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Four DCYF workers sidelined after death of girl, 9

Four DCYF workers sidelined after death of girl, 9

Four workers at Rhode Island’s Department for Children, Youth and families have been sidelined pending a review, following the death of an adopted, nine-year old girl with cerebral palsy who once was in care of the child welfare agency, and was one of eight children found in squalid conditions January 3 in a home on Oakland Beach Avenue in Warwick. MORE

Man surrenders in 2nd homicide of 2019 in Providence

Man surrenders in 2nd homicide of 2019 in Providence

A man was in custody after walking in to police headquarters late Tuesday morning to say that he stabbed his girlfriend to death in an apartment in the Elmhurst neighborhood, apparently the second homicide of 2019 in the capital city.MORE

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.MORE

Police: Officer-involved shooting was justified

Police: Officer-involved shooting was justified

A young North Providence police officer was “completely justified” when he shot a man brandishing what turned out to be a replica handgun while responding to a call for a man threatening to harm himself. MORE

Providence police seize a record amount of heroin

Providence police seize a record amount of heroin

WPRO News & the Associated PressĀ  Providence police have seized at least $1 million worth of heroin in one of the largest drug busts in city history. Authorities say they found nearly 51 pounds (23 kilograms) of pure heroin hidden in school bus seats in a city apartment Friday morning. Officials say the heroin could…MORE

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