Anea Garcia, RI Beauty Queen, Stripped of International Title For Being Too Committed To Her College Classes

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Rhode Island beauty queen has lost her world-spanning crown.Anea Garcia, who as Miss Rhode Island finished third in the 2015 Miss USA pageant, was stripped of her most recent title of Miss Grand International for failing to meet the requirements of the job. Garcia, 21, a student at Roger Williams University who…

Local Artists Take Over Jimmy’s This Saturday Night

Where: Jimmy’s Saloon 37 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI When: Saturday March 26th 9 PM Cover: $5 Local rapper and friend of the site Camden is headlining this evening of music and art in what’s sure to be a creatively stimulating experience. In addition to Camden and openers Ioneye and Muttering Bastard, local painters will be…

Traffic To Increase On Pell Bridge Due To Toll Improvements

NEWPORT, RI—Rush hour on Rhode Island’s biggest bridge is going to get irksome for a couple of weeks beginning next week. The open road tolling lanes at the feet of the Claiborne Pell Bridge will be closed for about two weeks beginning Monday, according to the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority.The closure of the high…

Is There Anything Better Than Going To Prison At 80 Years Old?

BOSTON (AP) — An 80-year-old man who ran a sprawling marijuana-dealing operation that covered several states, with records going back to 1992, was sentenced to 10 years in prison.Marshall Dion pleaded guilty last year to drug and money-laundering charges, and Tuesday’s sentencing in Massachusetts was the latest chapter in a long, colorful history with law…

Jason Segel Is Filming In Newport And Apparently Everyone Is Meeting Him

   Just met Jason Segel in Newport RI. Friendly guy. #KCCO — Derf Force (@DerfForce) March 19, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Jason Segel is filming in Newport @gabcoppa Jill just met him in CVS — kathryn coppa (@kathryncoppa) March 17, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Jason segel was at cvs in newport today… — bri (@briannanardonex) March 18, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js…

Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Gambling Brackets And Pools

   PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — NCAA bracket pools, along with other types of monetary betting, would be legalized in Rhode Island under legislation being considered by the General Assembly. “So any bet between friends where there’s not a third party collecting money and where all the money is dispersed to the winner,” Rep. Amore said…