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Warwick Police Chief McCartney to retire

Warwick Police Chief McCartney to retire

By WPRO News After a decades-long career in law enforcement, Warwick Police Chief Stephen McCartney announced his retirement on Friday. “I have full confidence that the men and women of the Warwick Police Department will continue their great constituent service to the citizens. After 45 years in law enforcement serving both the citizens of Providence…MORE

Two bodies pulled from Providence River

Two bodies pulled from Providence River

By WPRO News Providence Police said they responded to a call about a dead body in the water near the Hurricane barrier around noon Friday, but soon found another. Police said a nearby worker told them he discovered the male body while removing debris from the barrier. He then led police to the area, and…MORE

As sentencing looms, Flynn is upbeat, has adoring fans

As sentencing looms, Flynn is upbeat, has adoring fans

By MICHELLE R. SMITH and JENNIFER McDERMOTT, The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Days away from being sentenced in the Russia probe, former national security adviser Michael Flynn is not exactly hiding his face in shame. People close to him tell The Associated Press that as the possibility of prison looms, Flynn is relaxed…MORE

State settles brutality case, trooper alleges conspiracy

State settles brutality case, trooper alleges conspiracy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The state has reached a $125,000 settlement with a Rhode Island man assaulted by a state trooper, while the trooper in question is now accusing the state of conspiracy. The state in September agreed to settle with 35-year-old Lionel Monsanto. The Providence Journal reports that the Central Falls man would receive…MORE

Police searching for additional suspects in Lincoln home invasion

Police searching for additional suspects in Lincoln home invasion

  By WPRO News Lincoln police are looking for two more suspects in connection with a home invasion last weekend. Police say the grandson of an 81 year old man who was thrown to the floor in the attack traveled to the new casino in Tiverton following the home invasion early last Sunday morning, along with…MORE

Massachusetts cannabis panel OKs 4 more pot shop licenses

Massachusetts cannabis panel OKs 4 more pot shop licenses

BOSTON (AP) – The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission has approved final licenses for four more retail marijuana shops in Fall River, Hudson, Pittsfield and Great Barrington. The commission signed off on the licenses for Northeast Alternatives, Temescal Wellness and Theory Wellness during a meeting Thursday at the Statehouse. Northeast Alternatives applied for a retail license…MORE

Stickers found in town target racial and religious groups

Stickers found in town target racial and religious groups

JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) – Police in a Rhode Island town are investigating after stickers that target racial and religious groups were found twice. The Providence Journal reports that the stickers reappeared in a neighborhood in Johnston on Wednesday. Similar stickers were removed from signs around the town last week. Deputy Chief Joseph Razza says police…MORE

Julian Castro moves toward 2020 White House run

Julian Castro moves toward 2020 White House run

Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro says he’s taking a step toward a possible White House campaign in 2020 by forming a presidential exploratory committee. The Texas Democrat tells The Associated Press he’ll announce a decision next month. MORE

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