20, Dec 2014 - Rhode Island changes rules for judicial nominees
Rhode Island residents will be given a chance to comment before the state interviews judicial candidates for the Family and District courts.
18, Dec 2014 - Newport, RI Judge OKs jury trial in pension overhaul lawsuit
A judge is allowing a jury trial in a lawsuit over Rhode Island's landmark pension overhaul, approving the state's request that jurors decide the merits of the case.
18, Dec 2014 - Newport, RI 2 Rhode Island men charged with trading child porn
A Providence man is due in district court on charges he shared images and video of child pornography, and a Newport man faces similar charges.
17, Dec 2014 - Pawtucket, RI Group to hold pit bull parade after ban dropped
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A group of pit bull lovers plans to hold a pit bull parade to celebrate after a judge threw out a 10-year-old ban on the dogs in a Rhode Island city.
17, Dec 2014 - Priest charged with sexual assault in Cranston, Providence - News, Weather and Classifieds for Sout
The Rev. Barry Meehan is arraigned in Providence Superior Court on five counts of first-degree sexual assault, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Rhode Island State Police say the arrest of the Rev. Barry Meehan sends a strong message to victims of sexual abuse who are still out there.
17, Dec 2014 - NBC 10 I-Team: Judge says Mollis filed 'improper' petition in lo - News, Weather and Classi
A Rhode Island Superior Court judge fines a lawyer for Secretary of State Ralph Mollis for improperly filing a petition relating to an unregistered lobbyist complaint.
16, Dec 2014 - Providence, RI Child porn charges filed against ex-city resident
PROVIDENCE – A man formerly residing in Woonsocket was arrested for possession of child pornography, state police said. On Thursday, members of the Rhode Island Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested Timothy Kempf, 36, formerly of 15 Wood St. in Woonsocket, for possession of child pornography. Kempf was arraigned Thursday at Sixth Division District Court in Providence. On Oct. 22 ...
16, Dec 2014 - Providence, RI Ex-wrestling coach to serve 1 year in porn case
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A state judge says a former wrestling coach at the Moses Brown School in Providence must serve a year in prison on child pornography and other charges. The Rhode Island attorney general said Thursday that 25-year-old Joseph Simone of North Providence pleaded no contest ...
16, Dec 2014 - State leaders may try again to settle pension suit
State leaders seem to be on a path to try again to reach an out-of-court settlement in a lawsuit over Rhode Island's landmark pension overhaul, citing continuing fiscal uncertainty, the legal costs and ...
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 - 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 ...
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 - 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 ...
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 - 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.
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.