Bishop faces backlash after tweet about Pride Month

U.S. 06/02/19, 14:57

Rhode Island's Roman Catholic bishop on Sunday defended a tweet urging Catholics to not support or attend LGBTQ Pride Month events, saying it was his obligation to teach the faith "clearly and compassionately, even on very difficult and sensitive issues." Diocese of Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin sparked a backlash beginning Saturday ...

Superman Building makes national list of endangered places

U.S. 05/30/19, 07:11

Providence's iconic Superman Building is included on the National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual list of the nation's most endangered historic places.The 2019 list highlights 11 architectural and cultural sites the private nonprofit deems at risk because of neglect, development or other threats.The 91-year-old vacant skyscraper is Rhode Island's tallest ...

Self-driving vehicle pulled over by curious police officer

Tech 05/15/19, 15:11

A self-driving shuttle got pulled over by police on its first day carrying passengers on a new Rhode Island route.Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements said an officer pulled over the odd-looking autonomous vehicle because he had never seen one before."It looked like an oversize golf cart," Clements said.The vehicle, operated ...

Offshore wind developers to invest $4.5M in Rhode Island

Business 04/22/19, 12:25

The developers of a new offshore wind farm said Monday that they're investing $4.5 million in Rhode Island to advance the industry in the state.Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo said it was fitting that the funding from Danish-based Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind and Eversource was announced during a statehouse event on ...

Jones lifts Arkansas past Providence 84-72 in NIT

Basketball 03/19/19, 23:05

Mason Jones had 18 points and Reggie Chaney posted 14 points and seven blocks as Arkansas defeated Providence 84-72 in the NIT first round on Tuesday night.Jones made 4 of 6 3-pointers.Isaiah Joe had 12 points for Arkansas (18-15). Gabe Osabuohien added 11 points and eight rebounds.Arkansas' Adrio Bailey (2) ...

Suspect in death of woman found in trunk will stay in jail

U.S. 03/11/19, 14:20

A Rhode Island man will remain behind bars on charges of kidnapping a woman outside a Boston nightclub who was later found dead in the trunk of his car.Louis Coleman, of Providence, appeared Monday in Boston's federal court to face a charge of kidnapping resulting in death. His public defender ...

Infosys forms community college partnership in Rhode Island

Tech 02/12/19, 17:09

Technology company Infosys announced a new partnership with a community college in Rhode Island to develop workers for digital jobs on Tuesday, with the goal of forming similar arrangements elsewhere in the country.Infosys, an Indian digital design and technology company, formally launched its design and innovation center in Providence. Company ...

Brown U criticized for using live pigs in medical training

Science 01/30/19, 09:36

A prominent physicians' group has asked federal regulators to investigate Brown University's medical school, arguing it is violating the law by using live pigs for training in emergency medicine.The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine on Tuesday asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to investigate ...

Owners of closed strip club buy toys for jobless employees

U.S. 12/24/18, 12:17

The owners of a well-known New England strip club that was shut down following a prostitution investigation have hosted a Christmas toy drive for their workers.WLNE-TV reports that the owners of the Foxy Lady in Providence, Rhode Island bought $2,500 worth of toys and held a toy drive at a ...

Court won’t intervene in strip club closure before Christmas

U.S. 12/21/18, 13:34

The Rhode Island Supreme Court has declined to intervene before Christmas in the closure of New England's oldest and most well-known strip club.Justice Francis X. Flaherty denied the request Friday to put a temporary halt on a decision that closed the Foxy Lady in Providence. He set a hearing for ...

19-year-old Yorkshire Terrier retires from ‘The Nutcracker’

Amazing 11/22/18, 08:45

After more than 125 performances in "The Nutcracker" in Providence, a 19-year-old Yorkshire Terrier named Archie is leaving the stage.Festival Ballet Providence announced this week that its beloved "Nutcracker" dog is retiring.This undated photo provided by Festival Ballet Providence shows Archie, a Yorkshire Terrier who has performed in more than ...

Gubernatorial candidates lay out vision for Rhode Island

Business 10/15/18, 06:41

Rhode Island's major gubernatorial candidates have different plans for how to improve the state's economy, combat opioid addiction and keep school children safe.On Nov. 6, voters will choose between Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo, Republican nominee Allan Fung and independent Joe Trillo.Raimondo says she's running to cement the state's economic momentum ...

School bus drivers’ strike continues with no end in sight

U.S. 10/03/18, 17:57

A strike by Providence school bus drivers that's affecting more than 9,000 Rhode Island students continued for a fifth day Wednesday, with no end in sight.Drivers picketed Wednesday near the yard where buses are kept by First Student, the private company overseeing the city's school bus operations. The drivers' union, ...

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