Rhode Island

Salty Brine Beach in Rhode Island was evacuated Saturday following an energy release that injured a woman. (WBZ-TV)

Built Up Gas Likely Caused Mysterious R.I. Beach Explosion

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.

07/24/2015

A victim is taken away after being injured in a mysterious Rhode Island beach explosion (Photo credit Stacey Beal)

Rhode Island Beach Explosion Theories Narrowed Down

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.

07/23/2015

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Small Earthquake Confirmed In Rhode Island

The U.S. Geological Survey told WBZ-TV the 2.3 magnitude quake struck at 3:43 a.m. in East Providence.

07/22/2015

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Providence Considering Downtown Smoking Ban

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.

07/21/2015

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RI Police: Suspected Shoplifter Dies After Parking Garage Jump

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.

07/17/2015

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R.I. Man Arrested For 41st Time, 38 In Mass.

A Rhode Island man who has already been arrested 40 times in two states faces a lengthy prison sentence after his 41st arrest.

07/16/2015

Authorities parked near a Rhode Island coast to search for a missing snorkeler. (Photo Courtesy: WPRI)

Massachusetts Girl Dies After Snorkeling Off Rhode Island

Police say a 14-year-old girl from Massachusetts pulled from the waters off Narragansett has died.

07/16/2015

A victim is taken away after being injured in a mysterious Rhode Island beach explosion (Photo credit Stacey Beal)

Police: Cause Of Rhode Island Beach Boom May Never Be Known

The state fire marshal is investigating other possible causes, like seismic events.

07/13/2015

A victim is taken away after being injured in a mysterious Rhode Island beach explosion (Photo credit Stacey Beal)

Victim In Mysterious Explosion On R.I. Beach Speaks Out

Salty Brine State Beach has reopened a day after an unexplained blast knocked a beachgoer to the ground.

07/12/2015

Salty Brine Beach in Rhode Island was evacuated Saturday following an energy release that injured a woman. (WBZ-TV)

R.I. Beach Evacuated After An ‘Energy Release’ Injures Woman

A Rhode Island beach has been evacuated after officials say an “energy release” of some kind injured a 50-year-old woman.

07/11/2015

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