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Nathan Carman takes stand in civil case focusing on sinking of his boat in 2016

“Let me be clear: I did not bore a hole in my boat, period,” he said on the stand under questioning from a lawyer for the vessel’s insurers.

R.I. Congressman Jim Langevin supports impeachment inquiry

A longtime Democratic congressman from Rhode Island says he supports an impeachment inquiry against Republican President Donald Trump.

R.I. attorney general has interviewed more than 30 witnesses in Wyatt Detention Facility probe

Attorney General Peter F. Neronha is investigating an Aug. 14 incident in which witnesses say a correctional officer drove a pickup truck into protesters at a Central Falls prison.


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Can Republicans win in R.I.? These GOP leaders have some thoughts

Republicans haven’t scored a victory in a statewide election since Don Carcieri won a second term as governor in 2006, and attempts to pick up more seats in the General Assembly have faltered in recent years.

Nathan Carman told insurers he didn’t see his mother after his boat sank

Carman, 25, filed a claim three years ago after the 31-foot Chicken Pox sank while he was on a fishing trip with his mother, Linda, who vanished along with the boat and is presumed dead.

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Sean Spicer to be contestant on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Former White House press secretary and Rhode Island native Sean Spicer will be a contenstant on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” the network announced on Wednesday.

As R.I. takes control of Providence schools, teacher absenteeism seen as a concern

Five hundred city teachers were marked as absent at least 18 times during the 2018-19 school year.

State Ethics Commission to investigate complaint against Governor Raimondo

The complaint by the state GOP concerns a proposed no-bid, 20-year, $1-billion extension of IGT’s Rhode Island lottery contract.

Markey aide apologizes for sharing ‘despicable’ message about Kennedy family

Senator Edward Markey’s campaign adviser quickly apologized. Representative Joseph Kennedy III “is livid about it,” a source close to the congressman said.

Providence mayor, Jewish community leaders call for closure of Wyatt center

The calls for the closure of a Central Falls prison come in the wake of an incident in which, according to witnesses and video, a correctional officer drove his truck into protesters.

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SCOOP: A new wind company is coming to the 195 land

Another wind sector company is about to call Rhode Island home – and this time, its office will be on the former I-195 land.