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University of Maine system to waive tuition for relatives of those killed in Lewiston shooting

More than 80 people could have tuition and fees waived through the program. Those who were injured and spouses and children of those who were killed are eligible, officials said.

3 killed in wrong-way car crash in Portland, Maine

“Upon impact, both vehicles caught on fire and became fully engulfed,” police said.


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.

This interactive map shows you where the best holiday lights are in Somerville

You can take a tour of the city to see the flashing displays.


Trump tries to embrace Black Lives Matter, a group he previously said ‘hates our country’

The former president said he spoke with Mark Fisher, who claims to be a co-founder of Black Lives Mater Rhode Island. But BLM organizations in the Ocean State say Fisher is not affiliated with them, and call his support for Trump “a publicity stunt.”


Podcast: Migrant children working long hours at seafood plants in New Bedford

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, reporters for The Public’s Radio detail what went into and came out of their two-year investigation into seafood processing plants in New Bedford.


Crucial jobs in Providence schools on the line with COVID relief money expiring in 2024

The Providence public schools received $128 million from the American Rescue Plan Act, vastly more than any other community in Rhode Island. So far they’ve spent $48 million -- much of it on new positions that may no longer be funded once the ARPA money expires.

Person rescued from underneath car in North Reading

Emergency workers used air bags to jack up the vehicle and free the person trapped under vehicle near Fieldcrest and Hollywood terraces Wednesday night, authorities said.