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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

WASHINGTON (AP) - Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will...
THE PROVIDENCE POLICE Department announced the return of the school-zone speed cameras will begin on Sept. 4, with ticket issuance beginning on Oct. 23. There will be 15 such cameras located in Providence school zones.

19 arrested at Providence rally to support injured moped rider

PROVIDENCE (AP) - A rally to demand justice for a city man seriously injured in a moped crash resulted in 19 arrests and one...
SOME PROVIDENCE COLLEGE students resumed in-person classes Thursday for the first time since the school switched to a remote-only plan because of a coronavirus outbreak. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Some Providence College students resume in-person classes

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Some Providence College students resumed in-person classes Thursday for the first time since the school switched to a remote-only plan because...
DAVID HAIGH looks at a large tree that fell on his home on in Pembroke, Mass on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 after a storm passed the area. The National Weather Service reported that winds gusted as high as 72 mph near Boston at around 7 a.m. Wednesday before leveling off through the morning. / AP FILE PHOTO/JOHNVTLUMACKI/THE BOSTON GLOBE

Winds rake U.S. Northeast, leaving thousands without power

BOSTON (AP) – Winds close to hurricane strength swept across parts of the northeastern U.S. on Wednesday morning, toppling trees, taking down power lines...

R.I. minimum wage to go up by $1, rising to $11.50

PROVIDENCE (AP) – The Rhode Island minimum wage will increase by $1 this week rising to $11.50 per hour. The pay raise approved earlier this...

Rhode Island extends current virus restrictions another month

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island will stay under its current coronavirus restrictions for another month. Democratic Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has extended the restrictions under...
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE Ruth Bader Ginsburg, seen in a 2017 file photo, died died Friday of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. / AP FILE PHOTO/MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday...
CVS HEALTH announced plans to double its drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites at its pharmacy locations around the country to roughly 4,000. / COURTESY CVS HEALTH CORP.

CVS to double number of pharmacy coronavirus testing sites nationally

WOONSOCKET (AP) – CVS Health Corp. is doubling the number of drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites at its pharmacy locations around the country, the company...

R.I. to send mail-in ballot requests to all voters

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island will send applications for mail-in ballots to every registered voter in the state in advance of the Nov. 3...
PAWTUCKET MAYOR Donald Grebien defeated primary challenger David Norton to advance to the general election. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mayor races sharpen as primary results finally are released

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Races for mayors of four of Rhode Island's largest cities sharpened as officials released votes that were mailed in because...

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