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Sunil Tripathi: Search for Missing Ivy League Student Expands Across Northeast

Sunil Tripathi: Search for Missing Ivy League Student Expands Across Northeast

Courtesy Tripathi Family(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) — The search for a Brown University student who left home without his wallet and cellphone has expanded across the Northeast after authorities found no signs of him in the Providence, R.I., area. Sunil Tripat…

Lawmaker Wants to Make Calamari Rhode Island’s Official Appetizer

Lawmaker Wants to Make Calamari Rhode Island’s Official Appetizer

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) — Having apparently solved all the problems affecting the Ocean State, a lawmaker has moved on to the pressing matter of naming an “official appetizer” for Rhode Island.Democratic state Representative Joseph Mc…

Rhode Island Cops Under Investigation for Ordering Roadside Pushups

Rhode Island Cops Under Investigation for Ordering Roadside Pushups

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Cops who allegedly told some mischievous teens to drop down and give them ten might have to go through their own painful exercise.In North Providence, R.I., Mayor Charles Lombardi is said to be livid over learning …

Nation’s Oldest General Store Shuts Down

Nation’s Oldest General Store Shuts Down

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ADAMSVILLE, R.I.) — When Gray’s Store first opened its doors in Adamsville, R.I., George Washington was president.  But now as either the 44th president wins reelection or a 45th is chosen, the general store won’t be around…

Miss USA Contestant Claims Pageant Was Fixed

Miss USA Contestant Claims Pageant Was Fixed

Isaac Brekken/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — One of the contestants in the Miss USA pageant, which was held this past Sunday in Las Vegas, claims that the event was fixed.Earlier this week, Miss Pennsylvania USA Sheena Monnin announced on Facebook that s…

Rhode Island Native Wins Miss USA Pageant

Rhode Island Native Wins Miss USA Pageant

Isaac Brekken/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) — Olivia Culpo, a 20-year-old, self-professed cellist, model and nerd from Rhode Island, won the Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas on Sunday night.
She triumphed over representatives of the other 49 U.S. states as wel…

Woman Plants Gun, Ammo in Boy’s Toys to Set Up Ex at Airport

Woman Plants Gun, Ammo in Boy’s Toys to Set Up Ex at Airport

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(WARWICK, R.I.) — Transportation Security Administration officers made a dangerous find Monday afternoon when a man and his child were attempting to fly from Rhode Island’s T.F. Green Airport.A disassembled .40 caliber p…

Northeast Primary Day: What to Watch After Santorum’s Exit

Northeast Primary Day: What to Watch After Santorum’s Exit

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Five Northeastern states — Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island — will hold their primaries on Tuesday, and a total of 231 delegates are at stake.Before Rick Santorum dropped out …

Winning $336 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Newport, RI

Winning $336 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Newport, RI

William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(NEWPORT, R.I.) — Lottery officials announced Monday morning that the winning Powerball ticket worth $336.4 million was sold at a Stop & Shop in the tiny enclave of Newport, R.I., though the winner has not yet come …

Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Rhode Island

Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Rhode Island

William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(URBANDALE, Iowa) — Lottery officials say there is a winning Powerball ticket and it’s going to make one person in Rhode Island very rich.Officials say the winning ticket, which was confirmed by officials Sunday to have…

R.I. Mayor Says Battle Against Prayer Banner Has Gone ‘Too Far’

R.I. Mayor Says Battle Against Prayer Banner Has Gone ‘Too Far’

Comstock/Thinkstock(CRANSTON, R.I.) — A controversy initiated by a teenage girl over a prayer banner in a Rhode Island public school has gone “too far,” according to the town’s mayor.The teen, who is 16 and says she’s an atheist, has received threats…

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