Mayor: Cop to be fired for 'despicable' Christmas tree decor

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey says a police officer who decorated a Christmas tree
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Law that punishes dealers for overdoses is used for 1st time

A Massachusetts man is the first person charged under a new Rhode Island law that allows life sentences for drug dealers who sell drugs that lead to fatal overd
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Officials issue apology for bridge backup

Rhode Island officials issue apology for bridge backup that delayed motorists for up to 2 ½ hours during the evening commute
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Organization helps new mothers deal with depression, anxiety

Kimberly Barnard-Bracey turned to a small group of women inside a room at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center on a recent weekday afternoon.
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Search for armed robber who took victim on ride in VT town

A Vermont police department says it is going to charge a man in connection with an assault and robbery that occurred outside at a home in Newport
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Vermont seeking public input on regulating contractors

Vermont officials are seeking a second round of feedback from the public on a proposal to regulate home improvement and construction contractors
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Think tank remembering the late Democratic US Sen. Pell

A think tank is remembering the late Democratic U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell's legacy
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Sports betting set to begin Monday in Rhode Island

Betting on sports will be allowed in Rhode Island starting Monday at Twin River Casino's Lincoln location
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Man sentenced to over 4 years in prison for gun offense

A man with a criminal record has been sentenced in New Hampshire to over four years in federal prison for financing a gun purchase
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Attorney general sides with Rhode Island synagogue

The attorney general of Rhode Island is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court's decision that gave a New York congregation control of Rhode Isla
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Commercial ocean crabbing delayed in Oregon

State shellfish managers have delayed the start of the commercial Dungeness crabbing season along the entire Oregon coast because of lack of meat on the crustac
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Tech giants slide, pulling US stock market sharply lower

A broad sell-off in technology companies pulled U.S. stocks sharply lower Monday, knocking more than 600 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average
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Delay in start of sports betting costs Rhode Island millions

A delay in the start of sports betting in Rhode Island is costing the state millions in expected revenue
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Row like mad: Venetian-style gondoliers race in US contest

Gondoliers from across the country have gathered in Providence to show off their racing skills and to bond
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Panel discussion on supercarriers coming to Ford museum

A panel discussion on U.S. supercarriers will be held at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids
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California man pleads not guilty in killing of gay student

A Southern California man has pleaded not guilty to charges he murdered a gay University of Pennsylvania student in a hate crime
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The Latest: Democratic House speaker wins re-election

Democratic House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello has been re-elected in his district despite an organized effort to oust him
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The Latest: House speaker ahead but mail ballots not counted

Democratic House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello has won more votes than his Republican challenger, but the final result could depend on mail ballots that still have
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The Latest: Voters OK funds for education, environment

Rhode Island voters have approved a $70 million bond for higher education facilities and nearly $50 million for environmental and recreational projects
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The Latest: Democrats picked for top statewide offices

Democrat Seth Magaziner has won a second four-year term as general treasurer in Rhode Island
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The Latest: Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza wins second term

Democratic Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza wins second term, fending off a challenge from independent Dee Dee Witman
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The Latest: Rhode Island voters approve $250M school bond

Rhode Island voters approve $250 million bond for the first phase of ambitious plan to rebuild schools
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The Latest: Democrat McKee re-elected lieutenant governor

Democrat Dan McKee defeats GOP's Paul Pence and three others to win second term as lieutenant governor in Rhode Island.
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The Latest: US Rep. Cicilline, a Democrat, re-elected in RI

Democratic U.S. Rep. David Cicilline has won re-election in Rhode Island, fending off a challenge from Republican Patrick Donovan
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