22, Oct 2014 - 21 RI, Mass. suspects face cocaine ring charges
The attorney general's office says 21 suspects from Rhode Island and Massachusetts face felony drug charges related to a cocaine-distribution ring.
21, Oct 2014 - Newport man, 77, faces child porn charges - News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New England
A 77-year-old Newport man is facing child pornography charges, the Rhode Island State Police said Wednesday. Newton Spencer will be arraigned in Newport District Court on a charge of possession of child pornography.
21, Oct 2014 - 45 lbs of marijuana, 49 plants seized in drug bust
By Jennifer Petracca firstname.lastname@example.org Rhode Island State Police arrested three individuals for drug distribution charges on Thursday. The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force executed four court authorized search and arrest warrants in residences located in Warwick and Narragansett. The searches resulted in the seizure of about 45 pounds of marijuana, 49 marijuana plants, 2.5 ...
18, Oct 2014 - Providence, RI State: 18 arrested in unemployment fraud sweep
State police and the Rhode Island attorney general say 18 people have been arrested in an investigation of unemployment benefit claims that discovered more than $300,000 fraudulent collections.
18, Oct 2014 - Over $300,000 discovered in fraudulent unemployment benefits
Nicole Brazier@NicoleBrazierTVnbrazier@gmail.comSCITUATE - Since 2000, the Rhode Island State Police have conducted several sweeps looking for people who fraudulently collect money through unemployment benefits that they're not legally entitled to. In the last year 18 individuals were arrested for those crimes in Rhode Island. "These are individuals that are notified that they're committing ...
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 - 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 - 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 ...
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
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 - 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.