BOSTON (AP) — MASSACHUSETTS
The number of new cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts are skewing toward younger adults, according to data released by the state.
The age group with the largest number of newly confirmed cases during the past two weeks were those aged 20-29 who had more than 1,200 new cases of COVID-19.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former Roman Catholic priest who was assigned to at least four Rhode Island parishes through the early 1990s faces three counts of first-degree sexual assault, according to court records.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's coronavirus transmission rate continues to rise, and is now up to 85 new cases per 100,000 people over the past seven days, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Health.
A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden’s administration extended the original date by a month.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State regulators say the lottery to award licenses to operate six new medical marijuana facilities has been delayed due to an ongoing appeal of a rejected lottery applicant.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Top state leaders in Rhode Island on Wednesday recommended that all students, staff and faculty wear face coverings when schools fully reopen this fall.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Pension Fund closed the latest fiscal year with a record $10.3 billion in assets, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner said Wednesday.
The fund for retired public employees gained a record $2.2 billion gain during the fiscal year that ended June 30, he said in a statement, crediting the agency's “back-to-basics" investment strategy.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Several members of the group arrested after an armed standoff along a Massachusetts highway earlier this month have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that state courts have no jurisdiction over the case.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island are asking for the public's help in identifying the person suspected of stealing two expensive fishing reels from a boat docked at a marina earlier this month.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — The easing of rules on outdoor dining that proved to be a critical lifeline for many Rhode Island restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic were extended Monday during a ceremonial bill signing by Gov.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Public health officials are investigating a rise in the number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease in Rhode Island, the state Department of Health said Monday.
There have been 30 cases reported since June 2, the agency said in an emailed statement.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island has dropped a penny in the past week, but to continue falling, several factors will need to occur, AAA Northeast said Monday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 36-year-old man stabbed in Providence over the weekend has not been cooperating with investigators, police said.
Officers reponding to a report of a stabbing at about 2:15 a.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An online fundraiser for a suspended Rhode Island police officer has been taken down and money returned to donors.
The Boston Globe reports GoFundMe removed from its website a donations campaign benefitting Providence Officer Patrick Hourahan.
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — Boaters in Rhode Island may be thrilled, but state and local officials say they're not celebrating the return of a popular boating event.
Known as Aquapalooza, the informal, privately organized event held each year on the last Saturday of July brings hundreds of boaters to Potters Cove in the town of Portsmouth.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — New cases of COVID-19 have ticked up slightly in Rhode Island following weeks of declines.
Updated numbers released by the state on Thursday show the percentage of positive coronavirus tests increased to 1% this week, up from half a percentage point the week before.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's courts are preparing to resume regular operations this fall.
State Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Suttell issued an executive order Tuesday that would lift most coronavirus restrictions by Sept.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 45-year-old man was sentenced on Tuesday to more than 11 years in prison for driving a teenage girl from Michigan to his home in Rhode Island so they could have sex, according to federal prosecutors.
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A civil liberties organization on Monday called on a Rhode Island city to halt what it says is an illegal traffic stop quota by its police department.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island said the Cranston Police Department has for years required officers to stop a minimum of two cars during their patrol shifts.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 46-year-old man struck by a vehicle in Providence while crossing the street has died, police said Monday.
Phetsamone Ratsabout had been was attempting to cross the street at around 11:30 p.m.
JAMESTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man is planning a 19-mile swim from Block Island to Jamestown later this month to raise money for a nonprofit that works to keep oceans clean.
Ben Tuff's grueling swim on July 31 will raise money for Clean Ocean Access.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nature trails and hiking paths across Rhode Island are getting $1.4 million worth of improvements through Federal Highway Administration grants, state officials said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for his involvement in the 2019 gang rape of an incapacitated 16-year-old girl, Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced Thursday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is shutting down six state-run COVID-19 testing sites that since September 2020 have exclusively served school and child care students and staff.
The sites will not be needed as testing will be available on-site at schools in the fall, and because testing is now more accessible in traditional health care settings, the state Department of Health said in a statement Thursday.
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island police officer, who was off duty and out of uniform when authorities say he followed a car off a highway and shot the 18-year-old driver in the arm, was released on $25,000 bail after his first court appearance in the case Friday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who shot a police officer three years ago was so impaired by mental illness that he cannot be held criminally responsible for his actions, a judge ruled.
