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Rhode Island casinos use self-service kiosks for sports bets
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Two Rhode Island casinos now have self-service kiosks for sports betting. Rhode Island is the only New England state that allows betting on sports. Twin River Casino added 17 kiosks to its Lincoln location and five in Tiverton, near the Massachusetts border, to reduce lines a
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Customers going to new Brookline pot shop urged to ride T. Rhode Island man gets 260 years for making child porn. Mob associate sentenced for receiving stolen goods. School worker charged with sending explicit photo to student.
Coach accused in admissions scheme resigns from URI job
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island says its tennis coach implicated in a college admissions scheme has resigned. The university said in a statement Saturday that Gordon Ernst notified the university Friday that he's stepping down.
Rhode Island man gets life for killing ex's new boyfriend
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island man who fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend’s new love interest has been sentenced to life in prison. Attorney General Peter Neronha says 35-year-old Fredi Lopez was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in January to second-degree murder in the 2016 killing o
Wells Fargo Agrees to Pay $800,000 in 38 Studios Settlement
Wells Fargo Securities will pay an $800,000 civil penalty to settle a lawsuit with the Securities and Exchange Commission over Rhode Island’s failed deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and his now-defunct video game company, 38 Studios, The Boston Globe reports.
5 Open Houses To Scope In The Providence Area
PROVIDENCE, RI — House shopping online can feel like a waste of time. While listing photographs can help, they're no stand-in for the real thing. That's the beauty of the IRL open house: No more bumbling around in the dark!
Winning numbers drawn in 'Wild Money' game
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Rhode Island Lottery's "Wild Money" game were:. (thirteen, twenty, twenty-one, thirty-three, thirty-five; Extra: twenty-nine)
5 New Foreclosed Houses In The Johnston Area
JOHNSTON, RI — Do you feel like reasonably priced homes are tough to find in your community? You might consider checking out the foreclosures on the market. You might just find your dream home in the rough!
Shake Shack Has Arrived in Rhode Island
The New York City based burger joint has opened their first Rhode Island location and you're going to want to make the trip. Shake Shack has opened on Thayer St in Providence and it should be the next burger you try.
21 New Englanders set to take 24 icy plunges for Special Olympics Rhode Island
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WPRI) -- Special Olympics Rhode Island is gearing up for an exciting weekend. The 12th Annual Torch Run Plunge will take place this Sunday, March 24 at noon in Narragansett.
5 Woonsocket Area Foreclosures Selling For Cheap
WOONSOCKET, RI — Are you trying to buy a new home, but don't want to break the bank? Don't lose hope yet. A tour of the latest foreclosures in the Woonsocket area could be a great starting point!
Doctors, EMS Leaders Call for Changes to Rhode Island’s 911 System
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — As Rhode Island lawmakers consider ways to improve the state’s 911 emergency system, the head of the state police on Thursday pledged to conduct a thorough review of procedures and training provided to 911 call takers.
The Beautiful Rhode Island Park That’s Surrounded By Water On 3Three Sides
Despite its small size, Rhode Island is home to a whopping fifteen state parks as well as seven state beaches and five other public use lands managed by the Division of Parks and Recreation. And while we love all of these stunning state parks as much as the last, we’re particularly drawn to this gem
This week at the Rhode Island General Assembly
Here are the highlights from news and events that took place in the General Assembly this week. House OKs Bennett bill to allow students sunscreen in schools. The House passed legislation (2019-H 5118) sponsored by Rep. David A. Bennett (D-Dist. 20, Warwick, Cranston) to allow students and anyone el
Coventry: 3 New Foreclosures On The Market
COVENTRY, RI — Do you feel like reasonably priced houses are pretty hard to find in your community? Don't lose hope yet. A tour of the latest foreclosed homes in the Coventry area could be a good place to start!
Court dismisses carrier lawsuit against Rhode Island truck tolling
A federal judge ruled that his court lacks jurisdiction to hear a lawsuit brought by three carriers and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) against Rhode Island’s truck-only tolling program.
Ernst Resigns as Head Coach of Women's Tennis
KINGSTON, R.I. – Rhode Island women's tennis head coach Gordon Ernst resigned from his position late Friday afternoon. Ernst was placed on administrative leave by the University on March 12, after he was indicted by the FBI for incidents that allegedly occurred while he was the head coach at Georget
East Providence: Don't Miss These 3 Open Houses
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI — If you're shopping for a new place, odds are you've already combed through all the internet listings for your area. And while you've may gotten a decent idea of what these homes are like from the images, there's just no comparison to witnessing the real thing.
Trinity Rep Announces 2019 Rhode Island Pell Award Winners
Trinity Repertory Company announced today that three area residents will be honored at its 2019 Pell Awards Gala on Monday, June 3, 2019 in Providence. Storyteller Valerie Tutson will receive the Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts. Central Falls High School teacher Deloris Davis Gran
Rhode Island school worker charged with sending explicit photo to 13-year-old student
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — Police have arrested a specialist at a Rhode Island middle school they say sent sexually explicit photos of himself to a 13-year-old girl. Michael Hart was arraigned Thursday on a felony charge of electronically disseminating indecent material to a minor.