TIVERTON, R.I. (WPRI)-- The State Finance Committee is scheduled to discuss a plan to revoke a law that transfers the Sakonnet River Bridge to the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority Wednesday.
If revoked, the Rhode Island Turnpike Authority would not be able to toll the bridge that connects Tiverton and Portsmouth.
On Monday, the Portsmouth Town Council voted to support legislation that aims to eliminate a toll.
Many in the East Bay are fiercely opposed to the tolls. The state insists its needed to pay for bridge and road maintenance.
A fire broke out early Wednesday evening at the Amtrol building on Division Road in West Warwick.
A man was found dead in a carbon monoxide-filled home in Coventry Wednesday night, according to police and firefighters.
A pedestrian was struck and killed while crossing the street in Warwick Wednesday evening.
As the temperature drops, the demand for space heaters goes up; but these small heating devices are already responsible for three deaths over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Police say they found newspaper clipping related to mass shootings in the suspect arrested in connection to a University of New Haven gun scare.