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Coast Guard suspends search for woman who fell off Prudence Island ferry

The Coast Guard and Rhode Island first responders are searching Narragansett Bay Tuesday for a woman who was reported to have fallen overboard off the Prudence Island ferry late Monday, officials said.

Search continues for woman in water in Narragansett Bay

The call for the woman in the water came at about 5:53 p.m., said Coast Guard Petty Officer Ryan Noel.

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Rhode Island Education Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green holds a homemade sign to greet students returning to Central High School in Providence in September 2020.

Rhode Island might overhaul its high school graduation requirements

A new proposal from the Rhode Island Department of Education would add “readiness-based graduation requirements” and a mandate that students show proficiency in civics, computer science, and financial literacy.

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A draft version of a new map for state Senate District 4, now represented by Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio.

Challengers claim ‘Gerrymandering 101′ in draft of new House and Senate district maps

“My first and foremost impression of these maps is that they are incumbent protection maps,” Providence College professor Adam Myers says.

RI Sports
All of the material that covers the ramps at the Kevin Robinson Memorial Skatepark in East Providence need to be replaced because New England weather has taken its toll on the boards. On Tuesday night, the City Council will consider allocating $25,000 to repair the park, which opened in 2016.

An X-Games gold medalist created a skatepark haven in East Providence, but it’s starting to fall apart

Though the community has loved the skatepark for the last few years, New England weather hasn’t been kind to it. The park needs thousands of dollars’ worth of repairs, and Kevin Robinson is no longer here to help fix it.

RI Crime

R.I. corrections officer charged with having sex with inmate

A justice of the peace set personal recognizance bail, which means he did not have to post any money but agreed to keep the peace and be on good behavior.

RI Crime

R.I. medical transport driver involved in crash that killed patient charged with DUI, other offenses

Dauda Elegushi, 25, of Providence, faces multiple charges in the crash that police said resulted in the death of a 77-year-old Coventry woman who was being transported back from a dialysis appointment.

ENTERTAINMENT
Disney released a first look at the main characters in the film production of the Halloween movie "Hocus Pocus 2." The original cast of "Hocus Pocus," which was filmed in 1992, partly in Salem, Mass., is returning for the second installment. The movie is filming at historic sites around Rhode Island.

🧙🏻‍♀️The latest on ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ in Rhode Island

The Sanderson sisters are running “Amok! Amok! Amok!” filming all around the Ocean State. Here’s what we know about the production so far.

ENTERTAINMENT
Disney released a first look at the main characters in the film production of the Halloween movie "Hocus Pocus 2." The original cast of "Hocus Pocus," which was filmed in 1992, partly in Salem, Mass., is returning for the second installment. The movie is filming at historic sites around Rhode Island.

‘Hocus Pocus 2′ to begin filming on Federal Hill this Friday

The Sanderson sisters -- played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy -- are expected to be on Atwells Avenue in Providence, possibly even “flying around on their broomsticks.”

RI HEALTH
Bradley Hospital, the nation's first children's psychiatric hospital, in East Providence, R.I.

‘We’re sinking’: R.I. human services agencies face workforce crisis

Organizations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut that help people with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs are losing workers -- and the people they help can’t get the services they need to survive.

RI POLITICS
Governor Dan McKee speaking at the State of Rhode Island Veterans Day Ceremony at the Rhode Island Veterans Home.

R.I. General Assembly leaders commit to McKee’s plan to spend 10 percent of the state’s ARPA funds

The governor calls his plan a “down payment on Rhode Island’s recovery.” On Monday, the state’s house speaker and senate president pushed back on questions about why Rhode Island has been so slow to use the federal funding.