21, Apr 2014 - Rhode Island judge: Pension lawsuit may go forward
A lawsuit brought by public sector unions and retirees over Rhode Island's 2011 pension overhaul can now move forward, a judge ruled Wednesday, days after both sides said a lengthy mediation had failed. ...
21, Apr 2014 - Mediation in Rhode Island pension lawsuits fails
Talks to salvage a proposed settlement designed to end the legal fight over Rhode Island's 2011 landmark pension overhaul have failed and the original court challenge is moving ahead, both sides of the ...
19, Apr 2014 - Warwick, RI Lawyers: Vote falls short on deal in Rhode Island's landmark pension reform; mediation ordered
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A proposed settlement that would end the legal fight over Rhode Island's 2011 landmark pension overhaul, which has been a model for other states looking to rein in runaway pension costs, ...
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 - 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 ...
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 - 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.