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Housing Projects In Providence Earn Tax Credits

Rhode Island - Rhode Island Housing announced that it has received federal tax credits for two developments to provide 107 affordable housing in the city of Providence. One project will be at Sankofa Apartments which will include 50 rental units at an affordable price on vacant land in the neighborhood of West Elmwood. The second project with 57 units will be built in the West End. The Sankofa Apartments, given by the West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation in partnership with Peregrine Group, earned $ 1,156 in tax credits, which according to Rhode Island Housing would generate more than $ million…
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Missouri Man Admits Guilt To Sex Trafficking

Rhode Island - A Missouri man pleads guilty to sex trafficking when he took a 17 year old with disabilities from Massachusetts to Rhode Island. Stephen Ardrey, 30, admitted that he met the girl online and contacted her for several months, until last September when he met her in Medfield, Massachusetts where he later took her to a motel in West Greenwich, RI. She was found in Coventry and Ardrey has been in federal custody ever since. The charges carry a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life imprisonment. Ardrey will be sentenced on May…
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Bank Robber Sentenced to Prison

Rhode Island - A man from Swansea, Mass. who robbed  five banks in Rhode Island and Massachusetts over a period of 26 days in 2012 was sentenced to 105 months in federal prison. Scott Niemic 36, pled guilty to charges of bank robbery in October. Authorities said Niemic handed threatening notes to the teller in the bank to be handed the money, but never showed a weapon. After his prison term, Niemic serve 3 years of supervised release, according to the announcement of the United States Attorney for Rhode Island, Peter F. Neronha.
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Polio-like Symptoms Seen In California

Within the last eighteen months, a small group of children have been admitted to hospitals in California  with polio-like symptoms, but without the disease. Cases have occurred in a diameter of 100 miles,  so the research team does not believe the virus outbreak represents a single or group. However, the possibility remains that many more could be infected and not have developed serious symptoms , such as what happens with polio. The patients displayed severe weakness or paralysis that appeared quickly, sometimes after breathing problems. The scans done to the spinal cord showed damage, similar to what is seen in…
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State Police Financial Crimes Unit Arrest East Greenwich Contractor For Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses & Forgery

RI - Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on February 26, 2014, members of the State Police Financial Crimes Unit arrested Thomas J. Primeau, age 56, of 30 Trappers Lane, East Greenwich for the alleged crimes of Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses and Forgery. The arrest was the result of an investigation by the Financial Crimes Unit of a complaint from an individual who had hired Primeau to build a house in East Greenwich.  Primeau is the owner of Philip Ryan Homes, LTD, which oversees the construction of custom…
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ACLU Lawsuit To Law Enforcement

Rhode Island - The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts (ACLU for its acronym in English) has filed a lawsuit fees charged by the state authorities and correctional police by public records. The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of a group of residents of Olneyville to which they are being charged $ per federal public documents on immigration detention.
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Block Island Residents Divided By Wind Turbines

Rhode Island - Block Island Residents remain divided regarding the proposal to install wind turbines on its coast. More than 100 residents came to the public meeting last night at which exposed the Deepwater Wind project $ 300 million, some favoring the project say that this would reduce the high prices paid for energy, while opponents argue that the turbines would ruin the ocean panorama.
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Panel Makes Recommendations On Mental Health And Weapons

Rhode Island - A state panel said that Rhode Island should join most other states provide some mental health records to the national background check system for firearms. The panel was created by lawmakers after the fatal shooting in Newton, Connecticut to examine because Rhode Island does not report any of the mental health records in the system. The panel finished its work on Tuesday, approving the report to the General Assembly that would allow courts to submit information to the system of background checks only when a person is admitted involuntarily and is determined to represent a substantial risk…
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City of Providence Working to Repair Potholes City

PROVIDENCE, RI - The City of Providence is executing an aggressive program to systematically repair potholes throughout the city. Severe winter weather, including multiple snowstorms and daily cycles of freezing and thawing, has made this a challenging winter to combat potholes. Work crews are systematically repairing potholes throughout Providence based on daily surveys of roadways throughout the city, in conjunction with individual reports from residents to the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services. The City has five crews fixing potholes on the streets today. Work crews are prioritizing potholes on all main roads, followed by secondary roads. "The potholes that have…
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Drug overdose takes seven more lives

Rhode Island - Rhode Island Health officials say 7 more people died from drug overdose in 5 days, bringing the total deaths so far this year to 45. Dr. Michael Fine, Director of the Department of Health of Rhode Island, announced the deaths on Wednesday during a community meeting on the prevention of overdose held at the Miriam Hospital in Providence and attended by police and health authorities. Fine said the painkiller, fentanyl is available only by prescription, was detected in the blood of 28 people who died. Fentanyl is blamed for dozens of overdose deaths recently reported in the…
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