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THE JUMP BIKE program in Providence is being put on pause due to reports of the bikes being stolen. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Providence JUMP bike program temporarily pulled following vandalism and theft

PROVIDENCE – The JUMP bike program in Providence will temporarily go offline following reports of vandalism and theft of the bikes, the Providence Mayor’s...
THE FBI said that the violent crime rate in Rhode Island per 100,000 was 232.2, a 2.9 percent decline year over year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

FBI: R.I. violent crime rate declines 2.9% Y/Y in 2017

PROVIDENCE – The violent crime rate in Rhode Island declined 2.9 percent from 2016 to 2017, from 239.1 per 100,000 people to 232.2 per...

Female architects, engineers scarce in R.I.

Ocean State women are still struggling to make inroads in some traditionally male-dominated fields, including jobs that might not immediately come to mind, such...
RHODE ISLAND ranked No. 8 in the U.S. for worst drug problem. / COURTESY WALLETHUB

WalletHub: R.I. has No. 8 largest drug problem in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 8 among the United States and Washington, D.C., with the largest drug problems, according to WalletHub report Monday. The...

License plate recognition technology can be force multiplier for police

With the R.I. House of Representatives voting to approve a bill proposing a network of cameras on Rhode Island highways to automatically fine out-of-state...
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