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Ex-Providence Councilman sentenced to prison

Ex-Providence Councilman sentenced to prison

Kevin Jackson, a former Providence city councilman who admitted in October to embezzling funds from the youth track program he founded and converting contributions to his campaign account to personal use, was sentenced to prison Wednesday, while given the chance by the judge to make restitution by being released each day from the ACI to earn a paycheck.

Rhode Island sues Google over privacy lapse

Rhode Island sues Google over privacy lapse

The class-action lawsuit filed Monday accuses Google executives of misleading investors and regulators by hiding the security vulnerabilities in the little-used social network.

Providence City Council postpones Fane Tower vote

Providence City Council postpones Fane Tower vote

By Tessa Roy, WPRO News After two members didn’t show, the Providence City Council moved to postpone its vote on whether to override Mayor Jorge Elorza’s veto of a zoning change for the proposed Fane Tower. A spokesperson confirmed that one of the absent members, Councilman Wilbur Jennings, was sick. Councilman Seth Yurdin was also…

Department to change police chase policy following shooting

Department to change police chase policy following shooting

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. WPRI-TV reports that the Providence Police Department called for “training between agencies” to address tactical and safety issues. The department also found that communication between officers was good but…

 
 

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“It’s a Wonderful Life” gets new take at Pawtucket’s Community Players

“It’s a Wonderful Life” gets new take at Pawtucket’s Community Players

By Kimberly Rau Almost everyone knows the classic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” where the overworked and underappreciated George Bailey feels like the world would be better without him in it…until the angel Clarence, desperate to earn his wings, convinces him otherwise. It’s a feel-good movie that no holiday would be without…but it’s also a…

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