Superior Court Judge Kristin Rodgers on Thursday ruled that Tyler Chandler, 25, was not guilty by reason of insanity in the July 2018 shooting of a Woonsocket officer, The Providence Journal reported.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's unemployment rate fell slightly last month when the state added about 1,700 jobs, the state Department of Labor and Training said on Thursday.
The unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.9% in June, down from 6% in May, the agency said in a release.
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — The only home on a small island in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay has been sold.
A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year has been extended from June 30 until July 31.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The median house price in Rhode Island is up 25% from what it was a year ago but slightly more houses are available for sale now than there were in May.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The state's economy continues to make a strong comeback from the worst days of the coronavirus pandemic, a University of Rhode Island economics professor said Wednesday.
Leonard Lardaro said 11 of 12 indicators in his monthly Current Conditions Index improved in May compared to where they were in May of last year.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island environmental regulators have denied a permit for a medical waste-to-energy facility in West Warwick.
In denying the application on Tuesday for MedRecycler-RI Inc., the Department of Environmental Management cited several factors, including a recently passed law prohibiting new high-heat medical waste processing facilities in the state.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Frontier Airlines has established new routes from Rhode Island to Atlanta and Philadelphia, airport officials said.
The flights from Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport in Warwick to Atlanta started Monday and the flights to Philadelphia are starting Tuesday, according to a statement from the Rhode Island Airport Corp.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 20-year-old man has been shot and killed in Providence, the city's 12th homicide of the year.
The victim was shot in the backyard of a Public Street home at about 7 p.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor signed into law Monday two bills focused on gun safety.
The bills signed by Democratic Gov. Daniel McKee ban so-called “straw purchases” of firearms and prohibit bringing a gun onto school property.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Cultural and humanities nonprofits in Rhode Island are sharing nearly $1 million in federal coronavirus funding to help them recover from the pandemic, officials said Monday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island continues to rise, and is now up to $3.03, AAA Northeast said Monday.
The current per-gallon average price is 2 cents higher than a week ago and 90 cents more than it was one year ago, AAA said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has banned the release of large numbers of balloons in a move to protect wildlife.
Under a new law signed Friday by Gov. Dan McKee, the state will prohibit anyone from intentionally releasing 10 or more helium or other lighter-than-air balloons outdoors.
WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — Two teenagers are being charged with vandalism and malicious damage to property after they allegedly vandalized a Christopher Columbus statue in Rhode Island.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Department of Health has identified three more cases of the highly transmissible delta variant of the coronavirus, for a total of 12 in the state, authorities said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee has vetoed legislation that would make property owners register with the state before listing short-term rentals through online lodging websites, to the chagrin of some concerned about the unregulated nature of the industry.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s governor has signed into law a bill authorizing the opening of so-called harm reduction centers where people dealing with addiction can take heroin and other illegal drugs under the supervision of medical professionals.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A former University of Rhode Island professor has sued the school, alleging he was fired as retaliation for challenging the lack of diversity in the school’s leadership and encouraging students to speak out against systemic racism.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Georgia man has pleaded guilty to his role in a scheme that recruited homeless people to cash counterfeit checks in several New England states in exchange for a small cash payment, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
WAKEFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Researchers have tagged their second great white shark on the Rhode Island coast in two weeks.
The Atlantic Shark Institute said in a statement that the female juvenile shark is about 5 1/2 feet long.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — There have now been almost $54 million in fraudulent unemployment claims in Rhode Island during the coronavirus pandemic, state officials say.
The latest total is about $9 million more than in May, with even more victims coming forward in the past month, according to WJAR-TV.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The more people in Rhode Island who get vaccinated against COVID-19, the more charities in the state stand to benefit under a program announced Tuesday by Gov. Daniel McKee.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 19-year-old man was shot by someone inside a vehicle as he walked along a Providence street and then run over by the same vehicle, city police said at a news conference Tuesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island General Assembly has passed bills that will require public school students to be taught civics and Black history.
The civics bill by Rep. Brian Newberry, R-North Smithfield, was approved Thursday, the Providence Journal reported.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers approved a $13.1 billion state budget and a host of other bills as they recessed for the summer late Thursday.
The spending plan, which cleared the state Senate on a 30-7 vote, boosts support for affordable housing, social services and education — and without any broad-based tax increases.