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Robbery Suspect Tracked Down by Cranston & Warwick Police

27-year-old Mason Deangelus has been arrested following a robbery around 10:30 Friday morning, when Cranston Police were called for a robbery at the Pawtucket Credit Union on Sockanosset Crossroad. The suspect passed the teller a note demanding money and claiming he was armed. Cranston Police led the case but shared the information with neighboring police departments, which resulted in identifying the suspect. Working  with Warwick Detectives  Deangelus was tracked down to the La Quinta Inn on Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick.
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Maryland Mall Shooter Identified By Police

Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, of College Park, MD, was identified as the shooter by police Sunday morning. An hour before the shooting he took a cab to the Columbia mall. A link between the shooter and the victims has yet to be established. He killed killed Brianna Benlolo, 21, and Tyler Johnson, 25, who both worked at Zumiez beofre taking his own life. Five other people at the mall were injured. The mall will reopen Monday at 1pm and two memorials will be set up for the victims.
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Brain-dead Texas woman taken off ventilator

An emotional court fight came to an end Sunday when a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman was taken off a ventilator. In a case where who is considered alive, dead, and how it all changes in presence of a fetus culminated at about 11:30 Sunday when the devices that had kept Marlise Munoz's heart and lungs working for two months were switched off. "May Marlise Munoz finally rest in peace, and her family find the strength to complete what has been an unbearably long and arduous journey," the lawyers, Heather King and Jessica Janicek, said in a written statement. Munoz was 14…
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Man arrested 25 times

Rhode Island - A West Warwick man was arrested for driving with a suspended license, this is his 25th arrest. Police said Paul Rocha, 51, of Epworth Avenue, was seen in Cowesett Avenue last Friday and another motorist alerted police about a man driving erratically. According to authorities, Rocha who has been convicted three times for driving while intoxicated, failed a field sobriety test. He was charged with drunken driving and being a habitual offender - while he has also been convicted 24 times for driving with a suspended license - refusal of a breath test and driving after his…
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Students Chosen to Central Falls Youth Council

The five students selected are: Angel Mendez, Grade 9; Jolon Rubio, Grade 10; Sebastian Zuleta, Grade 11; Evelyn Cante, Grade 12; and Julian Soares, Grade 12. The five students selected went through an application and interview process. They will be part of Mayor Diossa's first Youth Council until the end of the academic year (June 2014).
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Lieutenant police files sexual harassment claim

Rhode Island - The highest-ranking woman in the history of the Cranston Police Department has filed a lawsuit accusing the city and its colleagues of sexual harassment and gender discrimination. Lt. Karen Guilbeault argues that gender played a role in the delay of her promotion to lieutenant, to being denied sufficient staff to drive traffic directing and being denied training. Guilbeult also alleges she was the victim of harassment via text messages. Defendants have filed a response to the Supreme Court, where they deny the allegations. These include, the city police chief, and 5 current and former colleagues of Guilbeault.…
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Rising unemployment

Rhode Island - The unemployment rate in Rhode Island rose slightly in December to percent, compared with percent in November. It is lower than the rate of percent from a year ago, according to data released Thursday by the Department of Labor and Training Rhode Island. The state lost 1,500 jobs in December, down from the 470,700 jobs the state had in November. The number of jobs in Rhode Island is higher than it was a year ago, when the DLT reported 465,600 jobs. However, the total employment in the state are still well below the 496,400 jobs recorded in…
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The new health insurance marketplace extends date

Rhode Island - The new health insurance marketplace in Rhode Island says it will accept late registrations for coverage starting next month. Thursday was the official deadline to register and pay the first month's premium for plans offered by HealthSource RI coverage from 01 February. But the final entries and payments will be accepted until 29 eneroHealthSource RI has 11,770 people enrolled in private plans from 1 October, when the market opened, and on 4 January. A federal registration objective of 12,000 was established through the end of the first registration period to 31 March. One third of the members…
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Man accused is arrested in recent shooting

Rhode Island - A 19 year old man has been arrested and charged in connection to the shooting of a man who was injured, Saturday afternoon in Providence. Jorge Delcid, of Hartford Avenue, surrendered to the authorities. Robert Evans 24 was found injured and bleeding on the steps of his residence on  Health Avenue and was able to identify his attacker Delcid was instructed on multiple charges including the armed assault and is being held without bail. The police do not report on the state of health of the victim Hombre es arrestado acusado en reciente tiroteo Rhode Island - Un…
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Environmentalists Group calls for ban of plastic bags

Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Environment Group is asking Rhode Island lawmakers to ban the use of plastic shopping bags. The petition with 10,000 signatures was delivered to the Assembly on Wednesday. It is expected that a bill prohibiting grocery stores and other establishments that provide plastic bags, will be presented this week at the General Assembly. A similar bill was introduced last year did not even get to vote   Grupo Medioambientalistas pide que prohíban las bolsas plásticas  Rhode Island - El grupo Environment Rhode Island le está pidiendo a los legisladores de Rhode Island que prohíban el…
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