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Rhode Island State Police Arrest Three Subjects for Possession of a Stolen Firearm

On March 1, 2015,  Troopers assigned to The Lincoln Woods Barracks conducted a motor vehicle stop for speeding and several other moving violations on Route 95 in the City of Providence.  Troopers seized a loaded stolen .22 Caliber Smith & Wesson-Walther pistol from under the driver’s seat during the motor vehicle stop.  The pistol was reported stolen to the Lanesborough Police Department in the State of Massachusetts on May 16, 2014, from a residential house break.   The operator, identified as Paulo Correa, age 24, of 18 Newton Lane, Hadley, Massachusetts, was taken into custody and transported to the Lincoln…
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Rhode Island State Police Arrest Three Men for Delivery of Cocaine with Intent to Deliver

Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces the arrest of three (3) men on drug distribution charges by the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force.   On March 2, 2015 members of the HIDTA Task Force, the United States Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations and The United States Postal Inspection Service conducted a joint investigation that lead to the arrest of the three (3) men and the seizure of a kilogram of cocaine.  This arrest originated as a result of an international parcel being intercepted…
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Rhode Island Urban Violent Crime Initiative

PROVIDENCE, – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Paré and Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr. were joined today by United States Attorney Peter F.  Neronha, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and the heads of federal, state and local law enforcement from across Rhode Island to detail multiple coordinated simultaneous investigations that to date have resulted in at least 35 arrests and the seizure of at least 15 firearms earmarked for the streets of Providence. Today’s announcement brings to the public’s attention for the first time the Rhode Island Urban Violent Crime Initiative - a wide-ranging collaboration of…
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Governor Raimondo issued executive order to transform Medicaid

Rhode Island - Governor Gina Raimondo on Thursday issued an executive order to establish a "Working Group for Reinventing Medicaid ." This was announced at a press conference . Raimondo said spending on Medicaid accounts for one third of the state budget , and added that the cost per person is among the highest in the country . Under the executive order , the group will be composed of representatives of the sector of health care , economics and business and solicit opinions from a variety of groups, organizations and individuals to then make their recommendations to "transform Medicaid ."…
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Providence reaches agreement on taxes for South Street Landing tenants

PROVIDENCE — Mayor Angel Taveras has proposed agreements under which the tax-exempt tenants of the proposed South Street Landing development project will pay taxes to the City of Providence. As currently envisioned, the former South Street Power Station on Dyer Street would be leased to Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island for a state-of-the-art shared nursing education center, and Brown University for administrative office space. The proposed tenants have committed to paying city real-estate taxes of $ million over the course of the 15-year lease, Taveras said. “South Street Landing is a once-in-a-generation economic development opportunity for…
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Human Body Parts Found on Beach

A Newbury man was going for a walk with his dog on Plum Island Beach Saturday when he stumbled upon the unexpected—a human leg. Carrie Kimball Monahan, spokeswoman for the Essex County District Attorney’s office, said the leg was the first body part of several others to wash ashore this weekend. The remains were confirmed as human Sunday. Cadaver dogs and local and state police are still investigating the area. The body will be examined by the Medical Examiner’s office, after which the sex of the person will likely become available. Monahan said investigators will comb through missing person cases to…
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Patriots capture their sixth straight AFC East title after rolling over the Dolphins, 41-13

FOXBORO — There was a point when the Patriots’ Sunday afternoon matchup with the Dolphins looked like it would be a close one. There was a time when Tom Brady and the offense looked inept. There was a moment when it looked like the Patriots wouldn’t clinch their sixth consecutive AFC East title. Then the third quarter started. Unlike in their season-opening loss, when New England crumbled, the only second-half collapse on Sunday came from the Miami Dolphins. After opening the second half with a one-point lead, the Patriots scored a franchise-record 24 points in the third quarter to roll over their…
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Three accidents, one injuring a police officer, lead to DUI arrests in Cranston

CRANSTON, – Three people face charges of driving under the influence after car accidents this weekend – two of which involved Cranston police cruisers. The police charged Alex Sanville, 24, of 43 Baptist St., Swansea, with driving under the influence and refusing a breath test after the car he was driving struck an unattended police cruiser around 1:14 on Saturday, in the parking lot of the Mardis Gras nightclub on Oaklawn Avenue, according to police. About an hour later, officers arrested Marc Daniel, 41, of 976 Cranston St., Cranston, after receiving a report of a car stopped in the lane…
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Thomas M. Menino, Boston’s longest serving mayor, has died at 71

Thomas Michael Menino, who insisted a mayor doesn’t need a grand vision to lead, then went on to shepherd Boston’s economy and shape the skyline and the very identity of the city he loved through an unprecedented five consecutive terms in City Hall, died Thursday. He was 71and was diagnosed with advanced cancer not long after leaving office at the beginning of this year. “Visionaries don’t get things done,” he once said, crisply separating himself from politicians who gaze at distant horizons and imagine what might be. Leaving to others the lofty rhetoric of Boston as the Athens of America,…
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Man Arrested Behind Johnston High School

JOHNSTON, — Johnston police are questioning a man who was arrested Thursday afternoon behind the city’s high school, Deputy Police Chief Dan Parillo confirms. According to Superintendent Dr. Bernard DiLullo Jr., the man pulled into the parking lot at about noon and knocked on the back door. A teacher’s assistant asked the man what he wanted, but did not let him in the building. The employee then notified the principal and school resource officer, and the man was taken into custody by Johnston police for questioning. A call from DiLullo went out to city parents, informing them of the situation and…
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