An apparent explosion at a Rhode Island beach over the weekend launched a 60-year-old woman five feet into the air and then into the hospital.
Residents of 12 states–Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin–will have a happier 2015 thanks to lower tax bills, the Washington Times reported Monday.
Police in Rhode Island say they’ve received a letter which contains threats to behead children in the state.
Charles Moreau, a Democrat who resigned Wednesday from his post of mayor of Central Falls, Rhode Island, is pleading guilty to federal fraud charges for having channeled city jobs to his friend and political contributor, Michael Bouthillette.
One-time baseball great Curt Shilling loaned his fledgling video game company several million dollars and then paid himself back using funds from a multi-million dollar loan provided by the state of Rhode Island.
One of Rhode Island’s top Democrats was charged with driving under the influence after he refused to submit to a blood-alcohol test, a local NBC affiliate reports.
Vice President Joe Biden visits Providence, R.I., today to raise money for Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.). The visit—to a city on the verge of bankruptcy, in one of the most financially distressed states in the country—highlights the difficulties governments face when unfunded liabilities become unsustainable.