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Rhode Island crime news: November 2022

Regular updates from police and the Rhode Island courts.


R.I. settles with 2 more gas refiners over MTBE contamination

The settlements bring the total amount recovered from MTBE lawsuits to $19.85 million, which supports ongoing cleanup of MTBE by the R.I. Department of Environmental Management.


One of Rhode Island’s top TV anchors is leaving in her prime. And she wants you to know why.

As shootings and other tragedies become more common, they're taking their toll on the journalists who have to report on them.

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Imagine all the 🎂 R.I. politicians could have bought

Here's a look at the money politicians spent on their campaigns this election year.


The ultimate Rhode Island food gift guide

Foodies — and friends of foodies — rejoice! When it comes to gifting something delicious to eat or drink, there are plenty of options.


Documentary tells the story of a ‘two spirit’ member of the Narragansett tribe

On Rhode Island Report, Sherenté Harris, who is studying at Brown University and RISD, talks about how important it is for parents to love their LGBTQ+ children.


R.I. does ‘Jeopardy!’: Two contestants, and even a clue about PVD

North Smithfield’s Meghan Mello and Providence’s Matt Harvey may not have won, but as a state it still feels like we did.


McKee staff notify homeless encampment at R.I. State House to leave or face fines, arrest

“The claim is that they will be given shelter, but I don’t see how that is possible,” said PC professor Eric Hirsch, co-chair of the state’s Homeless Management Information System Steering Committee.


Professors from Brown, UMass-Boston testify in D.C. about reparations and racial wealth gaps

“It’s all part of the same project,” Brown University professor Seth Rockman said of Providence’s reparations budget and the work of the Congressional subcommittee. “The present is indebted to the past in various ways.”


5 takeaways from R.I.’s climate update report

A draft version of the Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council report “shows that we’re in the ballpark,” chair Terrence Gray said. “And I think that’s the most important piece — we’re definitely moving in the right direction.”

Rhode Island man arrested in connection with Jan. 6 Capitol attack, authorities say

William B. Cotton, 53, of Hopkinton, R.I., was arrested Wednesday on federal charges related to his alleged conduct during the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the US Capitol, according to the FBI.