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SK police investigating threats of violence that shut down high school

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Schools were closed Wednesday after police became aware of threats of violence directed at South Kingstown High School that were posted on social media. The South Kingstown Police Department is working with the Rhode Island State Police to investigate, Chief Matthew C. Moynihan said. The...
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South Kingstown schools to reopen Thursday

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) – South Kingstown school will reopen tomorrow after they were closed Wednesday after online threats were discovered. South Kingstown Police Chief Matthew Moynihan announced Wednesday evening that schools will be opened Thursday. The chief said he will give an update on the investigation into the...
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Police Report: Sept. 12-18

During the period from Monday, Sept. 12 through Sunday, Sept. 18 the Newport Police Department responded to 525 calls. Of those, 123 were motor vehicle related; there were 103 motor vehicle violations issued and 20 accident reports. Police responded to 2 calls of vandalism, 15 noise complaints, 10 animal complaints,...

Panera Bread permanently closes Newport location

It appears that the Panera Bread in Long Wharf Mall has abruptly permanently closed. Customers were met with a closed cafe on Wednesday. The location is also marked as permanently closed on Facebook and Google. Howley Bread Group, a Panera Bread franchisee, says on their website that they have 28...

DEM stocking 24 waterways with trout ahead of Columbus Day weekend

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced that it is conducting fall trout stocking in advance of the Columbus Day holiday weekend in selected areas in Rhode Island. “As Rhode Island still is experiencing a severe drought that is particularly affecting the levels of rivers and streams,...

Fall is here, and these 5 weekend events will get you out to enjoy the season

Fall is officially here, but that doesn't mean the events have stopped. In fact, some of Newport County's biggest events take place this weekend, offering a range of fun. Whether you want to get into the fall spirit, peruse automobiles you've only dreamt about or enjoy fantastic Italian food, the choice is yours. You can even take in a cornhole tournament while enjoying some beer.

West Warwick man pleads guilty to running Ponzi scheme

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A West Warwick man has pleaded guilty in federal court for running a decade-long Ponzi scheme. Thomas Huling, 58, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of committing wire fraud and tax evasion. According to prosecutors, Huling defrauded investors from 2008 to 2018 by promoting several investment...
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How CT organizations are responding to Hurricane Ian in Florida

Connecticut agencies are deploying resources to help Florida residents impacted by Hurricane Ian. The Red Cross said 20 volunteers from its Northeast region, which includes Connecticut and Rhode Island, are either on the ground in Florida or are on their way. John Godin, regional spokesperson for the American Red Cross,...

“Treasures from Asia” Open through October 3rd

“Treasures from Asia” is open on weekends through October 3rd. Hours 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. The exhibit will be displayed on the grounds and in the “Honor Room” inside. Admission with Donation. Info Contact Maria Brown at 401-662-7288 or Newport Elks Lodge #104 is...

3 contractors charged with stealing thousands in wages

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Three drywall installation contractors based in Rhode Island are accused of stealing more than $64,000 in wages from 14 workers during the construction of a Woonsocket school, according to Attorney General Peter Neronha. Prosecutors believe the wage theft happened during the renovation of RISE Prep...

18 year-old announces campaign for Rhode Island Governor

November 8 is the dreaded and much-anticipated election day. It means very different things to different people; to the students, it means a day off, to the country it means a new era, to the politicians it means a day of great loss or overwhelming victory. Fresh out of high...

Governor McKee, Rhode Island Department of Housing, Amos House seek to build on success of ‘Landlord Challenge’ ahead of winter months

The statewide “Landlord Challenge” has helped more than 100 Rhode Island households experiencing homelessness or other forms of housing insecurity secure safe, permanent housing since its launch last summer, and Governor Dan McKee, the Rhode Island Department of Housing and Amos House say in a joint press release today that they are seeking to build on that success with additional participation ahead of the winter months.