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First Rhode Island Blues Festival

First Rhode Island Blues Festival

Blues fans were in their glory on Sunday as the first Rhode Island Blues Festival drew several hundred fans to Cranston’s Mulligan’s Island event center, to see top flight blues acts, including Marcia Ball, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Selwyn Birchwood and moreMORE

Study: Rhode Island has the worst roads in the United States

Study: Rhode Island has the worst roads in the United States

Rhode Island has the worst roads in the United States, according to a study published by Insurify. According to the study, 41% of rural roads are in poor condition in Rhode Island, 22% of the state’s bridges are structurally deficient, and 3.66% of the state’s expenditures are devoted to funding highways.MORE

CHICAGO Preview: One on One with Mama

CHICAGO Preview: One on One with Mama

“Chicago” opens Friday, Aug. 18 and runs through Sept. 15 at Theatre by the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield. Tickets start at $52 and may be obtained by calling 401.782.8587 or online at www.theatrebythesea.com.MORE

Washington Bridge construction project set to begin

Washington Bridge construction project set to begin

Rhode Island Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti says the project will cost about $22.3 million and should be finished by fall 2020. Alviti says the westbound side of the bridge is “structurally deficient.”MORE

Former state Senator Doyle admits fraud, tax scheme

Former state Senator Doyle admits fraud, tax scheme

A former state senator from Pawtucket who resigned his seat earlier this year citing his struggle with alcohol has admitted in a plea deal to multiple bank fraud and tax charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office for Rhode Island.MORE

Police say man arrested for carjacking pastor

Police say man arrested for carjacking pastor

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) – A man is in custody for allegedly carjacking a pastor in Rhode Island. Cranston police say a pastor was standing next to his car on Wednesday when 28-year-old Casimir Dynak pulled out a gun, threatened him and took off in his car. WPRI-TV reports police searched the area and boxed in…MORE

Raimondo faces tough re-election in Rhode Island

Raimondo faces tough re-election in Rhode Island

She faces a spirited, though poorly funded, challenge from the left in the Sept. 12 primary from former Secretary of State Matt Brown. If she wins, she’ll face the victor in the Republican primary, likely Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, who has raised $1 million, or his rival, state Rep. Patricia Morgan. Former state Rep. Joe Trillo, who was Trump’s state campaign chairman, is running as an independent and could act as a spoiler.MORE

Police: Baby left alone in a car at Twin River Casino

Police: Baby left alone in a car at Twin River Casino

By WPRO News Lincoln Police said a baby left alone in a car at Twin River Casino on Wednesday morning is now in the custody of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). Police said casino security notified, then joined a Lincoln Police officer on site to search the parking lot after hearing of…MORE

Officials: 4 state troopers to be suspended without pay

Officials: 4 state troopers to be suspended without pay

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts State Police say four troopers will be suspended without pay. A duty status hearing was held Wednesday for the department members relieved from duty on Monday after an internal review of overtime pay discrepancies in personnel records. Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of the state police, said the temporary relief of…MORE

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