News Minute: Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT
News Minute: Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT

The director of the state agency that stopped processing alerts from other states about Massachusetts drivers who had broken traffic laws has been fired. The Registry of Motor Vehicles' Merit Rating Board voted Tuesday...

Top registry official fired after fatal motorcycle accident
Top registry official fired after fatal motorcycle accident

The director of the state agency that stopped processing alerts from other states about Massachusetts drivers who had broken traffic laws has been fired.

15 hrs 54 mins ago
Politicians call for action on offshore wind project
Politicians call for action on offshore wind project

Massachusetts congressional leaders are asking federal officials to move quickly on permits for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project.

16 hrs 10 mins ago
NOAA seeks input about possible new whale protections
NOAA seeks input about possible new whale protections

Federal officials will meet with fishermen and other members of the public in Massachusetts to talk about possible changes to rules designed to protect vulnerable whales.

16 hrs 58 mins ago
Jail to become first in Massachusetts to dispense methadone
Jail to become first in Massachusetts to dispense methadone

A rural jail is set to become Massachusetts' first correctional facility to dispense methadone to inmates for opioid addiction treatment.

18 hrs 2 mins ago
Ethics commission to investigate complaint against governor
Ethics commission to investigate complaint against governor

The state ethics commission has decided to open a formal investigation into Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo's dealings with the company that runs Rhode Island's lottery.

18 hrs 46 mins ago
State lawmaker asks for review of airport management team
State lawmaker asks for review of airport management team

A state lawmaker is calling for the governor to review the team that oversees Rhode Island's main airport after Norwegian Air announced it's ending trans-Atlantic service there.

19 hrs 2 mins ago
Developer proposes horse track in southeastern Massachusetts
Developer proposes horse track in southeastern Massachusetts

A developer is proposing to build a horse track, hotel and entertainment complex in southeastern Massachusetts.

19 hrs 30 mins ago
Connecticut looks to purchase more offshore wind power
Connecticut looks to purchase more offshore wind power

The state of Connecticut is looking to purchase up to 2,000 megawatts of offshore wind power.

20 hrs 10 mins ago
Explosives detonated in portable toilets in Rhode Island
Explosives detonated in portable toilets in Rhode Island

Authorities say explosives were detonated inside portable toilets in Rhode Island.

21 hrs 10 mins ago
Ex-principal enters plea for failing to report alleged abuse
Ex-principal enters plea for failing to report alleged abuse

A former Rhode Island grade-school principal has pleaded no contest to failing to report students' allegations of sexual abuse against a gym teacher to the state.

21 hrs 22 mins ago
East Coast squid fishery to be restricted through end of '19
East Coast squid fishery to be restricted through end of '19

Federal fishing managers are restricting the fishery for a commercially important species of squid for the rest of the year.

August 20th, 12:22 AM EDT
Release of report into fatal boat crash delayed
Release of report into fatal boat crash delayed

Officials say an investigation into a fatal boat crash in Rhode Island will take longer than originally expected.

August 19th, 6:02 PM EDT
Boston to New Hampshire march calls for immigration changes
Boston to New Hampshire march calls for immigration changes

Religious groups and immigrant rights advocates are marching from Boston to New Hampshire to call for changes to the nation's immigration system.

August 19th, 5:42 PM EDT
Jewish organizations seek state funds to upgrade security
Jewish organizations seek state funds to upgrade security

Jewish organizations in Massachusetts are seeking state grants for security upgrades such as advanced surveillance cameras, cement barriers and bullet-proof glass in response to anti-Semitic acts.

August 19th, 3:57 PM EDT
Massachusetts transit agency considers fare-free buses
Massachusetts transit agency considers fare-free buses

A Massachusetts public transit agency is considering a fare-free bus system.

August 19th, 3:29 PM EDT
Rhode Island prison lockdown lifted after inmate altercation
Rhode Island prison lockdown lifted after inmate altercation

Things are back to normal at Rhode Island's state prison after a fight involving inmates led to a weekend lockdown.

August 19th, 2:53 PM EDT
Rhode Island gas prices down 3 cents per gallon
Rhode Island gas prices down 3 cents per gallon

The average cost of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island has dropped 3 cents in the past week.

August 19th, 2:09 PM EDT
'Codfather' settlement means magnate will never fish again
August 19th, 12:53 PM EDT
Driver charged in jogger's hit-and-run death arraigned
Driver charged in jogger's hit-and-run death arraigned

A Massachusetts driver charged with striking and killing a jogger and then leaving the scene has been held on $250,000 bail.

August 19th, 12:37 PM EDT
Woman struck, injured, by boat propeller in Massachusetts
Woman struck, injured, by boat propeller in Massachusetts

Authorities say a woman swimming in Massachusetts waters was taken to the hospital after with a severe injury being struck by a boat propeller.

August 19th, 11:41 AM EDT
Memorial to victims of Boston Marathon bombing completed
Memorial to victims of Boston Marathon bombing completed

The final pieces of the Boston Marathon bombing memorial have been laid at the site of the 2013 attack.

August 19th, 11:09 AM EDT
Man found shot to death inside SUV
Man found shot to death inside SUV

Providence police say a 34-year-old man has been found shot to death inside an SUV.

August 19th, 10:41 AM EDT
Police investigate shooting at Providence club
Police investigate shooting at Providence club

Police say one person has been shot at a Providence nightclub and two suspects have been apprehended in nearby Cranston.

August 19th, 8:37 AM EDT
Man struck and killed by commuter rail train
Man struck and killed by commuter rail train

Transit police say a man has been struck and killed by a commuter rail train in suburban Boston.

August 19th, 8:12 AM EDT
Members of Congress push for more comfortable airplane seats
Members of Congress push for more comfortable airplane seats

Members of Rhode Island's congressional delegation are calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to make air travel more comfortable by setting a reasonable minimum size and pitch for airplane seats.

August 18th, 4:27 PM EDT

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