AM EST
Rhode Island governor promises to increase housing supply
Rhode Island governor promises to increase housing supply

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has announced her plan to make construction of new homes a priority as the state joins its neighbors at a “tipping point” of high housing costs.

November 15th, 7:27 PM EST
DA: Police shoot, kill person involved in domestic dispute
DA: Police shoot, kill person involved in domestic dispute

Authorities in Massachusetts say police have shot and killed a suspect in a domestic violence case.

November 15th, 4:19 PM EST
Bill would generate millions in funding for S New England
Bill would generate millions in funding for S New England

A coalition of U.S. representatives from New England has introduced legislation to establish Rhode Island and surrounding counties in Massachusetts and Connecticut as a federal regional commission.

November 15th, 2:51 PM EST
Ex-prison system nurse sentenced for giving drugs to inmates
Ex-prison system nurse sentenced for giving drugs to inmates

A former nurse at a Massachusetts state prisons system facility has been sentenced for distributing drugs to inmates.

November 15th, 2:11 PM EST

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