Rhode Island

An abortion rights rally in Providence led to Rhode Island State Senate hopeful Jennifer Rourke getting punched by her Republican opponent.

A former high school basketball coach is being investigated by the Rhode Island attorney general’s office after former players came forward to say he for years asked male student-athletes to disrobe while alone with him so he could perform what he called body fat tests.

A Rhode Island woman who told a Black family to “go back where you came from” during a racially-motivated tirade at a beachfront restaurant last summer was convicted of disorderly conduct Tuesday, but the judge ruled that her actions were not a hate crime that would have meant an enhanced sentence.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers have passed a resolution congratulating Viola Davis for winning an Oscar. The state House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to approve the resolution honoring Davis, who grew up in poverty in Central Falls. Davis on Sunday won the best supporting actress Oscar for “Fences,” a role she originated […]

Students from Tolman High School in Pawtucket, Rhode Island were pepper sprayed and arrested by police during a protest that were sparked after an officer body slammed a teenager to the ground earlier this week.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Toss your cap. Turn your tassel. Just don’t snap that selfie. Graduates at the University of South Florida and Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., have been asked to refrain from taking self-portraits with their cell phones as they collect their diplomas. The seemingly simple directive is standing out for placing the […]

Tom and the crew open the show talking about Cory Booker’s win in the NJ primary election, Rhode Island’s marijuana law and Hugh Douglas’ firing.

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Police officers have written about 850 tickets under the new Rhode Island law that classifies possession of small amounts of marijuana as a civil violation, state officials said. The Providence Journal reports that between April 1, when the law took effect, and the end of July, magistrates levied more than $110,000 […]