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3 charged in connection with slaying of Woonsocket, R.I., 17-year-old in case of mistaken identity

Police have arrested two adults and two teenagers in connection with the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old outside an apartment complex Wednesday night.

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Census test in Providence didn’t count on Russian hackers, report finds

The nation’s only full test for U.S. census technology took place right here in Providence County last year, and guess what? That website was hacked from IP addresses in Russia.

Shots that killed Woonsocket, R.I., girl may have been meant for someone else

The victim was identified by police as Nyasia Williams-Thomas, a student at Woonsocket High School.


Former Hasbro CEO gives $15m to URI, recalling internship that launched his career

Alfred J. Verrecchia is the second major local businessman to donate millions to the University of Rhode Island in recent months.

Woonsocket tells drivers with out-of-state plates: We know you live here, so pay up

Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and Police Chief Thomas F. Oates III announced the latest sweep on Wednesday, in the city’s ongoing crackdown on residents with out-of-state plates.

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Six months with no one at the wheel in Rhode Island

The “Little Roady” self-driving shuttles that you see puttering around downtown Providence didn’t make it out in the snow Tuesday morning.

R.I. Hospital president to leave as Lifespan announces losses, offers early retirements

Margaret M. Van Bree, president of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital since 2015, will leave those posts at the end of this year, the company told the Globe Wednesday.

Doughnuts on Thanksgiving? Yes, on the I-195 bridge in Providence

Rhode Island State Police say they are looking for the drivers who started spinning doughnuts in the middle of the westbound side of the Providence River Bridge.

Rhode Island schools aren’t required to teach civics. A lawsuit wants to change that.

The state is asking the federal court to dismiss the case, saying the plaintiffs haven’t explained precisely what they mean by “educational adequacy.”

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A cybersecurity researcher used a small R.I. town to point out a big problem

A cybersecurity researcher used a small town in the smallest state to demonstrate that it’s way too easy to clone the town’s real website.

Rhode Island EMS crews brought patients to the hospital with misplaced breathing tubes: None of them survived

In the world of emergency medicine, an unrecognized esophageal intubation is a “never event,” meaning that it shouldn’t happen under any circumstances. In Rhode Island, it’s occurred 12 times in the last three years. In each case, the patient died.