03, Mar 2015 - Rhode Island Gay Pol Gordon Fox Pleads Guilty to Bribery, Fraud Charges
Fox, once a rising star in Rhode Island politics, will be sentenced June 11. read more
01, Mar 2015 - Providence, RI As trial over pension reform nears, past controversies resurface
Unions representing public employees filed suit in the Rhode Island Superior Court in June 2012: The case is set to go before a jury this April.
28, Feb 2015 - Providence, RI Report: $53M in RI court fines remains unpaid
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Thieves and other crooks owe Rhode Island's court system tens of millions of dollars in fines and fees dating back decades. WJAR-TV reported Thursday that the delinquent Superior Court fines and fees total $53 million. The station also reports that 61 percent of people who bailed out of jail recently didn't have cash for their court fines and fees. Some of those fines and fees ...
27, Feb 2015 - Rhode Island court throws out one Legion of Christ case; order settles another
The Legion of Christ has emerged from several years of high-stakes litigation in Rhode Island after a period in which the order founded by Fr. Marcial Maciel Degollado sold off major property assets because of scandals surrounding his history of pedophilia and siring out-of-wedlock children.
27, Feb 2015 - Court rejects lawsuits over $60M gift to Legion of Christ
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — Three lawsuits filed by a woman who says her late aunt was coerced into donating $60 million to a disgraced Roman Catholic order called the Legion of Christ have been dismissed by a Rhode Island court.
04, Apr 2014 - Ex-chess master charged with sexual assault in RI
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A former national chess master from Providence has been arrested on allegations he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl after meeting her online. Rhode Island State Police say 60-year-old David Harris was arraigned in District Court and posted $10,000 bail Tuesday. He's charged with indecent ...
04, Apr 2014 - Warwick, RI McDonald sentencing continued until April 2
By MARIA SHANAHAN SRI Logo.jpg WARWICK – The sentencing of Patrick Timothy McDonald, former state senator and Narragansett town councilor, has been continued until April 2. McDonald will remain on home confinement until his new sentencing date. His sentencing was originally scheduled for today in Kent County Superior Court. Source Southern Rhode Island Newspapers var OutbrainPermaLink = 'http ...
04, Apr 2014 - Rhode Island workers, retirees mull pension deal
The fate of Rhode Island's landmark pension overhaul — a model cited in other states wrestling with escalating retirements — now hinges on the votes of the same government workers and retirees who sued ...
04, Apr 2014 - Providence, RI $500,000 Jury Verdict Awarded To Nurse Injured At R.I. Veterans Home
PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After a week-long trial, a six-person jury sitting in the Providence Superior Court yesterday rendered a $500,000 verdict against the State of Rhode Island in favor of Victoria Roach of Newport, who was injured in 2008 at the R.I. Veterans Home in Bristol. The State of Rhode Island owns and operates the 260-bed, nursing care facility. Roach was ...
02, Apr 2014 - Judge won't release records of Chafee party probe
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island judge has rejected a newspaper's request for records of a police investigation into a party hosted by Gov. Lincoln Chafee's son, saying disclosing the documents would be an "unwarranted invasion" of privacy.
01, Apr 2014 - 2 Mass. men arrested in RI for racing on a bridge - News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) - Authorities say two young Massachusetts men have spent the night in jail in Rhode Island on charges stemming from racing on the Newport Bridge.
01, Apr 2014 - 2 Mass. men arrested in RI for racing on a bridge
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Authorities say two young Massachusetts men have spent the night in jail in Rhode Island on charges stemming from racing on the Newport Bridge.
01, Apr 2014 - Suspended RI official steps down as judge
NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An official with the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation who recently was placed on paid leave has agreed to step down from his part-time job as a municipal court judge in North Providence.