Scientists say a mysterious blast on a Rhode Island beach was very likely caused by the combustion of hydrogen gas built up because of a corroded copper cable under the sand.
Rhode Island’s top environmental official says scientists trying to figure out the cause of a mysterious blast at a state beach that sent a woman flying are now pursuing a specific cause.
The U.S. Geological Survey told WBZ-TV the 2.3 magnitude quake struck at 3:43 a.m. in East Providence.
Rhode Island’s capital is considering an ordinance that would prohibit smoking throughout downtown, a ban that an advocacy group says is the most wide-reaching one it’s seen.
A suspected shoplifter has died after police say she was running from store security and jumped over a railing at a Rhode Island shopping mall, falling 25 feet.
A Rhode Island man who has already been arrested 40 times in two states faces a lengthy prison sentence after his 41st arrest.
Police say a 14-year-old girl from Massachusetts pulled from the waters off Narragansett has died.
The state fire marshal is investigating other possible causes, like seismic events.
Salty Brine State Beach has reopened a day after an unexplained blast knocked a beachgoer to the ground.
A Rhode Island beach has been evacuated after officials say an “energy release” of some kind injured a 50-year-old woman.