PROVIDENCE, R.I. – $Two Rhode Islanders are among the 23 new MacArthur Foundation fellows. That means they'll each receive $500,000 to spend as they please.
Sebastian Ruth, a musician and the founder of Providence's Community Music Works and Nicholas Benson, a stone carver and owner of the John Stevens Shop in Newport were chosen for their creativity and potential for making important contributions in the future.
Providence, R.I. – A Rhode Island soldier stationed at Fort Hood is suspected of killing his wife and then himself at their home on the Texas Army base.
The Army says 31-year-old Sgt. Michael Timothy Franklin and his wife Jessie Ann Franklin were found shot to death in their home Sunday. Fort Hood officials say circumstances are under investigation, but it appears Franklin shot his wife and then himself.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island students posted small gains this year on the state test of science. But they still lag behind their peers in New Hampshire and Vermont who took the same test. Test scores were lowest for all states at the middle and high school level.
Less than a quarter of Rhode Island middle and high school students scored proficient or better on the state science test. The numbers were slightly higher than 2009, but state officials say they would like to see more improvement.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island student athletes are hitting the playing field this season with a new set of rules on what happens when they get a concussion. A new state law requires players to leave the playing field after they're hit in the head.
It also will help Rhode Island become the first state in the nation with detailed statewide data on the impact of brain injuries.