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Venezuelan Government Deploys Military in Caracas

The Venezuelan Government Monday deployed hundreds of troops for security in the area of Altamira, one of the major strongholds of opposition in the city of Caracas. The operation aims to control the violent protests that have occurred in the area in recent days. From little more than one month ago, Venezuela has experienced a wave of protest against President Nicolas Maduro, which have left at least 29 people dead, including an officer of the National Guard late Monday, after being shot during demonstrations in the city of Maracay the previous day. The Government troops were concentrated in the Plaza…
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EU & US Approve Sanctions Against Russian and Ukrainian Officials

The European Union Foreign Ministers and the Government of President Barack Obama agreed to various sanctions against members of the Russian Government and several citizens of Ukraine, involved in the referendum held Sunday in Crimea. The EU approved in Brussels sanctions of travel and assets against 21 officials whose names have not been revealed yet. For his part, President Barack Obama announced the freezing of assets of 11 officials from Russia and Ukraine related to the military incursion on the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea. The Treasury Department will impose further sanctions on four Ukrainians, including the deposed President Viktor Yanukovych…
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A Strong Quake Shakes Los Angeles

The city of Los Angeles was shaken on Monday morning by an magnitude earthquake, according to the US geological service. According to calculations, the epicenter of the movement, which was recorded at am, local time (1330 GMT), was located about 24 kilometers Northwest of the city center. There were no reports of damage so far, although residents of the area, consulted by the local press, said they were awakened by the blast. Los Angeles and other cities in the Pacific coast are built on a geological fault, known as the San Andreas fault,
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Two Arrested Accused Of Heroin Trafficking

Rhode Island - Rhode Island State Police announced the arrest of two men from Massachusetts for heroin trafficking. Gary Couto of Somerset and Steven M. Bush of Fall River were arrested during a  vehicle stop on Interstate 95 in East Providence. There a police dog detected drugs in the vehichle. Police said they found and seized 200 sachets with heroin.  
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Legislators Review Sakonnet River Bridge Toll

Rhode Island - The Finance Committee of the House of Representatives will be reviewing the controversial measure on the payment of tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge this week. Lawmakers will consider a proposal to use State funds and raise the rates of vehicles to maintain the new section. Residentes of the East Bay and merchants have complained, claiming that the toll is unfair to them and to their communities
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Rhode Island State Police Arrests Two Suspects for Reckless Driving/ Drag Racing on the Newport Bridge

RI - Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that at 1:48 AM on March 15, 2014,  members of the Wickford Barracks conducted a traffic stop of two vehicles that were speeding on the Newport Bridge.  The vehicles were traveling East on the Newport Bridge, side by side, one in the left hand lane and one in the right hand lane. Troopers were able to obtain a moving radar speed of 91 MPH in a posted 40 MPH zone on both vehicles. It was apparent to the Troopers that the two…
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HEALTH Alerts Rhode Islanders to Recall of Dole Fresh Vegetables Bagged Salads

Providence:  The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has learned of a voluntary recall of bagged salads due to possible health risks, and advises people not to consume any of the recalled products from Dole Fresh Vegetables, which include: Dole Italian Blend (UPC 7143000819), Fresh Selections Italian Style Blend (UPC 1111091045), Little Salad Bar Italian Salad (UPC 4149811014), Marketside Italian Style Salad (UPC 8113102780) coded A058201A or B, with use-by date of March 12, 2014. Although the products were not sold in Rhode Island, they were sold in neighboring states and may be in Rhode Island homes. The products were recalled due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, which…
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Rhode Island State Police Arrests Two Suspects for Possession of Heroin with Intent to Deliver

RI - Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that at 2:30pm on March 14, 2014, a member of the Lincoln Barracks conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was speeding on Route 195 East in the City of East Providence.  The occupants were extremely nervous and had conflicting stories of where they had been prior to the stop.  A member of the State Police K-9 Unit also out of the Lincoln Barracks responded to the scene.   During an exterior scan of the vehicle, the K-9 showed a positive…
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Tens of Thousands March in Moscow

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Russian capital, Moscow, in opposing demonstrations: those supporting the involvement of Russia in Ukraine, and those who are against it. Government supporters shouted "Crimea is Russian land", while opponents said that the presence of Russian troops on the Ukrainian peninsula was "shameful". The demonstrations are made a day before the referendum in Crimea to decide if the territory will become part of Russia or continue in Ukraine but with greater autonomy. It is expected that on Saturday the UN Security Council voted a resolution designed by United States…
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Daniel Rodriguez Receives Consecutive Life Sentences for Double Homicide and Kidnapping

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Daniel Rodriguez, age 28, of Johnston, , pleaded guilty before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause and was sentenced to consecutive life sentences plus an additional 50 years for the August 2013 murder of Evelyn Burgos and Vanessa Perez and the kidnapping of two-year-old Isaiah Perez. "Daniel Rodriguez is a brutal, violent killer. His violence caused the deaths of Evelyn Burgos and her daughter Vanessa Perez. No one can imagine the horrors the three children, who were in the room at the time of the murders, experienced as they saw Evelyn and…
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