WEST GREENWICH — The first two truck toll gantries in Rhode Island went live Monday morning, and House Minority Leader and gubernatorial candidate Patricia Morgan, a vocal opponent of the tolls for some time, held a press conference alongside President and CEO of the Rhode Island Trucking As…
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Senate passed the $9.2 billion state budget on Thursday, ending an impasse with the House of Representatives that lasted over a month, and the governor quickly signed it into law.
TAUNTON, Mass. — A young woman who as a teenager encouraged her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in dozens of text messages and told him to “get back in” a truck filled with toxic gas was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in jail for involuntary manslaughter.
In Massachusetts, a 17-year-old girl named Michelle Carter repeatedly urged her boyfriend, who had a history of mental illness, to kill himself. And then, he did.
BOSTON — Aaron Hernandez hinted about suicide weeks before he was found hanging by a bedsheet in prison last week, according to a jailhouse friend who once sought to share a cell with the former NFL star.
BRISTOL, Conn. — Aaron Hernandez's family and friends bid farewell to the former NFL star at a private funeral Monday, and a judge ordered that three suicide notes he left be turned over to his fiancee by the time he is buried.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed met with constituents on Thursday to discuss their concerns in a federal courthouse room where no photos, video recording or tweeting were allowed because of court rules.
Newport closer to banning single-use plastic bags
BOSTON — Hundreds of scientists and their supporters rallied in historic Copley Square on Sunday, demanding that the Trump administration accept empirical reality on issues such as climate change and highlighting the centrality of objective information to making policy.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Growing up, Jason French of Wilbraham said he does not recall his grandfather, Dick McDonald, talking too much about Ray Kroc, the legendary CEO of McDonald's Corp.
Seven people buried in wrong graves at R.I. veterans’ cemetery
PROVIDENCE — A former Rhode Island state lawmaker has agreed to plead guilty to fraud charges, becoming the third former House member in 11 days to be charged with criminal conduct and prompting the U.S. attorney to decry the state's political culture.
PROVIDENCE — AIDS Care Ocean State (ACOS) is thrilled to start this year’s Adopt a Family campaign with a generous donation of 75 turkeys from The Make A Difference Foundation, which has donated turkeys to ACOS for more than 10 years.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island's unemployment rate rose to 5.6 percent in August, the highest it's been since last October.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Creating the Atlantic Ocean's first marine national monument is a needed response to dangerous climate change, oceanic dead zones and unsustainable fishing practices, President Barack Obama said Thursday.
EXETER (AP) — The owner of a Rhode Island farm has filed a lawsuit against his neighbors alleging that the couple dumped a large pile of manure near his property hours before he hosted an outdoor wedding.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — The man who created the TED conference is embroiled in a multimillion-dollar legal dispute over the sale of a TED spinoff.
Mark Wahlberg’s request for pardon over teenager assaults dropped by judge
Church catches fire after lighting strike
BOSTON — Regulations governing daily fantasy sports issued by Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey earlier this year have been written into Massachusetts law.
State approves GE incentive package
BOSTON — Former New England Mafia boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme was ordered held without bail Wednesday in the 1993 murder of a Boston nightclub manager, but his lawyer said he denies participating in the killing and will fight the charge "tooth and nail."
BOSTON (AP) — Authorities asked for the public's help Tuesday as they struggled to find the killer or killers of a New York City woman whose body was found in woods near her mother's home in central Massachusetts after she went out for a run and didn't return.
WARREN (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo told veterans Tuesday that she's redoubling the state's efforts to help them.
NEW YORK (AP) — Employees of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University and Yale University are suing the schools over their handling of employee retirement plans, alleging too-high fees have undercut their savings.
Governor: ‘Best of luck’ to Schilling if he runs for office
PROVIDENCE (AP) — The foundation building a memorial at the site of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people has asked that the site be removed as a stop in the game "Pokemon Go."
WEST WARWICK (AP) — Relatives of 100 people killed in a 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire and survivors are upset that the site is a stop in "Pokémon Go."
Police: Man molested 13-year-old he met online
BOSTON (AP) — The state will ramp up its reliance on renewable and alternative sources of energy under a bill signed into law by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker.
BROWNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A hilltop village near the Canadian border grew to more than double its usual population of about 900 on Monday as people lined up to see dozens of oxen move an old schoolhouse back to its original location.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Hillary Clinton took a break from the presidential campaign on Tuesday to attend the funeral in Rhode Island of her longtime friend, Mark Weiner, a major Democratic donor and fundraiser.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Public Utilities Commission has approved a plan, against the recommendation of its staff and objections from environmentalists, to require utility ratepayers to help pay for expanded natural gas — if other New England states follow suit.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Some people brag about their home states.
Driver, man injured after car slams into building
PROVIDENCE (AP) — New documents are shedding light on the federal investigation that led a Rhode Island lawmaker to resign his seat.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Just up the hill from Plymouth Rock, the Blue Blinds Bakery has been a favorite among locals in "America's hometown" since it opened eight years ago. But lately, this usually serene cafe has been abuzz with talk of accusations made by an anonymous poster on its Facebook page.
ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — On the Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend, Jack Jakubek, 22, was in the middle of the swim portion of the Nauset Beach lifeguard test that should have been a walk in the park for him. Jakubek was supremely fit, a record-setting collegiate swimmer who had just grad…
Man drives through military checkpoint, crashes car
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New England's bears are pawing through the region's birdfeeders, garbage cans and backyard grills because of dry weather that has caused a scarcity of the berries and other plants they like to eat in the woods.
Boy, 13, charged with firing BB gun in direction of motorist
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A 72-year-old New Hampshire woman who says Bill Cosby raped her in 1965 has withdrawn her civil defamation lawsuit against the comedian after a federal judge had allowed the case to move forward.
Man charged in random Providence bar attack
Providence partners with Waze on traffic data
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker has filed legislation to toughen laws and increase potential penalties for people charged with assaulting a police officer, a month after an officer was slain by a man with history of scuffles with law enforcement.
HARTFORD — Soaring numbers of overdose deaths are adding to woes already plaguing medical examiner and coroner offices, resulting in a shortage of places to store bodies and long delays in autopsies and toxicology testing.
Federal judge dismisses MGM casino suit
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo said Wednesday she’ll sign a bill mandating at least 20 minutes of recess at elementary schools, joking that her kids would be mad if she rejected it.
WESTERLY — Taylor Swift has a home in this seaside community. But even one of the world’s most famous women wouldn’t be able to join the Westerly Yacht Club, which bestows full membership only on men.
Lincoln man faces new voyeurism charge
PROVIDENCE (AP) — In her first veto, Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo on Tuesday rejected a revenge porn bill that she said could have a chilling effect on free speech.