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North Providence man wins lawsuit against Rhode Island Hospital

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - A jury awarded a North Providence man with $40 million in a medical practice case against Rhode Island Hospital. According to The Providence Journal, this case is believed to be the largest medical impractice award in the state's history. The man lost his right leg due to s

WPRI - 2017-09-23 01:57:16

At Rhode Island's Pippin Orchard, apples are still their core business

Cranston orchard offers more than a dozen types, but you'll also find vegetables, other fruits and fresh eggs. By Jen CowartSpecial to The Journal CRANSTON, R.I. - Joe Polseno and his family know apples. As the owners of Cranston's Pippin Orchard, they have had an insider's view of the apple orchar

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-24 02:30:00

Making History: Pawtucket names first female police chief in RI

Flanked by her family during the ceremony, Chief Tina Goncalves of the he Pawtucket Police Department promised that she will continue to work hard and use her decades of experience to help bring the department into the future. (WJAR) A woman has earned the highest role in the Pawtucket Police Depart

TURNTO10.COM - 2017-09-22 19:22:51

One Man's Treasure: Uncovering Rhode Island's Largest Ship Graveyard

What was thought to be an unsightly debris field off the East Providence shoreline has, thanks to one dogged marine archeologist, been discovered to be the largest collection of scuttled vessels in state waters. But should these vessels, dating from the 19th and early 20th centuries, be preserved, o

PATCH - 2017-09-23 04:59:19

Jury awards $40 million to North Providence man in malpractice suit against R.I. Hospital

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A jury awarded a North Providence man $40 million after he lost his right leg due to severe blood clotting. After an eight-day medical malpractice trial before Superior Court Judge Kristin Rodgers, a 10-member jury awarded $40 million, amounting to $62 million with interest, to Pe

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-22 14:29:57

Man, 40, killed in South Kingstown crash

A pedestrian was injured in a crash in Warwick Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (WJAR) A pedestrian has died after a Warwick crash Friday night. Police told NBC 10 News a car stuck a man as he was crossing West Shore Road around 7:15 p.m. A portion of the street was closed as authorities worked the scene. T

TURNTO10.COM - 2017-09-22 21:30:17

CVS Moves to Limit Length and Strength of Opioid Prescriptions

As opioid manufacturers and distributors come under increasing fire, a major New England pharmacy is doing its part to curtail the opioid crisis. CVS Health, which is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, announced Thursday that it will place new limits on the length and strength of many opioid

BOSTON MAGAZINE - 2017-09-22 16:41:00

RI State Police arrest 2, respond to high number of motor vehicle crashes

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) - Rhode Island State Troopers made two arrests while responding to an unusually high number of motor vehicle crashes in the hours between Friday and Saturday. Investigation by State Police revealed that Roberts, 20, of Bryan

ABC6.COM - 2017-09-23 18:51:00

Letter: David Sluter: A low-risk, high-return investment for R.I.

Rhode Islanders should support the new PawSox stadium. It will generate jobs and increase investment and development in downtown Pawtucket. Pawtucket is a gateway city for Rhode Island that is poised to benefit from the growth of the Boston market. The low acquisition costs and rents in Pawtucket ve

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-23 20:00:00

Doors Open RI Festival set for Saturday

THE BENEFICENT CONGREGATIONAL Church at 300 Weybosset St. in downtown Providence, built in 1810, is one of 24 locations across the city opening their doors to the public on Saturday, Sept. 23 during the Doors Open Rhode Island Festival. PBN PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD PROVIDENCE - It's not every day that

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-09-22 17:58:06

Jose's remnant continue to linger in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The remnants of Tropical Storm Jose continue to linger in Rhode Island, where high winds and rough seas are still causing concerns. Several trees were down around the state overnight, and National Grid reported a handful of power outages Friday morning. All ferry service to B

ABC6.COM - 2017-09-22 16:52:00

Providence man charged with cheating at casino

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A 31-year-old Providence man was charged with four counts of casino gaming/cheating after the Rhode Island State Police Gaming Enforcement Unit arrested him on Wednesday, the police said in a news release on the department's website. Moses Fahnbulleh, of 1315 Chalkstone Ave., was

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-22 22:01:56

RISTE rents rooms at Gorton Admin building

The spacious Gorton Administration Building now has a new tenant - one that will hopefully help increase the efficiency of new technological efforts that school administrators have made a priority in the district over the past few years. The Rhode Island Society of Technology Educators (RISTE), a st

WARWICKONLINE.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Jose was a dud, but will Maria pack a wallop?

Jose came, we saw him, but he didn't necessarily conquer, as top winds from the now tropical storm reached just 17 mph in Providence and amounted to not even an inch of rain. Although some might chuckle or roll their eyes in the wake of what was, based on some earlier reports, an over-hyped storm, t

WARWICKONLINE.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

RI State Police 'Vintage Cruiser Show' happening Sunday

By: News Staff Email: news@abc6.com Twitter: @ABC6 SCITUATE, R.I. (WLNE) - It will be a blast from the past at the Rhode Island State Police Headquarters in Scituate this weekend. Troopers gave ABC6 News a sneak peek at what attendees will be seeing during Sunday's "Vintage Cruiser Show." More than

ABC6.COM - 2017-09-22 19:09:00

Cumberland's Linda Xavier named family counselor at Swan Point Cemetery

PROVIDENCE - Swan Point Cemetery, a 200-acre, active, nonsectarian garden cemetery established in 1846 and located in Providence, Rhode Island, announces the promotion of Linda Xavier to the position of Family Counselor. In this capacity, she is responsible for building relationships with prospects

WOONSOCKET CALL - 2017-09-22 03:00:00

Real Estate Notes: Middletown condo sells for $1.9M

A condominium in Middletown's Bancroft on the Bluffs, Unit 6 at 575 Tuckerman Ave., sold for $1.9 million on Sept. 15, according to Leslie Hogan of Hogan Associaties in Newport. Hogan said the sale was the highest price recorded so far this year in Rhode Island for a condominium property. Hogan repr

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-22 12:00:00

RIDOT: First toll to be up by December, truckers may get bills in January

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - The head of Rhode Island's transportation department says the agency is on track to break ground on the first gantry to collect truck tolls in December, with money collection to potentially start a month later. R.I. Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti said wh

WPRI - 2017-09-21 21:29:54

DOR: Preliminary FY17 revenues exceed enacted revenue estimates by $8.5M

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island's preliminary general revenues for fiscal year 2017 were $3.7 billion, $8.5 million, or 0.2 percent, more than final revenue estimates enacted in the fiscal year budget, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue on Friday. The DOR analysis primarily credited fiscal 2017's

PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-09-22 15:52:12

Rhode Island Philharmonic opens on high note

After 20 fabulous years under the direction of conductor Larry Rachleff, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra begins a new era as the orchestra searches for a new leader. It promises to be an exciting year as a different conductor takes the baton for each concert, some of whom will be candidates

WARWICKONLINE.COM - 2017-09-22 07:00:00