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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mark Wahlberg’s request for pardon over teenager assaults dropped by judge

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BOSTON — Regulations governing daily fantasy sports issued by Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey earlier this year have been written into Massachusetts law.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.