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Woonsocket tried to fire a cop. Now it’s paying him $500K.

The city will make the payment to end a years-long legal battle that placed the state’s controversial Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights in the spotlight.


Victim in unsolved 1980s homicide case identified as R.I. man using DNA evidence

Keith Olson, formerly of Cranston, R.I., was 27 years old when he went missing in 1981.

Families of wounded Palestinian students speak out

The parents of Kinnan Abdalhamid said he “told us that he was afraid to leave the hospital.”

College students shot in Vermont are high-achieving leaders and proud advocates for Palestinian cause, former teacher says

The teacher described the three students as introspective, charismatic, sarcastic, and a bit nerdy. “These boys are stewards in the community,” she said.

Family of student wounded in Vermont says he may never be able to walk again

One of the three young men of Palestiniancq descent wounded in a shooting in Burlington, Vt., may never be able to walk again after being shot in the spine, his family said.


A new job for Rhode Island’s newest senator

Jake Bissaillon, who won a special election to represent Senate District 1 in Providence, will become CEO of Justice Assistance.

‘It feels more personal than it did before’: Brown University community reacts to shooting of Palestinian students in Vermont

Hisham Awartani, a junior at Brown, was one of the three victims attacked near the University of Vermont on Saturday. The attack is under investigation as a possible hate crime.

Around New England with Kevin Cullen

In Vermont, a Thanksgiving tradition and time shared by lifelong friends ruined by gunfire

Ever since he enrolled at Brown University, Hisham Awartani has spent every Thanksgiving with relatives in Vermont. After a gunman shot him and two of his friends as they walked on a Burlington sidewalk, he and his family are just thankful he’s alive.