Ex-city councilman gets prison on embezzlement charge
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former Providence city councilman who was charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from a youth track program he founded has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Kevin Jackson was also ordered Wednesday to pay back the money and fined $1,000. Jackson will be ...
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A professional singer from Rhode Island charged with child molestation has been ordered held without bail.
Anthony Cerbo was held Tuesday after a judge determined he was “a danger to the community.”
The 40-year-old Johnston man was charged last month with ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence’s teachers are one step closer to a new three-year contract.
The School Department Oversight Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to send a contract agreement to the full Providence City Council. WPRI-TV
Schilling criticizes Ocasio-Cortez, provoking Cicilline
BOSTON (AP) — Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has gone after Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter, drawing the ire of U.S. Rep. David Cicilline.
The Boston Globe
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Stars & Stripes Team USA has been accepted as a challenger for the 2021 America’s Cup, promising to have an all-American squad in a competition where nationality has mattered little in recent decades.
The name is a nod to Dennis Conner, who won the America’s Cup four ...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ high court has upheld a law that makes it a crime to profit from prostitution, ruling a man caught during a human trafficking sting was a pimp and should be prosecuted as one.
The Boston Globe
Prosecutors: 8th trooper charged in overtime abuse scandal
BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say an eighth Massachusetts State Police trooper has been arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation into an overtime abuse scandal.
U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling says 40-year-old Heath McAuliffe, of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, was charged Wednesday with ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has filed a lawsuit against Google over a recent privacy flaw that exposed the personal information of 52.5 million Google Plus users.
State General Treasurer Seth Magaziner
BOSTON (AP) — In a span of five minutes, the Boston Bruins turned a two-goal deficit into a two-goal lead.
David Krejci was just happy to be along for the ride.
Moving up to Boston’s top line to fill in for the injured Patrice Bergeron, Krejci assisted on three of Boston’s four goals ...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins forward David Backes rushed himself off the ice Tuesday night after taking a skate blade to the face late in the first period but returned at the start of the second and finished the game.
Backes pushed Oliver Ekmann-Larsson near the side of the net and the ...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is leading a coalition of 12 fellow Democratic attorneys general in opposing a rule change proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor that they say would let young people operate power-driven patient lifts without training or ...
Third retail pot shop set to open in Salem, Massachusetts
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A third retail marijuana shop is set to open in Massachusetts.
Alternative Therapies Group in Salem has received final licensing approval from the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission and could begin retail sales as soon as this weekend. The shop currently operates ...
BOSTON (AP) — Natural gas companies in Massachusetts are compromising safety by increasingly turning to outside contractors for pipeline work while cutting back on staff that would oversee these projects, state lawmakers said Tuesday at a hearing following September’s natural gas explosions in ...
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s governor and legislative leaders say they will do everything they can to help prevent toy maker Hasbro from leaving the area.
Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello and Senate President Dominick Ruggerio met Tuesday to discuss ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s Democratic House speaker says he objects to a settlement in a lawsuit that challenged a law limiting the number of registered sex offenders at shelters.
Nicholas Mattiello told
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Prosecutors allege three Rhode Island residents scammed thousands of people in sweepstakes solicitation schemes that netted more than $10 million since 2011.
U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island Stephen Dambruch says a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order ...
Newly-elected lawmaker wants probe of 38 Studios deal
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A newly-elected Rhode Island lawmaker is calling for an independent investigation into the state’s involvement in former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s failed video game company.
The state in 2010 invested $75 million in 38 Studios to lure it from Massachusetts. ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Authorities in Rhode Island have recommended changes for police chases in response to a fatal officer-involved shooting on Interstate 95 last year.
Gov. Raimondo announces 6 judicial nominations statewide
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The governor of Rhode Island highlighted the diversity of her selections in announcing her six candidates for open judicial seats across the state.
Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo unveiled the six lawyers she has selected for lifetime appointments at a Monday ...
Target to pay $3M to resolve Massachusetts Medicaid claim
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target Corp. has agreed to pay $3 million to resolve allegations that it violated rules of Massachusetts’ Medicaid program.
Federal and Massachusetts authorities allege Minneapolis-based Target violated federal and state False Claims Acts by automatically refilling ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Federal regulators have approved a merger between two New England hospital networks.
WPRI-TV reports that Boston-based Partners HealthCare confirmed that the Federal ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke to more than 2,000 Brown University students this week, criticizing partisan politics and urging students to look toward the future.
Biden spoke Monday at the university’s Pizzitola Sports Center, arguing that a perceived ...
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island school system has hired a collection agency to chase down unpaid student lunch tabs.
Cranston schools chief operating officer Raymond Votto Jr. tells
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Officials have set the date for a special election to fill the seat of a newly-elected Rhode Island state representative who resigned over a nonexistent campaign mailer.
The secretary of state’s office said Monday the election for District 68, which includes parts ...
Aquariums oppose new rules on ocean sound blasting
BOSTON (AP) — A group of aquariums says it’s opposed to seismic blasting along the East Coast as part of efforts to extract offshore oil and gas.
