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Langevin Votes to Make Mueller Report Public

Resolution calls on Justice Department to release the Special Counsel's report when investigation is completed WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued the following statement after voting in favor of a resolution calling for the Department of Justice to make the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report available to Congress and to the public when the investigation is completed: “The American people deserve to know the full facts surrounding Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and the extent to which the President and his associates may have been complicit in it. To date, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted…
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CODAC Behavioral Healthcare Part of Innovative Study to Offer Medication Assisted Treatment at Pharmacies

CRANSTON (March 14, 2019) —A new study in Rhode Island is taking a novel approach to dealing with the opioid crisis that could eventually be replicated across the country. Through a $ million grant awarded to Rhode Island Hospital from the National Institutes of Health, pharmacies will take a bigger role in offering addiction treatment services with the support of a conglomerate of healthcare entities, including CODAC Behavioral Healthcare. The three-year study aims to improve accessibility to medication assisted treatment (MAT), which typically requires patients to meet with an approved physician before being placed on an evidence-based treatment plan. Through…
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H-E-B Recalls Sauté Pans Due to Laceration Hazard

Recall Summary Name of Product: Kitchen & Table qt. Sauté Pan with glass lid Hazard: The glass lid can crack or shatter during normal use, posing a laceration hazard. Remedy: Refund Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sauté pans with glass lid and return them to H‑E‑B for a full refund. Consumer Contact: H-E-B toll-free at 855-432-4438 from 8 to 6 CT Monday through Friday or online at ;and click on Product Recalls for more information. Recall Details Units: About 12,000 Description: This recall involves H-E-B’s Kitchen & Table qt. Sauté Pans with glass lids. The affected products were sold in red and gray.…
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Pet Food Experts Volunteers to Feed Four Newly Acquired Pawtucket K9 Officers

PAWTUCKET, RI - The four new furry members of the Pawtucket Police Department made a visit Monday afternoon to the Pet Food Experts (PFX) headquarters located right down the street from the Pawtucket Police Station to say thank you to the PFX team. Pet Food Experts has offered to feed the four K9 officers and they have happily accepted. The employees at the Pet Food Experts home office were very excited to meet the K9 unit of the Pawtucket Police Department. After taking some photos Argo, a Czech Shepherd and Magno, a Belgian Malinois, Pawtucket’s narcotics dogs returned to the…
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Pillsbury Unbleached All-Purpose Flour Being Recalled

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that the Hometown Food Company is recalling two lot codes of its five-pound bags of Pillsbury Unbleached All-Purpose Flour because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Roughly 12,245 cases of impacted products were distributed through retailers and distributors nationwide. Only 'Best If Used By Dates' APR 19 2020 and APR 20 2020 are impacted. More details about the recalled products are available online. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were have been no reports of any illnesses associated with this recall. Salmonella is an…
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Jared Rogers sentenced to life for murder

Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Jared Rogers (age 23) was sentenced earlier today before Superior Court Justice Daniel A. Procaccini to a life sentence at the Adult Correctional Institution after pleading nolo contendere to charges of second-degree murder, assault with intent to commit murder, and two counts of conspiracy stemming from a 2016 incident that claimed the life of his nephew and injured his brother. Rogers was sentenced to life for the murder of Michael Rogers; 20 years for the assault with intent to murder of David Rogers; and 10 years for each count of conspiracy. His sentences…
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RI E-911 Acting Director Relieved of Duty

Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, today announced that the acting director of Rhode Island's E-911 Emergency Telephone System has been relieved of duty after State Police learned he had been training telecommunicators in Basic First Aid, CPR and AED without proper certification. Colonel Manni said State Police discovered that Gregory Scungio, acting director of the E-911 center, had been certified as an instructor by the American Red Cross to teach Basic First Aid, CPR and AED, however his certification lapsed in February 2016. Therefore, any employees…
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Cranston Police Arrest Suspect for Murder

Colonel Michael J. Winquist, Chief of the Cranston Police Department, announces the arrest of Michael T. Marrapese, age 40, of 245 Bay View Avenue, Cranston, RI for the murder of Lauren Ise, age 29, of the same address. On the morning of March 13, 2019, the Cranston Police Department was contacted by the Providence Police Department advising that they had received information that Ms. Ise had been murdered by her estranged boyfriend, Michael Marrapese. Members of the Cranston Police Department responded to 245 Bay View Avenue, Cranston, RI to conduct a well-being ; When Officers made entry into the apartment,…
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Rhode Island Small Businesses Cannot Afford Another Minimum Wage Increase

PROVIDENCE, March 13, 2019 — Responding to today’s Senate Labor Committee hearing on a proposal to increase the state minimum wage, NFIB, which advocates on behalf of many Rhode Island small businesses, submitted testimony in opposition to that legislation. The following statements are attributable to NFIB Rhode Island State Director, Christopher Carlozzi: “The last minimum wage increase just took effect and another hike is already being proposed,” said Christopher Carlozzi, NFIB’s Rhode Island State Director. “If passed, this will mean a massive 39 percent increase in the minimum wage since 2016, something Rhode Island small businesses cannot afford.” “Small business owners in Rhode…
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Warren and Colleagues Reintroduce Historic Legislation to Confront America’s Housing Crisis

Bicameral Legislation Would Produce More Than 3 Million New Housing Units, Reduce Rents by 10%, and Create Million New Jobs with No Deficit Impact Bill Marks Important First Step to Addressing the Racial Wealth Gap by Promoting Home Ownership Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (), and Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Representatives Cedric Richmond (D-La.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Susan Wild (D-Pa.), Eleanor Holmes Norton (), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Joe Kennedy…
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