Rhode Island school district cuts athletics programs
Rhode Island school district cuts athletics programs

A Rhode Island school district has cut its athletic programs as well as other after-school activities in an effort to balance its budget.

New study to examine feeding habits of Cape Cod great whites
New study to examine feeding habits of Cape Cod great whites

Researchers on Cape Cod are launching a new study focused on the hunting and feeding habits of the region's great white sharks following last year's two attacks on humans.

3 hrs 2 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

A person familiar with the decision says Boston Celtics center Al Horford will decline his player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent. A five-time All-Star, the 33-year-old Horford joins point...

June 8th, 3:36 AM EDT
River herring will not be added to endangered species list
River herring will not be added to endangered species list

The federal government says two species of herring are not at risk of going extinct, and will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act.

8 hrs 21 mins ago
Rhode Island House speaker explains budget plan to lawmakers
Rhode Island House speaker explains budget plan to lawmakers

Rhode Island's House speaker has explained to lawmakers what's in the budget and why, answering several of their questions about the planned increase in medical marijuana dispensaries.

15 hrs 54 mins ago
RI businessman accused of defrauding state Connecticut
RI businessman accused of defrauding state Connecticut

A Rhode Island businessman facing federal securities fraud charges is accused of misusing some of the taxpayer funds he obtained from the state of Connecticut to purchase a car for his daughter.

16 hrs 42 mins ago
Chiropractor pleads guilty to tax evasion charges
Chiropractor pleads guilty to tax evasion charges

A Massachusetts chiropractor has pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion charges.

17 hrs 58 mins ago
Police: Man dies when car he's in crashes into tree
Police: Man dies when car he's in crashes into tree

Police say the passenger in a car that struck a tree in Rhode Island has died and the driver has been charged.

18 hrs 13 mins ago
9-month-old Massachusetts boy bitten by snake in kitchen
9-month-old Massachusetts boy bitten by snake in kitchen

A Massachusetts woman whose 9-month-old son was bitten by a 5-foot long snake that slithered into the family's kitchen says the boy was completely unfazed by the ordeal, until his parents panicked.

18 hrs 41 mins ago
Police: Man faked heart attack while accomplice robbed store
Police: Man faked heart attack while accomplice robbed store

Police in Massachusetts are looking for two men, one of whom they say faked a heart attack while his accomplice hopped over the counter of a convenience store to steal money from the register.

21 hrs 25 mins ago
Ethics panel clears way for Fung to be fill-in radio host
Ethics panel clears way for Fung to be fill-in radio host

The Rhode Island Ethics Commission has cleared the way for Cranston mayor and former Republican candidate for governor Allan Fung to become a part-time radio talk show host.

21 hrs 49 mins ago
7 arrested in connection to 2 nightclub shootings
7 arrested in connection to 2 nightclub shootings

Rhode Island State Police have arrested seven people in connection with a pair of gang-related shootings at Providence nightclubs that injured three people.

22 hrs 5 mins ago
Consumer group warns of dangers of classic summer toys
Consumer group warns of dangers of classic summer toys

A Boston-based consumer watchdog group is reminding parents of the dangers of classic summertime toys like baby pools, high-powered water guns and inflatable pool rings.

23 hrs 2 mins ago
Man who tried to kill sister, brother-in-law, sent to prison
Man who tried to kill sister, brother-in-law, sent to prison

A Massachusetts man who authorities say tried to kill his sister and brother-in-law by cutting their throats has been sentenced to up to eight years in prison.

23 hrs 22 mins ago
Panhandler stabbed to death on Providence street
Panhandler stabbed to death on Providence street

Rhode Island police have arrested a man they say stabbed a panhandler to death on a Providence street.

June 18th, 8:30 AM EDT
Boston police investigate shooting deaths of 2 men
Boston police investigate shooting deaths of 2 men

Boston police are asking for the public's help as they investigate a late night shooting that left two men dead.

June 18th, 8:14 AM EDT
Gas in Rhode Island drops 4 cents per gallon
Gas in Rhode Island drops 4 cents per gallon

The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island has dropped another 4 cents in the past week.

June 17th, 3:01 PM EDT
State energy agency extends biomass public comment period
State energy agency extends biomass public comment period

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources has extended the deadline for public comment on changes to regulations for using fuel from felled trees as a source of renewable energy.

June 17th, 2:21 PM EDT
Former GOP gubernatorial candidate seeks side gig in radio
Former GOP gubernatorial candidate seeks side gig in radio

A former Republican candidate for governor of Rhode Island has asked the state Ethics Commission for an advisory opinion on whether he can take a second job as a talk radio host while also being a mayor.

June 17th, 1:29 PM EDT
Hearing on abortion bills sparks activists from both sides
Hearing on abortion bills sparks activists from both sides

Abortion opponents, many wearing red shirts, protested outside the Massachusetts Statehouse ahead of a public hearing on bills that would expand access to the procedure.

June 17th, 1:01 PM EDT
Rhode Island man gets 10 years on child porn charges
Rhode Island man gets 10 years on child porn charges

A registered sex offender who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography and to sending sexually explicit text messages and images to a 14-year-old girl has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

June 17th, 12:41 PM EDT
Rhode Island slave history medallions to be unveiled
Rhode Island slave history medallions to be unveiled

Rhode Island is identifying and marking sites around the state that have historical ties to slavery.

June 17th, 12:29 PM EDT
JFK Library launches app to celebrate Apollo 11 mission
JFK Library launches app to celebrate Apollo 11 mission

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with a new app that helps users relive the 1969 launch of the Apollo 11 mission.

June 17th, 11:25 AM EDT
Student says college failed to protect her from 'predator'
Student says college failed to protect her from 'predator'

A Providence College sophomore says in a lawsuit the school failed to investigate and protect her from being sexually harassed and assaulted by a male student she calls a "predator."

June 17th, 10:29 AM EDT
Police investigate late-night stabbing in Whitman
Police investigate late-night stabbing in Whitman

Police in Massachusetts are investigating a stabbing that sent one person to the hospital with what were described as life-threatening injuries.

June 17th, 8:29 AM EDT
Virginia college wants wizardry school's $70K debt to vanish
Virginia college wants wizardry school's $70K debt to vanish

The College of William & Mary says the masters of a wizardry school need to make a $70,000 debt disappear.

June 17th, 7:00 AM EDT

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