The six aquariums are all on the East Coast, and they say they oppose the recent affirmation of sound blasting from Delaware to Florida by the ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gasoline prices in Rhode Island continue to tumble.
AAA Northeast reports Monday that its weekly price survey found self-serve, regular selling for an average of $2.56 per gallon, down 3 cents from last week.
Rhode Island’s price is 14 cents higher than the ...
Police: Officer shoots man pointing replica gun at him
NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island police officer has shot a man investigators say pointed a replica gun at him.
North Providence police said Monday that officers responded to a home at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday for reports of a man threatening to harm himself.
The man, ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A newly elected Rhode Island state representative has resigned after facing mounting criticism over his misleading local officials about a nonexistent campaign mailer.
The Providence Journal
Police: Construction worker run over, killed by bulldozer
SCITUATE, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a 61-year-old man was killed when he was run over by a bulldozer at a construction site.
Scituate police and fire officials say they were called to a construction site Friday afternoon for a construction accident involving a bulldozer. ...
Diverse group of PACs supported Rhode Island campaigns
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A wide range of political action committees supported Rhode Island campaigns this year.
The Providence Journal reports that PACs run by ...
School officials to host forums following attack on student
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The superintendent of Newport’s school system says she will hold a series of forums regarding a recent assault at Thompson Middle School.
Superintendent Colleen Burns Jermain says the meetings will share school officials’ practices for communication and to listen to ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police say a man fled a traffic stop before crashing into another vehicle and trying to escape on foot in the early morning hours in Providence.
An officer on patrol at about 2 a.m. Monday noticed suspicious activity in a convenience store parking lot, which he ...
Krug scores in OT to lift Bruins over Senators 2-1
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Torey Krug felt like the Boston Bruins were “still in their pre-game nap” during their game against the Ottawa Senators.
Tuukka Rask helped the Bruins stick around, and Krug gave Boston the jolt it needed for a road victory.
Krug took a cross-crease pass from ...
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) _ These Rhode Island lotteries were drawn Sunday:
Estimated jackpot: $245 million
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Numbers Evening’ game
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening’s drawing of the Rhode Island Lottery’s “Numbers Evening” game were:
(eight, one, eight, eight)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence a former Providence city councilman who pleaded no contest to embezzling from a youth track program to three years in prison.
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Numbers Midday’ game
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday afternoon’s drawing of the Rhode Island Lottery’s “Numbers Midday” game were:
(six, two, six, five)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police say a 21-year-old man was seriously injured in a stabbing in Providence.
The victim was stabbed at about 3 a.m. Saturday at a Lisbon Street residence.
The man with two puncture wounds told police that his girlfriend stabbed him during a fight. He was ...
Officer’s long-running disability claims case drags on
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A state Retirement Board subcommittee is recommending that the full board reject the accidental disability pension request of a South Kingstown police officer who hasn’t worked since 2010.
The Providence Journal
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) _ These Rhode Island lotteries were drawn Saturday:
Estimated jackpot: $245 million
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Powerball’ game
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were:
14-32-34-46-61, Powerball: 10, Power Play: 2
(fourteen, thirty-two, thirty-four, forty-six, sixty-one; Powerball: ten; Power Play: two)
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins were tired of being pushed around.
David Krejci had a goal and assist to move past Hall of Famer Cam Neely for 10th on the Bruins’ all-time scoring list, and Boston snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday ...
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Wild Money’ game
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the Rhode Island Lottery’s “Wild Money” game were:
01-03-17-19-29, Extra: 13
(one, three, seventeen, nineteen, twenty-nine; Extra: thirteen)
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Numbers Evening’ game
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the Rhode Island Lottery’s “Numbers Evening” game were:
(zero, seven, one, three)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Tamenang Choh had 20 points and 12 rebounds to help Brown hold off a late charge and beat Stony Brook 71-69 on Saturday.
Brown (7-4) was leading 66-59 with 1:58 remaining in the game after an Obi Okolie layup. Stony Brook’s Miles Latimer drained a 3-pointer and ...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Two young Rhode Island brothers have been charged with felony assault in connection with an attack on a fellow middle school student who has hit with a baseball bat and punched.
School officials say the attack occurred at the injured student’s locker at Thompson Middle ...
Nurse at VA hospital admits he stole liquid opioids
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A nurse at the Providence VA Medical Center has admitted that he removed liquid opioids from vials at the hospital for his own personal use and filled the vials back up with saline.
Thirty-five-year-old Jared Scott, of West Warwick, pleaded guilty Friday in federal ...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Cyril Langevine scored 19 points with 11 rebounds, Fatts Russell scored 19 and Rhode Island beat Holy Cross 79-63 on Saturday.
Russell’s early 3-pointer gave Rhode Island (4-3) a 14-5 lead before Holy Cross used an 18-8 run for a 23-22 lead on Caleb Green’s layup. ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will soon begin renumbering more highway exits.
The DOT renumbered exits on Interstate 295 in Rhode Island last year. This month, it plans to renumber Route 4 in Warwick, East Greenwich and North Kingstown and Route 78 ...