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Shutdown To Affect Columbus Day Parade In RI

The National Guard won’t be marching in this weekend’s Columbus Day Parade in Providence, one more way in which Rhode Island is feeling the effects of the ongoing federal shutdown.

10/11/2013

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Amtrak Service Resumes After Storm-Related Problem

Amtrak service between New Haven and Providence has been restored after crews cleared storm debris that had fallen on the railroad’s overhead wire system near Cranston.

09/13/2013

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Lights Out On Rhode Island’s ‘Superman Building’

The lights on the exterior of Rhode Island’s tallest building have been turned off, and it’s not clear when they’ll be turned back on.

07/10/2013

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DOJ: School Forced Disabled Students To Perform Manual Labor For No Wages

The U.S. Justice Department says Rhode Island and the city of Providence violated the rights of the developmentally disabled by unnecessarily segregating them at a city school and a state-licensed employment program.

06/13/2013

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Vernon Man Charged In RI Assault Says It Was Self-Defense

A Vernon man charged with an assault on a Brown University basketball player that left him hospitalized with severe head injuries acted in self-defense, his attorney said Friday.

05/17/2013

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Assault Suspect Waives Extradition to Rhode Island

VERNON, Conn. (AP) _ A man accused of assaulting a Brown University basketball player has waived extradition from Connecticut and is headed to Providence. Vernon Police spokesman Lt. William Meier said Tory Lussier waived extradition […]

05/17/2013

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Vernon Man Arrested in Rhode Island Assault

VERNON, Conn. (AP) _ Vernon police have arrested a local man for his alleged involvement in the assault of a Brown University basketball player hospitalized with severe head injuries. Police said Tuesday they arrested Tory […]

05/15/2013

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Providence Mayor Works To Improve City’s Finances

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras has walked Rhode Island’s capital back from the brink in a state that has struggled for years with one of the highest U.S. unemployment rates.

03/31/2013

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Big East: One More Time, With Feeling

The death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.

03/18/2013

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Cincinnati Makes Easy Work Of Providence At Big East Tournament

JaQuon Parker had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Bearcats (22-10), who might have solidified an NCAA tournament berth with the win.

03/13/2013

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